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Eternal Rider

(Lords of Deliverance #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  24,278 ratings  ·  1,383 reviews
They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

Yet there
Mass Market Paperback, 402 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Grand Central Publishing
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Anzu The Great Destroyer
Jan 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the genre, series, author, etc
Let’s start with the cover(s). Why do PNR books (almost) always have on them the half-naked hot dude who’s missing half of his face? There was a time when I didn’t really mind it but enough already! See the UK version for this book? AWESOME! I really REALLY love it! And I saw many book covers from the UK which were pretty good which means that the trends are different there. Anyways, I’m hoping that US books, especially from this genre, will change the cover style a bit because this isn’t hot an ...more
Sophia Triad
“Lords of Deliverance” is a spinoff from “Demonica”, but I will always consider them same series. The world is the same.
Demons are still around. Angels, kind of angels, wolves, kind of wolves, vampires and other magnificent beloved monsters are still around. And UGH and Aegis are still around.
It is just now there are also some extra players in the scene. And what outstanding players!

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!

I mean, think about it.
There is nothing else worse than this complication. W
5 stars – Paranormal Romance

What a fan-freaking-tastic, brilliant (Guinness Beer guy voice) combination of unique paranormal elements and apocalyptic prophecies, Stephen King-esque eerie horror, violent, gruesome action, intense, steamy romance, and wry, dark humor. Larissa Ione’s Demonica is one of my top favorite series that got impossibly better with each book, and she really delivers the goods in the first book in the spin-off Lords of Deliverance series. It was an amazing read, and
Aug 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Demonica fans, paranormal romance fans
4.5 STARS!!!!

Ares’s To-Do List:
- Stop (sexy) brother from obliterating the world with deadly disease
- Find the agimorti and keep her from getting killed
- Locate the Deliverance before Pestilence finds it

[Edited in by Anne:]
- And learn that having feeeeeeeelings doesn’t make you a pansyass wanker!!

I’m a huge fan of the Demonica series so I was thrilled to hear about a new spinoff series with the four horsemen. Eternal Rider has all the same great elements of Demonica. Ione still has her great s
Sep 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
If I could describe Larissa Ione’s new book, Eternal Rider, in one word, it would be “whoa”, as in this book seriously blew my mind away. Eternal Rider is the first book in Larissa’s Lords of Deliverance series that’s an offshoot of her very popular Demonica series. If you thought Larissa Demonica series was dark, beyond steamy erotic and twisted, you’ll be happy to know that Eternal Rider is all these things and much more. Larissa walks a fine line here because everything is more intense. I cou ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
Three Horsemen & 1 Horsewoman of the Apocalypse…..
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Only they have the power to start off or prevent Armageddon.

If you are a fan like me, of Larissa Ione’s fantastic Demonica books, you are going to love Lords of Deliverance, the spinoff from that series. It’s a good idea to read the Demonica Series before starting on this one…. Eternal Rider, the 1st book in the LOD series begins just after the end of Sin Undone, when Sin unintentionally initiated the beginning of the apocalypse, aft
Feb 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pnr, favorites
The Horseman of War has never been so sexy! Ares is strong, courageous and he bears the fate of mankind on his shoulders.

Cara Thornton is the key to Ares' safety and doom. And the connection between her and Ares is quite amusing to watch as she keeps him guessing.

This is an engaging, engrossing, fast paced and totally delicious read. The world building is fabulous and I thoroughly enjoyed the glimpses of the characters in the Demonica series.

I would recommend reading the Demonica series prior
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-1
In this sixth book of the Demonica series, we switch over to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Eros, or War is after his brother, who has gone from being one of the good guys to Pestilence, and trying to plague humanity. He’s also trying to protect Kara, who has been marked by a fallen Angel and has all sorts of people after her!

I thought the introduction of the Four Horsemen was a cool change in the series, and we still get to see Idolin and the Sem brother gang pop in from time to time. Th
Jul 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Larissa Ione has a new series out and it's not only dark and exciting but hot and adventurous. Her Demonica series was not just mouthwatering but quickly became one of my favorites. I was super excited to find out this new book would be set in the same world as Demonica. Please welcome the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Ares (War), Reseph (Pestilence), Thanatos (Death), and the only female in the group, Limos (Famine). Each of the Horsemen have a Seal and each Seal comes with two prophecies. T ...more
Jan 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-f, adult-lit, 4-stars
First, I just wanted to say how cool it was that Larissa Ione thanked her Twitter, FB, and GR friends in her acknowledgements because I was like, "Hey, that's me!" It was quite exciting.

So, the book started out just a little bit slow for me. I'm not exactly sure why, but it did, but I wasn't concerned because I knew I'd get into it. Then, it got really good and I started loving it. I was all over Ares and how sexy he was, and Cara and how awesome she was, and Kynan and how awesome I already knew
Awesome! I loved this!

I’m a sucker for books that take Biblical themes and build upon them. Angels, demons, images of heaven and hell, obscure Biblical and apocryphal stories – I love it. Larissa Ione’s Eternal Rider gives the story a modern flavor. The series builds upon the author’s Demonica series and is best read after Sin Undone. Many of the Demonica character favorites appear in this spin-off series.

Larissa Ione has superb storytelling skills. From the first page to the last, the book was
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
This is dirty, hot, violent and so perfectly written that I have to wonder if Larissa Ione is really from this world. She is twisted and has this crazy "other world" so perfectly laid out that I am convinced that she is writing from experience rather than "make believe".

I'll review this later, right now, I'm just going to think about how much I enjoyed it!
Jen Davis
Mar 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Demonica series may have ended with Sin Undone, but its rich world is very much alive thanks to Larissa Ione's spinoff series Lords of Deliverance. Off the bat, I can tell you that you don't have to have read the Demonica books to enjoy Eternal Rider. While it doesn't build the world from scratch, our main characters have their own story to tell.

Let me give you the basics. There are four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. They're not bad guys. In fact, they want to be a force for good. But each ca
Aly is so frigging bored
Dec 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, favorites

Larissa Ione has surpassed herself! I loved this book!

Cara was on hell of a heroin. She is courageous, funny and sarcastic. Ares is a walking legend(an wet dream) and he is so sweet when he doesn't know what to do with her or his emotions...

Fav qoute:
There was another long silence, and then, “Did you love your wife?”
He smiled, but she couldn’t have seen it. “Love was never part of our life. It was an arranged marriage. My wife knew what was expected of her, and she pleased me well enough.”
Larissa Ione stacked her Demonica series on sympathetic men and women, a compendium-full of demons neither sparkly nor vegetarian, twisty plots, violence, romance, and brotherly bonds that inspire bloodshed and manly half-hugs.

Which is why Eternal Rider disappointed me.

Ever ambitious, in her Lords of Deliverance quintet, Ione attacks the biblical four horsemen of the Apocalypse.

It was violent at least. When catastrophe strikes, magically warping affable horseman Reseph to villain, his broth

There's ONLY ONE reason for why I'm only giving 4 stars to this book and it's because I have NO DOUBT WHATSOEVER that this series will only get better, and in a way I feel I only want to use the 5 stars once that happens. For a first book in a series it couldn't have been better, although if it had been longer and with more information about the other Lords maybe it could have,LOL.

Again I remember why I admire this author so much: I believe Lariss
Feb 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
Let’s all jump for joy – Larissa Ione has a new series out. Her Demonica series is one of my favorites, not only for the super sexy romance, but her humorous, warm characters. I am so glad that although set in the same world as Demonica, we have four new main characters with the same wit and sexy behavior. Now, although this is a spin-off series, there are a lot of new rules we have to learn. Demons are not the main focus of this one, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are in the spotlight. Are ...more
Jun 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
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2 June 2015

I'm not sure what and how to rave about this book as I speculate that I may be one of the last reader on earth to have just started the series and now posting a review.

Nevertheless this book owned me from the first page to last.
Although visualizing what I read made my brain hurt but without a doubt the author has got me snared.

For such a complex genre, the setup of characters, characters' hierarchy and the settings (the creativity and world-bui
I’m done with this series. I am seriously done with it. I have never been a huge fan of it and read it a bit out of some strange habit. I’ve read the first book for its great reviews and then follow on because I don’t like leaving things unfinished – the book series included. But I’m over it.

The world introduced by the books that I found really refreshing and innovative in the first book, with every story became more and more complicated. There are tons of different species, complicated and conf
Sheesh! This author has so much imagination she can get in to the exporting business and sell ideas! Stephen King has nothing on her!
There was a bit less sex then her other books. Maybe I’m just plain crazy but I think that was the case. At first I got kind of annoyed the main characters took all that time to really hook up. It was an erotica. Where were my sexy scenes ? What did I pay for? :)
Still, in the end it all turned out perfect because their whole romance was rolled up in a fab plot. A p
Oct 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Larissa Ione can do no wrong in my book. This was a wonderful book. What a way to start of a new series. I was so thrilled that there some of my old friends from the previous series in here. It had me grinning like a fool. lol I was so glad that nothing changed. That the whole demon world was still that , there was nothing for me to try and feel out in that respect. Learning about the Horsemen was the only thing that I had to read slower to make sure I got it.

Ares was so Dominating, Controlling
Laurie Garrison

Larissa Ione knows how to ride in with a fantastic start of a new hot freaking series. I loved Eternal Rider and need more!! Who wouldn’t like to read about 3 sexy horsemen and one hot lady horseman of the apocalypse along with the addition of demons, vampires, hellhounds and more. As you guessed it Ione gives you tons of excitement danger and lots of hot wicked sex. This author always amazes me with how deep she gets into her storyline and always makes it exciting to read.

Cara is having a stre
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Narrator Hilary Huber
Duration: 12 hours, 34 minutes
Published by Hachette Audio

I haven’t read the Demonica series by this author and I’ve heard it is set in the same world as this new spinoff “Lords of Deliverance” series. I’m thinking I probably should have read the 6.5 books in the Demonica series first but reading a series out of order seems to be what I do. Now I will be the first to admit that I am a person who is easily confused and during the first two hours of this audiobook reading I was
Apr 27, 2011 rated it liked it
I liked Eternal Rider, though probably not quite as much as the Ione's Demonica books. About midway through I realized that Eternal Rider reminded me very much of Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld. Why it had the feel of that series more than Ione's Demonica books is something I haven't yet managed to put my finger on. Still I liked the heroine and the hellhound and I thought that the two remaining 'horseman' siblings were interesting so I will be checking out the next book, Immortal Ride ...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
What an excellent concept for a series!!!! I love the way Ms. Ione thinks, develops and writes her stories. She is truly great at making us feel as if we are in this wonderful world she creates.

Being a dedicated fan, and having read all her previous work, I am not disappointed with this one! Her style is still all over the pages of Eternal Rider, and I am so excited to be back, in a way, in the Demonica world.

If you thought you would never see your favorite demons/angels/vampires aga
Mindy (Naughty Book Snitch)
Buy the book or borrow it from the library

I liked it and I'll continue on with the series. However, I guess I'll need to go back and read the Demonica series first.


I really love reading apocalyptic and mythology type tropes and this one was great! I cant believe I've waited this long to read Larissa Ione!
May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Eternal Rider
3.5 Stars

Series Note: Eternal Rider is book #1 in Lords of Deliverance the spin off of the Demonica series. There are numerous references in the book the characters and events from Demonica and it may be difficult for newcomers to fully grasp Ione's world without reading that series first - forewarned is forearmed!

The story has tremendous potential but unfortunately, the romance falls flat.

The emotional bond between Ares and Cara is non-existent and they have absolutely nothing in
Ronda  Tutt
Apr 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! HOT!

Larissa Ione has done it again with her brillant writing. A great start to a new series and I loved and enjoyed how she included the great many characters from her Demonica Series. The story of the 4 Horsemen is exciting in itself but when you add their trails of everyday life and trying to prevent the Demonica prophecy of the Apocalypse from taking place by protecting their seals - the story is fantastic.

In the Demonica Series Sin had caused a plague to spread between the were-w
Mar 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have to admit that Ione's Demonica series is probably one of my favorite PNR series out there currently. It was so unique and yet enjoyable at the same time, so when I saw she had a new series out, I wasn't sure if she was going to be able to love up to my love for Demonica. But did she ever! This was a home run, a grand slam and whatever type of sports terminologies I can bring into the review.

The first book in the series picks up where Demonica ended up, with Sin and the werewolf plague and
Dec 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: larissa-ione
I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeee Ares! :) Rather than a usual review because duh it is Larissa Ione one of my faves I will just throw in some thoughts for this one since I loved it. Oh, how I missed The Demonica series but Larissa has found a great way of writing a new series and keeping our faves from Demonica alive. The sex scenes were great, passionate and damn Ares(War) has talent.(blushes..need to find me an Ares)So much action and suspence in this one.. at one point I was like nooooo do it Cara do ...more
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Air Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career in meteorology to pursue her passion of writing. She has since published dozens of books, hit several bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today, and has been nominated for a RITA award. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would n ...more

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