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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Evermore by Lynn Viehl. Evermore Darkyn 5 by Lynn Viehl. Jayr is proud to be the only female ever permitted to serve as seneschal to a Darkyn lord. But in her centuries of service to Master Byrne, she has fallen in love with him.
Now, Byrne plans to step down and hand over the Jardin to another Kyn lord-a move that threatens not only Jayr’s position, but her very life Paperbackpages. JayrAedan mac Byrne. United States of America.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Evermoreplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jul 24, Tina rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the 5th book of the Darkyn series. To humans, The Realm is a very cool Medieval theme restaurant where they can eat big turkey legs, watch and participate in battles, jousts and archery contests.
For the Darkyn, The Realm is a way to cling to a familiar time and place and enjoy the contests and games as much as the humans. Only they know that the swords and lances are made of sharp steel and deadly This is the 5th book of the Darkyn series. Only they know that the swords and lances are made of sharp steel and deadly copper.
Every year The Realm shuts down for a month to humans so that Darkyn far and wide can travel to Orlando and participate in a real Medieval tourney not watered down for the humans. This year, The Mac Byrne wants to use the tourney as a real contest to seek his replacement as suzerain and lord of The Realm.
He’s tired of it and secretly worried that the years of control he’s had to maintain over himself in his human life he was a berserker warrior will one day snap. He’s also secretly in love with his Seneschal Jayr, the young woman he turned into a Darkyn hundreds of years ago. He’s sure that his feelings would just worry and embarrass her. However, Jayr, is also secretly in love with Byrne.
But, like him, is sure that her attentions would be embarrassing and inappropriate. Instead she subsumes herself in her job and is dedicated to making The Realm run smoothly and being the only female seneschal in all of the Darkyn making sure she brings no shame to her Master. This tournament is especially important because the Seignuer, Michael Cyprien, will be attending.
Meanwhile, Alex and Michael are dealing with the aftermath of her captivity in Ireland. And a formerly outcast Darkyn from Italy arrives bringing back memories of a past that many Darkyn would prefer to stay in the past.
This is hands down my favorite of the Darkyn series. She is my second favorite female character of the whole series. The introduction of Jayr is fantastic and everrmore all the Darkyn talents I think hers sounds the coolest she can move so fast that she manifests herself as smoke.
I am not one of those people who normally want to see books made into film, but I couldn’t help but think that this book would translate very well to the visual media and I’d love to see the special effects of Jayr’s movements made into smoke. The love story is both sweet and sexy. I like the idea of both Jayr and Aeden pining silently for each other, each too afraid to admit what they feel.
And Viehl has completely upped the sexiness quotient. Her sex scenes have gone from the almost non-existent in the first book to seriously hot in this one. The story of Evermord Realm and its denizens is wonderful. Jayr runs a tight ship I love the fact that there is a seneschal manual that she has studied cover to cover.
This book is a real departure from the previous books in the series because there are no Brethren scenes and no John Keller. This book is all Darkyn taking care of internal family business. And what Internal family business it is!
Evermore (Darkyn, book 5) by Lynn Viehl
I’ve mentioned in my reviews before that Viehl does a great job of laying foundation work in previous books to for plot points brought up in later books. Well that continues to hold true here. In the second book, the medical cocktail used to keep Jema Shaw from completely turning into Darkyn is used as a basis here for a medical treatment that Alex makes up for Jayr.
And who knew that the ‘Locksley’ person mentioned off-handedly in the first couple of books would actually be Robin of Locksley. Viehl uses this book to play with the Robin Hood legend a bit.
Robin is a Darkyn and Will Scarlett is his seneschal Robin, or course fought in the crusades as well, the one commonality amongst most of the male Darkyn. They all have long memories of what went on at that time. It isn’t like the legends that we’ve come to know as we learn in the course of the story. At first I thought shoe-horning in the Robin Hood characters would be cheesy, but it wasn’t. It was seemless and Viehl worked them well into the storyline and integrated them wonderfully with the existing characters giving them a history and a real sense of camaraderie.
And Robin is written so charmingly that I am really eager to read his story Stay The Night upcoming in Jan ’09, with some really delicious cover art. Finally, I must mention Alex and Michael’s continuing storyline.
And I like that Alex, who has all along quietly questioned if what she and Michael were feeling was real or just a result of the physiological changes she’s gone through, is finally able to resolve that to her satisfaction as well. I love this series and just think giehl it is getting better with each book.
Nov 08, Melindeeloo rated it liked it Shelves: Viehl’s books are interesting, but inspire such mixed emotions for me I am so mixed in my feelings about Evermore, and truly, I always hestitate before buying the Darkyn books, because while there are evermoge interesting parts to the books, Viehl in keeping her books on the dark side of paranormal romance, always seems to include a bit of vuehl characters indulging in gratuous torture or victimizing sex– I guess because when the ‘good’ guys are preditors that control humans 3 Stars?
Viehl’s books are interesting, but inspire such mixed emotions for me I am so mixed in my feelings about Evermore, and truly, I always hestitate before buying the Darkyn books, because while there are always interesting parts to the books, Dvermore in keeping her books on the dark side of paranormal romance, always seems to include a bit of twisted characters indulging in gratuous torture or victimizing sex– I guess because svermore the ‘good’ guys are preditors vifhl control humans with no remorse, you’ve got to toss in something extreme to make the evil guys stand out.
While the torture was offsceen on this one, there was still enough of the evil guys some human this time indulging in thoughts of perpetrating sexual abuse or bad Darkyn compelling sex on someone in thrall, which I find disturbing.
And in this book, this stuff really feels pasted in. I can tolerate a bit if it is necessary to develop some significant part of the story, but here these scenes could ljnn been easily left out they didn’t add to the plot at all. The bad guys in the first scene at the start of the book go away never to appear again and we would have disliked Nottingham even without his ‘charming’ introduction.
While I really disliked those pieces of the book, much of the rest of the book was interesting. I liked Jahr and Byrne, both their well developed characters and their relationship, even though the language in their love scenes was a bit odd — guess it was supposed to reflect Byrne’s still medieval thinking.
Also in Evermore, as always, Vlehl liked the parts with Alex, I like her character’s fortrightness, insight and unwillingness to let all these moldy old guys force her into a mold not fitting a modern women and I like how her participation ties the books together.
And I also liked Robin of Locksley and all the secrets. Overall my reactions to the book were a patchwork of positive and negative much like the book was a mix of a bunch of different story threads, leaving me not knowing how many stars to give Evermore — since for me, parts were one or two stars and other parts four or five. So I guess that averages out to 3. But, having said all that, if you are a fan of the series you will probably like Evermore because it really does have the flavor of the rest of the books in the series, and I need to learn not to buy these Darkyn books because my reaction is really always pretty much the same and the ‘eeww’ residual lingers.
Feb 12, Zeek rated it it was amazing Shelves: In Evermore, we get a dash of William Wallace, a whole heap of Robinhood and an entertaining tale that kept the pages turning til late in the night- or I should say, early in the AM!
The story starts out one rainy night when a bunch of two-bit thugs try to take down a young boy wearing an expensive Rolex watch, who jus One of the elements of the Darkyn series by Lynn Viehl that I just LOVE is the way Viehl has begun to take characters of lore and make them Darkyn, thereby giving them a fresh spin. The story starts out one rainy night when a bunch of two-bit thugs try to take down a young boy wearing an expensive Rolex watch, who just exited a downtown club.
Much to their shock and dismay, the “young boy” ain’t such an easy target. Not only is he Darkyn- the name for the former Templars cum Vampires in Viehl’s world- he’s a woman.
And one who can fight like something out of the Matrix! She also is accompanied by two men who would give their lives for her, whether she knows it or not.
The attackers have no chance of victory. Jayr, made Darkyn during the last battle lead by Robert the Brus on the fields of Bannikburn, is the blood servant of Aaden mac Byrne a seneschal, in Darkyn terms. Turned by Aaden that fateful day, she’s served him well all these years- and secretly loved him just as long.
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Byrne is harboring the same love for her and, naturally, neither of them realizes it. Byrne, the leader of the Darkyn in his area and Lord of a large castle nestled in America that he calls The Realm, is, however, ready to step down.
He feels the tightly held steely control over his berserker nature slipping, and he needs to get away before he hurts someone he cares for- namely Jayr. A last tournament is to be held before the decision is made, but an old foe of Robin of Locksley- the close friend of both Jayr and Aaden- shows up to throw damper over the event.
There are many twists in turns in this novel and I don’t really want to give too much away so I’ll leave the synop here. Evermore is much more romantic, in the classic sense of the word, then some of the other entries in this series.
The torturous secret love that these two hold for each other creates a tension that sizzles when they are together. The characters have a depth to them which many recent novels in the romance genre have lacked. Though mellowed after all his years controlling his true nature, Aaden is old school- think Garwood Scottish historicals minus any lighter side- and Jayr so strong, yet so vulnerable, that you can’t help but feel along with them. As with all the novels in Viehl’s series, Michael and Alexandra make an appearance and the continuing arc of their tale unfolds, giving us insight into the world that Viehl has built.
Alexandra also makes a solid, defining contrast to Jayr that makes both characters more profound than without the juxtaposition. If you haven’t read a Darkyn novel before, you could pick this one up and not be lost, as it serves okay as a stand alone and too a major story arc resolved in the Night Lost- the novel before.