The Illusions of Eventide by Sarah M. Cradit

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Meg's Review:

I think this is my favorite of all the books so far. I kinda love Nicolas. I jumped right into this novel after finishing the last and it just sucked me right back in. We start off with Nicolas really emotionally broken. He is at the bottom and not entirely looking up. Until something pops up and forces him to. This something is a women, and she ruins all his plans, giving him something to fight for. This novel throws you around the ring quite a bit. It caught my by surprise and had me on my toes. I highly recommend you start the series from the start, but this book is for sure my favorite thus far. #MustRead for sure.


Nicolas Deschanel was betrayed by the only two people who matter to him. Their disloyalty stung and an overwhelming sense of loss lingers. Nicolas has lived the high life professing to not have a care in the world, and now this illusion is calling his bluff.

Determined to take control of an existence now devoid of purpose, he sojourns to his family's holiday home on the Gulf of Mexico. Resolved more than depressed, he plans to privately say goodbye to a world which no longer needs him. Of questionable fortune, he finds a woman, Mercy, sitting alone on the shore at eventide. Nicolas is conflicted between an obligation to help, and annoyance at her intrusion.

Mercy has many layers of secrets. Deepest of all, she cannot tell this Child of Man she is thousands of years old and very powerful. In her presence, Nicolas' own dormant powers begin to surface, triggering a sequence of events that cause both of their lives to spiral further out of control. When old friends from both sides come to help, together they all learn a painful truth: new life can only begin once you've set free what means the most.