Wicked Ground by Sharon Kay (Solsti Prophecy #4)

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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.

5 stars*****

And there you have it... the end of another great series! This final installment was definitely action packed as the four Solsti finally all come together and combine their power to prepare for the impending war. It was also a little emotional as the truth is slowly revealed about Alina, where she has been, how she survived and the price that she had to pay in exchange for her power. I was both sad and happy for her... she finally found her family but will she ever be able to have one of her own? For her, falling in love is too big of a risk and the price too high. But, can you really keep yourself from falling in love? Caine, our sexy watcher, is definitely making it hard for her to keep her emotions in check.
Caine and Alina were a great match together and the chemistry was superb! Those of you who love an abundance of steam will be quite pleased... they were insatiable together. The fact that Alina was a professional thief made her character very clever and interesting.
I absolutely adored Sebastian, the vampire who saved Alina when he found her abandoned at age 12 and raised her as his own daughter. He taught her everything he knew... stealing... but, hey we all have to have skills. And turns out, those skills did come in handy for her quite a bit.
It was very clever how the author pulled all of the smallest details from all of the previous books and brought everything full circle in the end. There were definitely a few surprises that had me on the edge of my seat.
I'm sad to see the series end... but all good things must I suppose... and, I'll be waiting to see what else this author has in store for us in the future. I think I heard a rumor that she might be writing some spin offs of some of the characters from this series. I'd like that... :))

This is not a stand alone... it is best to start with book one and read the entire series in order... starting with Wicked Wind.

Thanks to the author for the complimentary ARC! 

Click HERE to link to my reviews of the first three installments...


  1. Holy crap! That gives a new definition to rock hard, lol! That's just too many muscles for me. I'd be afraid to touch- too scared I'd sprain a finger. =D But I do love thief stories.

    1. LOL... we wouldn't want you to sprain a finger! Too funny...