LothaireBook - 2012
Traces the story of ruthless vampire Lothaire, following his determined pursuit of the Horde's crown before his efforts are thwarted by Elizabeth Peirce, a mortal who harbors a secret power that will kill her if Lothaire uses it to achieve his goals.
A latest entry in the RITA Award-winning series traces the story of Lothaire the Enemy of Old, following his determined pursuit of the vampire Horde's crown before his efforts are thwarted by his Bride, the mortal Elizabeth Peirce, who harbors a secret power that will kill her if he uses it to achieve his goals.
Simon and Schuster
New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her Immortals After Dark series filled with “kick-butt action and scorching passion” (Romantic Times )!
From the humblest of beginnings a millennia ago, Lothaire the Enemy of Old rose to power, becoming the most feared and evil vampire in the immortal world. Driven by his past, he will not rest until he captures the vampire Horde’s crown for himself. The discovery of his Bride, the female meant only for him, threatens to derail his plot.
Elizabeth Peirce is a mere mortal, a glaring vulnerability for a male with so many blood foes bent on annihilating anything he desires. Yet soon he discovers his Bride’s secret. A magnificent power dwells inside the fragile human, one that will aid his quest. But to possess that power, he will have to destroy her. Will Lothaire succumb to the torments of his past, or seize a future with her?
From the critics
Coarse Language: quite a bit of cursing both English and Russian mainly directed at the 'hero's' Bride
Violence: Not so graphic, but there are definitely scenes where the "hero" main character kills people.
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“Yes, peasants,” he repeated slowly. “The lowliest of the low among humans.” Then he enunciated, “Exceedingly backward and vulgar hillbillies.”
“Been called worse, mister.” At his raised brows, she exhaled impatiently. “Bootlegger, moonshiner, Elly May Clampett, mountain mama, redneck, backwoods Bessie, hick, trailer trash, yokel, and, more recently, death-row con.”
“No references to mining? I’m disappointed.”
“First of all, I'm not narcissistic." When she opened her lips to argue, he said, "I know Narkissos of Thespiae -- while we might share traits, I came first, so he's Lothairistic, not the other way around.”
"Because fate would not slight me so unspeakably. I'd seek a noon-day sun if I were paired with one such as you."
"Such as me," she repeated blandly. She'd been mocked too often over her lifetime to take offense. Her skin was as thick as armor.
"Yes, you. An ignorant, mortal Kmart checkout girl." He took the sharpest knife from his place setting, absently turning it between his left thumb and forefinger.
"Kmart? I should have been so lucky. Those jobs were hard to come by. I worked at my uncle's outfitter shop."
"Then you're even worse. You're an outfitter checkout girl with aspirations for Kmart."
"Still better than a demon."
have three i like for such a loner this mental quote is funny "He was furious. Though Lothaire didn't know for what. He just knew that His oralce, His woman, His... friend did not need to be drinking and laughing together without Him around."
From Ellie: "you play your offense, i play Defense. MY greatest asset is that I'm forever underestimated-- by peple like you. I'm the sucker punch you never saw coming."
From Nix: "You gave her your heart, and she gave you the bird. Nix sighed. Songs will be written about this."
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Lothaire, the Enemy of Old, an extremely old and feared vampire who is set upon revenge. As the bastard child of the King of the Horde, Stefanovich, he promised his Dacian vampire mother before she was tortured and killed that he would slay Stefanovich so the Horde will ultimately swear fealty to Lothaire. He then plans to unite the Dacian and Horde kingdoms together. He has spent century after century set to accomplish his endgame and refuses to be stopped. Extremely smart, arrogant and lethal, he has so many in the Lore who owe him. This makes him very feared but also one of the most-hunted people in the Lore. But now one of the most feared vampires is about to be mated to a mortal.
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ALL FEAR THE ENEMY OF OLD
Driven by his insatiable need for revernge, Lothaire, the Lore's most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde's crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness--until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizaabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.
AL DEADLY FORCE DWELLS WITHIN HER
Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never imagining she'd be convicted of murder--or that an evil immortal would abduct her from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he hmself plans to sacrifice Ellie in one month's time. And yet the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with wealth and sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, Ellie surrenders her body to the wicked vampire, while vowing to protect her heart.
CENTUREIES OF COLD INDIFFERENCE SHATTERED
Elizabeth tempts Lothaire beyond reason, as only his fated mate could. As the month draws to a close, he must choose between a millennia-old blood vendertta and his irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past...or risk everything for a future with her?