Sterlave became the new harvester even though he died during his challenge, only to be brought back to life by the gods. Given the duty of “harvesting” all the girls of the land that are of age and choosing a bondmate from among them, he chooses to claim the Empresses daughter Kasmiri as his bondmate. He knows that they are meant to be together if only he can convince her of it. Unfortunately, Kasmiri is in love with Harvester Chur and Chur already has a bondmate. Not that she intends to let that stop her from pursuing him anyway.
With the unexpected death of her mother, Kasmiri is thrust into a role she is not yet ready for, that of Empress. When one bad thing after another keeps coming at Kasmiri, she finds that her bondmate is not such a bad person after all…not to mention that she is really enjoying learning all about sex with him. Will they be able to withstand the coming storm and a secret that may destroy more than just the two of them or will it all be too much for them?
Dark Harvest is the second book in the Onic Empire series written by Anitra Lynn McLeod. I loved the first one, but the second one is better yet. The darkness that flows through parts of this book just really makes the book zing. It makes the hero and heroine shine all that much brighter for the depth of the darkness they fight against. I am so looking forward to the next book when it comes out so I can see what is going to happen next in this world.
To be a Harvester is to exist with pain that should be pleasure and desire bound by duty. Until one who can spark a change meets the perfect mate. Now he needs only to convince her - one shattering climax at a time...Rebellion Harvester Sterlave of Gant knows his mission: initiate all the virgins of the season and choose a bondmate from among them. The one he selects is perfect, both physically and politically - she is, after all, the empress' daughter. Kasmiri, however, has other ideas. She wanted to be chosen by Sterlave's best friend, Chur, who instead rebelled by selecting a mere servant girl! Kasmiri knows she now must submit to Sterlave - although she doesn't have to like it...But Kasmiri soon realizes she more than likes Sterlave's sensual attentions. A man like no other, Sterlave is a warrior who satisfies her deepest physical needs, even as he strives to win her heart...