Immortals After Dark:
Deep Kiss of Winter: Murdoch Wroth and Daniela the Ice Maiden
Murdoch Wroth as a human was a playboy warrior who never met a woman he couldn’t seduce now a forbearer vampire, he has no desire for women until he meets the untouchable Daniela. Daniela is a Valkyrie who is part Ice Fey, her skin untouchable - except by someone of the Ice Fey. Murdoch saves Daniela’s life and in return she bloods him for the first time in 300 years. Scared of Murdoch’s playboy past and the assassins out to kill her, Daniela swears Murdoch to secrecy. Daniela has been hunted for 2000 years by the King of the Ice Fey because he knows Daniela is the rightful heir to the throne and should be there rather than him. When Murdoch and Daniela meet she is running from the assassins that have found her once again, she needs to get out of town fast and Murdoch has just the spot!
A relationship is nothing Murdoch has any experience with; he was always free with his loving and he is not having an easy time of it. You almost feel for Murdoch as he tries to figure out how to handle all of this relationship stuff... Almost but not completely! Not being able to touch Daniela is killing him, you can only do so much creative problem solving before he starts to feel defeated, like they’ll never find away to touch for real.
Daniela is a Valkyrie Ice Fey, she has not been really touched in 2000 years since her mother the Queen of the Ice Fey was murdered by the current King. Any physical contact by someone outside her Ice Fey race will result in terrible pain and the one thing that Daniela truly craves like nothing else is to be touched. It’s almost heart breaking, we take for granted being touched by those we love and for Daniela not able to touch or be touched, reminds you of the little pleasures in life we overlook. This novella also fills in a lot of the gaps from Conrad and Nikolai’s novels giving more insight to the of passionate lives of the legendary Worth brothers.
5 moons out of 5