Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Book Review: Apocalypse: The Lords of Deliverance Compendium

Apocalypse: The Lords of Deliverance Compendium (Lords of Deliverance #2.5)

Author: Larissa Ione 
Publication:  Kindle Edition
Publication Date: 05/01/2012
Source: E-book owned by reviewer
Buy it at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Audience: Paranormal romance, adult

Synopsis (Goodreads.com)

New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione brings readers behind the scenes with this definitive guide to her latest imaginative, epic series featuring the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. With character descriptions, key player background information, a handy glossary of terms and special abilities, a Q&A inspired by reader questions, and an all-new, exclusive short story, this is a must-read for every Larissa Ione fan. As an added bonus, this compendium includes an extended sneak peek at the next book in the Lords of Deliverance series, Lethal Rider.

My Review

This compendium has all the things that you would expect from such an insider’s guide- stats on all our favourite characters, as well as definitions of all the demon species and a Q&A with the author. If you got this as a re-issue, released with Rogue Rider then you get the added bonus of a short story called Eternal Damnation, which tells the true story of how Lilith seduced Yenrieth to fall pregnant with the Four Horsemen, and what her motivations were for doing so. I liked how Ione expanded on the mythology available in the first two books. We knew Lilith was a schemer, we just didn’t know quite what lengths she was prepared to go to in order to achieve her goals. Yenrieth is a Battle Angel with a dodgy evil detector. Verrine is in love with Yenrieth but too slow to act on it, and there are hints that she will share his tragic fate…

This book should ideally be read after Immortal Rider, but I read it after Rogue Rider, and I think the short story fits in perfectly here. Combining the two reads together makes Harvester’s story become strikingly clear, but I leave that for you to find out.

Blysse’s Hot: Plot Ratio

Most pleasing, as expected of the high standard of Ione’s writing!

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