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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.
Immortal Rider is another spectacular read by Larissa Ione. Larissa just has a way with creating a world that is so believable and realistic that you feel as if the characters are long lost friends that you are catching up with. I really enjoyed this book but I won't lie. I kind of wish there was a bit more romance between Arik and Limos. Don't get me wrong, I loved these two and they were definitely hot together, but I think with all of the action taking place in the book it became a bit overshadowed.
I won't try to summarize this book because honestly I'm not sure I can. There is just so much happening from the first page to the last, that I found myself continuously turning the page trying to take it all in. I really enjoyed Arik and Limos, and I love them as a couple. I love that even though Limos is the strongest of the two, that Arik is still so protective of her. He shields her as if she is his most valued treasure and I found that so endearing.
Arik was such a surprise to me. I won't lie, I wasn't that enthusiastic of him as a hero because I really didn't like him that much in previous books. He just came off as a controlling, hypocritical jerk that couldn't be bothered by demons and their suffering. I am so glad we got to know him better because I really grew to love him. He is so protective of the ones he loves and cares about, so much so, that he would sell his soul in order to save the ones he loves. I love that he was constantly putting Limos' well being before his own and he was just so protective of her. He was also so understanding and level headed. I'm so glad I got to know him better because he has quickly become one of my favorite heroes.
I found that I really liked Limos. She was just so much more than I was expecting. She has so many different layers that make her so unique. She came off as a hardass, warrior chick who didn't have a care in the world in Eternal Rider but that definitely is not the case with her at all. She may be strong physically but deep down she wants what every woman wants, to be loved, happy and to have a family. She's another one that will do anything to save the ones she loves. Also, she kicks ass! Larissa just has a way with creating such great heroines that are able to keep up with her sexy Alpha heroes.
I won't lie though. Once Regan came onto the scene, I found myself more interested in what was happening between her and Thanatos. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed Arik and Limos' story and their relationship, but I just kept finding myself clamoring for more of Thanatos and Regan's story. I can't wait to see what happens with them in the next book. I swear Larissa Ione just has a way with ending a book that leaves the reader wanting more. You turn to the last page and realize that's it, and now you have to wait six months for the next one. It's brutal but I wouldn't have it any other way!
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.
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.
Larissa Ione is my new fave author. She had me at the first Daemonica novel. If you like love stories with blood and violence, as well as strong women characters, then you need to start reading this series! :)