History isn't always what it seems...
Twelve months after his change, Alec MacAidan is still getting used to his many vampire talents. While most vampires would give anything to have more than one supernatural power, Alec craves nothing more than peace and time alone with Cronin. But when Alec meets entities from outside this realm, he's left powerless in their presence.
Zoan are half-lycan, half-dragon creatures that have slipped through time and reality, seemingly undetected by man and vampire. Or have they? They bear an uncanny resemblance to gargoyles, leaving Alec's view on all things weird to get a whole lot weirder.
This new quest leads Alec, Cronin, and their band of friends to Paris, Rome, and Moscow, where they learn that gargoyles aren't simply statues on walls. In the underground pits beneath churches all over the world, Alec discovers the Key's true destiny. Facing the Zoan might take every talent he has. And he may need help from the dead to get them all out alive.
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About the Author
She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn't have it any other way.
She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don't let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.
She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things...but likes it even more when they fall in love.
She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.
She's been writing ever since...
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The amount of research this Lady does for her books is incredible. There’s no mystery that I’m a big N.R. Walker fan and she’s still able to surprise me. I fell in love with Alec and Cronin from day one and I’m a little bit sad to bid them Adieu. And, what better way for them to go than with another epic adventure? In book one, Cronin and Alec took us on a trip to Egypt, then, China followed in book two. We’ve met ancient pharaohs and the legendary clay soldiers. Now, they embark on a journey to Europe. London, Rome and, finally, Paris. And what mythical creatures can be found all over Paris? If you don’t know you’re in for one big surprise. I’ll tell you one thing, my life in Paris has become a lot more interesting all of a sudden. I’ll never look at Musée D’Orsay or Notra Dame the same way again. I’ll be too busy looking for hidden clues of ancient stories at every corner. Thank you for that, Mrs. Walker. But, let’s get back to the story. Alec might be a vampire now but he’s still the Key and he has one last mission to accomplish before he can settle down and enjoy eternity with his beloved husband. His struggle to understand and control the huge amount of power he’s been given it’s taking its toll. The fact that an ancient enemy has risen again doesn’t help make things easier and, this enemy, seems to have no kind of vulnerabilities. As the story unfolds, more and more secrets are revealed, new alliances are forged, lives are lost and destinies entwine. You’ll laugh, and cry, and love every minute of this wild ride. As usual, this novel, too was exceptionally well written, fast paced, intense and very emotional. When I say emotional I’m not talking about only Alec and Cronin. There’s so much going on in Cronin’s Key III. Everyone gets a moment in the spotlight for one reason or another and not all those moments are happy ones. And that’s all I’m going to say. Thank you, N.R. Walker for another wonderful series. I’m sure I’ll go back and re-read it many, many times just like all the other ones you’ve written so far. Looking forward to read you next novel.
I'm going to start off by saying this is an overall series review because in my honest opinion there is no way you can read just one, once you start book one you won't want to stop till you reach the final page of book three. Alec and Cronin are perfect together and even though they are the center of the series, the secondary characters will burrow their way into the spotlight and the reader's heart. Eiji brings some much needed comic relief at times and others he always has his friends' back and fully devoted to his mate Jodis. I don't often read vampire tales but I have loved every one of them and Cronin's Key is no exception, as a matter of fact it has quickly moved to the top of the list. NR Walker has created a world that reminds me of a sexy Twilight meets Indiana Jones, the best of paranormal, history, and romance.