Friday, June 1, 2012

Book Review: Lethal Rider

Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #3)

Author: Larissa Ione
Publication:  Piatkus Books
Publication Date: 22 May 2012
Source: E-book owned by reviewer
Buy it at Amazon  and IndieBound
Audience: Adult; Paranormal Romance



Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, Regan Cooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.

Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.

My Review

I was really looking forward to reading this book and finding out more about how Thanatos was going to get out of the pickle with his agimortus. We come back to find him being kept paralysed by siblings following his post-deflowering towering homicidal rage. He is released by Hades earlier than the Horsemen planned….. and it all kicks off…

Regan is now 8 months pregnant and planning to give the baby up to be raised by Kynan, still believing she is doing her duty to the Aegis. When Than comes round, and after he has gotten over the loss of power when he was deflowered, he is shocked to hear about the plans for the baby. Because he wants it. He really, really wants to raise it. It turns out Death is nothing but a big marshmallow! But as we know in this world, getting what you want is not at all straightforward, especially when your brother Reseph has morphed into batghast-shit-crazy Pestilence. Even with his homicidal sadistic psychopathic presence, this book reads really easily as the mythology of this world has been robustly established in the first two books, so dropping in to this feels like meeting up with old friends. Even the Seminus brothers from Underworld General have a role centre stage.

The chemistry between Regan and Thanatos is evident here, as it was in the last book. What is more special is the developing love between the two. It isn’t insta-love but rather a sweetly aching developing awareness of love. While both attempt to make some silly sacrifices in the belief that it would be best for the other, eventually they realise that their strength lies in unity and family. Quite how they realise that, I won’t reveal here because I don’t want to spoil the final half of the book, but trust me when I tell you that it has pace, dram, and not a few exciting plot twists. I loved it and can’t wait for Rogue Rider!

Blysse’s Hot:Plot Ratio

Very well crafted plot with an unusual spin on hot, in pregnancy. Not quite sure what I felt about it but it was very well written.

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