This short story is the prequel to Eve Silver’s Otherkin series. It features Kai, a soul reaper, and his lost love, Amber. Kai and Amber were happy and in love 50 years ago, when each was lured away to a separate location and attacked. Amber survived; Kai didn’t. Each thought the other betrayed them and set up the ambush.
Kai went to the Underworld and was offered immortality to become a reaper. Amber kept running. She’s been hunted her whole life, but she doesn’t know why. She only knows that she is immortal and has been alive for a century.
Amber and Kai’s paths cross again in the present day when he is sent to harvest the soul of a man attacking Amber. Seeing each other again, it’s like no time has passed. But can they get over their suspicions of each other long enough to acknowledge their feelings? Can they work together to figure out who is after Amber and the truth behind her life on the run?
I liked this story. It was short, but sexy. And since these two already have a history together, their feelings were believable. Even though it’s a prequel, I would suggest reading one or two of the full length stories before reading this one. That way, you’ll already be caught up on the world building and you can focus on the love story and the action. You should read it before Sins of the Flesh, since Kai is incorporated into the story there. 4 stars.
Sin’s Daughterby Eve SilverRelease Date: June 22, 2010Publisher: HQN