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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*sobs* Am I living under a rock and missed the memo this book was the last in the series? Nooo! I wanted to read about Torin, William, and Legion’s HEA 🙁
Josh this series is on my wishlist..awesome review!
@Read Our Lips! Book Review Blog I am sad to say I was slightly at a loss to your comment. I did a little homework and racked my brain. Legion of those three gets the most attention and it isn’t an HEA. Torin gets the least attention. I think since Showalter flipped into the Angel Mini-series these characters have a good chance of gaining the spotlight. But unfortunately I am not yet the master of Showalter or her massive universe. Thanks for the comment!
@kimbacaffeinate Thank you. It might be best to keep it on your wishlist for awhile.
I enjoyed this one a lot, and I’m shock about the fact that we are not going to get Williams and Torin’s book 🙁
Great review!, I also really enjoyed side stories.
Hiya, Josh! I just checked GS’s site and the next LOTU book is slated for August 2013 and it is Kane’s book! As of right now she doesn’t have a title for it. *fans self in relief*
OMG you almost gave me a heart attack! I need my Legion, William, and Torin HEA! LOL
And you’re right, nothing is certain nowadays and publishers have been going wonky lately. Couldn’t believe one of my fave series from Jill Myles (The Succubus Diaries) got cancelled out of the blue. *sad julie* So I’m glad LOTU is still – for now – going strong.
I <3 Rabid Reads!
I love this series (one of my fav’s)and of course loved this book!! Kane’s book (the next in the series) is going to be called “The Darkest Craving” http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15841158-the-darkest-craving
@ Amber Hughes I’m kind of excited even though I’m sure the first hundred pages or so will be me just barely keeping my head above water.
@Loupe Duffy I was dead wrong. There are more books to come. These other commenters are far more up on their LOTU forthcoming releases.
Nice, yes very nice. I can’t wait to read it now! I agree, sometimes these books are confusing. But then a character will say something ridiculous and pull me back into loving it.
gr8 review . on my wishlist as well . look at the covers . drool lol