Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness #3) by P.T. Michelle

Posted on October 23, 2013 by Regina | 2 Comments

When destiny is on the line, will love be enough to light the way?

In order to save Ethan, Nara gets pulled deeper into his dark world, where everything she thought she knew about Ethan and herself turns on its head. Ethan and Nara turn up the heat with bone-melting seduction and heart-rending moments, but surprising revelations, lies, treachery, betrayal, and unimaginable evil will challenge their relationship and their future together. As the stakes rise, encompassing more than just her relationship with Ethan, will Nara make the ultimate sacrifice?

Note: DESTINY is the 3rd book in the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series. It isn't the last book. There will be one more book.

There’s a darkness in Ethan that seems to be growing. Only Nara can save him. 

Some Things Are Dark

Some things are dark–or think they are.

But, in comparison to me,

All things are light enough to see

In any place, at any hour.

For I am Nightmare: where I fly,

Terror and rain stand in the sky

So thick, you could not tell them from

That blackness out of which you come.

So much for ”where I fly”: but when

I strike, and clutch in claw the brain–

Erebus, to such brain, will seem

The thin blue dusk of pleasant dream.

Edna St.Vincent-Millay

I’ve waited a long time for Destiny, book three in the BKoD series. Inara and Ethan’s story has been flying around like a caged bird in my brain since I finished Lucid. I was so entranced with the characters and lore that P.T. Michelle created, that I couldn’t stop thinking about these books. With a lot of things, sometimes the anticipation for it can eclipse the actual something you are waiting for, and leave you feeling underwhelmed. Destiny overwhelmed me with it’s depth and uniqueness, and I knew after the first few chapters that it was worth the wait.

In Lucid (BKoD#2), I found myself a little frustrated with the new people making their way into Nara’s life because her time with Ethan was stretched thin. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the new additions and conflicts that unfolded in Lucid, I was left craving more of Ethan and Nara as a couple. I didn’t expect to be quite so satisfied after reading Destiny, and Ethan’s scattered appearances in Lucid made book three’s effect that much better.

Destiny picks up right where Lucid left off. Strange, new complexities thicken the plot, and threaten Ethan and Inara’s bond. In Lucid, Drystan, a boy from Wales, was thrown into the mix. His appearance was mysterious, and he quickly developes an affinity for Nara that left Ethan jealous and questioning Nara’s feelings for him. In Destiny, a girl named Danielle spurns this same kind of jealousy from Nara, and the tables are turned. Danielle has a connection with Ethan that Nara can’t compete with, and emotions run high between our new four-some.

In between relationship rifts and reconciliations, we witness Ethan come into his destiny, and Nara discover she is unique, even among the unique. There is so much more to their story than I could have imagined, and Inara plays a key role in helping Ethan navigate the ”pandora’s box” that is his calling. They discover they are stronger together than apart. They may not be able to out-run Fate, but they can fight him together.

Intense quandaries and milk and honey moments of romance between Ethan and Inara seamlessly alternate in this richly textured story. Destiny was lush with new mythology, emotional electricity, and characters that jump off the page. The twists and turns read like icing on the cake after the beautiful psychological portraits P.T. Michelle paints of her characters. Connections are made between events that only P.T.’s brand of writing could make so magical and believable at the same time. Just when I thought there were no surprises left, new discoveries are made and people with answers to this cryptic trip Ethan and Nara have been on come out of the woodwork. Destiny satisfied on every level a novel can satisfy on. P.T. is a master of her craft, and the Brightest Kind of Darkness series occupies a special place in my heart. Book four can’t get here soon enough.

And just to pique your interest, here’s a teaser from Destiny:

“I saw the way he hugged you before he left, like he never wanted to let you go.” Ethan swallows. “Does he make you feel the way I do when he touches you?”

“You are mine,” he says right before he nips at the skin on the top of my shoulder.

“I might not know why you have this feather, but I did claim you that night, Nara….You’re the light to my dark….I’ll always try to keep you out of the darkness, yet it seems you’ll be the one shining your brilliance on me, lighting my path no matter what.”

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Classical music nerd by day, freelance writer and blogger by night. When I review books, I don't dish out and rehash every character and detail. What's the point of reading a book if you give most of the deets away in a review??? My reviews are more about my impressions and over all experience with the book. I am also a world-renowned armchair psychologist, and love to psychoanalyze authors.
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