Type: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Grand Central
My Copy: Sent for review
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 is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can’t-or won’t-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman’s safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara’s life.
Larissa Ione has done it again! I absolutely adored Eternal Rider! Fresh off her Demonica series she has started The Lords Of Deliverance. These are based off the legends of the four horsemen on the apocalypse. We get a whole new line of hot and sexy men as well as brief glimpses from old favorites.
As with any new series there is a lot of back story to get to and Larissa doesn’t ever scimp on that. The first 100 or so pages is a lot of world building on top of her old Demonica world. A new layer. The horsemen are a totally different breed from anything we have seen up to this point. They stand alone. No one short of God or Satan can stand next to them in the warrior or strength field.
I enjoyed Ares (War) and Cara together. Their personalities meshed really well and had me invested from the get go. Cara was thrown into this paranormal world quite quickly and I her thought processes and emotions were right on. I also liked her slight paranormal trait in the form of an animal healer. Ares, being nearly God-like, didn’t adjust quite as quickly to this human female. He was thrown by new feelings and emotions and ideas he hadn’t dared think of in years. Family, love and being happy. Again, I found myself an alpha male in Ares. Hot, rippling muscles set in stone…yes please, I will take two.
While meeting Ares was nice, his brothers were hot too. Even the sexy, my seal already broke, Reseph (Pestilence). I’m really hoping they figure out a way to bring him back from madness because his scarred soul will be perfect for a book of his own. Thanatos (Death) was also interesting….huge…..and his seal revolves around no sex…hmmmmm *wink*. The last horseman is actually not a horseman at all but a horsewoman, Limos. I loved that twist. Her book should be good because she’s depicted as a small, fragile looking woman who can turn all warrior in a moments notice. She’s also slated to be Satan’s Bride..heh. I hope Satan is a hulking hot guy that can go naughty things with his tail.
As the first book in the new series I thought Eternal Rider was a winner. We get Larissa’s incredible writing an a whole new cast of characters to give you good dreams at night. I can’t wait for the next one due out this fall!
I give Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione 5 stars!