Slow to start but picks up at the halfway point.
With the End of Days plot resolved in the previous book, the story focuses more on Jillian and Reseph’s romance, which reads like a contemporary romance until the moment Reseph remembers his past and the supernatural elements come to the fore.
Reseph is the epitome of the tortured hero and the manner in which he deals with his memories is intense and realistic. It is a testament to Ione’s skill as a writer that she manages to redeem a character as evil as Pestilence and enables the reader to sympathize with Reseph to such an extent.
Jillian has had a tough time of it with her unfortunate taste in men and with the demon attack that drove her into seclusion. The fact that she is able to open herself up enough to love and trust Reseph makes her all the more endearing. She and Reseph are sweet together and their emotional connection takes time to build unlike the couples in the previous installments who seemed to fall in lust at first site.
There are some interesting revelations throughout the book such as the identity of the Horsemen’s father although I had already guessed this little tidbit. The relationship between Reaver and Harvester, which has been developing over the series, also gains momentum and I am eager to find out what happens with them. ”