Type: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance
My Copy: Sent
War has shaped every aspect of Irena Soldan’s life—her childhood, her work, her DNA. Unaware she is the genetic host of the second Seal of the Apocalypse, Irena battles for those who cannot fight for themselves as a top human-rights operative for The Omega Consortium, whose charismatic, publicity-loving boss holds a deadly personal agenda.
Chago has always been the quiet one among his warrior Scion brethren—the brooding, combat expert with a hidden soft side. A member of Divinity’s covert special forces, he’s protected humanity for more than a millennium and now his goal is retirement. In exchange for his freedom, Chago agrees to protect Irena against his ancient enemy as his final mission. Expecting a cauldron of female whoop-ass, he instead discovers a harbinger of peace amidst a world of ever-increasing violence. Despite the cataclysmic circumstances, an undeniable attraction ignites between Chago and Irena. Together, they must unravel the ancient puzzle of the Seals and discover a way to defeat an unstoppable evil before they both become casualties of War.
Chago is a Scion who loves living on his Montana ranch, raising cattle. He would love to retire, feeling that he has served Divinity well, over the centuries. However Divinity has work for him, she wants him to protect a woman who is unknowingly safeguarding the second Seal of the Apocalypse and although he tries to bargain with her, Divinity knows Chago is too exceptional to lose into retirement.
Recently the Scion has secured the first Seal to stop the Apocalypse and now it seems the second is in danger, they have heard that Lucifer’s bastard son Archon has recently escaped the Sheol prison and has plans to avenge his imprisonment. Chago is worried about his escape knowing the last time he faced Archon, his mate, Yana was killed.
Irena Soldan has worked in war torn places for years, she works for the Omega Consortium, an amnesty group that helps those less fortunate, she has experienced war first hand when she was young and her father was imprisoned in Croatia, since then she has dedicated to life to human rights. She works with the CEO of the company, Drake Benedict however she is beginning to see an edge of cruelty in him and he has become more possessive lately.
Drake sends Irena to Africa for her latest job; little does she know that several others are traveling to the continent, both good and evil. What awaits them all is danger from current mortal war activities to those that are immortal, as Archon is also on Earth and has plans for the Seal.
The Seal of Surrender is the second book in the series and is a great addition as it moves the story arc, about the seven Seals, forward with an action pact adventure. For most of the story Irena does not know anything about the Seal, immortals or that the Apocalypse could start at any time, which is very refreshing, she is just a woman who is trying to do her job. She is caught up in the corrupt dealings of her boss Drake, which seems to land her directly involved with Chago and those that wish to control the Seal’s future.
There is a definite attraction between Chago and Irena however it is hard for them to capture a moment together as they are either fighting or running from several different dangerous situations. There is a lot going on and it was a little hard to keep track of all the dangers however Irena is a very strong intelligent woman who has had a hard life while living in Croatia, and because of this background she is able to handle the changes that Chago and the Scion’s bring to her world.
I enjoyed seeing several of the Scion brothers, Luther, Xander and Wyck as they helped Chago and Irena, I also liked Divinity and wonder what she is up to as she seems to be guiding them toward something that only she is privy to. All in all a book full of action and adventure that keeps you turning pages until the end to see what happens. I will continue to read this series as I am truly invested in these characters and what their future will be.
I give Seal of Surrender by Traci Douglass 4.0 stars!