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(The Four Horsemen #2)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  2,963 ratings  ·  619 reviews
They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

The day Jerusalem falls, Miriam Elmahdy knows her life is over. Houses are burning, the streets run red with blood, and a traitorous army
Kindle Edition, 427 pages
Published July 10th 2019 by Lavabrook Publishing, LLC
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Laura Thalassa
May 27, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
07/02/2019 Update: And, June came and went ... but good news, War will release July 11! If you want to read more about it, here's the longer post I made:

05/27/2019 Update: I've received a lot of questions about War's release date! Originally I was hoping for a May 2019 release, but edits have been taking longer than anticipated, so War will most likely release sometime in June 2019. I know this news blows for those of you who've been waiting on news about
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
2 minutes ago I finished "Pestilence" and I need this book NOW!!

It was SOOO worth the wait!❤ Awesome book!!!!!❤
Have to say, after waiting so long for the book, I was in love with it even before I started it😊
And now begins the wait for Famine😭
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
 Ⓐℳⓨ ♔♚♛Queen Of Fat Cats, Hyper Litters, and Robotic Dogs♛♚♔
♛♚♔UPDATE 07/14♛♚♔
My friend Parvati-chan (Goodreads was so rude to her) is hosting the QT's buddy reads for War.
Join the cutest BR elite in Goodreads.

The hype for this one is out of this world!! Join the conversation!

♛♚♔UPDATE 07/11♛♚♔
I repeat
(it's not erotica either, whatever that cover looks like)

🌈♩♪ ♫ ♬WAR IS LIVE♫ ♬♩♪🌈
*Kisses Kindle*

Live and already in the top of the charts. I'm so happy for Thalassa sensei, she's a writing goddess
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
”Pray for the world.
War is coming”.

Where is the synopsis? I have no idea what will happen in this book, and I couldn’t be more excited 😆.
I took a quiz to know which horsemen I am, and I end up being sometimes War and sometimes Death, so yeah. I really want this one.
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, swoony-hero
How is your book hangover doing?? I'm still thinking about this book....

4.5 stars

WAR, I’m still speechless and amazed, but incredibly happy, it was EVERYTHING I hoped it would be.

War, the second of the Four Horsemen, was deliciously dark, dangerous, swoony in a warlord kind of way, and very much everything I wanted him to be!! Again, it just shows how much I like these kind of heroes. He was all kinds of FINE!! His determination, possessiveness, protectiveness and later on struggle made a beauti
Apr 10, 2018 marked it as to-read

So fucking here for this.

chan ☆
Jul 02, 2018 marked it as to-read
war daddy can pillage me ANYTIME

All religions want the same thing—salvation.
I can hear my father’s voice like an echo from the past.
We’re all the same.

Miriam is trying to live in post apocalyptic Jerusalem when the second horseman of the apocalypse War makes his way there.

She is terrified, but when she is cornered by War, he spares her life. She is taken back to his camp where he claims she is his wife and she will eventually be his.

It’s a slow burn romance between two enemies.

Miriam is brave and funny.

“Is my w
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
“Blood sprays, and part of the man’s body goes one way, the rest, another. It takes everything in me not to sick myself at the sight. Around me, a cheer rises up from the crowd. The world has gone mad. “

What a ride!


What you have here is:

- Formidable and sexy warlord;
-Compassionate, resourceful and feisty heroine;
-Gory battle scenes filled with living dead;
-Philosophical questions about human nature and its possible redemption;
-Slow burn romance with lots of chemistry.

First of all I have w
Brenda ✨Delirious, Disjointed, Digressive, and (highly) Dramatic Rambles✨
about to read (maybe) 18/07/2019

2018 me: omg i need War right this second I can't live without it

2019 me with War on her Kindle: okay but have we thought this through, like what we gonna do next??? NO no, better wait a bit

The way I fear the hugest of book hangovers this one is gonna bestow upon me, I want to read this so bad but also kinda don't??? What's wrong with me??? I HATE THIS FEELING

update 20/06/19

This bad boy is coming for our wigs by the end of June.
I said what I sa
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic

12 / 25 / 2018:

Me after reading the teaser:
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!! This series is so unique! I can’t wait for the next one :D
Jennifer Kyle
I dragged through this one and the love connection was meh to me. However ending was good.
Parvati Patil
Edit July 18
The link to April's review is finally working after the rude way someone merged the two exisiting editions of War.
🌸April- Death QT 🏇🏿🏇🏿🏇🏿🏇🏿

We're still waiting on a few QT's to start and rate War, but overall our BR is about 70% done. Please keep commenting and voting and don't forget to fill out your form. Thank you all for reading this marvelous book with me. With us QT's. I hope we can read more books together as QT's.
Edit July 16
The links to Fotini's and Bunny's
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)

I’m going to keep this as spoiler-free as possible, but AHHHHHH!!! War is about the size of two average-sized books, and I pretty much read it in one sitting (when I knew I had uninterrupted reading time). I DEVOURED this book. It was everything I was hoping for as the sequel to Pestilence! I fell in love with War (even when I knew I shouldn’t) and the heroine is so kickass and awesome. War is a possessive, alpha mofo and once he claims Miriam as his wife, there’s no going back. This ab
♔ Dark Lordette Jennymort ♔
**UPDATE: 07/02/2019 - Ummm. where the heck is this book? me and war-daddy need to get aquainted!**

give me this right the fuck now.

this comes out on my birthday month and i wish my birthday was right the fuck now!!!!

Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Netet wā neterwej.”
You are the one He sent me. (...)
“Netet tayj ḥemet.” You are my wife.

Story 🌟🌟🌟🌟
After the four horsemen arrived, the world sank into chaos. Miriam lost her whole family, one by one, and never thought she would ever be called “wife”. Especially not by one of the four horseman - war.
But when war invades her hometown, he takes Miriam with him. He tells her that god send him her as a present. She resists him, fights him as much as she can, but even she can’t deny that there is
enqi ☁️✨ kell maresh lovesite
12 Jul '19: I HAVE THIS IN MY HANDS!! time for binge reading <3

Maria Dimitrova
Apr 02, 2018 marked it as to-read

I need this now!
07/03/2019 Update:

There won't be any pre-orders

Many of us are dying to get our hands on this one, and Goodreads had the wrong schedule date. Yesterday it was showing a January 1st release date.

To get the record straight on the publication date I'll say:

As of June 19th, 2019 there's no publication date, Laura Thalassa, the author says she's still editing. She will let us know when War is ready for publication.

Brenna Clark
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much to Laura Thalassa for providing me with an ARC of this incredible sequel! I have been anticipating this release since November of last year, and it was well worth the wait. I had expected a continuation of the story of Pestilence; perhaps he had to leave Sara to combat his brother. I was however pleasantly surprised to see that this was a story all its own, with a battle-tested, courageous woman at its center.

It has been 13 years since the appearance of the first Horseman. Sinc
Candlewick Books
Guys save your money.

This was so incredibly racist and islamaphobic I don't even know where to start.

I was so pumped for this but I've never been so let down. It's actually kinda laughable that Laura Thalassa thought she could write about the Palestine/Israel conflict with sensitivity. I genuinely don't think that a book mostly about sex was the best platform for it. Does Thalassa not realize that this issue actually affects real lives? It should not be a background to your erotica. Man, it was
Jul 11, 2019 marked it as dnf
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Candice Willman
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to be sent an ARC of this beautiful book to read and I am so grateful. I devoured Pestilence and loved every moment of it. You battle yourself knowing you are loving and rooting on such a monster and then you think it can’t get any worse... until you meet War. War has always been my fav of the four and I was so excited to know he was going to be the next book. This book did not disappoint at all. I was hooked from start to finish. The whole beauty and the beast feel when it co ...more
Ashlee » Library In The Country
It’s no secret that I love Laura’s books. It’s no secret that I love the first book in this series, Pestilence. And now it’s no secret that I love this book as well.

Full review to come!
Aug 10, 2018 marked it as to-read
“Pray for the world, dear Sara. War is coming.”

War is coming everyone! And his journey will be one bloody tale!!
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 for your soft heart stars!!

Ok, prepare for tons of !!!!! Because this book has me that excited.
This book was fantastic! It had action, romance with steamy scenes and zombies!! War is a stubborn, fierce warrior turned swoony romantic, he deserved nothing but a bad ass woman which he got in Miriam.
I couldn’t read the ending fast enough...I had tears of sadness that soon turned to tears of happiness!
This book left me smiling and looking forward to book 3, Thank you Thalassa for another great r
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The Four Horsemen (4 books)
  • Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1)
  • Famine (The Four Horsemen, #3)
  • Death (The Four Horsemen, #4)
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