Cullen Finley, the Paladin known as the
“Professor”, has been asked by the injured Barak q’Arc to
throw a note over the barrier to Barak’s sister - the same
sister that Cullen fought a sword battle with just weeks ago.
A sword battle he can’t get out of his mind because not only
was Lusahn q’Arc a brilliant and tireless Other warrior, she
was also a beautiful and feminine woman. When the barrier
goes down and Cullen sees Lusahn on the other side, he does
what Barak asks except for one thing: he crosses the barrier
himself in order to hand deliver the letter to Lusahn.
Looking into her gleaming eyes, Cullen doesn’t regret a thing
- so what if the barrier now has him trapped on the Other
Lusahn q’Arc is still so very hurt from
her brother and his treasonous behavior with the humans.
Finding out he is really alive makes her heart fill with joy
but sadness as well because she is on the Other side. The side
that Paladin warriors protect with their swords so that no one
leaves her world alive. Agreeing to meet her brother Barak to
discuss the illegal smuggling of blue stones from her world to
the human world, she is surprised and filled with trepidation
when she notices that Barak has not met her at all. The
warrior on the other side of the barrier is the Paladin with
whom she had a sword fight with weeks ago that she can’t get
out of her mind. When the barrier does down, Lusahn
hesitates to use her sword because the thought of killing such
a fine man makes her sad. So sad that when the barrier goes
up and he is trapped in her world, she does the unthinkable.
She takes him home and falls in love.
The words just shine on the page in
Redeemed in Darkness. Cullen was heroic, virile
and charming. He was also loyal. Nothing stood in the way of
him and his woman, and I pity the man that might have the
audacity to try. Lusahn’s character was almost a
contradiction. She was feminine but tough as nails. When she
loved, she loved with every ounce of her being and the
sensuality between her and Cullen was enough to make a nun
Once again readers are being treated to a
novel of worth. Alexis Morgan’s Paladins of Darkness series
is a must read and Redeemed in Darkness is
magnificent. I am totally and emphatically hooked on these
wonderful warriors and the women who love them. Mark this one
as a Joyfully Reviewed recommended read and run, don’t walk to
the nearest bookstore the day it is released!
Please note that Redeemed in
Darkness is book four of the series. While it stands
completely alone, I, as a reader myself, recommend beginning
the series with book one, Dark Protector, and then reading
each book in order. You won’t want to miss a moment of this