Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring The Ultimate Killer by Kimberly Clark.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.
The story picks up immediately where the first book in the Battles in the Dark series ends with Kira falling through the magical barrier and waking the Hunrati from their millennia long sleep. When she wakes, she discovers she’s been turned into one of the indestructible creatures.
Over the course of weeks, the Hunrati destroy city after city leaving the remaining Nostvores and other Mythlends struggling to find a way to defeat the Hunrati. When things seem bleak, a hope comes in the form of visions, but can they discover how to kill the unkillable before it’s too late?
Like the first book, I thought this was well written and added a great deal of depth with the new characters that made it a seamless transition between the books. Throughout Kira’s ordeal, we’re placed into the complex desires versus what she needs to do as she attempts to resist her captor’s plans. We feel her torment to the point we really want her to cut loose and slaughter all of the Hunrati.
Along with Kira, the characters from the first book are further developed as we’re introduced to their peculiar and varied nature when it comes to the bedroom. There are times I wondered if there was too much sex, but each scene was beneficial to showing the underlying character’s strength, personality, and feelings for their partners. In many ways, it was like reading a “How To” book when it came to personalities.
The one complaint I have is the ending left me wanting more. It was so unexpected I had to read it a couple of times and even let out a curse or two for not seeing a couple of signs here and there, but I’m not going to tell. Once again, Kimberly Clark has put me in a position of having to patiently wait for her next book. To be honest, it can’t come quick enough for me.