Whilst this is the 1st in the Lords of Deliverance series, it also has characters and world building from the Demonica series. How do I know this, cau...moreWhilst this is the 1st in the Lords of Deliverance series, it also has characters and world building from the Demonica series. How do I know this, cause I've yet to read Demonica? Friends have mentioned it and it becomes obvious when reading that this is so. And no, I don't mean it was hard to read without 1st having read Demonica. I found it really easy to slip into this world.
Cara Thornhart, a scared traumatized woman comes into contact with a Hellhound puppy and saves it; Hal, the puppy is very grateful and thus Cara's entry to the supernatural world begins. She also meets Ares, the Second Horseman of the Apocalypse who is in a desperate stuggle against his brother Pestilence who has succumbed to evil. If just one more Horseman's Seal breaks, Armageddon will follow.
Cara becomes the key to saving Ares, and Hal becomes the key to saving Cara. Oh did I mention that Hellhounds and Horsemen hate each other?
Really enjoyed this and will certainly be reading the next one, as well as Demonica.(less)
Well, it took me forever to read this book, just like the first one in the series. I think its because I'm just not buying the H/h relationships. They...moreWell, it took me forever to read this book, just like the first one in the series. I think its because I'm just not buying the H/h relationships. They don't seem to connect with each other to any great depth. Just the usual lust, fated mates type stuff, there doesn't seem to be any other connection, they don't even seem to like each other. Probably doesn't help that the 2 male leads so far have been incubi.
So Shade, is the cursed brother of the first books hero, and a paramedic at the Underground Hospital. Runa is an ex girlfriend, who is now part of the military special ops team, sent to find out about the Hospital and is now a shapeshifter since last seen by Shade.
The mysterious other brother who was assumed dead, Roag, isn't and he's pissed! So lots of kidnapping, torture, death, organ-harvesting, and general nastiness later, Shade's curse kicks in. He starts to fade because he's fallen "in love" with Runa.
Not saying any more cause of spoilers but did enjoy some of the demon sayings "demonphobia" and "demonitarian mission to save ..."
I've got the rest of the series so I'm hoping it improves.(less)