Hardcover: 352 pagesPublisher: Gallery Books (June 19, 2012)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1451651805ISBN-13: 978-1451651805Buy the Book: AmazonVisit the site: almakatsu.comLanore McIlvrae is the kind of woman who will to do anything for love. Including imprisoning the man who loves her behind a wall of brick and stone.She had no choice but to entomb Adair, her nemesis, to save Jonathan, the boy she grew up with in a remote Maine town in the early 1800s and the man she thought she would be with forever. But Adair had other plans for her. He used his mysterious, otherworldly powers to give her eternal life, but Lanore learned too late that there was a price for this gift: to spend eternity with him. And, though he is handsome and charming, behind Adair's seductive facade is the stuff of nightmares. He is a monster in the flesh, and he wants Lanore to love him for all time.Now, two hundred years after imprisoning Adair, Lanore is trying to atone for her sins. She has given away the treasures she's collected over her many lifetimes in order to purge her past and clear the way for a future with her new lover, Luke Findley. But, while viewing these items at an exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Lanore suddenly is aware that the thing she's been dreading for two hundred years has caught up to her: Adair has escaped from his prison. He's free—and he will come looking for her. And she has no idea how she will save herself.
When I started this book, I knew Lanny was in deep, deep trouble. I am saying this because of her actions, in the first book. It actually made me nervous, for Adair is not someone to be trifled with. She was so very brave in The Taker. Lanny is very smart though, however she was constantly running and looking over her shoulder in this book, very climatic. Adair actually grew on me more this time around, than in The Taker. He was such an evil, evil sinister person, it was a little unnerving. In The Reckoning we get to read about another side of Adair. It is refreshing how this very unusual love story just keeps twisting and turning. There is no way anyone will figure out how the third, in this trilogy, will end.
I really like the formatting of this series as well. Just like book 1, The Reckoning takes you back and forth from present day to, oh let's say... Morocco 1830 or Romania 1300's. If this book is not taking you way back, then you are in present day Michigan, Maine, Aspen, Boston, Barcelona, Casablanca, and Italy.
I really cannot tell you how much this series amazes me. It is haunting, evil, lovely and very romantic all at the same time. I seriously cannot stop thinking about these books, when I am not reading them! The last in the series The Descent coming out in 2013, is very much anticipated.