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The darkest taste of temptation… Fleeing from a blood oath made against her will to the tyrant king, the last place Princess Saieke expected to be trapped was in the Darkage—the land of the feared shadowed demons. Even worse, she's stuck with Archduke Drac EL Kyn—a creature of darkness and sensuality, who entices her with reckless passion. The only thing she needs from th The darkest taste of temptation… Fleeing from a blood oath made against her will to the tyrant king, the last place Princess Saieke expected to be trapped was in the Darkage—the land of the feared shadowed demons. Even worse, she's stuck with Archduke Drac EL Kyn—a creature of darkness and sensuality, who entices her with reckless passion. The only thing she needs from the fierce warrior is his body to further her plot, certainly not the soul-searing desire he rouses. Shadow assassin Drac must unearth the factions who murdered the dark king. Drawn by an irresistible hunger to the princess, he struggles to maintain distance from a woman who is forbidden to those of his race. As she navigates the traps laid for her by enemies, Drac must decide if he will claim Saieke as his mate or relinquish her to avoid embroiling his kingdom in war...


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The darkest taste of temptation… Fleeing from a blood oath made against her will to the tyrant king, the last place Princess Saieke expected to be trapped was in the Darkage—the land of the feared shadowed demons. Even worse, she's stuck with Archduke Drac EL Kyn—a creature of darkness and sensuality, who entices her with reckless passion. The only thing she needs from th The darkest taste of temptation… Fleeing from a blood oath made against her will to the tyrant king, the last place Princess Saieke expected to be trapped was in the Darkage—the land of the feared shadowed demons. Even worse, she's stuck with Archduke Drac EL Kyn—a creature of darkness and sensuality, who entices her with reckless passion. The only thing she needs from the fierce warrior is his body to further her plot, certainly not the soul-searing desire he rouses. Shadow assassin Drac must unearth the factions who murdered the dark king. Drawn by an irresistible hunger to the princess, he struggles to maintain distance from a woman who is forbidden to those of his race. As she navigates the traps laid for her by enemies, Drac must decide if he will claim Saieke as his mate or relinquish her to avoid embroiling his kingdom in war...

30 review for Eternal Darkness (A Fated Mates Paranormal Fantasy Romance)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Stacy Reid

    This is my very first book! I wrote THE END in March 2013. Then for the next year I wrote Tehdra's book ETERNAL FLAMES, and Lachlan's book ETERNAL DAMNATION...and outlined Gidon's book, and the next three in the series. Then I started to shop around for a publisher and bummer...no one was interested! I kept hearing fantasy and paranormal are not selling and now is not the time. It was very hard to do, but I paused this series and turned to another love of mine, historical romances. I wrote a few This is my very first book! I wrote THE END in March 2013. Then for the next year I wrote Tehdra's book ETERNAL FLAMES, and Lachlan's book ETERNAL DAMNATION...and outlined Gidon's book, and the next three in the series. Then I started to shop around for a publisher and bummer...no one was interested! I kept hearing fantasy and paranormal are not selling and now is not the time. It was very hard to do, but I paused this series and turned to another love of mine, historical romances. I wrote a few HR, but I kept dreaming about my Amagarian heroes and heroines. So I decided..what the heck...I am going to push them out in the world and see what happens! And I am so glad I decided to risk it! The feedback from readers is simply amazing, and I am beyond grateful and thrilled. So I'm now working on the rest of the series because I really want to release the next four books soon! Thank you!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Pearl Angeli

    Thank you to Stacy Reid for the advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review! My experience with New Adult Fantasy is so limited that I always crave to read more of this genre. Thankfully, Eternal Darkness did not fail me, and instead, it thoroughly surprised and amazed me. Eternal Darkness is the first installment of The Amagarians series. It's actually my nth time to read a book written by Stacy Reid and I must say that she continues to astound me. I've known her for her historical rom Thank you to Stacy Reid for the advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review! My experience with New Adult Fantasy is so limited that I always crave to read more of this genre. Thankfully, Eternal Darkness did not fail me, and instead, it thoroughly surprised and amazed me. Eternal Darkness is the first installment of The Amagarians series. It's actually my nth time to read a book written by Stacy Reid and I must say that she continues to astound me. I've known her for her historical romance specialty (and she's very good at it) and I really admired her works. This time around, she ventured on a new genre and came up with this delicious fantasy tale that is totally a bomb. The story focuses on the heroine Princess Saieke El Shyokara, the sole heir of Boreas which is also known as Kingdom of Winds and Mountains. Out of seven kingdoms of Amagarie, Boreas is the one that is most abundant when it comes to natural and essential resources-- which made it become a target to most of the kingdoms. One who was destined to marry the tyrant King Ajali Haddin from the Kingdom of Nuria, Saieke has been meaning to break her engagement to him. Unfortunately, her parents fully decided her fate-- which led her to flee. She eventually landed into the comfort of The Darkage-- a vicious, cruel kingdom led by Gidon. There, she met the dark and mysterious Drac El Ryn who became the man she eventually fell in love with. What I love about this book is the incredible world building. Stacy Reid was able to deliver an intense plot that is enriched with magnificent action scenes. I thought the concept was amazing, too. The use of chakra as a form of magical element and the fact that Saieke has the ability to control water and wind-- it's something spectacular and refreshing. And what I also love is how the author built a heroine that is strong and passionate at the same time. The male character Drac was also one interesting character. He totally swooned me the first time he was introduced. He aired such mystery and masculine qualities. Not to mention the fact that he has that beast in him that gave him that bad, cruel side. The romance is also one of this book's greatest strengths. All those details-- Totaly sexy, enticing, and full of emotions! “You are mine and only mine. There will never be another for me. What I also notice about the book was how it turned out to be such a page-turner. I found myself fully engrossed to the story, thus making me feel like I'm actually there in Amagerie. The only flaw I observed was the descriptions of the secondary characters. I thought they were not fully well defined. I wanted to know more about Thyon and Kamu. I thought they are remakrable characters here. As a whole, Eternal Darkness is one captivating and exciting read. I definitely will watch out for the release of the second installment! Rating: 5 Stars

  3. 4 out of 5

    Celestine

    "Do you understand what I am?....Then why do you fear for my safety?" I have been poleaxed by the imagination of this high fantasy romance author, Stacy Reid. She wove an amazing, detailed, complex world filled with political intrigue and incredible powers around a dark - bordering on taboo - romance that aroused and terrified at the same time it built the foundation for an epic love story. Ms. Reid has imagined an alternative dimension with Earth, called Amagarie. There, seven kingdoms have evolv "Do you understand what I am?....Then why do you fear for my safety?" I have been poleaxed by the imagination of this high fantasy romance author, Stacy Reid. She wove an amazing, detailed, complex world filled with political intrigue and incredible powers around a dark - bordering on taboo - romance that aroused and terrified at the same time it built the foundation for an epic love story. Ms. Reid has imagined an alternative dimension with Earth, called Amagarie. There, seven kingdoms have evolved, where power is brokered, stolen or battled over by long-lived beings who can harness the elements or invoke their symbiotic beasts to obtain that which is valued. There are defined characteristics to these seven kingdoms, and alliances are always necessary to maintain the balance of power. As the story opens, Princess Saieke is fleeing her principality to avoid marriage to a neighboring king she believes will be harmful to her people. It is an impulsive move, which has consequences the princess cannot know. Her plan is to travel to Earth through a dimensional portal, but she is waylaid by assassins and travels into the Darkage, a shadow kingdom of demons and beasts, to avoid the killers. In the Darkage, the beautiful princess, who is formidably trained herself, is saved by the savage warrior Drac, and she bargains with him for sanctuary. His beast is powerfully attracted to the princess, yet giving in to any attraction will cause untold damage to both their kingdoms. Saieke knows this, too, yet she sees a sexual liaison with Drac as a means to solve her problems with the unwanted engagement. Again, it is an impulsive move that has consequences the princess cannot know. The alliance of Drac and Saieke is taboo, not just because of the blood-promise to another king, but because of the differences in their powers. A Dracan and a Princess of the Wind and Water cannot be mates. Ever. Yet these two are consumed by a lust that turns to a consuming passion. Saieke reads Drac's chakra as a black shadow demon that at first feeds on her fear and then becomes horrified if she feels fear. The demon beast manifests itself to its fullest extent when she is in peril, so much so that Drac fears losing control of his symbiotic creature. Drac is a full, terrifying alpha, and Reid has created a creature that is dark and mysterious and serpentine. "Ours." Drac will say in a sibilant hiss that echoes of two voices. (view spoiler)[That creature, and its proclivities, join them in the bedroom. The sex scenes are tinged with pleasure-pain. I have to admit I was a little in awe of Reid's imagination for these scenes. I was riveted, yet never repulsed. I'll call it beastiality-lite. (hide spoiler)] Drac and his beast were truly one, in all ways. On the lighter side, demonic Drac was turned upside down by this woman. "She laughed and talked almost incessantly. Drac was completely riveted." It cannot be said that Saieke was flighty or immature. As it later comes to be revealed, she is uninformed, and purposefully so, by her parents. Of the dangers. Of the demands. Of the political machinations. Saieke, however, discovers she has a talent for negotiation and building new alliances. She is sharp and insightful and completely underestimated by her parents. Drac was amazed by her, and so was I. The other fantasy aspects of this book are richly drawn: the worlds, the powers, the connection to Earth legends, the difference in the kingdoms of light and dark. Reid is also very talented at choreographing a vicious and violent fight scene. The one at the end, between Drac and his kingdom's traitor, is brilliant and overpowering. Truly epic. I would have given this darkly graphic fantasy a full five stars if not for the grammar, punctuation and word usage issues peppered throughout the book. I strongly urge Ms. Reid to find a competent copy editor. I was bothered by it, and such an ambitiously rich story filled with compelling characters deserves the best presentation it can possibly have. 4.5 stars, and I most definitely will be reading the next story teased in the final pages of Eternal Darkness. Oh, and one final comment on THAT COVER. Hot, hot, hot. The black, serpentine, shadow chakra, the tattoo, and Saieke's red hair. Absolute perfection!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    First time read from author Stacy Reid and it will NOT be the last! Loved the book. It had a touch of the forbidden theme going on (which I LOVE). Drac was hot and the sex even HOTTER! I am so ready for the next one :)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!!! Where did this come from! Holy Shit! This story was absolutely amazing. I don't have the words to describe how much I loved this book. Everything that I crave in a good adult paranormal story; hot bad-ass alpha male, strong female lead, love and sex, good action packed story. But, it is a fresh new fantasy world. HELL YEAH! Totally recommend this one, it is definitely one of my favs. Can't wait for next book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Maria Rose

    The Amagarians series is a departure for author Stacy Reid, who has previously published historical romance novels. But her secret is out - not only can she write fun and exciting historicals, she's got the makings of being a great new voice in the fantasy romance genre as well. This first story in the series introduces us to a fascinating world with seven realms. While one of these realms is Earth, none of the action in this story takes place there (though it could in the future). Instead it fo The Amagarians series is a departure for author Stacy Reid, who has previously published historical romance novels. But her secret is out - not only can she write fun and exciting historicals, she's got the makings of being a great new voice in the fantasy romance genre as well. This first story in the series introduces us to a fascinating world with seven realms. While one of these realms is Earth, none of the action in this story takes place there (though it could in the future). Instead it focuses mostly on two of the other realms, the Boreas and the Darkage. The Boreas is a land of wind and mountains, with a healing elixir valued by all the realms for its power. Our heroine Princess Saieke has been promised in marriage to the king of Nuria, the kingdom of eternal fire, a man who had wrought destruction in the last great war and one Saieke is determined won't rule her realm. Her parents have arranged this marriage in hopes of strengthening their country through an alliance, but Saieke is desperate to postpone the inevitable. Fleeing in advance of his arrival, she intends to go to the Earth realm, but assassins from Mevia, the kingdom of sound, force her to take shelter in the Darkage, the kingdom of darkness and shadow. Its reputation is fearful, and Saieke isn't sure whether ending up there is any better than her arranged marriage. But when she meets Archduke Drac, a shadow assassin, she is drawn to him despite his inner demon. Saieke's one chance to avoid her arranged marriage without disgracing her kingdom is to take a lover, a consort who would then make her less desirable in marriage. When she chooses to seduce Drac, the tables are turned when he claims her instead despite the fact that mating her is against the laws of his kingdom. With traps all around her, Saieke must choose whether aligning herself with Drac will ultimately strengthen her kingdom or lead to war. The key to a good fantasy story (at least for me) is to have compelling world building that details the kingdoms in question, hopefully without becoming too bogged down with intricate details from the start. It should give a general understanding of the land, followed by more and more information as the reader becomes comfortable with the characters, magic systems etc. This was done expertly in this story, gradually showcasing the differences between the realms and building a wonderfully detailed picture of those that this particular novel focussed on (the Darkage and the Boreas) while still giving a good introduction of some of the other realms. This made for a fascinating picture of where Saieke and Drac are from, their differences in ability and powers, and the clear understanding that under normal circumstances they would never have met. It's only because Saieke has sought refuge in the Darkage that they interact with each other, their first meeting fraught with an underlying attraction that doesn't fade as they spend more time together. In a paranormal romance, the citizens of the Darkage would be equivalent to a vampire/demon mix, with their avoidance of sunlight, their ability to exist and use shadows to move and strengthen themselves, and their propensity to bite and drink blood during sex. Each citizen living in the Darkage also carries within them a demon, a beast who they transform into in times of necessity, and this beast can take one of several forms, the form it will take in any particular being existing as a tattoo on their right shoulder. (how cool is that!). While Drac comes across as a dark and sensual creature, his darkness is tempered by his obvious care and affection for his family, something Saieke is shocked to discover as the pervading rumours of Darkage citizens give only death and destruction as their norm. He is in fact a complex and fascinating man, one who has control of the beast inside him but who has no compunction in letting him out in order to protect Saieke from threats - and there are many, as the factions who tried to assassinate her once won't be satisfied until they succeed. While Drac is a sexy alpha male type, Saieke is a more delicate woman, though still one of great internal strength and fortitude. She would not have fought her duty to marry for the good of her kingdom if she hadn't held the strong conviction that it would benefit only the invading king, and not her people. While her plan to escape to Earth has failed, her next best option is to ally herself with Drac and his kingdom, and so she sets out to do this. But along the way, her feelings for Drac become much more complicated, as do his feelings for her. As the story proceeds, the political intrigue and action moves along at a smooth and quick pace, keeping the reader engaged and interested in the story from the beginning to the end. Drac and Saieke share several steamy scenes together, the heat and intensity between them making it obvious that Saieke's initial plan to take Drac as her consort won't be enough for either of them. I loved the two of them together, Saieke's light balancing Drac's darkness and making them a dynamic and interesting couple. There are several secondary characters introduced throughout the story, all fascinating in their own right and ones destined to have a story all their own. As a helpful guide there is a short glossary at the end of the story, detailing the seven realms and a few of the other terms used in the story that describe their magical systems. I can't wait to see what comes next in this series! 5 stars. Note: a copy of this story was provided by the author for review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    SheLove2Read

    This is not paranormal at all, but a mix of fantasy and badly written erotica. The worldbuilding was overly complicated and not covered very well (unless you wanted to read the glossary at the BACK OF THE BOOK). For 99 cents, I was willing to stick with it to the end, but the multiple editing errors left me feeling frustrated and ripped off. A tortuous read. DNF at 60%

  8. 5 out of 5

    Noura

    I really, really like the story! Why? 1 - it's a PNR Fantasy Adventure story....reminds me so much of Kristen Ashley's Fantasyland series with a dash of Airbender. You get mystical lands with people (beings?) who have powers living in beautiful elemental lands. There's the Boreans - land of wind and mountains, the Caelums - land of waterfalls, the Nurians - land of fire, Avindarians - land of lightning, Mevians - i don't know what's great about this land but these people use sound as their power, I really, really like the story! Why? 1 - it's a PNR Fantasy Adventure story....reminds me so much of Kristen Ashley's Fantasyland series with a dash of Airbender. You get mystical lands with people (beings?) who have powers living in beautiful elemental lands. There's the Boreans - land of wind and mountains, the Caelums - land of waterfalls, the Nurians - land of fire, Avindarians - land of lightning, Mevians - i don't know what's great about this land but these people use sound as their power, we are talking about super sonic boom as weapons, and the Darkans - land of darkness (with vampire/ shifter/ demon type people feared by the others). Naturally all these people have powers that's related to the characteristics of their land. And naturally some of the rulers of these people just can't live in peace and harmony - someone has to declare war/ plot ways to take over other lands. 2 - interesting and beautiful characters: the feisty Princess Saieke from Boreas - she's smart, brave, practical and kinda badass in a regal, pretty way. My kind of heroine! She's promised to the Nurian king but knows that he only wants the marital allegiance because the Boreans have a special healing elixir available in their land (and also a host of other reasons). Also, he's reputed to be a cruel and vicious warrior king who annihilated many of her people in a war years before - so obviously Princess does not want him (although he's handsome and powerful bla bla). So she runs away with a plan to cancel off the engagement but was attacked and forced to flee into Darkan lands and rescued by our hot warrior hero, Drac (why of course!). 3 - fast-paced action with prejudice, politics and bloody fights: the Darkans are feared and avoided by all others in Amargarie because they are thought to be blood-thirsty, vicious and cruel demon-monsters and are only good as hired soldiers or killers. However, obviously, this is not entirely true. There's a plot to kill the current Darkan king, plot to "own" the Princess, and generally start war again. A fair amount of bloody fight scenes that would've looked awesome played out. 4 - easy to follow plotline: not confusing and no side stories to distract you from the main one. The plot is quite simple - princess wants to save her land, plans a way to thwart a political marriage, ends up in another land, falls in love with the rescuer (don't think this is a Stockholm Syndrome issue here guys), bravely tries to retain peace and keep her "forbidden love" for the hero. What could've been better: 1- The ending - The ending to wrap up the first story is a bit rushed, glossed over and cliffhanger-ish. 2- Editing (or lack of it?) - lots of grammatical errors that affected the flow of reading. 3- Jumpy scenes - some of the scenes did not really flow from one to the other. But i think this is the first book written by Ms Reid so it's ok. All in all, imho, a very enjoyable read. Looking forward to the next installment.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Talltree

    4.5 stars!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    This was riddled with way too many errors. I don't mind some errors when it's an indie author, but this was a bit ridiculous. Ignoring that, the world building was rather weak and the secondary characters are barely developed.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Naima Simone

    Let me preface this review by saying I love Stacy Reid's books. I've read every historical romance of hers and have enjoyed each one. So I was excited about reading her first paranormal romance. And she did not disappoint. I. Love. This. Book! It has everything: a complex and utterly fascinating world, unique, dynamic and powerful beings, clever and ruthless intrigue, thrilling action, white-hot passionate love scenes and a breath-taking romance. Princess Saike isn't a shrinking violet royal. Sh Let me preface this review by saying I love Stacy Reid's books. I've read every historical romance of hers and have enjoyed each one. So I was excited about reading her first paranormal romance. And she did not disappoint. I. Love. This. Book! It has everything: a complex and utterly fascinating world, unique, dynamic and powerful beings, clever and ruthless intrigue, thrilling action, white-hot passionate love scenes and a breath-taking romance. Princess Saike isn't a shrinking violet royal. She's powerful in her own right, loyal and will do anything to protect the kingdom she loves--even if it places her in personal danger. Drac, a royal and deadly assassin for the king of the Darkans, is a dark, brutal force all to himself. Without giving spoilers, he is the kind of being that is feared not only among his people but the seven realms. He is also willing to die for his king, his king's vision and his people. The action takes place from the beginning of the book with Saike fleeing a marriage to the Nurian king, a man known for his brutality and razing of kingdoms. She fears for her people, and knowing evading the marriage is the only way to save her people and her land. But pursued, she runs directly into the Darkan realm and into Drac's arms. What follows is a story of betrayal, suspense and dark passion. What I loved was the romance and eroticism was so perfectly balanced with the plot. I had to keep reading to discover who was behind the treachery and, even though I knew Drac and Saike were destined to have their HEA, at some points I was pretty much biting my non-existent nails, scared they wouldn't. It was an excellent book! Before opening Eternal Darkness, I knew Stacy Reid could write fantastic historical romances. Now, I know the same can be said of paranormals. I can't wait for the next in the Amagarians series!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nessa

    FUCKING GOOD STORY! There are times I crave for Fantasy/Paranormal that isn't vampire or Lycan. This book is an amazing rendition of dark fanged beasts residing within their human host. Absolutely thrilling world of Reid's new series. OUR HERO: Drac is tall, dark and menacing. He is the epitome of darkness, power and savagery. I like the aura of death that surrounded him, watching him pitched into a frenzy of lust and emotions when he meets his mate, especially when he has been so in control of him FUCKING GOOD STORY! There are times I crave for Fantasy/Paranormal that isn't vampire or Lycan. This book is an amazing rendition of dark fanged beasts residing within their human host. Absolutely thrilling world of Reid's new series. OUR HERO: Drac is tall, dark and menacing. He is the epitome of darkness, power and savagery. I like the aura of death that surrounded him, watching him pitched into a frenzy of lust and emotions when he meets his mate, especially when he has been so in control of himself and his beast for 3 centuries. Needless to say he is an alpha male, super protective and very demanding lover. Sighhh he is delicious! OUR HEROINE: A beautiful princess running away from an unwanted betrothal. She plans to ruin her virginity but failed, thus running away and encountering Drac who saves her from an attack, however he isn't Mr.Nice Guy at first glance. She relishes to the passion between them and eventually falls in love with him and his arrogant dominance. OVERALL: I enjoyed the mating dance between Drac and Saieke, it was explosive and the passion was WOOH, someone splash a cold bucket of water on me please! I liked the setting, the plot of country politics and the possessiveness of a mated male towards his female. I can't wait for the next book and hopefully for King Gidon's own story. THESE PAGES JUST LEAP TO LIFE AND THE SEX JUST SINGES YOUR SENSES!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Laura..devouring books like crumpets

    Wow.... Just wow.... This blew me away... The imagination in the worlds, the chemeistry between characters and the Plot itself. Princess Saieke Shyokara runs away from home after her parents are forcing her to unite with a tyrant king. Not wanting her lands under his rule. After leaving her lands she is chased by two mercenary's from a foreign kingdom, its at this point she makes a choice between losing a battle against them or venturing into Darkage a solitary kingdom feared by all the Amagarian Wow.... Just wow.... This blew me away... The imagination in the worlds, the chemeistry between characters and the Plot itself. Princess Saieke Shyokara runs away from home after her parents are forcing her to unite with a tyrant king. Not wanting her lands under his rule. After leaving her lands she is chased by two mercenary's from a foreign kingdom, its at this point she makes a choice between losing a battle against them or venturing into Darkage a solitary kingdom feared by all the Amagarians.... Choosing the unknown looming kingdom she is captured by Drac the start of an epic adventure... amazing!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mirabella

    4.5 stars. very well written, well developed characters, great world building. there were some typos and missing/double words which would've been annoying for me if I hadn't known this book was the author's very first book. for that I will gladly turn a blind eye :) drac is a great H, very protective and all 'mine' once he had fallen for her. I also liked the h. --- the basics: 3rd person multiple POVs, each book one couple, no rape, no cheating, HEA with epilogue and teaser for next book/couple 4.5 stars. very well written, well developed characters, great world building. there were some typos and missing/double words which would've been annoying for me if I hadn't known this book was the author's very first book. for that I will gladly turn a blind eye :) drac is a great H, very protective and all 'mine' once he had fallen for her. I also liked the h. --- the basics: 3rd person multiple POVs, each book one couple, no rape, no cheating, HEA with epilogue and teaser for next book/couple. I can highly recommend it.

  15. 4 out of 5

    N.N. Light

    I'm a huge fan of Stacy's historical romances so when I saw she also wrote paranormal romance, I knew I had to read it! OMG! It's sooooo good! I fell in love with the characters and can't wait for more! My Rating: 5 stars

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sissy's Romance Book Review

    Eternal Darkness by Stacy Reid is book One in The Amagarians Series. This is the story of Saieke Shyokara and Drac EL Kyn. Saieke's parents have promised her to the King of Nuria to strengthening their country. But Saieke knows how evil he is and escapes and heads to Earth. But she is stopped by assassins who she attempts to fight off. Drac sees the fight since they are by his realm in Darkage. There is something about Saieke that draws him in. Drac breaks up the fight but Saieke attempts to mak Eternal Darkness by Stacy Reid is book One in The Amagarians Series. This is the story of Saieke Shyokara and Drac EL Kyn. Saieke's parents have promised her to the King of Nuria to strengthening their country. But Saieke knows how evil he is and escapes and heads to Earth. But she is stopped by assassins who she attempts to fight off. Drac sees the fight since they are by his realm in Darkage. There is something about Saieke that draws him in. Drac breaks up the fight but Saieke attempts to make him a deal to allow her access into his realm. Drac is a strong alpha male who is very serious and dark. Saieke is a strong women who is smart but yet funny. This is such a great start to a really good series.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kari Anne

    3.5 stars! The novel was very entertaining, however, the insta-love between Drac and Siaeke seemed too unreal. In the beginning of the story, not a day after they just met they were already enthralled by one another and wanting to bone. Then after that, they both could not stop thinking about one another and how they didn't want to get to deep into their feelings. It was the next day and they were already thinking about love! And when the fifth day has past between them they were no doubt absolut 3.5 stars! The novel was very entertaining, however, the insta-love between Drac and Siaeke seemed too unreal. In the beginning of the story, not a day after they just met they were already enthralled by one another and wanting to bone. Then after that, they both could not stop thinking about one another and how they didn't want to get to deep into their feelings. It was the next day and they were already thinking about love! And when the fifth day has past between them they were no doubt absolutely in love with one another. Also when we first met Drac he seemed so brutal and unyielding to feel anything and yet it took not but 5 days for him to start feeling everything. It didn't make no sense to me. But with all that said, the plot was good and I did enjoy the romance no matter how weird it was. Therefore, I will be reading the next book in the series. I took a star off because of the improbable romance and a half star because of the world building. I just wish that that author could've gone into more detail about how does two universes work between their world and earth. And why their universe is so similar to earth that they would convert their world and customs to be just as the same with the use of the Dukes and titles. Also why do humans come into their universe and why do they stay? How does the portal between their world works? Lastly but not least: (view spoiler)[ why does Drac and Saieke drink each others blood like some vampires? And why does Saike not comment on why she has a thirst for Drac's blood and that she would drink it so willing? (hide spoiler)] But I guess that will just be explained in a later book. I really loved Saieke as a heroine because she was so compassionate, bold, and strong. She didn't seem to let petty things cloud her of head or keep her from going after things she want. Drac was okay but there is not much I can save of him because he was just simply there and didn't seem to have any goals or wants beside Saieke. There was one thing he wanted in the beginning of the story to capture the people who slew his king but once Saieke came he seem to forget all about that. It was as if it never happened because he didn't bring it up again once he mated with Saike.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jeanny

    This book counts as letter e in my 2016 cliterary genius A to Z book challenge. Although the the conclusion was easily anticipated the story was entertaining & I'm fascinated my the Darkage & Dracon people.****4 solid stars This book counts as letter e in my 2016 cliterary genius A to Z book challenge. Although the the conclusion was easily anticipated the story was entertaining & I'm fascinated my the Darkage & Dracon people.****4 solid stars

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mystique

    LOVED IT!! perfect mix of fantasy and romance! 5+++ stars, definitely recommended

  20. 5 out of 5

    Bec

    Eternal Darkness (The Amagarians #1) by Stacy Reid starts us in a world where Princess Saieke Shyokara decided she is not going to stick around for her arraigned marriage and the best option is the make the trek to the gate that leads to Earth and disappear. We never actually make it to Earth, instead assassins try to kill her before she gets to the land and her only option is to cross into the land controlled by Darkans. Lucky for her Archduke Drac EL Kyn decides not to kill her. The Darkan land Eternal Darkness (The Amagarians #1) by Stacy Reid starts us in a world where Princess Saieke Shyokara decided she is not going to stick around for her arraigned marriage and the best option is the make the trek to the gate that leads to Earth and disappear. We never actually make it to Earth, instead assassins try to kill her before she gets to the land and her only option is to cross into the land controlled by Darkans. Lucky for her Archduke Drac EL Kyn decides not to kill her. The Darkan land is a mysteries place with a pretty bad rep, this is because the people that live there share their bodies with a demon. Those demons are not nice and it’s bad if they get control! Princess Saieke meets the Darkan king who wants to open lines of communication with the outside world, but is really Archduke Drac that holds her attention, especially since she thinks he could be her ticket out of that pesky marriage she isn’t interested it, if only Drac would be more cooperative. A couple of problems I ran into were some spelling and grammar errors that were noticeable; it wasn’t too bad but could use a bit more editing. Names were difficult and that caused them to be a bit of a distraction from the story. As the authors first book she did pretty good. Over all this was a fast paced read that was entertaining. There was quite a bit of violence and graphic sex making this an adult book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Diedre

    Let me just announce to the world that I am a DracGirl !!!! (Yes, this is only the first instalment in the Amagarian Series and I'm already a fangirl) I am IN LOVE with this book and Stacy's hero/villain Drac. He is smoldering and cunning; the shadow walker and Archduke of the Kingdom of Darkness is macabre but loyal to his King -Gidon of the Darkage. Drac rescues Saeike from Mevian assassins and grants her sanctuary in exchange for jars of healing elixir from her kingdom of wind and mountains, B Let me just announce to the world that I am a DracGirl !!!! (Yes, this is only the first instalment in the Amagarian Series and I'm already a fangirl) I am IN LOVE with this book and Stacy's hero/villain Drac. He is smoldering and cunning; the shadow walker and Archduke of the Kingdom of Darkness is macabre but loyal to his King -Gidon of the Darkage. Drac rescues Saeike from Mevian assassins and grants her sanctuary in exchange for jars of healing elixir from her kingdom of wind and mountains, Boreas. The chemistry between the main characters, Drac and Saeike, is palpable. Stacy combines epic sex scenes with witty banter flawlessly. I also love that Saeike isn't some "damsel in distress" and holds her own within the Darkage. She's strong and self-aware, caring and determined to find a way to save her nation. Stacy is a wonderful writer who has not disappointed yet! I really liked her historical romances but this...this is epic! I'm enthralled from the get-go. I'm sucked into the wonderful and complex world of Amagerie without being bogged down with too much detail. Eternal Darkness is a novel that pulls you in, takes your emotions for a spin and leaves you waiting with bated breath for the next series. Drama-filled, sensual and full of romance and fantasy...I LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tammy

    Eternal Darkness's concept of creatures and magic were unique. The ideal of vampire combines with dracan (not dragon, ok) was quite new and hard to imagine. The 7 realms in the book was imaginative and very different from other books, you need to have a very open mind for it I warn you. I had quite a hard time myself in imagining along through the 1st half of the book. One thing that always popped in my head every time the characters "flash" here and there was Twilight..... hello Edward. The stor Eternal Darkness's concept of creatures and magic were unique. The ideal of vampire combines with dracan (not dragon, ok) was quite new and hard to imagine. The 7 realms in the book was imaginative and very different from other books, you need to have a very open mind for it I warn you. I had quite a hard time myself in imagining along through the 1st half of the book. One thing that always popped in my head every time the characters "flash" here and there was Twilight..... hello Edward. The story and plots were interesting. To me it was just that the writing was kind of slow at first and the way the writer try not to spoil details by reveal everything at the beginning was too obvious, hints were gone or else too little to gave any clues but after 30% I got a hang of it and the book was enjoyable and entertaining. Also imo Drac and Saieke ( what a name for princess) should have more chemistry but what was refreshing (i'm not being sarcastic here) it was instant lust developed to love....yep. Attention: Hot vampire romance kind of love scene, meaning fucking and sucking blood at the same time.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Literati Literature Lovers

    Enthralled This fantasy romance by Stacy REID, kept me on the edge of my seat from page one. Reid builds a world of parallel dimensions in a world that is divided into kingdoms, that are made up of long lived beings that can command various elements of nature. The romance of the book takes place between two characters from completely different realms Saieke and Drac. It is a tale of two characters who are physically attracted to each other but become to understand who they are beyond their passi Enthralled This fantasy romance by Stacy REID, kept me on the edge of my seat from page one. Reid builds a world of parallel dimensions in a world that is divided into kingdoms, that are made up of long lived beings that can command various elements of nature. The romance of the book takes place between two characters from completely different realms Saieke and Drac. It is a tale of two characters who are physically attracted to each other but become to understand who they are beyond their passions. What could have made this book better? Knowing more of the history of the various realms. I would have liked the backstory of Lady Ava, as her actions shaped Saieke's views of duty. Also the same can be said for Drac's family story of betrayal and the regicide that take place at the start of the book. I am very excited to continue reading about the world REID, has built.

  24. 4 out of 5

    J. Kahele

    I saw a review from my friend Pearl on Goodreads and thought I would give this a try. Lately, I have been getting sucked into the books she reads! What I liked most about this book was the characters. Princess Saieke is a strong female character, brave, humorous and generous. Drac is definitely an alpha male, stern, serious and has to always be in control. Saieke tries to take control from Drac, if not by humor, but by not backing down from him when he is trying to tell her what to do. They were I saw a review from my friend Pearl on Goodreads and thought I would give this a try. Lately, I have been getting sucked into the books she reads! What I liked most about this book was the characters. Princess Saieke is a strong female character, brave, humorous and generous. Drac is definitely an alpha male, stern, serious and has to always be in control. Saieke tries to take control from Drac, if not by humor, but by not backing down from him when he is trying to tell her what to do. They were a perfect match. I really enjoyed watching the bond of love and trust that formed between them through this story.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Amira

    This was a very compelling and sexy read. I love this book and I am eager to read the rest in the series. Full review to come.

  26. 4 out of 5

    DemetraP

    It didn't grab my attention. There were a lot of info dumps and world building to wade through.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Roxanne

    Wow! I really loved this book. I can't wait for book 2.

  28. 4 out of 5

    TP

    I liked it very much. It is a bit jumbled at the beginning. The lack of a map of the world and a summary of the different kingdoms and their respective powers would have helped a lot. Especially in regard of who is who’s neighbour and what strategy they could follow. At the beginning I really had my problems getting into the book. I had to pick it up several times until I finally got the hang of it. I also had my problems, when sentences weren’t proper and additionally included fantasy terms, making I liked it very much. It is a bit jumbled at the beginning. The lack of a map of the world and a summary of the different kingdoms and their respective powers would have helped a lot. Especially in regard of who is who’s neighbour and what strategy they could follow. At the beginning I really had my problems getting into the book. I had to pick it up several times until I finally got the hang of it. I also had my problems, when sentences weren’t proper and additionally included fantasy terms, making it hard to understand one word. I didn’t mind the strong love interest in this book, yet some sex scenes especially at the end were unnecessary lengthy or inappropriately placed. I would have loved to read more of those two and was very interested on the further path they would take after everything was revealed. And not getting a short summary through another persons POV. I loved the unique and creative combination the author provided and I liked the idea of the “other” world and their powers. The characters were great. Not much development but that wasn’t necessary as the author didn’t focus their story on character conflicts. To be honest this could have been a Fantastic one with a good editor and a little bit more length or a second book. With more day to day action and more interaction between Dracs family as well as more unique places to discover. Then the plot wouldn’t have been so predictable in the end.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Myra

    I fell in love with their world! Amagarians! It's so addictive and unique. Nothing stereotypical about the characters power, or the surrounding world. The writing was fluently delivered and how they unraveled is just exquisite. Plus the scenes were hot to boot! Love Drac (mysterious+strong+sweet), wish Saieke's character were more stronger and witty though. Hoping this series continue for the other characters. Can't wait!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Angie

    3.5 hisses and growls 3.5 stars I loved Stacy Reid's recent My Darling Duke (Sinful Wallflowers) so I thought I'd try one of her older PNR. Unfortunately, this earlier story doesn't quite meet the quality of her new work. I did enjoy this book though! Pros: Overall good writing. Interesting world building and lore. Compelling and complex characters. Cons: The heroine's initial decision to leave is very naive and irresponsible. The romance felt more about woo-woo than actual love. And the ending... i 3.5 hisses and growls 3.5 stars I loved Stacy Reid's recent My Darling Duke (Sinful Wallflowers) so I thought I'd try one of her older PNR. Unfortunately, this earlier story doesn't quite meet the quality of her new work. I did enjoy this book though! Pros: Overall good writing. Interesting world building and lore. Compelling and complex characters. Cons: The heroine's initial decision to leave is very naive and irresponsible. The romance felt more about woo-woo than actual love. And the ending... is hard to complain about without spoilers. But it was very anticlimactic and not a little bit of a disappointment. So YMMV! I will definitely keep reading Stacy Reid. I'm excited for another Sinful Wallflowers. I'll probably try another series other than the Amagarians though

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