Now we know Reseph instead of just the evil Pestilence
The story ties up all of the loose ends and brings it full circle. Larissa Ione is great at this - ref. Demonica Series. Can't wait for Reever's book!
Gave all of the characters a voice.
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The characters are really well done. It's one of the things I like best about her books. In this case the plot was a bit problematic. It was a bit contrived but not so much that I wouldn't recommend it. It just wasn't quite up to her usual five star ratings. I know part of it is set up for her next book but still.....
Erin Bennett did a great job narrating.
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
Smoking hot horseman of the apocalypse- checked
Dark misterious complex story- checked
Sizzling hot love scenes- checked
Melt your heart romance- checked
Great Happily Ever After that leaves you wanting more- checked
This is a five star story as every other Larissa Ione book. I highly recommend the whole series but it MUST be listened to in order. This is a complex world that the author developed and you can get lost if you do not follow the order.
Narration: I dont particularly like Erin Bennett as a narrator. She tends to go into "robot mode" and doesn't really add that intensity to the story that I expect from top narrators.
I am a avid reader!
Yes, I love this series! To have started with the first Larissa Ione book and followed the entire series was a great story. I would highly recommend for anyone that has not read the first book not to start with this one but to start at least with the first Lords of Deliverance book.
I cannot say without giving away part of the ending.
I laughed and cried during this audiobook.
All the books in this series are a fantastic listen worth the credits to start with the first Lords of Deliverance.
The story is good but the narrator is just awful. She simply reads the text as if it is a technical manual! In fact I have hread technical manual or meeting presentations to be read with more feeling than she reads this story!
I liked the Lords of Deliverance series until this one. There were too many flashbacks and Indian stories. I actually returned this one for a credit on my account.
Yes, I like Ione although she uses a lot of the same phrases in her books.
I'm sad the series has ended - the Lords of Deliverance series was one of my favorites - just awesome! In this book, I was not sure that I would like Reseph, as he was an evil jerk in the prior 3 books, but Larissa Ione is brilliant and she turned him into a delicious, charming, totally hot hero. The twists in the book are unpredictible - I could not stop listening!
If you are new to this series, you really must read them in order. The story is so complex with lots of characters/history, that you really need to read the prior ones to fully enjoy this book. All the books are worth the credit. I can't emphasize enough how good an author Larissa Ione is - she creates a world that is unique, interesting, complex, passionate - she is one of my favorite authors.
The only downside - the narrator Erin Bennett. She is rather boring, which is unfortunate, but this book is so excellent that you can overcome the poor narration.
I have always loved to read...but I often find it hard to find the time to sit down with a book. I started listening to audio books not too long ago, and I am hooked! It is hard to limit my listening to just during my comute to and from work! It has become a guilty pleasure of mine! I love just about every type of book, however I am a hopeless romantic to the core! :)
This was definitely the ultimate showdown as Reseph faces Pestilence once and for all. After everything Pestilence has done...I felt so bad for Reseph knowing that ultimately he was the reason for all the destruction that was brought to the world and his family. However, Reseph truly redeems himself in this book!
Reseph meets Jillian in the middle of nowhere after his memory is wiped clean, and as they both try to discover who he is, he falls in love with her. Not only does she change everything for him, but she makes him into such a better man than he even was before as Reseph. It really is a great love story, and one that requires a lot of sacrifice on both sides.
Like the last two books, there was a lot that happened in this one too. From Lemos, Harvester, and Reaver...there are some shocking revelations as well as happy moments that come to light in this book, and it makes me so very anxious for the next book which won't be out until later this year...but I'm sure it will be worth the wait!
I'm crossing my fingers that they bring back Hilary or change the narration. Although I think Erin may have improved a little, I was still disappointed...as it prevented this one from being really great!
Larissa Ione's books don't usually end up on my re-read list, and while this one is one of the better ones I don't anticipate rushing back to read it again any time soon. If you're a huge fan of the series though, and tend to give it 5 star ratings, then I'm sure you'll want to read this one over and over.
The main characters are both likable, with believable baggage. The story contains some fun, steamy scenes, as well as dialogue that is quite amusing in places. I think my favorite aspect of this story is that Ione doesn't simply sweep away the accumulated problems of the past four books. She handles the horsemen's re-introduction to Resef in a very credible way. She also ties up some loose ends from the series while opening the way for more stories, and there is a Harvester-related plot twist that I just loved.
This one has the complex plot construction and tangled web of characters of all the Horsemen books. It's not a simple, fluffy romance that just happens to feature a demon--Ione has created a complex world that is always exciting to revisit.
Her voice is very dead-pan. She does an ok job differentiating male and female characters, and her reading isn't completely lacking in emotion, but there were definitely places where I thought a little more animation would have contributed to the feeling of drama the author was obviously trying to create.
Not really. There was one plot twist (see above) that made me go "Oh!" but the rest was pretty much as expected. Resef's reunion with his family was difficult to read, because as much as the discerning reader in me appreciated the believability of their initial reaction to the fact that he wasn't dead, I felt bad for him!