“Lothaire's mother is Ivana heir and princess to Dacia of the Dacian vampire clan. is father Stefanovich king of the vampire Horde. in Helvita Stefanovich kicked Lothaire and is mother out of is kingdom when he was nine years old. is mother was killed by mortals soon after he gave his vow that he would get revenge on all that had forsaken them. Saroya the soul reaper. centuries ago she was a death goddess she killed with her fangs, now she was cursed to possess one mortal after another. her latest Elizabeth Peirce. A oracle lead Lothaire to Elizabeth/Saroya she was his bride. he pledged to save her from this curse and make her an immortal vampire-circumventing the curse this was 5 years ago. Saroya was curses by her twin sister Lamia goddess of life and fertility she and some other gods cursed her to mortal form. When Saroya made a bid for more power, killing and upsetting the balance. Present day: Lothaire needs to get the ring back from Webb. the one he stole from La Dorada. it would enable Lothaire to destroy Ellie and transform Saroya into a vampire. one ring equaled Lothaires eternal mate. two kingdoms and vengeance. As Lothaire keeps Ellie hostage in his apartment and when he's out looking for the ring with the Hag he starts to get tempted by her, craves her touches and her smart mouth and mind. Ellie is trying one last thing to get free from this evil goddess thats in side her and this very handsome tempting vampire. she's going to try to seduce him to like her more. when ever Saroya arises she doesnt want anything to do with Lothaire she's a goddess of death not life she' a virgin and wants to stay that way forever. so she keeps out of the way and lets Elizabeth satisfies Lothaire. as they grow closer and satisfy all there cravings Lothaire still has not found the ring he keeps dreaming his own life one night he traces to Helvita and Elizabeth accidentally goes with him when there life are in danger Lothaire finally releases that it's not Saroya thats his bride but it's Elizabeth. " I'm keeping you Lizvetta." now Lothaire needs to find away to make Elizabeth immortal and to get rid of Saroya with out breaking his Vows that he's made. Lothaire finally has a dream the whereabouts of the ring so he goes and gets the ring and kills Mr Webb As he makes is first wish. Go back in time to undo his vows to Saroya the soul reaper.nothing happens he cant erase his vows to her so Elizabeth has to die. as he and Elizabeth are in his apartment Dorada shows up and makes Saroya rise from Elizabeth Lothaire founds away for Elizabeth to be rid of Saroya Lothaire was acting as if Saroya was his bride because he know that Dorada would cast her out to punish Lothaire. it was foretold that La Dorada the queen of Evil will destroy Saroya the soul reaper. so the prophecy came true Dorada kills Saroya's soul forever. As Dorada is about to kill Lothaire Elizabeth bargains with her she will give her Lothaire accounting book of blood debts. if she lets them live and never bother them again and Lothaire asks her to give him her ring just for 24 hr. she agrees. so Lothaire takes the ring to make Elizabeth a vampire but she doesn't want to be one.he goes against her wishes and makes her a vampire. After Ellie wakes up from a night of passion" I will never let you go, Lizvetta." "you are mine." she still fills robbed of her life Lothaire never once asked forgiveness for all the things he's done to her. they get in a fight and she almost decapitates him. Ellie thinking that she killed Lothaire gets taken by a demon named Deshazior and Carafina a valkyrie they take her to Val Hall Cara wants to use Ellie as a ransom for her to get her sister back. Lothaire wakes up and he's in Dacian his relatives the daci came and got him when we was almost dead Lothaire remembers what happened that liz almost decapitated him so he fells betrayed. so he does not go after her he tries to get her out of his mind to forget her. but Nix comes his frenemy and she helps him remember he finally dreams her dreams and it was him that has betrayed her not her him. so he goes and gets Elizabeth he helps her family and makes up for all he's done wrong with her." My heart doesn't fucking work right without you." "I will fight any battle for you crush any adversity. because you are mine, i love you so madly that the past before you feels sane...." So Lothaire has is Queen and one of his kingdoms the Darci now he need to get the horde kingdom. two other contenders Kristoff the gravewalker and Emmaline the unlikely. Emmaline the daughter of Valkyrie Helen and is uncle Fyodor also known as Demestriu. and Kristoff his half brother Stefanovich's true heir.....”sherri w wrote this review Monday, March 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“YES!!! he finaly has his mate and he is still the bad ass vamp in the lore so cool”shannel j wrote this review Monday, March 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love this book it had everything I was expecting it to have. I love the heroine in it.I think she will keep libraries on his toes.”Deionna wrote this review Saturday, January 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A good addition to the Immortals After Dark series. I totally enjoyed learning the back story to Lothaire, the enemy of old. He meets his soul in Elizabeth Peirce who is possessed by a the former goddess of the vampires.
Lothaire is more then pleased that is bride is a former goddess. All he has to do is get rid of the pesky human soul and make her shell immortal. He Lothaire he can do this. ”
“Lothaire and Ellie's story was a great read. It was interesting learning more about Lothaire and his story. ”KT wrote this review Sunday, November 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“he's crazy. you just can't make someone fall in love. then he realises that his bride(a vamp's love) is someone whom he has been treating pretty badly. so hell.”Tushya ~I am so SO sorry I m not gonna be able to reply for a while :( wrote this review Sunday, November 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“True Blood fans will understand my next sentence, others won't (sorry). Lothaire is no Eric, that's for sure. He's mine-numbingly stubborn, arrogant, and impatient as a toddler. The vampire only becomes appealing to me near the end and it was only because he was saving people. Also, the Saroya/Elizabeth possession was hard to suspend disbelief towards, it was silly more than anything else.
Overall, this book that I hoped would turn out to be the best of the series has turned out to be the worst, so disappointing!”
“.A black lace novel meets L . J Smith, a brilliant story, very clever and full of dark gothic horror interspersed with a passionate love story.
Mysticism and legend are skillfully woven into a modern setting to create an exciting story with twists and turns right up until the end.
Well worth reading.”
“1.5 STARS "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 Amazon)
I really had to push myself to get through this novel. I just could not get interested which is a shame as I liked Lothaire throughout the series.
“Originally published at http://rubys-books.blogspot.it/2012/01/book-review-lothaire-by-kresley-cole.html
Finally! Like I said in a review of an earlier book of this series (A Hunger Like No Other), Lothaire, Enemy of the Old, was the one that convinced me I needed to read this series. I was intrigued by the series even before I met him, what with the Lore and Valkyries, vampires, feys, shifters and all those delightful creatures. But it was Lothaire that made me really want to read it. So when I found out the next book that was coming out was going to be his I read as fast as I could, to be able to read his story right away. I'm impatient like that, yes.
What can I say about this book? It was amazing! I do believe it is the best book in the series (or maybe it's just the obsessive fan doing the reviewing for me). I loved everything about this book. I cried (which is rare for me), I laughed, I cursed and had to stop myself from screaming at the book a few times. So it was a wonderful read.
What can I say about Lothaire? He's sexy, ruthless, menacing, scary, funny, caring, completely imperfect. You can't not love him. It's impossible. I still remember that scene from AHLNO, when he's shushing Annika. He's also very cunning, devious, always plotting. I loved that about him.
The surprise for me was his Bride, Elizabeth. I knew his Bride would be his match, but I always hoped for Nix to be his Bride. It would've been even more funny and scary. But I guess two ancient creatures who enjoy antagonizing one another can't be mates. But I totally loved Ellie. I loved that she was human. That made her more challenging for Lothaire and I do believe he needed a challenge. I also enjoyed seeing her match her plotting skills against Lothaire's and I actually was hoping she'd win.
I definitely think this is one of those books that everyone HAS to read. I recommend this book a thousand times and more. I just know I'll be rereading Lothaire very soon. I loved it that much
Now I think the biggest question is: who is Nix going to end up with and when will her story be told?”