This is a review of “The Warlord Wants Forever” by Kresley Cole. It is a novella found in the book “Playing Easy to Get”. It is the first novella in The Immortals After Dark Series. It takes place before the events recounted in “A Hunger Like No Other“.
Myst the Coveted is a Valkyrie. She is a seductress and quite good at it. Around her waist she wears a chain. This chain will give any who can break it power over her. She will have to obey their every command. It is a punishment laid down upon her for being too wanton. So far it has been found to be fairly invulnerable. Trapped in the dungeons of Ivo the Cruel, she catches her first glimpse of warrior Nikolai Wroth.
Nikolai Wroth is a warrior and warlord. He is a vampire, but a forbearer. He refuses to drink blood directly from the source. He and his people believe that to do this constitutes a great evil and eventually the drinker would succumb to madness. He finds Myst in the dungeon and intends to extract information from her about The Lore. But then he is blooded by Myst, and she leaves him wanting…
A great little story about learning to trust one another.