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Of Deception and Divinity

(Death and Destiny #3)

4.83  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  26 reviews

The arrival of a new enemy. The start of a greater battle. A destiny to be defended. 

A mighty war, waged every 500 years, has returned to the realm of mortals. And with it, the Day of Serpents arrives to wreak havoc upon the world.

Assefa and Sanura struggle to complete their mate bond, as they also continue their fight in this preternatural war of fire versus water. Unsee
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published October 12th 2017 by Kuumba Publishing (first published August 25th 2017)
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Once again, N.D. Jones brings strong and passionate writing to the table with OF DECEPTION AND DIVINITY and Assefa and Sanura find the ties that bind them strained as their partial bond seems to become more of a weakness than proof that they truly are meant to be together. Sometimes one can be over-cautious, and the fear of taking a leap of faith can be terrifying. Sanura fears becoming swallowed whole by the power and wealth that is part of Assefa’s total package. Meeting his family isn’t condu ...more
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing fantasy book that is impossible not to read. This author is fantastic, just love anything that she writes . The characters just fit in with the story and takes you away for a short time in another world. Received an ARC, reviewing because I couldn’t get enough of the book.
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Of Death and Deception is the perfect ending to the trilogy. I could not put this book down, in fact read it in less than 24 hours. This is a perfect balance between the paranormal and romance worlds. The continuing love affair between Assefa and Sanura, has passion, the uncertainty of a growing love filled with the hope and promise of the future. The battle between vengeance and forgiveness kept me reading
Strong characters with a great storyline make this a "must read".

Thank you and I am looki
Irene Langston-Butler
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great story filled with action, betrayal, love, hate and a battle between good and evil.The characters were well rounded and grounded. The story was fasted paced and flowed seamlessly. The bond,love and trust between Sanura and Assefa helped the overcome many things and to reach their destiny. Couldn't put down till ...more
Kimberly Hicks
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: To Paranormal Romance Readers
Recommended to Kimberly by: Author, N.D. Jones
Wow, N.D. really summed up this trilogy with a damn bang! One thing is for certain, when fire and water came together, it proved to be a mighty fight.

Assefa and Sanura still hadn’t completed their mating bond, although the love the two shared wouldn’t prove otherwise. What neither of them could have foreseen was the war raged over 500 years ago that sort of sealed the character’s fate, or did it? Assefa finally takes his beloved to his home land of Sudan to meet his father, and while visiting it
Dee's Reading Zone
Prophecy and the supernatural runs it's course flawlessly throughout N.D. Jones' latest book, "Of Deception and Divinity (Death and Destiny #3) with the compelling conflict between forgiveness and retaliation. Sanura and Assef's slow-burn love relationship was exciting to read with the vivid paranormal backstory which leads me to believe that Jones might bring this this couple back in yet another exciting series in the future (hint-hint)!

This series must be read in order or you will miss how au
Lola White
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is nearly non-stop action. From paranormal battles to emotional upheavals, I couldn’t put this one down until I was finished—and that’s saying something considering how avidly I devoured the previous two books in the trilogy.

As the title implies, this book is the one where lies are revealed. N.D. Jones does a fantastic job of balancing the past influences on our main characters with their present day fears, failures, achievements and love. In fact, she makes the reader feel the love be
Litentric Teon
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I must say, this trilogy truly did not disappoint. The ending was clearly thoroughly thought out, and concepts from the previous two novels were interwoven into this one with such precision that it was difficult to not be impressed. The emotions certainly ran deep as the waters of Nun in this novel, from finding out the identity of the water witch of Legend, to the details of Assefa's family and the circumstances of his birth, to discovering the true strength behind their mate bond. All of this ...more
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow...the third and final book was an awesome read!
There was a lot of dark and delicious stuff going on, but it's hard for me to write a review without spoiling it for other readers. The few twists and turns that I did not see coming, made for some intense reading. Assefa and Sanura totally rocked! They strengthened their bond, and kicked some asses along the way.
All I can say is that there is more magic, more violence...and more love. Which culminated in a great ending.
5 literally flaming star
Smile 2 Day
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was everything!! I was so excited to read it! I can't believe who the water witch turned out to be and I'm still kinda mad they didn't kick her butt for her betrayal! I am anxiously awaiting the next installment and the spin off to this series!! ...more
Dennis Moss
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
YEAH!! Firewitch and the Mngwa.

It is 11:15 p.m. EST in Palmetto, Georgia and I just finished reading the last book in the series. Strangle the b@#$% with the snake around her neck! I read the complete trilogy this week. And this one did not disappoint either. Thank you for sharing your stories and having such strong characters. I look forward to Nathaniel!!!
LaTonya E Hardin
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW.......loved the book. Loved this trilogy. Go read them you won't regret it. ...more
Leah Ford
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a voluntary and honest review for an advanced copy.

Oh my word, this three part story has been amazing. Loved the first book, only liked the second but this third book has been out of this world. I didn't stop reading it once i started and to say i have a muzzy head is an understatement. I have a proper book hangover!!

This was a fast paced and an exciting read with everything from love, hate, jealousy, evil plots, wicked idiots, betrayal, a fight to beat a pending prophecy and in-between
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
I found no reason to not stay in love with these two and all the adventure, death, destiny, magic and more that comes their way.

The new enemy, battle and their destiny to be defended. Assefa and Sanura's bond is not yet completed and now they must step back in to a fight. I got all the intensity that I have come to anticipate from reading this series. The magic, betrayal, surprises, and more come to life with all the other things coming their way. I'm not one to give away the juicy bits of the
LaKisha Dunn
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good trilogy

This was an unexpected read but one I fully enjoyed. I did not rate this series nor did I leave a review until I finished the series. There parts which were infuriating and parts that made you laugh and cry. Yet, each book held my interest and the plot twist was good. I will not give anything away bc I believe the reader deserves to let the story unfold. However, I highly recommend this trilogy and I promise the reader won't be disappointed. I think I have added a new author to my mu
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I had a feeling that the water witch and fire witch of legend have been around each other but I didn't realize they were raised together. Now that was a series twist. I am glad though Sanura and Assefa finally are fully mated and made for the best example of love conquering all. Great story overall
Rameisha Johnson
I knew, but didn't

What a get ending to this series! I was pretty spot on in my predictions but I loved how it all came together in the end. That was a well woven love story...
Sandra Singleton
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great plot and characters. This is a must-read. I volunteered to read an advance copy for an honest review.
Kim F
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book. I was blown away with the story, I could not put it down. Wonderfully written with strong characters. I want more.....I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Katara Johnson
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the powerful ending to an amazing journey into Sanura’s And Assefa’s friendship turned marriage. I love how the author shows the power of this couple even when they are up against the Gods. I enjoyed this series especially the twists and turns up until the very end!
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Sanura and Assefa's characters and their chemistry
*The Egyptian mythology
*How Sanura and Assefa had to fight for their relationship through their insecurities
*The photos toward the end showing Assefa and Sanura in their ascended form
*Sanura and Assefa didn't end up with a baby by the end
*Cynthia and Zereb didn't cheat even though they were attracted to one another

*The amount of drama Sanura and Assefa had to go through (it was just never ending)
*I felt Assefa's brothers storyline w
Antonies Kirkland

I absolutely loved this series. The love they had for each other was limitless. Mates! The book was funny, sad, crazy, intimate and like a movie. The picture were the best. This series is a must read❤️
Ray Sunn
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Touched a chord within me

A mark of an exceptional book is its ability to keep you at the edge of your seat with anticipation and evoked deep felt emotions. I hate crying, yet at the same time is cathartic. This book is very much about redemption and make me think of times I felt I was not worthy of forgiveness. The scene with the fire witch that haunted Sanura brought tears to my eyes. I so loved Assefa and Sanura's love story and wish I could continue to read. It's the kind of love I yearned fo
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Being together is all that they want - should it be so difficult to achieve?

Another terrific fast paced read that shows the growth of the characters all wrapped up in a skillfully woven plot. Will they be able to fight for the right to be together? With betrayal all around who can be trusted? Will the war flare into an all out battle? Sit and prepare to be transported into another world!
I received an ARC copy for an honest review.
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Remarkable & Memorable!

The best of the series. Interesting, dynamic characters. Graphically-detailed and creative creatures. A solid, multi-layered plot line. The perfect way to cap off this trilogy!

*I received a complimentary ARC of this story in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
T.M. Payne
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book Reviewed: Of Deception and Divinity: A Paranormal Romance (Death and Destiny #3)
Author: N.D. Jones
Publication Date: 10/12/2017
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars


This is book 3 and I would recommend you start with book 1 if your new to this series.
Assefa and Sanura have yet to complete their mating and who knows if they will get a chance with everything that is being thrown at them in this book.

We have creatures galore, strength, love and oh yes let's not for
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N. D. Jones, Ed.D. is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. In her desire to see more novels with positive, sexy, and three-dimensional African American characters as soul mates, friends, and lovers, she took on that challenge herself. Along with the fantasy romance series Forever Yours, and a contemporary romance trilogy, The Styles of Love, she h ...more

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