Monday, July 29, 2013

Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione [Review]

Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #3) by Larissa Ione
Format: paperback
Source: purchased
Date read: June 20, 2013

Lords of Deliverance
1. Eternal Rider
2. Immortal Rider
3. Lethal Rider - Paperback | Kindle
4. Rogue Rider
5. Reaver

Larissa Ione
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, Regan Cooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.

Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.
My Thoughts: Holy smokes. Thanatos is just... awesome, isn't he? All growly and ragey when his death-rage comes over him and then such a sweetheart when it comes to his kiddo. Once he got over the betrayal he felt at what Regan had done -- or maybe once he understood why she had done it and why it was eating her up inside -- he added her to the list of people he could be sweet with. Aww.

And Regan... Oh, man. She's just a big bundle of messed up, isn't she? She's trying to make sure she's indispensable to the Aegis, she's going along with all their plans because she doesn't know what else to do and then -BLAM!- Thanatos pops in and throws her for a loop.

I have to take a look at Pestilence for a second. I just... the things he did were awful and terrible and he's not a good guy but buried somewhere under all the bad is the Reseph that Than, Limos, and Ares remember. Those three have had to make a terrible choice from the beginning and it's eaten at all of them at one point or another. Pestilence's power has been growing and growing and there's not much that can stop him.

How many times can you try to save a guy before it becomes a lost cause? Although, to be fair, when a fallen angel has the power to become a pure angel again, I guess anything is possible.

Big things in the overall arc happens in this installment. Betrayals, chest crushing carnage, evisceration and other bloody goodness. I loooooove that all the badness is mixed in with the little moments that make life worth living. I love that the choices come with consequences (REAVER!) and sometimes the good guys have very bad things happen to them.

And, as it turns out, sometimes the bad guys aren't really bad and the good guys aren't to be trusted. *thumbs up*


  1. Think I might have to start this series in the Autumn when the nights turn cold and long! :-)

    1. If you haven't read the Demonica series yet, I highly recommend starting there. You won't be lost if you DON'T read it, but you'll get more out of this series if you do. The characters that pop in and out from Demonica are such a hoot!

  2. Good guys definitely aren't always necessarily nice guys! Are there super smexy parts? tee hee hee

    1. There ARE super sexy parts. Than and Regan get it on MANY times!