Sunday, 24 July 2011

The Last Twilight - Book Review

The Last Twilight (Dirk & Steele #7) by Marjorie M. Liu

What is it about:
Doctor Rikki Kinn is one of the world's best virus hunters. It's for that reason she's in the Congo, working for the CDC. But when mercenaries attempt to take her life to prevent her from investigating a new and deadly plague, her boss calls in a favor from an old friend- the only one who can help.

Africa- a land of lush veldts and roaring falls, untamed splendor and primal fury: Amiri's home, where he was raised to race as a cheetah, to wake with the sun. It is also a land of lingering nightmare, where he was kidnapped and experimented upon by the evil group named the Consortium. Now, against his better judgement, Amiri has been asked to return to his homeland by his colleagues in Dirk & Steele- men who are friends and brothers, who like himself are more than human. He must protect a woman who is the target of murderers, who has unwittingly involved herself in a conflict that threatens not only the lives of millions, but Amiri's own soul... and his heart.

What did I think of it:
With each book I read in the Dirk & Steele series I'm falling more in love with it. Liu has a way with words that has me totally engrossed from the start of a story to the end.

The Last Twilight is my favourite book in this series so far. The suspense, the action, the characters, the romance: they're all amazing. Liu manages to get you involved in the life of both Amiri and Rikki as well in that of minor characters. I like how Liu lets characters from earlier books return, although in a way that you're not missing out too much if you haven't read the earlier books. Another thing I admire about Liu is how she manages to mix action and romance in such a way that neither is snowed over by the other as sometimes happens in Paranormal Romance. And have I mentioned lately how brilliant Liu's writingstyle and her worldbuilding are?

So, yes: I'm completely hooked on this series and on Liu's writing and will be trying to get my trotters on anything written by Liu.

Why should you read it:
It's a cool, suspenseful, action-packed Paranormal Romance.

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Marlowe said...

Marjorie Liu went to college in my hometown! She comes to the place that my mom works once in a blue moon to sign the books that we have. If she ever comes again, Mom says she will make sure that she buys you one!

Sullivan McPig said...

*hugs* That is so sweet of you!