I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.In Other Worlds by Sherrilyn Kenyon
is a Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction
in the , , series.
This edition was published by Berkley on July 6, 2010 and has 303 pages.
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An omnibus of three romances — one science fiction and two paranormal — short stories of men living in other worlds meeting the woman of their dreams.
“Fire and Ice” (The League: Nemesis Rising, 3.5)
“Dragonswan” (Dark-Hunter, 1.5; Were-Hunter, 1)
“Fire and Ice” is cute, sweet, but not up to Kenyon’s usual standards for her League series. A gravely crippled Assassin struggles through life as he works to survive the almost deadly injuries he received on an assignment. One night, trying to drown his pain and regrets, he encounters a gorgeous innocent who insists on going home with him. She’s desperate to lose her virginity to avoid an arranged marriage with a man older than her father. Also in Man of My Dreams.
“Knightly Dreams” is also very cute and romantic. Fed up with her cheating boyfriend and the Firebird that keeps breaking down on her, Taryn escapes with a romance only to wake up to a knight. Seems he’s looking for true love as well.
I do love Kenyon’s premise that we all live in a book that someone is writing with an inter-dimensional library full of unwritten books waiting to be given life. Also in What Dreams May Come.
I just read this one the other day, so I intend to cheat and use the same review. “Dragonswan” follows Kenyon’s usual pattern of the scholarly, less-than-desirable woman who attracts the sinfully handsome. In this case, Channon is a history professor fascinated by the Dragon Tapestry. No one knows of its origins or the tale behind it. At least, not until Channon meets Sebastian, a Sentinel exiled by his Drakos patria. Doomed to an eternity of loneliness. He thought. Also in Lynn Kurland’s Tapestry.
The Cover and Title
The cover has more in common with The League series than the other two short stories. A rather surprised looking leather-jacket-clad man in a black T seems to be racing off against a very space tech looking background.
The title is accurate enough as each man does arrive In Other Worlds.