Demon Slave (Shadow Quest #2) by Kiersten Fay
Marik Radkov believed the only thing left from his tortured past was the physical scars that adorned his body. But when he is stranded on a foreign planet, and held captive by an enticing blue eyed stranger, he is forced to face his past once more. To survive, he must subdue his lust, while keeping the mysterious and sexy woman from snaring his heart.After escaping a violent assault of her home planet, Princess Nadua has been hiding on the cold planet Undewla for four hundred years, all but losing hope that her people will return for her. When the threat of a rebellion arises, Nadua must decide if she can trust the ruthless demon who strokes a desire she thought was long dead.
Review by Paulina Woods
I like my demons like I like my food, HOT. This series Shadow Quest by Kiersten Fay is going to be the death of me. I couldn’t believe my luck when I started reading Demon Slave and Marik, the cook, story was told. I love him more than any other character; right now anyway, because of the horrors he has had to endure. Being taken away from your home world and made to live on the Edge for centuries can really mess with a mans mind. How he stayed sane with a heart of gold is mind-boggling.
His love for his sister, who is still missing, and his protective ways makes him one hell of a demon in a fight. For those he loves he will fight to the bitter end, of his enemies.
Nadua. What can I say about her other than I feel sorry for her. I grew up in a desert so I really really would hate to be stranded on a snow planet for centuries. I would have curled up and just died hoping someone found my body after a while. She not only survived but was placed as guardian of the young queen in training. With fighting skills, diplomatic skills and a mind like a trap she was a force to be reckoned with.
These two are the most unlikely lovers and mates. One has scares that run deeper than the ones on his body while the other had privilege and prestige. With the pass overshadowing their joy it was a relief when they finally stop fighting fate and became one. After putting this book down I was happy to see that Marik no longer had to hid from his past.