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Retribution

(DarkWorld: Irin Chronicles #1)

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After a thousand years, things are beginning to fall apart for angel Evangeline.
Her mentor is near death.
Her new boss, Marcellus, is obsessed with bronze disks and dead demons.
And Evie is feeling guilty having just wiped another demon off the face of the earth.

So Evie does what Evie does best.
And when an enigmatic albino demon with dreadlocks and a potent angel allergy rev
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Published March 14th 2014 by Infinite Ink Books (first published March 13th 2014)
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Jennifer
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I have become hooked on this arthurs books. this one is about Evie a half Angel and her fight against good and evil everything she does will have a impact on those around her and all she can do is try her best and wing it plenty of action and suspense in this book as well as emotion so looking forward to the next book to see where her choices take everyone.
Laveda  Kasch
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Retribution is the first book to the Chronicles of the Irin series. The lead character in the book is Evangeline (Evie), she is a headstrong, fierce, Kick butt Nephilim. Evie is a hunter of evil for the Brotherhood of Irin. She had always loved working for the Brotherhood under Patrick, her mentor/father figure, until he mysteriously became ill and had to step down from his role. It is so strange to Evie, to watch him become sicker each day with no cure in site, because Nephilim are supposed to ...more
Karen
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A visual symphony. I love this one, it is the best of Tee's by far! I loved the fact that Evangaline is a kick ass character, she doesn't sit on her laurels. When she thinks that something is up, she investigates further and finds a plot for Marcellus, the master of the Nephilim to take over and become the master of Hades. Instead, Evangaline takes the Seals and enters Hades with the intention of giving them back to Hades, but somehow, it all goes wrong.

Marcellus is a scumbag - and so wonderfull
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Paula M
Apr 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review
Angels/Demons plus Greek gods??! COUNT ME IN! And a badass female main character, too? Yes pleease!

Retribution surprised me! I never liked Angel stories because I feel like there’s already A LOT of it out there and I’m just fed up. But as I said, this one is a big surprised. I finished it in one sitting and was disappointed when it ended. Where is the book two coming out????? I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one waiting! The pacing is right, the characters are relatable and not predictable and
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Victoria
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Meet Evangeline or well... Evie, one of the Nephilim marking her half and human half angel. She studies and trains by day and is a protector of humanity and demon hunter by night.
Her story starts when her world is falling apart. Her adoptive father and mentor who should be immortal is dying, the new leader of her faction is making weird demands and upping their workload.
When Evie feels something is off she starts investigating, finding out that Marcellus is after the Seals of Hades, which prett
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Cindy
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another view on the DarkWorld, this time ( as the cover shows) from the eyes of an angelic being.

There are several types of winged beings named in the book, with another series by the same author named for one of them :-) I don't want to spoil anything!

I enjoyed the story, and getting some history on a character I "met" in another series. My only complaint (minor) is that she seems to be a bit slow. I knew something was going to happen, from what she had been told, several chapters before it hap
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The Mysterious Reader
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
T.G. Ayer is a top “sure thing” author for me, meaning that for all practical purposes it will be a sure thing that anything by her will be great. That’s certainly the case with Retribution, the first in her new The Irin Chronicles series, which is set in her DarkWorld universe. Do here we have yet another superb heroine, Evangeline (Evie), Nephilim hunter of demons and other no-goodniks. Seems straight enough, right? Not in a TG Ayer novel. We don’t go for simplicity here. Shades of grey and th ...more
Whitney
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been provided with a copy of Retribution by the author for an impartial review. This is the first book in The Chronicles of the Irin series and it was a great way to introduce this world. It was a really easy read that just dragged me into its depths and it wouldn’t let me go until I turned the last page. I really enjoyed getting to meet Evie and to come into her world and see how she would handle the situation with Marcellus. I especially liked the ending of the book and I can’t wait to ...more
Elda
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book starts off strong during an intense battle between the protagonist (Evie) and a demon. It continues with mystery and suspense that pulls at you hoping and wondering how all this will be resolved. However, the story kinda falls flat after awhile. Evie's conversations seem immature at times and more contemporary rather than what I expected would be more ancient authoritative. Although I did enjoy reading this story and would recommend it more for the young in age and young at heart. I re ...more
Mom2three
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love T.G. Ayer and I love urban fantasy, so I was pretty sure I would love this one. What I wasn't really expecting was HOW MUCH I LOVE IT! You get thrown into the action from the very beginning, and there is no slowing down. I loved the original way angels and demons were portrayed. I love the suspense and edge of my seat action. I loved the characters and Evie is now on my list of faves. The world building was fantastic, as always, and the story was so gripping I couldn't put it down. I am s ...more
Alina
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
T.G. Ayer comes up with the most fascinating stories. The creativity in that mind is astounding! Retribution is another great installment of a (hope to be) great series to add to the author's collection. Retribution is all about Angels and Demons and figuring out who is really good guys and who is really that bad guys?! The world, even the afterworld isn't always black and white.
**I read a complimentary readers copy of Retribution that was gifted to me by the author.***
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Gea
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Evie uses her common sense instead of following new orders which don’t make sense. When she stumbles onto the truth the story gets really interesting.
It’s admirable that she is so adamant to find out what’s really going on. Even though her mentor tells her not to question it all.
The underworld is an interesting setting and it’s good to read about it for a change.
Andrea
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
T.G. Ayer has done it again, great world build and characters that you will be hypnotised by. This has a great theme and as always this author takes you on a fantastic journey with plenty of action and keeps you enthralled throughout.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
lacey elaine
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Buffy with wings.

I did not anticipate enjoying this book, but I one-clicked and got to reading and WOW, I just clicked on number two.

A fun Christianity/Mythology cross over with a kickass heroine and a charming Roman. Definitely fun!
Sinead
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was a goner from the first chapter, this tale flowed so well it had me reading until very late into the night. Ayer has a magic about her.
Juanita E. Arp
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book 📚, it has a great storyline. I can't wait for more from this author. I received this book as a FREE ARC copy to read and I voluntarily leave this review. ...more
Chrissi
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great start to a new series. The characters are likeable and the storyline moves along at a great pace with plenty of action and a few twists. Definitely want to read more.
Cheyenne Grimm
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great addition to the Dark World Series. I love all of these characters. I am interested to see how Evie plays into things with Kai and Mel.
Kathy
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: didn-t-finish
Started off with a bang but lost momentum. I didn’t finish this book.
Jennifer Layne
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Retribution (Chronicals of Irin book 1 by T.G. Ayer)

Evangeline is a strong character who is perhaps too smart for her own good. She has crack instincts that she knows better than to ignore ... more than 1,000 years of life has taught her that.

She has become suspicious of recent events and has begun to distrust ... which is unusual for this Nephilim. She has become adversarial with current leadership & at times goes out of her way to irritate them. Not always a trait of hers as she fully trusted
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Karen
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This first book in a new series by T G Ayer is a fast paced, page turning read with great characters and story line.
Rebecca
Apr 03, 2014 rated it liked it
T G Ayer seems to be good at recreating the strong willed and determined independent young woman that seems to be regular heroines nowadays. Except of coure Ayer's heroines all have their own deep dark and often magical secrets and often live in a world like our own but where myths and legends and ancient cultures still exist beyond mere mortals vision.
In this book, the first of another new trilogy, the heroine is connected to a Brotherhood that is meant to protect and serve humanity. The focus
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Danita
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Summary: Evie belongs to the Brotherhood Irin and together with all the other Nephilim of the world she is protector to humanity, protector against evil. But evil has found its way into the Brotherhood. Someone has murdered her guardian and Marcellus, the New Master makes demands of the warriors that go against all they stand for. Demands Evie just can’t carry out.

Evie uncovers Marcellus’ plan to collect a set of special seals, but when a high-level demon reveals the truth behind the Seals of Ha
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Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Oh how I enjoyed this book. There is something quite satisfying about reading fantasy books. We tell ourselves it's not true but hell it could be. There could really be these creatures out there laughing at us for not believing they really exist and sometimes I just want to believe that we ...more
Merisha28
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Retribution by TG AYER
Print Length: 154 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Infinite Ink Books (March 13, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00J08L8J0

My Review~
I received this book in exchange for a honest unbiased review.
I adore the cover. I love all the covers by this author. Who doesn't love an angelic read with a half angel/half human heroine? Kicking butts and taking names is her fortay! I insanely love the strong female as a lead character. I
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Danielle
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Typical of most of Ayer's books, Retribution begins right in the midst of the action. We find Evangeline (aka, Evie) stalking her prey -- a demon named Baltazar. Evie is Nephilim, a fierce hunter who works for an organization that seeks to rid the world of evil. Of course, as these things go, not all is as it seems. Evie is caught between doing what she has been trained to do and doing what is right. She battles loss, deception, and more than a few demons. Taking readers from Boston to New Orlea ...more
Natasja
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Retribution by T.G. Ayer is the first book in The Chronicles of the Irin series and I have to say it’s a great book. I’ve been blessed to have read all of Ayer’s books and they are very good, so I was defintely curious to see if she could deliver me another amazing book and I have to say she didn’t dissapointed me.

The story begins when Evangelina, a Nephilim hunter is stalking her target, a demon named Baltazar and the moment she assasinated him she knows something is off. Since her mentor step
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Sara
Retribution was a fast read, and one I really enjoyed. One of the aspects I really liked about the book was the mix of angels, demons, and the incorporation of Greek mythology, which is a side interest of mine. I also liked the use of different types of angels from the various world religions. It's the first book in the Chronicles of the Irin series, and I'm interested in reading the second book to find out how the story continues.

The main character is Evangeline, or Evie, as she prefers to be c
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Shawnee Poling
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy of the book for an honest review. The cover is stunning and sets it apart!

I thoroughly enjoyed the book and couldn't put it down, until I was finished. The plot is very interesting and complex. The characters are bold and each has their own contribution to make the story flow and progress.

Evangeline (Evie) is a very head strong Nephilim who does not take the change of leadership well. She is supremely suspicious of Marcellus, the new Irin Master. Patrick, the former Master,
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Laura Duval
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was provided this book as a gift and am happy to leave an honest review of my take after reading it. I will NOT however provide spoilers.

Author T.G.Ayer brings to us readers a tale of Angels, Nephilims, Demons, and the Underworld. The beginning starts out full of action and from there on it just keeps getting better all the way to the very last page. It's full of action and honor, duty, love, deceit, and betrayal. You will not believe how it ends. You will want to read more even though you kno
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