Monday, 7 November 2016
Flying Through Fire by Nina Croft (#6 Dark Desires)
Series: Dark Desires (#6)
Author: Nina Croft
From: Review Copy
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi, Space Opera
Release Date: 7th November 2016
Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Winged monsters have been seen in the skies, and a pestilence follows in their wake, threatening the very survival of mankind. Only the crew of the Blood Hunter knows where they come from, and only one man has the power to send them back—Thorne, a human/dragon hybrid in possession of mental powers beyond comprehension. Candace Decker doesn’t need anyone to look after her—she’s a badass werewolf more than capable of protecting herself and those she loves. All the same, she’s always been drawn to Thorne’s strength. In an uncertain world, he’s the one man who makes her feel safe. And what Candy wants, she usually gets. But while Candy is tenacious, Thorne’s willpower has been honed over ten thousand years. He might want her, but the last thing he needs is an infatuation with a young, impetuous werewolf. Candy makes him lose control, and that could have disastrous consequences. As the threat escalates and they become separated by time and space, Candy must find a way back to him, because while Thorne alone has the power to defeat the dragons, only together can they finally bring peace to the universe.
Flying Through Fire is the sixth book in the Dark Desires series, and while the romance between Thorne and Candy is a standalone one, I feel that it's probably best to read the previous books in the series first, as the links to past events are particularly strong. This review contains spoilers for previous books in the series (sorry there's no way to avoid it!)
I was excited about this book before I even had it, and then as soon as I did I got even more excited. Nina Croft is an author that I can rely on to always produce something great to read and Flying Through Fire was no different...of course Dark Desires was the series that introduced me to this fantastic author so there was never going to be any doubt I'd enjoy it!
Candy is the perfect combination of her parents (spoiler bit coming up!) Jon and Alex were great characters in their own book, and Candy was all the passion of Alex with the lethalness of Jon, it was certainly an interesting combination.
Thorne was introduced in a previous book and if I'm honest I wasn't too sure what to make of him at the time, but this book has certainly made him grow on me! He was also useful to make it clear what the lasting affects of Meridian are.
There was a lot going on in Flying Through Fire! Not just Thorne and Candy's relationship (which I will get to in a minute), but they had to deal with the dragons as well as the fact that the known universe was collapsing. By this point in the series it feels like the reader has got to know the main characters (aka the crew of the Blood Hunter) and it's interesting to see how much they've grown.
Thorne and Candy's relationship was great! They were two seemingly different characters but as the book progressed it became clear that they were more alike than they let on. Both of them had a strong moral compass and events later on for Candy made her reach a different view point than she'd had previously.
Another fantastic book from Nina Croft, her books are always very enjoyable!