The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell's minions and everything they want to destroy. They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power to ward off Doomsday... or let it ride....
Jillian Cardiff came to this remote mountain town to forget the demon attack that almost killed her. Instead, she rescues - and falls for - a gorgeous stranger who has no memory of anything other than his name.
Handsome, charming, and protective, Reseph seems like the kind of man whom Jillian can trust. But with hints of a troubling history of his own, he's also the kind of man who can be very dangerous...
Reseph may not know why he mysteriously appeared in Jillian's life, but he knows he wants to stay. Yet when Jillian's neighbors are killed, and demon hunters arrive on the scene, Reseph fears that he's putting Jillian in danger. And once it's revealed that Reseph is also Pestilence, the Horseman responsible for ravaging the world, he and Jillian must face the greatest challenge of all: Can they forget the horrors of a chilling past to save the future they both desire? (Book 4 of the Lords of Deliverance series)
©2012 Larissa Ione (P)2012 Hachette Audio
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.
So many books...so little time! :)
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!
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