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Sins of the Son

(Grigori Legacy #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  436 ratings  ·  105 reviews
When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a police bulletin, she knows that Heaven's plan to halt Armageddon has gone terribly wrong. As the only mortal who knows of Seth's true nature, only she can save him. Aramael was a hunter of Fallen Angels until a traitor forced him into earthly exile. Now, with no powers and only a faint memory of ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 352 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Ace
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May 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, linda-poitevin
After reading the first book in this series "Sins of the angels" i had really high expectations regarding this book. Who were partially met.
This book sounded more and more, like a thriller with angels, archangels, and company, than an urban fantasy book. I didn't like the fact that secondary characters took a great piece of the narration. I wanted to hear about Alex and Aramael. Not about a snarky shrink. It was like Alex as a character wasn't strong enough to take the brunt of the story.
Eva Millien
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Star Son
Still reeling from the loss of her soulmate and her brush with at the hands of a Fallen Angel, the last thing Detective Alexandra Jarvis wants is to get involved in the ongoing tug-of-war between Heaven and Hell once again. But she has no choice as she is the only mortal aware of Seth’s true nature and his face is being plastered across a nationwide police bulletin. Ill her fight to save him send the world over into the very chaos she’s desperately trying to avoid?

The tug-of-war
Sep 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED Sins of the Angels, the 1st book in Linda Poitevin's phenomenal urban fantasy series, it was one of my reading revelations of 2011 and Linda Poitevin's Grigori Legacy series rocketed to my favourite UF series list right next to Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, and ever since then I have been counting the days 'till the release of Book #2 Sins of the Son. I'm just telling you all this so you can see with what huge expectations I was looking forward to Sins of the Son ...more
I think it’s important to mention upfront that this book does not stand on its own very well. Obviously this didn’t bother me since I read the first book, too, but I don’t think a new reader should jump into this series here. It ties heavily into the last book and unfamiliar readers will find themselves quite confused. The past events, previous character relationships, and the trauma that Alex still suffers from are treated as a given, only lightly explained. I enjoyed this, since it was enough ...more
Stephanie  G
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Homicide Detective, Alex, sees a found person’s picture, and recognizes him as Seth Benjamin. Knowing that he is walking the earth without his memories means that Armageddon might not be far behind. With this knowledge she leaves to go find him, and very soon finds herself having to protect him while he makes a choice that may save or destroy mankind.

This is the second novel in the series. I didn’t read the first one. It did a fair job of telling the reader what happened in the first book, but I
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Aug 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

Linda Poitevin does a wonderful job of setting the tone in Sins of the Son. There’s a prevalent sense of impending doom throughout the novel and every decision has the potential to change life on Earth forever; very apocalypse-worthy. The characters are larger than life and really come across as “other” (i.e. angels, fallen, the One). The only downside of this book for me was that the focus shifts from Sins of the Angels’ police procedural storyline to a more angelic one.
Dark Faerie Tales
Apr 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-by-kiwi
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Take care, for the war between Heaven and Hell is upon us.

Opening Sentence: “Do we have an agreement?” the One asked.

The Review:

The second installment in the Grigori Legacy urban fantasy series is completely crazy. Betrayal–in Heaven of all places, rape by fallen angels, suicides, the shortest pregnancies I have ever seen (though I think that part would be awesome… much better than all those months), though the maternal death rate is a
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the second of the series, and what really draws me to this series is that the author doesn’t use the same tropes that other authors use. Yes, I adore those, too, but when something more unique comes along, I really appreciate the author trying something new that readers might not appreciate. Anyway, this book pretty much started off where the first one ended. I don’t want to say much and spoil this book, but Alex is more focused on the otherworldly aspects of what’s going on, and ...more
Aug 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Posted at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

How. On. Earth. Do. I. Figure. Out. Where. To. Begin. With. This. Review? Words like ZOMG and O-o and O-O and Ho-ly Sh*t come to mind that that hardly paints a professional picture.

Why don’t we start with the easiest part. I will tell you that Sins of the Son is the second book in Linda Poitevin’s Grigori Legacy series.

There you go. The easy part is now over. Now let me try to tell you about the story.

No, I just can’t. There is so much in this book! And
Jennifer  (BTH Reviews)
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

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Sins of the Son begins where Sins of the Angels left off. Yet, it’s very easy for a reader who hasn’t read the first book to jump in and understand what is happening. Alex is trying to adjust to life without Aramael and cope with all the things she knows but cannot share with anyone other than her sister Jen, although neither of them wish to speak of it.

Aramael is dealing with constant attacks from Fallen Ones who see him as an easy
keikii Eats Books
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
69 points/100 (3 stars/5)
Warning: themes of rape

Seth has been found across the country, with no memory of who or what he is.Women are turning up pregnant and giving birth within weeks everywhere. There are many plans to halt Armageddon in place. Yet Alexandra Jarvis doesn't want to kill anyone to do it.

What a cruel book. There was nothing kind in this at all. At the beginning, I felt sad and out of sorts. I was worried because of the ending of Sins of the Angels. Now, after finishing Sins of
Rich Weatherly
Mar 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark Urban Fantasy

Available March 27, 2012

A detective with a secret.
An exiled angel turned assassin.
And a world with little chance of redemption…

Available March 27, 2012

This gripping sequel to Sins of the Angels will keep you spellbound. As you read the book description below, you will recognize the characters if you read Sins of the Angels. In Sins of the Son the stakes are raised and the fate of humankind is in jeopardy.
Book Description for Sins of the Son

A detective with a secret…

Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
The second book in the series picks up soon after the events of Sins of the Angels – so soon, in fact, that Alex is still on desk duty recovering. While this is happening, Seth is conspiring with Mittron to live out a mortal life so that he can be with the unknowing Alex. Something goes wrong in the process and Seth is sent to Earth, an adult angel still with all the powers of Heaven, but with no memory of how to wield them properly. After this revelation, Mittron has finally overstepped his ...more
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Mar 08, 2012 rated it liked it
What a turn of events for Alex. After the events of SINS OF THE ANGELS Alex is trying to get her life back in order only she sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a Do you know this person type police bulletin and she immediately goes out to see him and try to figure out what is going on.

Linda's version of God and Angels is interesting. God is known as the Chosen One and is actually female. There isn't a bunch of religion thrown in your face which is how I prefer my angel type books. The Chosen One
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angels, action
The novel is-was what I wanted to read for a long time. It fits everything I waited and wanted in a read.
It has nice turn of events, however, the book doesn't involve the reader in its world as I haven't felt one with the characters. It does, but not as much as I expected. It lacks in "feeling" department.
I had high expectation in romantic stuff. And I was so in love with Aramael. Too bad...
Amy Braun
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
The drama continues, though I have to admit things are getting more intense now that Archangels and Lucifer were added to the mix. Still really liking the story, though I do wish Aramael and Alex would get over themselves. Anyway, the end of the book promised a lot in regards to some of my favorite mythological creatures–Nephilim–so I hope they can finally do something with the powers they supposedly have. Especially since Alex is one and hasn't done a damn thing supernatural except be a magnet ...more
Mike Mullin
Nov 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up last night for a little bedtime reading, got sucked in, and wound up finishing after midnight. So I was tired for my three school visits today. Damn you, Poitevin! Seriously, it's that good. Even more engrossing than her debut, Sins of the Angels.
Jan 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
This second book in the Grigori Legacy series is a very hard one for me to review. I loved certain aspects of it and yet others irritated me. Thankfully these weren't issues of poor writing, weak plot or under-developed characters so it didn't affect me not finishing the story or not liking the series.

The sequel picks up right after the events of book one (which means they must be read in order). The devastating events at the end of book one with Aramael losing his wings, powers and his place in
Alana Byers-crawford
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
I'm so confused to this book.
The series obviously didn't start off the best but I thought it was going to improve. And I'm really not sure if this book was an improvement or a step back.
It was good to read more on the angels and the little bits of history as well as seeing how they'll battle against Lucifer.
But that was kind of the only good thing in this book.
The book hardly focused on Alex and that was one of saving graces for this series.
The plot was even slower than the first book and
Nina Campbell
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sins of the Son by Lydia M. Hawke is the second book in the Grigori Legacy. Even though this book begins where the first book left off this is a stand alone story. In this book, Alexandra Jarvis, a Toronto detective receives notice that Seth Benjamin, the angel who saved her life was found naked and confused in another city. Alex then proceeds to travel to help him because she knows that he is the only one who can stop the apocalypse. This book is exciting, mysterious, and suspense filled from ...more
Nina Campbell
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sins of the Son by Lydia M. Hawke is the second book in the Grigori Legacy. Even though this book begins where the first book left off this is a stand alone story. In this book, Alexandra Jarvis, a Toronto detective receives notice that Seth Benjamin, the angel who saved her life was found naked and confused in another city. Alex then proceeds to travel to help him because she knows that he is the only one who can stop the apocalypse. This book is exciting, mysterious, and suspense filled from ...more
Adena Lee
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good cops tend to collect enemies, but this novel takes that to the next level. Any senior cop has got to have PTSD and nightmares about bad guys going after their families; again, this novel takes this to the next level. Put those problems together with a stubborn macha woman who, like many cops, regard psychiatric therapy as proof of weakness to be avoid at almost any cost and you have a recipe for drama worthy of Hill Street Blues, General Hospital, Apocolypse Now and True Blood combined. ...more
D. Messing
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy cow, I thought the first novel of this series was intense, but this managed to beat the first! Sins of the Son wasn’t so much horror laced as the first, but it was much more psychologically horrifying. I REALLY enjoy this series, it hits all my favorite genres effortlessly. I actually read this twice in a row, 1, just because I enjoyed it, and 2, because I wanted to see if it was like The DaVinci Code and each time you read it you find new details that totally shift the story....... ** ...more
Pat Eroh
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book takes off from where the first book ended, or pretty close. Since the first book left me broken-hearted, this is where I started for this book. Hurting for Alexandra. But she is tough and off we go on another hair-raising, nail-biting adventure. This is an awesome story, awesomely written and with a protagonist that is very likable - in fact, I cried for her a few times. This book is a great story and the series is awesome as well.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and
Marcela (BookaholicCat)
4 Stars!

Sins of the Son is the second book in the Grigori Legacy series by Linda Poitevin.

Sins of the Son takes place couple of days after the events in Sins of the Angels, first book in this series. Detective Alexandra Jarvis is trying to pick up the pieces after what happened with Aramael, Seth and Caim. Alex is on desk-duty and force to see a psychiatrist. But how can she talk to a professional and really tell him what happened? Talking about what really happened and mentioning Angels,
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
Can’t stand Seth. Alex has gotten selfish. And already know how next book ends so I’m done with this series. I haven’t been this bitter since Divergent. Such an shame for such a fantastic series so exceptionally written - but I can’t keep reading this. This could have actually been a favourite series. Such a shame.
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a well-written, interesting book. It was fast-paced and hard to put down. This is the second book in the series and I can't wait to read the next story. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to others.
Tracy Vance
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
I gave 2 not because it sucked but because I don't want to see more like it. It was very good and well written, but way WAY to real for me. I want happily ever after. this was happy-ish, but so much along the way. too much for me.
Extra 1/4 because it was set in Vancouver! Yay!

The really long POV-jumping setup at the beginning nearly drove me nuts but after things were finally set up, I quite enjoyed it.
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Linda Poitevin lives just outside Canada’s capital, Ottawa, with her husband, the youngest of three daughters, one very large husky/shepherd/Great Dane-cross dog, two cats, a rabbit, and a bearded dragon lizard. Turned down in her pursuit of a police career after a faulty height measurement, Linda vicariously lives out her dream of being a cop through her characters. When she isn’t writing, she ...more

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