Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pieces of Hate by Tim Lebbon [Review]

 Pieces of Hate by Tim Lebbon
Pieces of Hate (Assassin #2) by Tim Lebbon
Format: ebook
Source: provided through NetGalley
Date read: March 14, 2016

Assassin
1. Dead Man's Hand
2. Pieces of Hate - Paperback | Kindle
3. Whisper of Southern Lights

Tim Lebbon
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
During the Dark Ages, a thing named Temple slaughtered Gabriel's family. A man with snake eyes charged him to pursue the assassin wherever he may strike next, and destroy him. Gabriel never believed he’d still be following Temple almost a thousand years later.

Because Temple may be a demon, the man with snake eyes cursed Gabriel with a life long enough to hunt him down. Now he has picked up Temple's scent again. The Caribbean sea is awash with pirate blood, and in such turmoil the outcome of any fight is far from certain.
Thoughts on Pieces of Hate: I'm a sucker for a good play on words and the title of this one tickled my funny bone. Not that Gabriel and Temple's battles are anything to laugh about, but I like to take my giggles where I can get them.

So. The high seas, a demon, and a man with a whole lot of hate in his heart. Where book 1 kept us out of Gabriel's head, this book sticks us smack dab in the middle of it and we get to see both the regret Gabriel had over his calling and how badly he burns to carve his ounce of flesh from Temple. Gabriel can see how it's eating at him, too. He's caught between a horrific past and a bleak future and neither of them offer him any sort of peace.

Nicely bloody with some awesomely brutal imagery, I genuinely liked how unapologetically gritty Gabriel's battle against Temple is. Those two don't pull their punches when they come together and anyone in the line of fire is in jeopardy.

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