Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #1, Demonica, #6)
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Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #1)

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They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

Yet there...more
Mass Market Paperback, 402 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Grand Central Publishing
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Anzu The Great Destroyer
Let’s start with the cover(s). Why do PNR books (almost) always have on them the half-naked hot dude who’s missing half of his face? There was a time when I didn’t really mind it but enough already! See the UK version for this book? AWESOME! I really REALLY love it! And I saw many book covers from the UK which were pretty good which means that the trends are different there. Anyways, I’m hoping that US books, especially from this genre, will change the cover style a bit because this isn’t hot an...more
Shawna
5 stars – Paranormal Romance

What a fan-freaking-tastic, brilliant (Guinness Beer guy voice) combination of unique paranormal elements and apocalyptic prophecies, Stephen King-esque eerie horror, violent, gruesome action, intense, steamy romance, and wry, dark humor. Larissa Ione’s Demonica is one of my top favorite series that got impossibly better with each book, and she really delivers the goods in the first book in the spin-off Lords of Deliverance series. It was an amazing read, and I can’...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
4.5 STARS!!!!

Ares’s To-Do List:
- Stop (sexy) brother from obliterating the world with deadly disease
- Find the agimorti and keep her from getting killed
- Locate the Deliverance before Pestilence finds it

[Edited in by Anne:]
- And learn that having feeeeeeeelings doesn’t make you a pansyass wanker!!

I’m a huge fan of the Demonica series so I was thrilled to hear about a new spinoff series with the four horsemen. Eternal Rider has all the same great elements of Demonica. Ione still has her great s...more
Katie(babs)
If I could describe Larissa Ione’s new book, Eternal Rider, in one word, it would be “whoa”, as in this book seriously blew my mind away. Eternal Rider is the first book in Larissa’s Lords of Deliverance series that’s an offshoot of her very popular Demonica series. If you thought Larissa Demonica series was dark, beyond steamy erotic and twisted, you’ll be happy to know that Eternal Rider is all these things and much more. Larissa walks a fine line here because everything is more intense. I cou...more
Wendy
The Horseman of War has never been so sexy! Ares is strong, courageous and he bears the fate of mankind on his shoulders.

Cara Thornton is the key to Ares' safety and doom. And the connection between her and Ares is quite amusing to watch as she keeps him guessing.

This is an engaging, engrossing, fast paced and totally delicious read. The world building is fabulous and I thoroughly enjoyed the glimpses of the characters in the Demonica series.

I would recommend reading the Demonica series prior...more
Danielle
Larissa Ione has a new series out and it's not only dark and exciting but hot and adventurous. Her Demonica series was not just mouthwatering but quickly became one of my favorites. I was super excited to find out this new book would be set in the same world as Demonica. Please welcome the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Ares (War), Reseph (Pestilence), Thanatos (Death), and the only female in the group, Limos (Famine). Each of the Horsemen have a Seal and each Seal comes with two prophecies. T...more
AH
Awesome! I loved this!

I’m a sucker for books that take Biblical themes and build upon them. Angels, demons, images of heaven and hell, obscure Biblical and apocryphal stories – I love it. Larissa Ione’s Eternal Rider gives the story a modern flavor. The series builds upon the author’s Demonica series and is best read after Sin Undone. Many of the Demonica character favorites appear in this spin-off series.

Larissa Ione has superb storytelling skills. From the first page to the last, the book was...more
Leah
First, I just wanted to say how cool it was that Larissa Ione thanked her Twitter, FB, and GR friends in her acknowledgements because I was like, "Hey, that's me!" It was quite exciting.

So, the book started out just a little bit slow for me. I'm not exactly sure why, but it did, but I wasn't concerned because I knew I'd get into it. Then, it got really good and I started loving it. I was all over Ares and how sexy he was, and Cara and how awesome she was, and Kynan and how awesome I already knew...more
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker
This is dirty, hot, violent and so perfectly written that I have to wonder if Larissa Ione is really from this world. She is twisted and has this crazy "other world" so perfectly laid out that I am convinced that she is writing from experience rather than "make believe".

I'll review this later, right now, I'm just going to think about how much I enjoyed it!
Jen (Red Hot Books)
The Demonica series may have ended with Sin Undone, but its rich world is very much alive thanks to Larissa Ione's spinoff series Lords of Deliverance. Off the bat, I can tell you that you don't have to have read the Demonica books to enjoy Eternal Rider. While it doesn't build the world from scratch, our main characters have their own story to tell.

Let me give you the basics. There are four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. They're not bad guys. In fact, they want to be a force for good. But each ca...more
Aly is so frigging bored
5*+++

Larissa Ione has surpassed herself! I loved this book!

Cara was on hell of a heroin. She is courageous, funny and sarcastic. Ares is a walking legend(an wet dream) and he is so sweet when he doesn't know what to do with her or his emotions...



Fav qoute:
There was another long silence, and then, “Did you love your wife?”
He smiled, but she couldn’t have seen it. “Love was never part of our life. It was an arranged marriage. My wife knew what was expected of her, and she pleased me well enough.”...more
Lauren
Eternal Rider
3.5 Stars

Series Note: Eternal Rider is book #1 in Lords of Deliverance the spin off of the Demonica series. There are numerous references in the book the characters and events from Demonica and it may be difficult for newcomers to fully grasp Ione's world without reading that series first - forewarned is forearmed!

The story has tremendous potential but unfortunately, the romance falls flat.

The emotional bond between Ares and Cara is non-existent and they have absolutely nothing in...more
Hbeebti
Larissa Ione can do no wrong in my book. This was a wonderful book. What a way to start of a new series. I was so thrilled that there some of my old friends from the previous series in here. It had me grinning like a fool. lol I was so glad that nothing changed. That the whole demon world was still that , there was nothing for me to try and feel out in that respect. Learning about the Horsemen was the only thing that I had to read slower to make sure I got it.

Ares was so Dominating, Controlling...more
Laurie (Bitten by Romance)

Larissa Ione knows how to ride in with a fantastic start of a new hot freaking series. I loved Eternal Rider and need more!! Who wouldn’t like to read about 3 sexy horsemen and one hot lady horseman of the apocalypse along with the addition of demons, vampires, hellhounds and more. As you guessed it Ione gives you tons of excitement danger and lots of hot wicked sex. This author always amazes me with how deep she gets into her storyline and always makes it exciting to read.

Cara is having a stre...more
Dinjolina
Sheesh! This author has so much imagination she can get in to the exporting business and sell ideas! Stephen King has nothing on her!
There was a bit less sex then her other books. Maybe I’m just plain crazy but I think that was the case. At first I got kind of annoyed the main characters took all that time to really hook up. It was an erotica. Where were my sexy scenes ? What did I pay for? :)
Still, in the end it all turned out perfect because their whole romance was rolled up in a fab plot. A p...more
Mandi Schreiner
Let’s all jump for joy – Larissa Ione has a new series out. Her Demonica series is one of my favorites, not only for the super sexy romance, but her humorous, warm characters. I am so glad that although set in the same world as Demonica, we have four new main characters with the same wit and sexy behavior. Now, although this is a spin-off series, there are a lot of new rules we have to learn. Demons are not the main focus of this one, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are in the spotlight. Are...more
new_user
Larissa Ione stacked her Demonica series on sympathetic men and women, a compendium-full of demons neither sparkly nor vegetarian, twisty plots, violence, romance, and brotherly bonds that inspire bloodshed and manly half-hugs.

Which is why Eternal Rider disappointed me.


Ever ambitious, in her Lords of Deliverance quintet, Ione attacks the biblical four horsemen of the Apocalypse.

It was violent at least. When catastrophe strikes, magically warping affable horseman Reseph to villain, his brothers...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
What an excellent concept for a series!!!! I love the way Ms. Ione thinks, develops and writes her stories. She is truly great at making us feel as if we are in this wonderful world she creates.

Being a dedicated fan, and having read all her previous work, I am not disappointed with this one! Her style is still all over the pages of Eternal Rider, and I am so excited to be back, in a way, in the Demonica world.

Demonica
If you thought you would never see your favorite demons/angels/vampires again,...more
valee
4.5 STARS

There's ONLY ONE reason for why I'm only giving 4 stars to this book and it's because I have NO DOUBT WHATSOEVER that this series will only get better, and in a way I feel I only want to use the 5 stars once that happens. For a first book in a series it couldn't have been better, although if it had been longer and with more information about the other Lords maybe it could have,LOL.

SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS AMAZING AUTHOR:
Again I remember why I admire this author so much: I believe Lariss...more
Ronda  Tutt
Excellent! HOT!

Larissa Ione has done it again with her brillant writing. A great start to a new series and I loved and enjoyed how she included the great many characters from her Demonica Series. The story of the 4 Horsemen is exciting in itself but when you add their trails of everyday life and trying to prevent the Demonica prophecy of the Apocalypse from taking place by protecting their seals - the story is fantastic.

In the Demonica Series Sin had caused a plague to spread between the were-w...more
Jennifer
I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeee Ares! :) Rather than a usual review because duh it is Larissa Ione one of my faves I will just throw in some thoughts for this one since I loved it. Oh, how I missed The Demonica series but Larissa has found a great way of writing a new series and keeping our faves from Demonica alive. The sex scenes were great, passionate and damn Ares(War) has talent.(blushes..need to find me an Ares)So much action and suspence in this one.. at one point I was like nooooo do it Cara do...more
Sharon (Simi) Ehcstasy
Take two sexy, immortal horseman and one beautiful horsewoman of the apocalypse, a heroine who is actually very likeable, a fallen horseman turned evil and you have one hot, unputtdownable story. Literally! This was one of those books that you carry around with you everywhere. I loved it. You also get to read about the Sem brothers again and whats not to like about that, as well as catching up on your other fav characters and you get to read a tale spun by the Master herself Larissa.

She has done...more
Melindeeloo
I liked Eternal Rider, though probably not quite as much as the Ione's Demonica books. About midway through I realized that Eternal Rider reminded me very much of Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld. Why it had the feel of that series more than Ione's Demonica books is something I haven't yet managed to put my finger on. Still I liked the heroine and the hellhound and I thought that the two remaining 'horseman' siblings were interesting so I will be checking out the next book, Immortal Ride...more
Ana
Cara's life has been turned upside down in the last day or so. One day she was blissfully unaware that the paranormal beings existed, and now she's living with one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, she's bonded to a hellound, and yeah surrounded by demons. Let's not forget that if she dies the world as we know it comes to an end. And since she's the bearer of Ares' seal she's slowly dying.

Ares needs to keep Cara alive. He has no desire to become War and start destroying the world. He knows that...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Okay
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess Hot!
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: I wasn’t blown away but I was left satisfied
Characters: Well Done.
Plot: Almost predictable, but interesting enough to keep me listening
Page Turner: Yes.
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yeah
Book Boyfriend: Ares

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

This was no Demonica with a first book that starts off with a bang. This one was a bit slow. There was lots of world building, some of it I already knew from the other series. I did like t...more
Lynsey A
4.5 stars What a great start to a new series. It started out a bit slow but then really picked up. Larissa certainly has a great imagination and brings her readers a fascinating story. The ending should have been obvious but I'm glad I didn't know how she was going to work things out for the two lovers. It was a great ending.

Pestilence is a nasty piece of work so I am very much looking forward to how Larissa will redeem him to make him a hero of his own story. This book was very graphic with the...more
Lauren
WOW Can I give this book a 10! MUST READ!!!!!!!

Ares and Cara ... perfect, fabulous, freaking awesome! I loved their story. Both strong and sexy characters. I loved how cara could communicate with the animals. I also loved how we got to see the other characters.. E, shade, and wraith. and OMG HADES HAD A MOHAWK!
Barks & Bites
Narrator Hilary Huber
Duration: 12 hours, 34 minutes
Published by Hachette Audio

I haven’t read the Demonica series by this author and I’ve heard it is set in the same world as this new spinoff “Lords of Deliverance” series. I’m thinking I probably should have read the 6.5 books in the Demonica series first but reading a series out of order seems to be what I do. Now I will be the first to admit that I am a person who is easily confused and during the first two hours of this audiobook reading I was...more
Esra
oh, the book was awesome!!!

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I wanna see hades again lol :D you bastard :D

Mahşerin 4 atlısının serisi ile demonica serisi devam ediyor. Kahramanlarımızı sin undone'da tanımış giriş yapmıştık. sinead'in kırdığı mühürle 4 atlıdan bulaşıcı hastalık dünyaya ve kardeşlerine terör estirmeye başlıyor. Kitap pestilence 'in ares/war 'un mührünü kırmaya çalışması ve dünyanın sonunu getirme çabalarıyla geçiyor. Normal bir insan olan cara ise olaya bilmeden cehennem köpeklerinden birinin yavrus...more
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione penned her first novel at the age of 13 and hasn't stopped writing since. She has been a U.S. Air Force meteorologist, an EMT, and a professional dog trainer, and you never know when one of those interests will pop into her novels.

She lives a nomadic existence with her U.S. Coast Guard husband and son, so her writing career has been a bl...more
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