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Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, Bk 2)
Immortal Rider - Lords of Deliverance, Bk 2 Author:Larissa Ione The signs are everywhere...disastrous world events. Evil rising up, unleashed upon the innocent. The prophecies were there...but no one listened. Until now. The time has come for those who can either usher in Doomsday...or prevent it. They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. — Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army's ... more »paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he's spent weeks being tortured...and plotting revenge.
Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn't your average girl. She's immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé's wrath -- and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul...and her heart.« less
Kirsten (kpbunny) reviewed Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 2
Fantastic read, as usual.
My first bit of advice: Read the glossary! I love Larissa Ione's books AND that she puts the glossary right up front to remind you of the world that she's built for these characters. It always gets me in the right frame of mind to jump back in.
And good thing, too!! This book starts out with a bang....well, not quite, but you'll see what I mean. :)
Love the action, love the characters, and the story is what you would expect from this author if you are a long-time fan.
Boring and a disappointment after Eternal Rider was so good and a great start to the series. Nothing really seems to happen through most of the book, the situations seem really contrived. The most interesting part of the book wasn't even about the hero and heroine but about Thanatos and Regan. It's also starting to be troubling that in every book about heaven, hell, angels, and demons everyone is white, speaks English and basically adheres to American ideas and values. Of course the books are for a mostly white, American, female audience, but couldn't the author at least pretend that God finds other people and other colors worthwhile? That maybe angels would look like a blend of all races?
And a minor gripe - the main couple never have sex in the entire book. Other people do, but not Limos and Arik.
This was the second in the series. There were really three story lines going on at the same time. This can drive me a little nutty sometimes. I really liked Limos and Arik. There wasn't a lot of pretense about their attraction. I thought they made an excellent couple. Looking forward to book 3 - Than's story quite a bit.
Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell's minions and everything they want to destroy. They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power to ward off Doomsday....or let it ride....
Sexy, powerful, and immortal, Limos is on a crash course with destiny. She's been marked as Satan's bride and her jealous fiance' wants her all to himself. The only way this Horseman can keep herself--and everyone else--safe is to keep her distance.
Arik Wagner knows the saying "love hurts" better than most, yet he never thought stealing a kiss from Limos would land him in Hell. Literally. It takes all his military training to survive the demon torture, but once he's topside, Arik realizes that the agony has just begun. With the Apocalypse looming and Satan demanding his bride, will Arik and Limos surrender to the desire smoldering between them? Or will giving in to their passion unleash hell on earth?
Wow, what a ride. This book is over 400 pages, and usually that would keep most people away, because most authors can not keep your attention for that many pages. But most authors are not Larissa Ione. She has a lot to say. And it takes time and pages to weave the storyline she spins. There are layers and layers going on in this one. At first, I really didn't like Arik. He had a lot of attitude, wasn't a likable character, but I guess spending time in Hell can mellow a person quickly. He turned out to be a great "hero" with a lot of 'hotness' going on. Limos has spent her 5000 years lying to everyone around her, but when Arik survives Hell for her sake, she starts to soften. She skirted the edges of becoming the wheepy woman I rarely like. But Ione keeps Limos in-between the scary Horseman and the woman Limos wants to be. It worked. This book is an important part of the series, and if you haven't read the Demonica series, I suggest you start there so you know who ALL the characters are because we see most of them frequently in this one. And we are given a good head start into the next one with the events surrounding Than's drama. I love this series.