Immortal Hope

The Curse of the Templars, #1

Immortal Hope by Claire Ashgrove was such a good read she literally made me read the whole book in one day instead of a week. I could not put it down- it was different from what I'm used to. The plot was amazingly written with a new type of problems. Merrick is a Templar Warrior that fell into the wrong crowd and every time he takes a life of the things he's fighting his soul gets darker and darker until he switches sides to the evil one. But there is hope; Anne has some kind of mark or tattoo that matches a Templar warrior who is meant for her - in this case Merrick. From the beginning these two are entertaining to read with Anne's stubbornness and Merrick's fierceness a combination ready to explode. The action in the book was ok but what really kept me reading are the other Templar warriors and their code of honor. In a scene Anne was about to get raped but she escaped and until she says the oath to her intended she is free for the taking but once she says the oath the Templar warriors then swear their loyalty and leave her alone. Overall this book was great read and would recommend it to anybody.

Book Blurb for Immortal Hope

Templar knights defied the archangels and unearthed the copper scroll, revealing the gates to hell. Cursed for their forbidden act, they forever roam the earth protecting mankind from evil. But darkness stalks them, and battles they fight bring them ever-closer to eternal damnation. One promise remains to give them salvation - the return of the seraphs.

Embittered by his purpose, Merrick du Loire must honor an ancient pact and bring peace to his cousin's soul. When he stumbles upon history professor Anne MacPherson, he discovers she possesses a sacred artifact that marks her as a seraph. Duty demands he set aside his personal quest and locate the knight she's fated to heal. As he struggles with conflicting oaths, Anne arouses buried hope and sparks forbidden desire that challenges everything he's sworn to uphold.

Anne has six weeks to complete her thesis on the Knights Templar. When Merrick takes her to the Templar stronghold, he presents her with all she needs-and awakens a soul-deep ache, he alone can soothe. Yet loving Merrick comes with a price. If she admits she's destined for him, her gift of foresight predicts his death.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2011 4.75