Unbeatable in the ring, Rune exists in a brutal world of blood and bone and death. He's made his share of enemies both in and out of the arena, and his secrets run as deep and turbulent as his past. A dangerous loner who has survived by his fists and fangs, Rune has never allowed anyone to get too close to him...until Carys. But when the bodies buried in his past rise up to threaten his present, Rune must choose between betraying Carys's trust or putting her in the crosshairs of a battle neither of them can hope to win on their own.
So here we are twenty years after the outing of the Breed to humans. Somethings never change and the Warriors that follow Lucan still find themselves distrusted and feared by many. Add in the fact that a shadowy group is working to overpower the Order and yes, now is the time to pool all their resources even if it means calling in a rather elusive fellow called Zael!
Carys is not the usual breed mate, no, she is something far rarer with the ability to not only walk in daylight but with her own unique power. Her life changed irrevocably just a few weeks ago when she met the enigmatic cage fighter, Rune. He's a dangerous loner with secrets but there's nothing Carys won't do for this passionate male.
Rune has never let anyone get close to him and yet when it comes to Carys, he can't not love her. Trouble is her family are powerful members of the Order and protective as anything but stubborn, willful Carys is determined to fight for her male. She has no idea just how twisted and messed up Rune's past is, but unfortunately it's all about to come to light leaving this couple fighting for their lives!
Like many, I enjoy seeing the original cast of characters pop up and here we do see quite a lot of the original Warriors. I'm just about getting used to the new generation but hasten to reassure others that these are still typical Breed males with all their badass, growling ways. Yes, alpha and Breed do go together!
If frank, I thought the first half of Bound to Darkness lacked action as it's mainly about the passionate relationship the couple share. I also wasn't too impressed by the secret Rune revealed initially as other books often feature a similar storyline. Then bang, bang, bang, Ms Adrian upped the ante with action aplenty and an even bigger secret which truly was a game changer. Rune was without a doubt a fabulous hero, but Carys was a cross between Wonder Woman and Supergirl towards the end. Another amazing instalment and a worthy addition to the series.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review