This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Wild Road (Dirk & Steele, Book 8) by…

The Wild Road (Dirk & Steele, Book 8) (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Marjorie M. Liu

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
3111453,133 (3.67)2
Title:The Wild Road (Dirk & Steele, Book 8)
Authors:Marjorie M. Liu
Info:Leisure Books (2008), Mass Market Paperback, 306 pages
Collections:Your library

Work details

The Wild Road by Marjorie Liu (2008)

  1. 00
    Soul Song by Marjorie Liu (ajennell)
    ajennell: Another addicting paranormal from Marjorie M. Liu. Thick with suspense and engaging characters, this novel is well written, well thought out, and well worth the read!

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 14 (next | show all)
Waking up in a motel room with no memories and surrounded by dead bodies, the woman knows only to run. She does, and that night she tries to break into the hero's car but he finds her convinces her, almost extremely reluctantly, to come back with him she we can care for her wounds. The hero lives his life in complete disguise. He's actually a gargoyle and to hide his true form he wears a mask of magic and keeps his wings tightly bound. Together they go on the road to discover who the woman is and on the way learn to trust each other and confront their mutual loneliness. The hero is kindhearted to a fault and it resulted in his capture and imprisonment but a witch years ago. Though he escaped, he's still traumatized y his ordeal but it doesn't stop him from helping the woman. He's very in tune with how the woman thinks and why she thinks the way she does, so when it takes some time and a lot of effort to get her to trust him, he's patient and allows it. The heroine is possessed by a spirit who's on a murderous rage of revenge but other than that, has zero memories of her own life. She's resourceful and strong in her survival and slowly she starts to truly care for the hero even though he isn't human. When he's her and she tends to him, she isn't disguised when she discovers his wings. This is a traditional Marjorie M Liu book, meaning it has the same plot of having two strangers go on an adventure together while struggling to trust and love each other. Though I didn't feel as much love for this story as for her other books, you can't fault Mrs. Liu's writing as anything other than poetic. ( )
  Eden00 | May 14, 2016 |
I can tell that I missed a book or two in between. I'm thinking that there is a book out there about Charlie, it might even be the one I have still to be read. This was a library book and it came in faster than expected in my queue. It was able to stand on its on despite these clues. Mystery was interesting, romance a little lacking, more tidbits about Dirk & Steele added. I have forgotten though if there are things I should know about Riktor. ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
Done 3.3 stars-
A woman, wakes up to find herself in a room, filled with smoke, she is covered in blood and there are three dead men on the floor, she has a gun and a note pinned to her shirt that says 'RUN". She does and on her run she meets a man, who is not exactly like other men, he is a gargoyle, with a damaged soul. She does not remember anything before the moment she woke, but somebody is hunting her. These two lost people start a journey of death, fear, mystery and discovery.
More story based than romantic, the sex was earned not instant, the female was not an idiot, and the Gargoyle was hot, overall enjoyable. I still will not search out books by this author, she just doesn't excite my senses with her writing, but if one falls in my hands I'll probably read it someday. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
A good story but it was a bit long and there seemed to be some questions left unanswered or maybe I just didn't understand. ( )
  bookjunkie57 | Apr 17, 2015 |
I had forgotten just how much I love Marjorie M. Liu's books. This is a great addition to her Dirk and Steele series. The storyline is fast paced and the characters are enjoyable. Even the amnesia sub-plot is done well. ( )
  Book_Minx | Jan 24, 2015 |
Showing 1-5 of 14 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
The woman smelled smoke in her dreams.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Lannes Hannelore is one of a dying race born to protect makind against demonic forces. And while those who look upon him see a beautiful man, this illusion is nothing but a prison. His existence is one of pure isolation, hiding in plain sight. But when Lannes finds a young woman covered in blood -- desperate and alone, with no memory or past -- he will be drawn into a mystery that makes him question all he knows. And though it goes against his nature and everything he fears, Lannes will risk his heart, his secrets, and his very soul in order to save someone who could the love of his life.or the end of it.
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

A new plot by the Consortium brings a beautiful athlete into concert with a man she is soon to discover is a gargoyle and the love of her life.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.67)
0.5 1
1 2
2 2
2.5 3
3 17
3.5 6
4 31
4.5 5
5 10

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 133,423,768 books! | Top bar: Always visible