Date read: May 18, 2016
Hearts of the Anemoi
1. North of Need
2. West of Want
3. South of Surrender
4. East of Ecstasy - Paperback | Kindle
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Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she’s been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don’t speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future.Thoughts on East of Ecstasy: Guys, THINGS HAPPEN in this book. Lots of things. Things that bring the battle between the good guys and the bad guys to a close.
Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father’s plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he’s been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, he never expected to find kindness and passion in the arms of a mortal.
But Devlin’s love puts Annalise in the path of a catastrophic storm, and in the final Armageddon showdown between the Anemoi and Eurus, sacrifices will be made, hearts broken, and lives changed forever…or lost.
At the heart of all the things is Devlin. The guy has NOT had it easy. His father's quest for power has put Devlin in a terrible position--both mentally and physically. The other Anemoi don't trust him. Devlin's brother is out of reach. Eurus's systematic mental abuse has made Devlin doubt there's any good in him. Yeah, bad place.
Crossing Anna's path is both wonderful and painful for Devlin. (No worries, y'all. this being a romance, they get their happiness. It just takes time and a lot of elbow grease to find it.) Anna's dealing with her own issues, btw. Some of them gifted by the divine and some very mundane.
An extremely satisfying ending to the Anemoi saga. We got to revisit old faces and see how they're holding up. Devlin had the serious tortured hero thing going on and that's like catnip for me. In short, *slow thumbs up*