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CHARMED FOR LIFE?

Thanos Agapiou has always been a charmer. For over two millennia, the vampire had no problem acquiring whom and what he wanted with a flash of his handsome smile. He took for granted the boyish good looks he presumed he’d possess for the rest of eternity.

How very wrong he was.

A nearly fatal attack distorted his entire existence. With his appearance now matching the title many have bestowed their kind—monster—he hides away from the world and all of those who know him, including his Ancient, Eton.
Until one night when a stranger draws him out from the shadows.

OR CURSED FOR ETERNITY?

Ever since Paris Antoniou was thrust into a world of vampires, his reality has become stranger than the history and the myths he’s studied for the past decade.

When he learns the truth about his origins and the power he wields, his confusion and fear have him running for his life. What he doesn’t expect is to run into the arms of Thanos—a vampire who doesn’t intimidate him as much as he intrigues him.

WHAT HAS THE POWER TO MAKE YOU WANT TO SURVIVE?

As their worlds collide under extraordinary circumstances, an attraction neither can deny takes hold. But will that be enough to save Thanos from his demons, or will he condemn Paris to his fate?

Destinies have been changed. Lines have been crossed. And, with tales of the vampire race coming to an end, who will make the ultimate sacrifice?
After all, in a world run by vampires and gods, only one can be the true Master among the Monsters.

258 pages, Kindle Edition

First published January 26, 2017

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Ella Frank

79 books7,713 followers
Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite Preslocke series. Her Prime Time series has been praised as “highly entertaining!” and “sexy as hell!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction. Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.​Ella is represented by:

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724 reviews2,585 followers
February 6, 2017
4.5 Stars.


"Gods and their Monsters,battling it out until the very end"











I've been waiting(not so patiently) for this one for about a year and it definitely didn't disappoint.It normally takes me about 3 days to read a book and I read this in 24 hours,once I started I couldn't put it down.

Ella Frank has created a truely captivating world of Vampires,Gods and Demigods here.The writing and story telling is suberb.I'm not even going to attempt to go into the story because I really couldn't do it justice.If you've read and enjoyed Alasdair and Isadora this is a must read.
It's so much more than just the story of Thanos as we get more of the other characters stories.It's told from multiple pov's which might not appeal to everyone but,really,it's the only way this story could be told.


The story of three,seemingly,ordinary men-Leo,Paris and Elias who find their lives turned upside down when they are drawn into a completely different world.They find themselves battling with what the Gods have planned for them and what they want.The characters are fascinating,each playing an important role in the story.My favourites are definitely Leo,Alasdair and Vasilios.The chemistry between them is seriously hot.The sex scenes are not full on explicit but,my god,the sexual tension more than makes up for it.I've read some good PNR series but this is definitely my favourite one to date.

Would I recommend this series?...Most definitely.I would say for anyone undecided try Alasdair and if you enjoy that I'm sure you'll be hooked on this series.

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2,434 reviews4,553 followers
February 7, 2017
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5 Brilliant Stars <3

What an epic series!Thanos was an incredible mix of mystery,dark,twists,awesome characters and steamy moments.Ella Frank did an amazing job with the storyline and the characters rocked this book!!

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"I'm nobody's "
"You will be mine to protect and mine to fight beside.We will carry each other when one's burden is too heavy.And if your blood is ever spilled,I will be the one to avenge it."


In this book we finally has the chance to know more about Thanos and Eton and how they met.Also we have Paris, Leo's friend who is intrigued and interested for Thanos.Thanos and Paris had the sweetest relationship so far through the series.Paris was exactly what Thanos needed!It was amazing and brilliant seeing how all these characters were involved through these books.

This is the final book in The Masters among Monsters series and I'm really sad about this!I loved these characters and connected with them!Each of them were original and unique and always made me ached for more.

 


  

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335 reviews220 followers
February 7, 2017
3.75 nursing a broken neck stars

Oh man, I hate doing this. I hate to give this book anything other than 5 complete stars, because Frank's writing was brilliant. She built a world full of it's own rules, and just sucked you in it. No apologies.

But this book, I guess you either love it or you hate it. And I still can't decide if I hate it, but I definitely know that I don't love it.

With Thanos being the last one in the series, I was expecting everything to tie up perfectly, for most of my questions (if not all) to be answered, and I was expecting to fall in love with all the characters all over again. To find new reasons to root for everyone. But sadly that is not exactly what happened.

This book, right from it's very beginning sucks you in, and refuses to let you go. I started reading it the moment it came on my kindle, and spent the whole night with it because I couldn't put it down. The plot thickens impossibly, and we learn a lot of new things about the characters. Eton's secret adds the much needed tension, and gives the plot the exact motivation to proceed.

I loved that part.

I loved Thanos and Paris's interactions and attraction. I loved Eton's and Thanos's past. I loved how tormented those two were, how much they loved each other, and how much they sacrificed for each other.

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What I did not however like was how less I saw of them.

The amount of attention given to Paris, Thanos, and Eton is roughly the same amount of it given to Vasilios, Alasdair, and Leo.

Don't get me wrong. I fucking love Vasilios and Leo and Alasdair. But into the third book, I really didn't want to focus on their relationship as much as I wanted to on the other three. There was too much of them in it for me and not enough of Thanos.

Now to Eton and Thanos. I loved them. Really, I was rooting so hard for them to fight through it all, because it was so damn clear that those two couldn't live without each other, even with about a century of bad blood between them. Their love for each other was such a palpable thing, that I was most disappointed with the ending.

And that ending! Don't get me started with that ending. I am so goddamn confused with that!

One moment we were at the peak of the story, about to reach the height of the tension, and the next

BAM!

EPILOGUE! At a neck-break speed. I have a whiplash from that ending. Someone needs to sit me down and explain to me what the hell happened, because this girl is so damn very confused. I went through the last three chapters like 5-6 times after that to see if I missed anything, but we are given no explanation as to what happened.

And Eton! Please, I wanted justice for him. I wanted him to reconcile with Thanos, and I wanted the gods to pay for what they did to him. It was all so very unfair that I want to scream my head off. I feel like the author failed to do his and Thanos' character more justice- building up such strong men with such strong personalities, and then giving them such an unjustified and weak ending.

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Sigh, I don't know if this is the last book in the series or not, but the way they ended, makes me think that it is. The entire book was so good, and because of the last three chapters it feels ruined to me.

Regardless of how she concluded it, Frank's writing was amazing. No doubts about that. You should definitely read this book, because it was very good- at both the writing and the characterization. Just a little different from how I was expecting. Not necessarily a bad thing though.

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2,472 reviews1,204 followers
February 7, 2017
So Thanos ended up disfigured. Go figure. I guess I knew that from the last book but I was thinking that since this was fictional and all that there'd be some miracle and he'd be whole again. I guess that's why I'm not the author because his disfigurement worked so hard in this book! He seems quite taken with Paris but there's really no time for all of that because Eton's devolving and there's still the impending doom of the vampire race.

There was plenty of time spent on the past characters. Leo is fully bonded to both Alasdair and Vasilios. A true MMM sandwich full of crazy hotness. Elias is tied to Isadora and Diomedes. And Paris is presumed safe with Thanos. Until the poop hits the fan and everyone is thrown into chaos. No one is safe. Eton's gone beast mode and the gods are thoroughly pissed with the three chosen ones.

I'm disappointed with the way things ended, but I'm sure many will love it. Although I was overjoyed about the outcome, I wasn't happy about the lack of an explanation. But that's just me. There's only so far my limited imagination can stretch on its own. Sometimes I need to be led.

For my reviews of the first two books:
Alasdair
Isadora

Release Date: January 26, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance with a M/M theme
POV: Multiple - 3rd person
Steam: 4 out of 5
Series or standalone: Book 3 of the Masters Among Monsters series
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1,038 reviews610 followers
February 7, 2017
3.75 Stars!

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Thanos Agapiou is the first sired vampire of the Ancient, Eton. During their centuries together, they’ve shared a tumultuous relationship fueled by a dark side. While they have been a source of salvation for each other at times, Eton is no longer able to pierce Thanos’ reclusive shield. During this torment, the beast within Eton lurks and the one person who could keep this demon at bay is no longer willing to give himself.

“You will be mine to protect and mine to fight beside. We will carry each other when one’s burden is too heavy. And if your blood is ever spilled, I will be the one to avenge it.”

Despite how much Eton and Thanos struggle, there are larger forces at play manipulating the game. As the ongoing plot of curses and fate continues, the Greek gods Apollo, Artemis and Hades have summoned a trio of humans to bring forth their wishes of exterminating the entire vampire species. Until now, the third human’s purpose was unknown but as he is recognized to be Paris Antoniou, the key to it all rests with his connection to Thanos and Eton.

“Everything is changing. We are changing, and I wonder how that can possibly end with any of us remaining the same.”

With Eton’s demon on the loose, the remaining Ancients, Vasilios and Diomêdês, and their first sired progeny, Alasdair and Isadora, try to save Eton and Thanos while also trying to determine how they can protect themselves against the will of the gods. The chosen humans, Leonidas, Elias and Paris, all play a pivotal role as to how the story unfolds and they all question whether their fate has been foretold.

“Don’t you see? You are our destruction – but for me, you will be my salvation.”

In this book, I was hoping to read much more about the trials and tribulations of Thanos, Eton and Paris, as these three have a powerful dark side that could have been explored with a deeper intensity. Perhaps, that was a purposeful choice by the author given certain elements, but it still would have elevated the character development of Thanos and Paris equal to their counterparts. Having really enjoyed the entire series, the ending felt rushed given the sacrifice and complexity of events but maybe the reader is meant to feel the shift as suddenly as the characters.

From the beginning, the pace is swift with a well-choreographed cast of characters that offer layers of dimension to a unique and intelligent story combining the paranormal and Greek mythology. Ultimately, the Masters Among Monsters series delivers a compelling tale about compassion, sacrifice and salvation and delves into the age-old question of whether fate can be altered. I recommend to those who wish to escape into a world where anything can happen.


Masters Among Monsters Series:
Alasdair (Masters Among Monsters, #1) by Ella Frank Isadora (Masters Among Monsters, #2) by Ella Frank Thanos (Masters Among Monsters, #3) by Ella Frank




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628 reviews122 followers
February 19, 2017
*ARC received as part of blog tour

2.5 ★

Oy… Not sure what happened… On its own, I thought I liked it enough, middle-of-the-ground like so to speak; but if I look at this a conclusion to a series, it wasn’t the epic one that I thought it would be

It’s Thanos’ and Paris’ turn to get their story. From the end of the 2nd book, we know what happened to Thanos. Paris, we all gathered that he is to Thanos what Leo is to Alasdair and what Elias is to Isadora. From the first book, we saw how these 6 are connected, all due to the action of the gods. These mortals, Leo, Elias and Paris, turned out to be demigods meant to be the destruction of the vampire clan.

There’s a lot going on, and I knew that’s how it was going to play out. I saw it right from the first book, and the way the story unfolded, I understood that’s how it has to play out. I was ok with that in the first book. By the 2nd book, I was still ok with it. But with the first 2 books, I at least got to see the love story(ies) unfolding as well; first with Leo and Alasdair, then with Elias and Isadora. But here, there was very little space for the same thing to happen b/w Thanos and Paris.

I thought their story took a backseat to give room to the overarching arc of the story. That part, yes, I enjoyed, for sure. After all, I was vested enough in their saga. But like I said, I was hoping that I saw more of Thanos and Paris, with just the 2 of them.

Then to get that ending, I still don’t know how I feel about that. It felt anticlimactic yet fitting. It was satisfactory and unsatisfactory at the same time.

This is definitely not a fave one from Ella… sigh… o well…
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2,066 reviews353 followers
August 7, 2020
4 Stars

Not bad. Not bad, at all.

The long-ass wait for the release of this final chapter (of the Masters Among Monsters trilogy) made me lose a fair bit of my original excitement, if I'm being honest. I'm an impatient person (understatement!), so pair that with the fact that these books are deeply complex in both their content and delivery, and you have yourselves a series that is probably best read one right after the other for full effect. Yet, despite all of that, I was immediately enthralled in this final story, and my long wait and lack of detailed memory of past installments ceased to be a negative factor impacting my enjoyment. Thank god.

Going into this I just could not fathom how this series was going to be wrapped up. I had so many questions left unanswered after reading Isadora and I couldn't begin to imagine how Frank was going to wrap it all up. Not only that, but I couldn't even begin to speculate how she was going to do so in a way that would be satisfying for her readers.

Newsflash: she delivered!



Some seriously skilled fantasy writing took place to create this series. It was plot heavy, sure, with not one, not two, but nine characters driving the story forward, all with their own unique, overlapping POV's. That's pretty difficult to achieve at the best of times, especially if you want it to make a lick of sense and still be engaging. But Frank did it and I'm beyond impressed with how she took an idea as convoluted as this one and somehow translated it into an effortlessly readable trilogy.



You'll notice I haven't spoken a word regarding the actual plot, and I won't. Although this series won’t be for everyone, fans of this series—those who have made it this far anyway—should find this ending satisfying, and for those who haven't read these books but are thinking of doing so, keep in mind that they are not standalone stories and should be read in order for full enjoyment.
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785 reviews315 followers
February 13, 2017
It's been a year since I've had my hands on this series and as expected there were many details I didn't remember. I kept confusing names, situations and that didn't work well with my reading experience of Thanos. I would recommend someone to read this series all at once so they don't have to deal with this problem.

As for the book I did enjoy Thanos and the story was as usual interesting and captivating! I especially loved the flashbacks, because we get to see so much about what's the background behind these characters. But as much as I enjoyed these, I have to admit that I wasn't thrilled with the ending and how this series came to an end. I didn`t see that coming and even though usually I love plot twists, this one fell short in some ways. I needed maybe a different turn of events plus it was kind of aburpt. Also, I really didn't like something that happened to one of the heroes in this story and I wish that person had a different ending as well. But oh well, we can't have everything we want and I have to respect the author's wish.

It really makes you question fate and if you can somehow escape it or not. I think it was a great series and I would still recommend it, even though the ending wasn't the best IMO. I'm sure others would feel pleased because in a way it wasn't a bad one, I just wish it was different, because I didn't see that coming at all. If you like sexy vampires and MM/ MFM/ MMM then you shouldn't miss this series! :)
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2,120 reviews1,175 followers
February 6, 2017

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We're finally back with our Vampires!

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Our vampires, their sires and their half-human lovers! What a mix of interesting people!

Even though this book is called THANOS, it's full of all of them. Everyone gets their own POV.
But of course we're focused on Thanos and his human Paris. Their lovestory has not yet started...but we're getting there.

Poor Thanos has been so horribly disfigured, he's ashamed to show his formerly beautiful face. But of course Paris isn't bothered by that - he sees the inner Thanos.

But it's not yet time to go riding off into our HEA sunset.
There's lots of stuff to do and to kill and to overcome until any of our 9 darlings can take their first deep breath and relax for the first time in over 2000 years ...

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I really enjoyed this final book. I didn't do a re-read - which I usually do because of my booksalzheimers - but I forgot this time, and it wasn't really needed. I knew immediately who was who again and what was what.

Even though it's a lot ... there are so many main characters and so much history and legend and whatnot in this story.

It was a bit much for me. The lovestory, or rather stories got a bit lost in all the surviving! We have some romantic and moving and teary and cute moments with the couples and threesomes, but I missed the SEX! I can't remember if it was like that in the first 2 books, but I think there was A LOT of penetration in the first book - nothing like that here AT ALL! I didn't like that.

I think this 3rd book should've focused on Thanos and his guys and then we could've made a 4th epilogue kind of book where everything is finished up and everyone gets their HEA!

BTW - the end in this book here... I didn't really get it! But of course that's just me being weird and not getting anything ever! Like jokes etc.! But I still loved the end!

THANOS was a great finale in this dark & erotic vampire series! If you haven't already, you will so fall in love with those 9 darlings!


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2,079 reviews424 followers
June 9, 2017
3.5 Stars

This is not a stand alone book, but one that ties up all the threads that the first two books in this series started. Three seemingly normal men realize that they’re destined, created actually, and put in place by the gods themselves, to mete out a specific kind of justice for something they had no hand in. What their puppeteers have no way of knowing though, is that free will is a funny thing, and that humans have empathy, compassion, and desires, all of which can alter the best laid plans.

I’ll be honest, I don't know whether to be impressed or frustrated with this series, and I can see how some readers will absolutely love this and others will… not. After mulling it over for quite some time, I’ll concede to the genius of the story telling, but I admit this series wasn’t my favorite from Frank. For me, it just took too long for things to be made known, and I’m still left a bit confused and bereft, wanting a different outcome for one of the trios especially. However, make no mistake, the writing as always, was compelling, and the sensuality and emotions were evocative (though this sadly was the least smexiest).

Overall, I applaud Frank for delving into something totally new and different, bringing all sorts of interesting relationship pairings/dynamics and mixing it with Ancient Greek mythology. Though not exactly what I wanted, this was still a very unique story of redemption, hope, and ultimately, the power of love and how it can wrought some truly amazing things and even change the minds of gods.
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620 reviews348 followers
February 7, 2017
I was waiting for Thanos to be released for more than a year. And while I remember the basics, it's always a pity when you have to read books with so much distance. While the author makes a great effort in reminding us some of the events in the book, I think it's always best to experience it all at once I think it gives the story a better dimension and it gives the reader a way to really appreciate the books and its characters.

If you've read Alasdair and then Isadora, you most certainly know that there are multi points of view in all the books. Things were no different with Thanos and it gave the story all the sense it needs. As the story unfolds all parties take more and more space and all pieces fall into place. This book was not only about Thanos, Paris & Eton but it was also about the threat they are all facing since book 1.

Many questions were left unanswered after Isadora. To me the execution of Thanos was good but some part could have been deepen and some others could have been different.
I was intrigued by Thanos & Eton's bond ever since book 1. It seems so different from the one the others – Alasdair & Vasilios + Isadora & Diomêdês - have. Discovering why and how Thanos became a vampire, what he thinks of himself, why he acts the way he did was not what I thought and it was even more so tragic. If there was one vampire who deserves loves, it was probably Thanos and it becomes clearer while reading. Several times my heart broke for him. His life was not his own even as a vampire. In some ways, I wanted to know even more about him. The fact that events were taking place swallowed his own story and reduces it to too small pieces for my taste.

The more the story progress, the more it was charged with stress. I swear I thought I would not finish this book intact. I was holding my breath for the last 40% for sure! And then the ending came... What can I say? While I can understand this is maybe the best ending it could have been, I'm left with a huge hole. I'm not satisfied with it because it sweep away all the story IMO.
I'm a little confused and sad to end this series with such a bitter note...


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534 reviews133 followers
September 16, 2017
3 stars
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It was hard to rate this one because I can't seem to gather my thoughts lately. It seems I'm in the minority here, as again almost all my friends loved it. Well I enjoyed it enough, but the ending didn't work for me. At all.

I love Ella Frank's writing style. I loved all her books I've read so far, but unfortunately this was not my cup of tea. Well paranormal and vampires stories are not my thing, but I was curious enough about this one. I've read the blurb and the first free chapters on Amazon and I was hooked. I didn't want to read any reviews, because I wanted to let this story surprise me. And it did, BUT not in the way I expected. This story was very different from what I hoped for and I'm all for uniqueness, BUT the ending wasn't satisfactory enough. I mean, I wanted SO much more. Even if this book is full of action, I wanted more between Thanos and Paris.

I haven't read the first two books (yes I know, I should have for a better understanding of the story and all the characters) but I still got to love the other couples.
I liked the idea of this series and I admit I'm curious about Vasilios, Alasdair and Leo's story. They are SO hot! Maybe I'll give it a try someday.
The second book doesn't appeal to me as much, as it's Isadora, Diomêdês and Elias' story. I saw the high rating and some pretty great reviews, but I'm not sure I would enjoy it. Maybe it's all that "it's not you, it's ME" here.
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338 reviews301 followers
Shelved as 'arcs-to-review'
December 2, 2016
So, i have this ARC of Thanos and I just realized its the last book of "Monsters Among Monsters" series by Ella Frank and I haven't read the last two books, and thats how i got the remaining book of the series. *lucky me* So had to read the remaining books, but you won't find me complaining. *winks*

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750 reviews52 followers
February 7, 2017
I hope this is not a new trend with authors whereby they have you journey through a series of books than at the end of the series literally within the last chapter all the characters have been transported to an alternate timeline without an explanation that makes any sense & even if it does make sense the transition is so jarring that one has to wonder what is the true purpose of reading the preceding books of an alternate reality when the new characters of their old counterparts have totally lost that essential spark that originally animated them and made them all the more alluring to the reader in the first place..
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July 5, 2018
I'm not going to rate this, because I'm disappointed in the way it ended. The last few chapters completely ruined this book for me. I might be in the minority here but I felt like there was still so many questions left unanswered.

And don't even get me started on the story itself. This was not Thanos' story. I wanted to see more Thanos, Eton, and Paris. I wanted to see more of a love story. They were kind of cheated if I'm being honest because out of all of the couples, these guys didn't even have a chance to grow or develop their relationship. Because it was BAM! the story's done.
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3,226 reviews290 followers
April 12, 2019
Conflicted with this one

3.5*

I'm not sure whether I wanted to rate this really high or really low because I'm totally conflicted over the ending.

So, in the end, I've gone right in the middle because I really don't like the whole it always feels such a cop out.

I wanted this story to work with the status quo of these gorgeous Greek mythology vampires staying real and with Paris finding a way to make everything work for them all.

Instead, and I wasn't happy, sorry.

I'd been so looking forward to Thanos' story, his was the most intriguing and the most conflicted and instead it got very little interaction between him and Paris at all. I was gutted.

But, overall the world building has been great and I've enjoyed the series as a whole so hence the more higher rating.
38 reviews
January 27, 2017
I was enjoying this until the end. The whole ending was confusing and abrupt and I disliked it immensely. Disappointing end to a book that could have been good.
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30 reviews1 follower
February 3, 2017
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

So the ending . . . sure they all ended up with their HEA, but it was as different regular human people, like it was the ending of a different book with characters who happened to have the same names. No longer vampires and demigods, with no memories of what occurred for thousands of years prior, or over the last several months, it sorta negated the stories of entire series. Everything they'd gone through, suffered, experienced, any changes they made internally to themselves were wiped away by a literal deus ex machina. I wish they had not been entirely manipulated by gods. It seemed that no matter what they did they still ended up being puppets with no real choices fighting against an impossible to defeat enemy. I wish they had figured out a clever way to defeat the gods. They were all educated in the classics, and worked in a museum, surely they could have, with the help of their ancient-lived-for-centuries-probably-have-a-lot-of-knowledge vampires, discovered a way to defeat the enemies. They had powers and magic and abilities...and they didn't get a chance to do anything but react, and ultimately, lose.

And Paris spent this entire book much like in the others, afraid and clueless. I would have liked to see him change over the course of the book...you know, character development.

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2,431 reviews149 followers
February 1, 2017
4.5 stars

This is the final installment in the Masters Among Monsters series. And although it is Thanos' story, it also progresses the stories of all of the main characters Alasdair, Leo, Vasilios, Isadora, Elias, Diomedes, Eton, and Paris. The mystery has built up during this series as we gradually learn more about this world of Gods, monsters, curses, and destiny.

Leo, Elias, and Paris apparently have a destiny to fulfill, but what happens when lines get blurred and they begin to try to exert their own free will? Decisions are made that could alter the course of what is supposed to be predestined. And it is unclear what kind of impact that will have on all of their lives. But it seems that instead of bringing the darkness and destruction that they were supposed to bring to the vampires, that the three might be providing inspiration and salvation that is having a more positive effect. The connections forming between the three and the vampires are becoming more intense and filling voids that they did not even know existed. But it is also causing more confusion and conflict.

Thanos' personal story is one that has been complicated and full of darkness. Both he and his sire, Eton, have sinister parts of themselves they usually manage to hide under charming and personable facades and their personal coping strategies. But with the results of a catastrophic event, Thanos was forever changed and so was his bond with Eton. Guilt, anger, self loathing, disgust, and isolation make Thanos more miserable and brooding. He is unable to give the proper attention to his sire, Eton, who desperately needs him. We learn just how deep and unique their bond is.

Paris is the last of his three friends to be exposed to this frightening new world that he is now shocked to be a part of. But like his two friends, he eventually finds out he has a role to play. And Thanos seems to call to him, even when he is shutting everyone else out due to his pain and self isolation.

But every action made recently seems to be leading towards changing the dynamics of the unions and is beginning the increase the danger they face. It is chaotic, confusing, and could be catastrophic. And they are all just trying to deal with one situation at a time and regain some control.

This is told in the points of view of all of the main characters in the present as well as in many flashbacks to significant events. Everyone is invested and important to the big picture. There are threats against them all. No one is truly safe or protected.

This one is the finale of the Gods and monsters battling it out til the end. Will the three really fulfill their destiny of destroying the vampires, or will free will change it?

I was enthralled trying to see how it was all going to end as the tension ramped up and all of the conflicts rose to the surface. This was a group that could both be loyal and support each other, but also easily shift to violence or fighting each other. They are raw, primal, ruthless, sexual beings with intense personalities and quick reactions. But can they love or just possess?

And Paris, Leo, and Elias are also dealing with pressure from the Gods that wanted more from them than they might be willing to give, so they are starting to question everything even more. But do they have any control or are they just puppets? Who are the real monsters? Can prophecies and destinies be altered?

I am still reeling a bit from the two epilogues and how it all ended up. I was not sure where it was going, but I was surprised at the resolution...but not in a bad way. I was satisfied with the story and how it developed. There was a lot going on with all of the characters and plot details past and present. And I enjoyed spending more time with this complex and interesting group that was still figuring out how they all fit together.

I do not read many paranormal books anymore, but this series was well written with characters and relationships that were well developed. I have become more attached to them in each book. The world building was detailed and layered between past and present and interwoven well within the three books. Thanos' story was tragic, violent, painful, and heartbreaking. But there were also glimpses of hope, true connections, healing, and acceptance. The over all story line built through the series was intricate, intriguing, and suspenseful, and it finally came to a climax in this one.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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February 24, 2019
48 hours later and I am still not quite sure where I stand with this book at all. So my feelings, my rating and my review may change over time. There is no doubt that I will be rereading this entire series again and again. So who knows...

For the majority of this book, I was in utter awe. The way this story plays out is not at all how I imagined. The relationship between Thanos, Paris and Eton unlike anything I could have envisioned. Just wow! The continuation of greek mythology and the Scriptures of Delphi continue to play an important role and how these Gods play into this story was unbelievably crafted.

There is very little sex in this installment at all, but what it lacks in sex it more than makes up for in absolutely beautiful moments of love and devotion between these characters. In the looks, the touches and their actions, these vampires show their ability to love one another. I was left in tears on more than one occasion. Leo and his interactions with not only Vasilious and Alasdair, but how he interacts with Thanos was breathtaking. Some of my favorite scenes of this book actually took place in the floor of a bathroom. Gaaaahhh...I need to go reread this scene again.

For me, it is the conclusion to this series (the epilogue) which has left me in honestly a disheartened state.



So what does this mean going forward? I have to believe in my heart that there is more to come for these beloved characters. Elsbeth and I have spinned countless scenarios to continue this story in our desire for more of Thanos, Paris, Leo, Alasdair...hell what am I saying...I WANT THEM ALL!!!

Until then...Elsbeth, we will carry on in our heads...



Thanks Elsbeth for the BR! <3
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January 18, 2019
Bu ne şimdi yaa!!
Sanki yazmış yazmış da sonunu nasıl bağlayacağını bulamamış gibi!
İkinci kitapta neler olduğunu anladım çok şükür dedim, ama erken konuşmuşum. Hiçbir halt anlamadım ben bu işten.
Valla nasıl bir hayal kırıklığı oldu anlatamam. :(
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February 6, 2017
I had a feeling Thanos was going to sweep the table for me. I went into the story feeling more connected to this wounded vampire than I did to any of the ones who came before him. I was fascinated by him. My heart ached for him. I wanted to know more.

And I was not wrong.

This book is, hands down, my favorite of the series. I mean, you could say it's because everything that happened in Alasdair and Isadora was always building up to this book - so naturally when everything is pulled together I love it the most. I also think that by now I've spent enough time with Alasdair, Isadora - their sires and the rest of their motley crew - that I felt invested. For the first time my heart sparked with emotion for Alasdair, Vasilios and Leo. No, it didn't spark. It flared. It completely warmed up and then opened up and - it took three books, but I love them all so much right now.

I mean all of them. This book brought all their storylines together in a way that completely gripped me - heart and mind. Some mysteries are solved, some are introduced, and it's an intense and emotional ride.

And Thanos...

My gods. Thanos.

And Eton.

For me their story was the most heartbreaking. Which is possibly why the addition of Paris into the mix was so emotional for me. There was beauty there - a sweetness that I felt was missing from the other books. I loved this storyline so much more than I anticipated (and I was already anticipating loving it quite a bit). It’s not at all what I expected. That just makes me love it all the more.

And then, that ending. I’m not going to lie. I did not see that ending coming. I’m still trying to wrap my brain around it and figure out what it all means. I literally had dreams about it last night – my brain still basking in the masterful webs Ms. Frank spun for it. What an incredibly intense, crazy ride this has been. A ride well worth taking. ~ Shelly, 5 Stars

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Hey brain… yeah, you… the ride is over. Over. Seriously. Get off. Exit the ride to your right.

As you read this you probably think I’m a bit crazy. You’re right. Crazy over the emotional, amazing, twisty-turny ride Ella Frank just took me on with Thanos. To say it’s my favorite in this amazing series means business. Seriously. I love this series because it’s so different, so unexpected, so awesomely amazing. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on Thanos and Eton’s story since they were introduced in Alasdair. Thanos was going to be the one to break me. I just knew it by his dark, brooding behavior and the gut wrenching storyline of Thanos and Eton in Isadora. And I was right.

I immediately connected with Leonidas, Alasdair and Vasilios. Their sheer attraction and undeniable want and desire and lust for each other is what draws you to them. Then there’s Isadora, Diomêdês and Elias. Isadora with her big heart. Diomêdês the quiet protector and Elias who connects them. Leaving Thanos and Eton and Paris. Just what is their connection. What is really the make-up of their relationship? What is the connection between sire and first born?

Ms. Frank kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through to the end. And essentially bitch-slapped me with the completely unexpected ending. There are so many lingering questions. So many unanswered actions. So many thoughts still swirling in my head that I can barely cobble together this rambling review. And I absolutely love her for it—love that I’m an emotional, confused mess. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Brilliant. ~ Missy, 5 stars

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January 28, 2019

I loathe to do this. I love Ella Frank.

I can't connect to this book. I have tried, gave a Valliant effort. But I am going to stop, at 64% and shelf it for a bit. I will try again after a while, as maybe it's just my mood. But I am not enjoying this installment and I have loved this series. So, NOT a DNF...but a will revisit soon.

No Review at this time due to not finishing.

Please give me a pass on this one.



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February 9, 2017
2.50 rating

Honestly, after waiting so long and loving the first two books immensely.. This was so disappointing. I love Ella Frank's writing style and the books that I have read from her, but this felt like she gave up. The book was going really well... until right at the climax, and everything is just skipped over. Didn't really have a conclusion for me.
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February 1, 2017
Thanos (Master Among Monsters #3) by Ella Frank
4.5 stars!!!

“It appears that even when the heart stops, it still recognizes the one that it was destined to beat for.”


OMG, this series has been addictive from the very first page of Alasdair and has held me captive throughout Isadora and now Thanos. This is the last book in this trilogy and with the prophecies end coming ever closer you always knew that this book was going to be action packed and emotionally draining and Ella Frank didn’t disappoint. But, I am disappointed though…the series has ended. Ella Frank never fails to embed her characters into my heart and these crazy vampires are nestled firmly in there all cosy and in for the long haul and that is a great sign that an author has done their job, when the characters are so memorable that you don’t want to let them go.

This series must be read in order and Thanos picks up where Isadora left off with Thanos angry at the ancients for the current situation he finds himself in. With the threat of the Gods getting stronger by the day though, these vampires need to stick together and never before have their bonds been so conducive to their survival.

“…I see every line, every jagged scar marring your otherwise perfect face. And it’s a glaring reminder that we were sent here to hurt you. That we are the true monsters in this equation, not you.”


Thanos and Eton’s relationship has never really been explained in the previous books, but you always had an inkling that they were bonded differently than the others. Eton and Thanos’s dynamic was totally different to Alasdair and Vasilios and Isadora and Diomedes and I was always left wondering…why? It was the enigma surrounding these two that made this book all the more intriguing and as little by little we are fed their past, everything soon becomes clear and I never saw it coming.

“You are like the thorns on a rose, Thanos. A painful beauty. One I will always want to hold, no matter the blood it draws from me.”


Actually, there was a lot I never saw coming, especially the ending. I will say I was happy with how this ended although I would have liked a little more explanation. For me personally it did end a little too abruptly and after the intense build up I was just expecting more. Is this the ending I thought? Hell no…did Ella Frank blind side me? Hell yes.

“I am not the knight who will save you, Paris Antoniou. I am the night in your nightmares.”


With regards to Leo, Elias and Paris the dynamic has definitely shifted, Leo being bonded to Alasdair and Vasilios, Elias now very closely intertwined with Isadora and Diomedes and Paris trying to infiltrate Thanos and Eton... a ménage of ménage. Are these threesomes instrumental in the success of the prophecy or are these just a spanner in the works? Could the Gods really have underestimated the allure of the ancients and their first-sired?

“You and your friends…you are the fire. The flood. The plague. You are the end of all ends that we are helpless to resist or fight. And it has already started. Don’t you see? You are our destruction – but for me, you will also be my salvation.”


This has been much more than a M/M / M/M/M vampire erotic romance, while those scenes will forever be burned into my memory the story itself will always hold a special place. This trilogy has been plot driven from the very start and how this has all tied in throughout all three books has been a masterclass from Ella Frank. Unique, addictive, compelling, intriguing and totally unputdownable, this series has kept me on my toes from the very start. The research and the attention to detail has been mesmerising, the visceral scene setting transporting me with every book, a world I could picture through words alone and characters that came to life with ease.

“I will always save you, Thanos. Even when it is from yourself.”


As I said once before… “Once again, I am blown away by an Ella Frank book, she has taken me on a journey through multiple genres over the years and I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing this woman cannot write. She continually shocks me with her diversity and not only the fact that she tries to be different but also that she nails it every time. Extremely talented lady and one that is on my all-time favourite authors list, if you haven’t checked her out before, please do, you are in for some amazing reads.”

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January 30, 2017

This installment picks up immediately after the last. Each of the three Ancients has a first-sired. They are a pair for all eternity. Each relationship is unique, be it sexual, friendship or a deeper necessity. The first vampires were made by three of the Greek gods. Now those same gods have sent three demigods to end the vampires. Because of current feelings and past actions, lines for everyone have blurred.

I had no idea how things would end for all involved. Some things seemed unforgivable, and others undeniable. All of the nine main characters play a part in this book. Each book has continued to world build and add to the series storyline.

Even after the ending, Thanos and Eton are a bit of a mystery to me. I really liked Paris and the interactions between Thanos and Paris. Leo almost stole the show for me in this book. He's probably my favorite character from the series. All of the cast bring something unique.

If you're a fan of the previous books, you must read this one. If you haven't started the series, but you like paranormal romance, give this one a try. It has M/M, M/M/M, M/F, M/F/M themes. Some parts are erotic. There are flashbacks. Greek mythology and gods play a big part. It's an interesting turn on the idea of vampires. Everything does wrap up on good note.


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191 reviews53 followers
February 6, 2017
5 Stars!

What an amazing cast of characters this is. Thanos is the third book in this series, and the final. So even though this book is titled Thanos, you really get a good chunk of dialogue and storyline from ALL of the characters. And you most definitely need to read the first two books in order to understand this one (Alasdair & Isadora) this is not a standalone, and I highly suggest reading the whole series because it is fantastic! Plus, my favorite guy is back, Vasillios or Big V as I affectionately call him, he is evil to his core but I can't help but love him!

This world is filled with vampires and gods and humans that aren't completely human, and Thanos is just trying to figure out what all of these connections mean and why the world around him has changed so drastically with the addition of new beings. One of which is to blame for his facial problem. Thanos is veiled by his mask, and he needs to understand what role he plays now that he feels scarred from the inside and quite literally on the outside. He is the first sired to Eton and there's a lot more to that story, which definitely keeps the pages turning, so Thanos and the other ancients are trying to figure out some things. A LOT of things actually. I really wish I would have done a reread of Isadora, but after a minute it all came flooding back to me.

I love how everything comes together in this book and honestly, I’m truly envious of how the author can build such a unique world with amazing dialogue and great witty vampire banter. Even when these vamps are pissed off they still sound sexy! I really can't go into much about the storyline because if you haven't read the first two books you will be very confused and I don't want to spoil anything. But I'm very happy with this finale and I wasn't sure how I felt about the ending, as I am with a few other Ella books, but after I sat on it for a while I really loved it and it was quite perfect and surprisingly sweet. These vamps are vicious and unruly and overdramatic at times, but the tender side to them is my favorite part. A great ending to a wonderful series!
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February 5, 2017
“Don’t you see? You are our destruction—but for me, you will also be my salvation.”


I ADORE this series, so much so that I was physically aching and devastated that it came to an end. I've gone on such a journey with these books and characters and I truly love them so it PAINS me to rate Thanos so low.

This is the conclusion to this paranormal trilogy and the first two books absolutely need to be read first and in order. Everything is heightened in this book. Every thing that threaded through the first two books is here but so much more. More intense. More emotional. More on-the-edge of your seat. More sexy. More terryfing. More mystery. Before you get the answers. More addicting.


This story and writing is so phenomenal. It's so complex, intricate and heart racing. I became apart of this world, or more so, they became apart of mine before I knew it. I was so wowed plenty of times in this book and could not put it down. But I can't ignore the feeling of feeling Thanos and Paris (and Eton) were cheated. I just feel like a relationship got to build up between the other couples and relationships and I just feel like the final couple just didn't get that chance, their relationship didn't get the page time or the development that the others got. And it makes me really sad, for me, but especially for them, that it feels like they were cheated. I totally get this is the conclusion to the series and the action/PNR elements are the focus but they just got cheated, even in the ending, in my opinion and it makes me sad. Speaking of the ending, I actually got it, maybe not 100%, and while it's different, I liked it for the most part. And so glad I got to be apart of this world, it was a phenomenal journey. And I'll miss these characters with all my heart. They're unforgettable.



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WOW. But I'm feeling ALLLLL the things and not sure exactly how I feel about certain aspects but regardless, hats off to Ella because wow.

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February 2, 2017
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I love paranormal romance and I especially love when there is a special twist to the book or series that makes it stand out from the others. The Masters Among Monsters series is one that stands apart from other vampire books and Thanos was another great addition to this series. You need to read both Alsadair and Isadora before starting this one or you will not fully understand the dynamics and relationship between all of the characters because they do play roles in all three books.

Thanos picks up right where Isadora left us off, with Thanos angry and closed off after the actions of his Ancient one, Eton. The dynamic of Thanos and Eton’s relationship has been vague before this book and theirs was a darker relationship but also different than the others. I won’t spoil it and say what that difference is but I honestly did not expect what happens to happen in this book. Add into the equation Paris, who is the third to all that has occurred and still is and things become taken to a new level.

There are still those erotic moments that we have seen in the other books but this time they were less but the story needed to be told the way it was because while it is darker than the others it is also beautifully tragic as well. We get to certain parts and I know for me at least, I felt the pain that Thanos, Eton, and Paris felt as well as the others as well. I wasn’t sure how everything would play out and even though the ending brought tears to my eyes for more than one reason, again I won’t tell so please don’t ask, I think the way Ms. Frank finished the book was the perfect way. This is a series that draws you in, is filled with twists and turns along the way, it is erotic, and at times it is dark but overall it is a series that this book whore has loved and is sad to see it end.
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