You have my ear.
Lords of Deliverance, book six
Demonica, book eleven
ebook, 400 pages
Published December 16th 2014 by Grand Central Publishing
HELL HATH NO FURY
For five thousand years, Revenant believed he was alone in the world, a fallen angel beyond any redemption. Now he finds he has a twin brother who had all the light and love Revenant was denied. Caught in a tug of war between Heaven and Hell, he must weigh his thirst for revenge against his desire for a mysterious female named Blaspheme—a female whose very origins could deliver him into salvation... or destruction.
LIKE AN ANGEL SCORNED
Blaspheme has a deadly secret: she's the forbidden offspring of an angel and a fallen angel. Hunted by both heavenly and satanic forces, she has survived only by laying low and trusting no one. When Revenant claims he can save them both, how can she possibly believe him? But the powerful angel is persistence incarnate and for Blaspheme, there's no place she can hide in Heaven or Hell where he won't find her.
Abandoned to Hell. Forgotten by Heaven. Rejected by all, Revenant's memory was wiped long ago of everything he truly was and is. With Reaver's discovery of his own identity being a Radiant, and memory returned, the same was mirrored by Revenant being his twin brother. And Revenant is now going through the motions of feeling abandoned, lost, and rejected all over again.
Hell wants to control him while Heaven won't even look his way much less grant him the oh so needed audience to finally put together the pieces of what his new rank in this crazy, mixed up existence we call life means.
So Satan, soon to be the father of the reincarnated Lucifer, summons Revenant for two reasons: 1) to bring to Hell a doctor capable of assisting in Gethel's pregnancy, and 2) to bring him the head of an angel. The second of which set to damn him once and for all. For Revenant is not the Fallen Angel he always thought himself to be. He never fell from grace.
Quite different from Reaver, who fell, rose, and fell again. Then, deemed a Radiant, could no longer fall, rise, or otherwise because well, he's just beyond that.
So, living eons in Hell, Revenant has become accustomed to being tortured by his masters and, when that's not happening, screwing any female who strikes his fancy. The latest of which to do so, is the Fallen Angel disguised as a False Angel, Blaspeme-who outright rejects his ever so eloquent offer to let her suck his dick.
And being turned down by a woman is so alien a concept to Rev that he's left flabbergasted. Perplexed. And more than ready to rise to the challenge of bedding the untouchable Blaspheme.
All part of the many worlds I want you to see.
Fear not the unknown, nor the depths of the night,
For nothing can harm you when I hold you tight.
Being the last of the series, at least until the spin off picking up with the next generation, I expected a lot from Revenant. I expected more from the Horsemen. And as always, expectations are a big No-No.
Honestly, I liked the idea of Revenant more than Revenant himself. I was more engrossed by what he could be than what he delivered. A guy whose default form of communication was sexual innuendos and sarcasm, Revenant only succeeded in endearing me to him when he was in pain. When he was serious. When he was tormenting himself about the past and the raw deal he got from fate.
I would have liked to see more action from the Horsemen and their mates. Would have loved more Reaver and Harvester. Although we did get a teensy bit of Reaver as he and Rev sought to build a brotherly bond.
What I would have been oh so thankful for was less in the sexual come ons. Yes, it made me laugh a time or two, but too much of a good thing is definitely a bad thing. And a total turn off. When we finally got down to the actual sex, it was wild... but lacked heat.
Don't let my little checklist of negatives turn you away from this book, especially if you're familiar with the Demonica, because it is a good read and a fine compliment to the series. For me, it was the least favorite of all the Lords of the Deliverance books and sadly, that is where I leave you.
3 out of 5 stars.
Previously in the series: