Amazon Blurb:

The sexy, exciting, suspenseful adventures continue in New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur’s Dark Angels series, starring Risa Jones, half-Aedh/half-werewolf, all badass. Now Risa races to save the world from descending into ultimate chaos….

Risa has angered several powerful people, and now she’s feeling the pressure from all sides. In particular, she’s come under the eagle-eyed scrutiny of the vampire council – some of whom consider her a monster who should be destroyed. But then they decide to offer her a secret, bloody bargain: to save her own life she must help them defeat Hunter, the lethal head of the council…

As the search for the keys to hell heats up, Risa realizes that she has no choice. For the sake of the people she loves, she must find the keys-and get rid of Hunter-before the next gate is opened and brings the world closer to all hell breaking loose….


Pain that came from both the worst kind of betrayal, and my own subsequent actions.
My eyes stung, but this time no tears fell.


Thank everything. Darkness Splintered is finally the book that starts to deal with the problem at hand. There aren’t any side trips down murder lane. There was some relationship stuff, but like I said in the last book, I don’t care about that, the characters are as much a part of the story as the story is. It is really unfortunate that this book felt like it was just stalling for more time for the last book in the series. Apparently 6 books weren’t enough to find three objects.

I also had some growing problems with the relationship between Azriel and Risa. Risa is hellbent on thinking the worst of everyone, and Azriel gets caught up in that. To be honest, I can’t blame the woman. Everyone throughout the entire series has just been using her. And Azriel did make a big mistake. Yet she still believes that everything matters to everyone more than she does while simultaneously looking after others more than she looks after herself. I understand that this dynamic can be frustrating to others, but I really enjoyed it. I just love her relationship with Azriel. They’re such a great unit when they are happy together.

I officially like the couple more than the story, though. I honestly don’t care about the keys or Madeline Hunter or any of it. I just want more Azriel and Risa. I don’t care about the constant unending threats on her and her friends’ and family’s lives. It is repetitive and boring and repetitive and boring. I just like the relationship. It is the only thing keeping me going.

To read more reviews for this series, check out the Dark Angels series page!