At long last the latest book in the series receives a review fore all the rest…Coming into this book eight books late was a true challenge. The world is so complicated! We have gods, warriors, the dead, and angels. Just to name the major players in this edition. Not to mention the fact that a demon is packed inside each of their bodies, which usually acts contrary to their own motivations and creates additional tension. The book chooses to pull no punches by setting us in a bar where Paris, a warrior nestling Sex, lusts after everyone in the bar, men included. Now none of the imaginings are explicit, merely implied but still quite a haymaker for page ten.
Before I continue I feel it is best that I address a growing phenomenon for me, namely coming in and out of series willy nilly. I think of all the books I have read this book puts it to the limit and then some and it makes me enjoy reading out of order. After the first hundred pages passed, the scene became increasingly clear. All the strange jumps into viewpoints of characters other than Paris made sense and much of this large cast grew on me, none more so than those at the center of the conflict, Paris and Sienna, the woman mastered by Wrath.
When it comes to her, there are serious complications. Not only is she dead, pumped full of ambrosia (which acts as an addictive drug in this universe), bullied by Cronus, showed scenes from her past, locked in a castle, wanted by angels, but also occasionally blacks out to be overtaken by Wrath, a demon that has only one word in his vocabulary Punish.
In a book this long, one can hardly judge it for having laughable, inconsistent, or confusing sentences. The love at the core of the book between Paris and Sienna is redemptive. Their characterizations, however absurd and burdened by tortuous pasts, are likable. Something clicks in the midst of chaos whatever that might be. To be more clear about the sentences, the diction sometimes strays into slang, which could not clash more with this mythological world where Cronus wears tight leather pants. So it is a really disjointed and cumulative read but surprisingly satisfying. Maybe just because I let it beat me over the head with pocket dimension upon pocket dimension. PUNISH! PUNISH! Seriously I have no clue how I would have mapped their journey. But with a goddess possessed by the demon of Narcissism and an immortal always craving his conditioner who can care too much with connecting the pieces?
|Recommendation:||Unless you are feeling inhuman start at the beginning of this series. If on the other hand you are not an immortal and don’t mind a little bid of muddling I assure you the story has enough entertainment to recommend it on its own merits|
|Like this, like that:||Lords of Deliverance series by Larissa Ione and the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh|
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