by Rosalie Lario
Paperback, 268 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Entangled Publishing
Courtesy of author
Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Teag’s family in his quest for revenge.GoodReads
Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she’s immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it and any others who get in her way.
Maya is Taeg's best hope for uncovering the sword. Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.
Rosalie Lario continues the story of her four half demon brothers from Infernum with Mark of the Sylph, giving readers a fun, exciting and sexy ride into the world of others with cocky second eldest brother Taeg.
Feeling guilty for letting down his eldest brother Keegan and new sister-in-law Bree, who is now expecting, Taeg is on a mission to find a mythical sword that may be the only weapon strong enough to destroy the Book of the Dead and save Bree and her unborn child’s life. While doing research on the artifact he notices that there’s something strange about the sexy, but cold, librarian. When he realizes that she can see through glamour her knows she is his only hope at finding the hidden sword and will do anything to use her ability, even if it means lying and kidnapping.
After Maya Flores witnessed her family being slaughtered by demons she believes they’re all evil hell spawn and doesn’t hesitate to destroy them. When Taeg approaches her she automatically goes on the defensive, seeing through his glamour into his demon eyes, but as she’s forced to spend time with him she begins to realize that not all demons are evil. But can she put aside the guilt over her family’s death to love one of them?
Although this is the second in a series, there is just enough back-story to fill in new readers, though I do recommend reading the first book as well since it was pure awesomesauce!
Full of danger and desire Mark of the Sylph was just as stellar as the first novel in this series, Blood of the Demon. Lario has built a complex, interesting world without weighing it down with too much detail. Her writing style flows from the pages and her characters come to life. I absolutely love each of the four brother’s this series follows and for the life of me cannot pick a favorite, which is rare in my case, they’re all sexy and intriguing with endearing qualities each their own.
I loved Taeg’s cockiness at the beginning of the story and how baffled he was by Maya’s seemingly un-interest, she really does a number on his self esteem. Taeg admirably stepped up in this novel showing courage and honor, sacrificing the most important things to him for love. I enjoyed watching him grow throughout the story along with Maya. There was also a lot a humor sprinkled in throughout the dialogue that was entertaining, and I crack up at the shirts these guys wear as well! It's the small details like that that Lario add's into the story line that really make it great.
Super hot love scenes, some mystery & suspense, action, definite tension all around and sexy half demons and kick ass heroines; a must read for any paranormal romance fan! I cannot wait for the next book in this series coming in December and featuring Ronin!
Raiting: 4 Wine Glasses - LOVED IT!
Sexual Content: Hot demon/slayer action that will light the sheets up, coming from the front and back! ;)