Monday, May 6, 2013

Review: Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione

Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #1) by Larissa Ione
Synopsis (Goodreads):
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.
My Thoughts: Wow. Ares knows how to rock a girl's world. Right off its axis, as it turns out. Although, I guess if I'm being fair, it was really Hal the Hellhound that catapulted poor Cara into the world of demons and other supernatural critters. No, you know, I take that back, Cara has her own brand of supernatural funk going on long before she fell into this situation. She was in that world without ever knowing it. So, basically, I now need to apologize to Ares for making it sound like he purposefully screwed up poor Cara's existence. I mean, no one wants to be on WAR'S bad side, do they?

Sorry, Ares! Won't happen again. All your world rockin' was between the sheets. I totally apologize for implying otherwise.

Right. So. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Reseph as Pestilence kinda broke my heart. Seeing how the breaking of the seal simply shattered the person he was and twisted him into this creature who delights in all the pain and destruction he causes made me all mopey inside. That Ares and his other siblings could fall into their dark personas just as easily made for a tense story. Those seals are such fragile things to hold back all that evil. CRAZY STUFF, man!

I really did like Ares. He has the attitude. He has the appeal. He has the freaking horse that rests under his skin. The guy works for me. Cara worked for me, too. She's damaged when we first meet her, fragile in a way that makes it hard to imagine that she'll be able to hold on long with the "gift" that Sestial gives her. Yet... she does. She not only holds on but she begins to come alive again. I love it when characters find their strength and come roaring back from the brink like that.

Between the demons, the darkness, and the humans who are fighting against the people they should be working with, this series is kind of addictive. I have the next few lined up to see how these bad boys (and girl) will rally and fight against the darkness trying to claim them.

Books in this series
1. Eternal Rider - Paperback | Kindle
2. Immortal Rider
3. Lethal Rider
4. Rogue Rider

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  1. This is such a good series! I'm glad you enjoyed this one and can't wait to see what you think of the others especially Reseph's book. Great review!

    1. I'm digging how it ties in with the Demonica series. I love it when things like that happen!

  2. I always see this series, but I've never actually picked it up...yet. Next time I need PNR, though. I will be ALL OVER IT.

    1. I *almost* recommend reading the Demonica series first because it sets up the events that are happening here. That said, I know Felicia read this series without reading the other and she seemed to get along with the Horsemen just fine.

  3. WOOT WOOT! Ares is pretty awesome :) I love him in the other books too.....

    Hellhounds RULE!

  4. I so want to read this now. I know you just released the review for book 3 today, but I didn't want to spoil anything so I went straight for book 1 to read about it! I think I can find many great things on your blog here.

    1. This series is goooooood. Dark and sexy with blood and guts. GOOD STUFF!