The lost memories of a thief...
The first twelve years of Alina's life are a black void. An accomplished thief, she uses her cloaking ability to pick pockets as well as stage elaborate heists. Digging deeper into her past sets off a chain of events that puts her, and the family she has just discovered, in the sights of their worst enemy.
...and the scarred heart of a guardian...
In secret, Lash Watcher Caine plots vengeance for the destruction of everything he loved. Branded by loss, he longs to find his one true mate, knowing that only with her will his heart fully heal. When his brief meeting with Alina is interrupted by her elaborate evade-and-escape plan, he knows there is more to her than meets his watchful eyes. But nothing can prepare him for the lethal power of her mind.
...collide at the fault line of destiny.
A brilliant villain with a vicious and loyal army behind her can only be stopped by one force: the combined power of four women who command the elements. Alina, with her newly-discovered affinity to the earth, becomes the linchpin to halting the desecration of their world. Thrown into a battle plan and a new family, she finds joy in in the quiet strength of Caine's arms. But when the secrets to her past are revealed, she learns a terrible price has been paid in advance. The very magic that allowed her to live to fulfill a prophecy will forever deny her heart's deepest wish.
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About the Author
Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves paranormal romance, with romantic suspense following close on its heels. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts.
Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and didn't expect to write one book, let alone a series. But WICKED WIND and the Solsti series formed in her head one weekend and refused to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Unfortunately I couldn't rate this one as high as the last 3. There was much to love and enjoy, but a few things really bugged me. One was a plot element that just seemed cruel but ended up tying things together. The one that was really bad was ideas that seemed to come straight from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Hate that and so obviously similar. Oh well still glad I read it.
I love this series. It ended with all the details on the last sister being explained and everyone getting their happily ever after. I also love the fact there will be more stories in the wonderful realm Sharon has created. I can't wait to read more of her books. If you enjoy sexy heroes, demons and fae and portals and connections to Earth especially Chicago this series is for you .
~ 3.5 On Wicked Ground Stars ~ On Wicked Ground is the fourth and final book in the Solsti Prophecy. Everything has been leading up to the girls finding the lost Solsti and battling the big bad. This novel takes place right after Wicked Flames, so you do need to read this series in order to understand what is happening. Each book brings us deeper into the prophecy, seeing each sister develop their powers, find their mates, and get closer to discovering what they must do to save the realms. This final book answers a lot of questions, along with giving us an action-packed, fast-paced, adventure and romance. Alina was a unique character in that she grew up in the demon real and knows all about this world, unlike her sisters who got a crash course. I liked her confidence and compassion. I felt for her when she learns that their is a price for her powers. Unlike her sisters, her gift and life took a different turn and this news leaves her with a deep sadness. Caine I loved him. For being such a huge intimidating warrior he has a very soft side. He’s sincere and noble. He’s had a sad past, enduring loss and learning to put it into perspective. Unlike his other demon brethren, he dreams of a mate of his own and a family. These two understood each other quite well, acknowledged their attraction, and actually talked to each other sharing more then sex. We are treated to some very sensual love scenes; between Alina and Caine. I will say I was a little disappointed that they got so wrapped up and forgot condoms. In the previous books all the others remembered, even when they where so hot for each other. I just felt they where too new together to start a family this soon. We are treated to no shortage of action and skirmishes. I will say the finally show down was a bit disappointing. I was hoping for a little more and to have it drawn out longer. Things felt like they wrapped up a little to fast and that things fell into place a little to easily for my liking. Regardless, the ending was satisfying. Even though this is the final book in the Solsti Prophecy. It is not the end. The author has started a spinoff Watcher’s Kiss series, which gives us more Lash demon watcher’s and their stories. If you like fast-paced stories with a touch of magic and paranormal then you should give this series a try.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 I've loved this series from the very beginning. The world building, the characters, and the romance made this one of my favorite series of the last year. Four powerful women learn they're part of a prophecy to avert a great evil. As each one learns about their special powers over the elements, they find love in the arms of their Guardians, Lash demons sworn to protect the women at all costs. From the moment they were aware of the attraction between them, Alina wasn't shy to show that she liked Caine, missed him when he was gone, and she wasn't apprehensive about giving in to the sexual need brewing between them. Her confidence and extreme compassion were what made me really like her character. From her description, she was tiny that she was often mistaken for a fae. But underneath that small exterior, she was a tough cookie, always thinking on her feet, and she seemed to be the one with the biggest heart. I loved Caine! For a huge, intimidating warrior he was actually quite a softie. Unlike most of his brethren, he dreamt of finding a mate and starting a family. Having lost his own during a massacre at his village when he was younger, he needed revenge to find closure. That Alina understood that at a pivotal moment was just so like her. The love scenes between Alina and Caine were hot, made even better by the mutual attraction and their ease with talking to one another, sharing themselves on more than just a sexual level. I loved everything about their relationship because they just went with the flow with very little angst. There seemed to be more sex in this one than the previous two books, but this couple was so damn lovable, I wouldn't hold it against them. The skirmishes were all great visuals, and it was nice to see all the sisters working together for the first time. I enjoyed the one snag that came with Alina's element because I wondered how they'd get around it, if at all. At least it tied up one end that I'd wondered about since the first book. As for the show down, I had hoped it would be drawn out a little more as the villainess was dealt with rather quickly, and a little too easily. Regardless, the ending was still very satisfactory. I was sad to read this was the final book in the series given that I want more of all these fierce warriors, both male and female. I want to read about Ria, Scorpio, Arawn and Brenin. At least a new series is being planned and I may get my wish. *Complimentary ARC provided by the author for the purpose of an honest review.
On Wicked Ground (Solsti Prophecy Book 4) by Sharon Kay Alina is a thief who does not remember the first twelve years of her life. She discovers she has an affinity to the earth and is the missing Solsti. Caine wants retribution for the loss of his loved ones. He becomes captivated by the little thief, but obstacles stand in their way. On Wicked Ground was amazing. It was my favorite book in the series. It was full of non-stop action and surprises. It is perfectly written and flows well. Alina is a worthy heroine. It was astounding what she went through in her life. She is a strong individual that was easy to like. Caine is the perfect Lash Watcher for Alina. They get each other and keep things interesting. They fill the voids in each other’s lives and balance one another. I enjoyed Alina’s adopted father Sebastian. I thought it was clever how he unknowingly fit into the story. He was a good man; I mean vampire, for taking Alina in and raising her. Everything creatively came together in On Wicked Ground. For example, I love how in every book a lock of hair was collected of each sister. I thought Sharon Kay’s outcome was brilliant and carefully thought out. You’ll know what I’m talking about after you read the books. Trust me this was very ingenious. There are tons of details included in this series that make On Wicked Ground a thrilling conclusion to the Solsti Prophecy Series. I’m sad the series ended but was satisfied with the outcome. I’ll be interested in seeing what Sharon Kay comes up with next. Complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.