BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: Earl of Darkness by Alix Rickloff


The magic she tries to hide . . . Born a lady, but reduced to surviving in the slums of Dublin, Catriona O’Connell has been hired to steal a mysterious book from Aidan Douglas, Earl of Kilronan. But Cat is secretly Other, an age-old mixture of Fey and human—something Aidan recognizes immediately when he surprises the lovely young burglar in his library, about to steal a magical diary.
 . . . is the magic he desperately wants.
From the moment Aidan sees her, Cat’s spirited beauty enchants him, but her uncanny abilities are what he truly needs, for Cat can understand the mystical language in the diary he inherited from his murdered father. So Aidan makes an offer: translate the book or be thrown in prison as a thief. And as Cat slowly deciphers each page, she and Aidan are drawn together by passion . . . and into the violence of the Other world that is the Kilronan legacy. Can they defeat those who seek the book, or are their lives in even greater danger than their hearts?

About the Author

ALIX RICKLOFF  has never been able to decide who she enjoys reading more; Austen or Tolkien. That lifelong indecision drove her to create stories of her own, combining those distinct loves. Her writing awards include a final in the Golden Heart, while Romantic Times Magazine calls her work both compelling and original.
To learn more you can visit her on the web at www.AlixRickloff.com.


  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439170363
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439170366

What a wonderful historical paranormal romance!  I am just starting to discover this genre and really enjoyed this one.  There are lots of twists and turns in the plot and everything moves along rapidly.  There is always a part of the book where you have to make the jump to accept the magical elements in a story like this, but there is no effort on the reader's part since it is a very smooth and discreet leap of faith.  This is definitely an author to watch and see how this series develops. 

1 comment:

  1. I love the description of the Alix's indecision between Austen and Tolkein. Looks like a great read!


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