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Retribution (Redemption #3)

4.45 of 5 stars 4.45  ·  rating details  ·  883 ratings  ·  78 reviews
Love can overcome many odds. And while this emotion is worth many trials and tribulations, it can also lead to death.


It is a love that is forbidden . . .

Dayton Blainey is the only sane Naphil ever to walk the face of the Earth, and she's in love with a Demon she's been bound to by blood.

Can love triumph over fate . . .

Marcas Craig is the Demon son of Lilith and
Kindle Edition, 146 pages
Published May 18th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services (first published May 1st 2012)
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Elise Marion
Okay...I have to take a deep breath and reach for a few tissues as I write this review.
First off, I am so sad that this is the end of the Redemption series! I have been devouring these books since the first one came out and am sad to say goodbye to Marcas and Dayton. However, I am so happy with the way it ended and how Ryals managed to create a happy ending that fit nicely into that gray area of middle ground between black and white. Two people, half angel and half human got their chance a happi
I really enjoyed the first two books in the Redemption series, but I hadn't realized how emotionally involved I'd gotten in Dayton and Marcas' story until I started reading Retribution. From the first chapter, this book is essentially a climax of the trilogy. It's going to be a struggle to review without spoilers, but if you had any love for the other books, this one will complete you.

After everything they've gone through, Dayton has been stolen by Damon and she and Marcas are separated but stil
‘She is beautiful. She is strong. She will rewrite history.’

Ok, so I am hoping if you are reading this review, that you have already read Redemption & Ransom the first 2 books in this series. If so, keep reading, scrap that, comment below and gush alongside of me. We need to discuss this. We need to discuss how brave Dayton is, even though she is petrified. We need to discuss Marcas, that even though he isn’t lovey dovey and says no sweet nothings that usually makes us swoon, he is practical
Scorpeyna  Blue
I've been in a reading slump lately and I thanked this series for helping me out of it ^____^ The books was sooo good and addictive! Truly an undiscovered beautiful gem among dozens of paranormal series out there.I just don't get why it had so few readers and not gotten popular. I got into this series while thinking of nothing and just let it carried me to where it want me to be. And I was left satisfied at the end. Just wish there are more of Dayton+Marcas sweetmantic moment though ;D

This book was gifted to me by the author. Thank You!

This is the conclusion of the trilogy. Dayton has been kidnapped by Damon. Dayton loves Marcas and Marcas loves her too. Damon wants to rape Dayton and trap Marcas. Dayton is so much stronger now and in control of her power. Damon uses the ring to purge Marcas from Dayton. “Because as the ring worked to purge the Demon blood from my body, I felt my heart crack, the hairline fracture moving down the organ, widening until the halves fell apart.”
Okay, I just now remembered to review this book. This whole series caught me off guard honestly. So instead of writing something about each book, I'll write about the series (since I forget where one book ends and the other begins anyway).
I loved this series. I find that even though I said I want to write about the whole series, I've got nothing to say other than I love it. I love how the first book is a build up of tension, how it gives the reader TIME to BELIEVE that Dayton and Marcus actuall
Becky Harley
Retribution (Redemption Series book 3) by R. K. Ryals

Review by Becky Harley

5 Stars

I Loved this book.

Kidnapped by Damon, the ring is now in his hands. Can Dayton escape or will Marcus save her? The pair continue their fight to stay together.

Dayton is a sassy, sarcastic, stubborn and completely loveable character. Her determination to do the things that she believes are right regardless of the consequences to herself makes her a strong and captivating heroine. The friendships she forms are also a
Retribution is the third book in the Redemption Series. Dayton is kidnapped by Damon so he can go forth with his plan to lift the curse now that he is possession of Dayton and the Seal of Solomon. Here we see how Dayton’s sister Amber has come to her senses and helps her sister escape. The bond allows Marcas to communicate with Dayton and he reassures her that he will come for her no matter what. Dayton is able to escape with the help of her sister and Marcas and his brother start a fight…but th ...more
Michelle Bolanger
The third book in the Redemption series by R.K. Ryals was everything I expected it to be and more.

Dayton and Marcas are finally unbound, but it's no longer the bond keeping them together. Marcas has a battle to fight, and Dayton isn't about to let him do it alone. Together they face his greatest challenge and fight for the future of those like him.

The relationship between Marcas and Dayton is one for the history books. Though they are clearly committed to each other, neither of them give up an o
(3.5 Stars)
"Retribution" is a good ending to the Redemption series. While this series is a trilogy, we will still be able to enjoy the tales of Dayton and Marcas in two spin off series featuring Monroe and Conor.

This book began where the previous book ended. Damon has once again kidnapped Dayton and plans to impregnate her. He takes her to the Abbey where the bonding began. However, before he can carry out his despicable plan, Amber comes to her rescue. Additionally, Marcas is not about to let h
Jeanette Crump
This book is the ending to the Redemption Trilogy. At the end of the book the series is over but I just wanted more! I still want more! Definitely going to read "Cursed" and the Acropolis series by R. K. Ryals to get the scoop on some of the other characters in this story.

This book has all the action you could ask for. Dayton has come a long way. From shy, quiet, and scared to determined, independent, and strong. She gets right in there and saves her mean demon! Just like any good w
This book was the best of the first three in the series as Dayton comes into her own and becomes a force to be reckoned with. Marcas also shows more of the hidden sides of himself and he and Dayton grow as a couple.

While the story has spanned three books so far, I never felt bogged down in the details or even started skimming sections so that I could just get through. The author has a real gift for keeping the plot moving.

This book ends nicely. Even though I know there will be a fourth book in
A fantastic conclusion the Redemption series. I think I loved this last book the most out of all the rest in the series. Dayton and Marcas were finally together and what a kickass team they make. This book picked up right where the last one left off with Dayton in Damon's clutches. Don't worry - rescue wasn't far off! The rest of the book was focused on Marcas' battle to free his half-blood demon brothers from Lucifer's clutches. This results in him and Dayton returning to hell to face down Luci ...more
It's official. I loved this series. And I loved both Dayton and Marcas. Dayton because even though she was scared, terrified at times, she still stood strong as best that she could. After having been kidnapped and taken back to the Abbey, knowing that Damon intended to force her to bind with him and bear his child, she still fought back and managed to reunite with Amber who she thought was lost to her. She gains her freedom at the cost of losing Marcas; only to have to fight to get him back. I d ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
In this EPIC conclusion to The Redemption Series I had the honor and privilege to read an ARC copy of Retribution and HOLY BABY JESUS did I not want this series to end. I loved it so much and this is one of those series that re-read multiple times.

In Retribution it picks up right where Ransom left off. Dayton and Marcas are still bound but there is something new to them. They have discovered love. They are in love and want to be with each other and it goes against everything known to man for a d
Anne (Angel Anne Reviews) Nelson
First and foremost, I truly need to thank Author Regina Ryals (RK Ryals) for the wonderful “GIFT” and opportunity to read each one of her books thus far. I am so in love with the “Redemption Trilogy” from the very first book. And to follow is my fair and unbiased opinion in a review after reading this marvel..

Love can overcome many odds. And while this emotion is worth many trials and tribulations, it can also lead to death.


It is love that is forbidden…. Dayton Blainey is thte only s
My review for: Retribution by R. K. Ryals
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Shanna Roberson

First off, I am so sad to see the series come to a close even if it’s only temporary. I want more. I want more of beautiful Dayton and snarky Monroe. I want more of the swoon-worthy demon brothers, Luther and Marcus. With that said; what a hell of a story!

At the end of Ransom, we are left worrying how far Damon will go to achieve his sick plan of redemption? Will he hurt Dayton before Marcus can come to her aid?

Lynn Worton
Review 6******

I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.
This is the third and final book in the Redemption Series and I LOVED IT!

Dayton Blainey has faced the Demon Queen, Lilith, and won, but in this concluding book of the series, she has to face an even bigger foe, Satan himself!

Marcus Craig loves Dayton, but will both of them be able to survive what's coming?

This is a very exciting conclusion to a fabulous series! The action is intense, and kept me riveted to the pages
Retribution again picks up where Ransom left off. The love Marcas and Dayton have for each other is undeniable and their loyalty to each other runs deep. Dayton finds herself in the hands of Damon again, and Marcas is determined to save her. With the Seal now in the hand of Damon, things have changed. This sets into motion a series of events which will test the loyalty and strength of the love Marcas and Dayton have for one another, as they face Heaven, Hell, and everything in between.

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"The human heart is a strange thing, if loved - it expands, if broken it endures, if tested it perseveres." What an epic love story, starting this series I had no idea how invested I would become in these characters and I am somewhat surprised really. I have read a lot of this genre and the author clearly had engaged me with the story line and with Dayton who is such a memorable and likeable character. This book is about love and redemption. Would you go to hell and back literally for the one yo ...more
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‘She is beautiful. She is strong. She will rewrite history.’

Ok, so I am hoping if you are reading this review, that you have already read Redemption & Ransom the first 2 books in this series. If so, keep reading, scrap that, comment below and gush alongside of me. We need to discuss this. We need to discuss how brave Dayton is, even though she is petrified. We need to discuss Marcas, that even though he isn’t lovey dovey and says no sweet nothings that usually makes us swoon, he is practical
K.R. Wilburn
Let me start off by saying that I loved the first two books in the series. My only complaints was that there were a great deal of excess things that didn't seem to pertain to the story at all and that the cover art is atrocious and off putting. If it hadn't been for the fact that it was free, I would have passed over the series entirely. Too many self published authors don't use cover art as the marketing tool it should be, but I digress.

The first two books were beautifully done, a single arc th
B. McMichael
Damon is seeking redemption and to do so forces Dayton to break the bond with Marcus- which she now has chosen not to do. Now it is up to Dayton to save the day, but whom is she saving the day for- Marcus, Bezaliel, or herself?

Retribution is the title and we are left wondering whose retribution is being sought with Dayton. There is Damon who thinks that by procreating with a demon with the 1/2 angel-1/2 human Dayton, all three worlds would be linked. Marcus who has had his heart crushed by the
 Lady Krishna
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Retribution is the third and last book of the Redemption Series by the very talented Ms. R.K Ryals. As you all know, if you've been reading my reviews, I am an uber fan of the Redemption Series. I have been raving about it ever since I've read the first one and I am happy to say that Ms. R.K Ryals had even exceeded my expectations for the ending of my very well loved Redemption Series.

Ending a series on a high note is very difficult t
I LOVE THIS SERIES!! I have loved this series from the very beginning and continue to love it,especially a dark and handsome Demon. Retribution had me jumping up and down, sniffling and grinning from ear to ear. Fabulous writing indeed!

The story continues with Dayton and Marcas. Dayton has been kidnapped by Marcas' psycho twin brother. I truly wanted to rip his throat out, but I had to stay patient. Dayton is much stronger than I think even she knows and then you have sexy Marcas who is beyond s
WOW this book had me pinned to my seat, I felt like my emotions were on a fair ride! What an amazing ending to one of the best series I've read in quite a while. This one is deffo going on my favourite list to read again in the future.
I absolutely loved all the characters which were written in such a way that their emotions became my emotions, during the action scenes I often found myself holding my breath or gripping the book tighter (lol) It even made me cry. I found myself even liking some o
Christina Silcox
I just don't know what to say about this book. My emotions are still trying to recover! I feel like I have just come from the battlefield, scars and all. I loved the first two books in this series, and was a little worried to start Retribution. You know how sometimes, when you are so invested in the characters from a series that you plan in your head how you hope things will go, and then the writer takes things and just throws you for a loop? Not here!!! By no means am I saying that I knew what ...more

Except, some people might be horribly disappointed by the fact that (view spoiler). :( I was, but it's okay. And there should be a 4th book coming out sometime, too so YOU NEVER KNOW. Everything else was wonderful and sweet and romantic and overall this was a really good ending to the series. SO MUCH LOVE <3
Heather andrews
I didn't like the beginning (for selfish reasons, not because of the story or writing) When people insult her man Dayton is all up in that, I think she is just as territorial as he is maybe even worse...not sure yet, "Condemn me all you want silently, Amber, but don't say it out loud. Out of everyone involved, Marcas has always been the most honest. He has the most to lose, and he was willing to sacrifice everything for me." Oh Marcas I really have fallen in love with you:
"I plan to start a wa
Lynn  2 Girls & A Book
This installment of the Redemption Series left me emotionally exhausted. R.K. Ryals took me on a gut wrenching roller coaster ride. Just when I thought (or hoped) I knew what was going to happen Ryals would throw in the dagger and twist. If you are a fan of the series I am sure you will agree; give Dayton a break and some Demon love already!

R.K Ryals has such a way with words. Whether she is making me feel the fires of hell lap against my heels or the fire and intensity of a kiss from Marcus Cra
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R.K. Ryals is the author of emotional and gripping young adult and new adult paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and fantasy. With a strong passion for charity and literacy, she works as a full time writer encouraging people to "share the love of reading one book at a time." An avid animal lover and self-proclaimed coffee-holic, R.K. Ryals was born in Jackson, Mississippi and makes her home ...more
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