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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Review Of Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance Book #1) By Larissa Ione

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Eternal Riders (Lords Of Deliverance Book #1) By Larissa Ione

  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages 

  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 1, 2011) 

  • Language: English 

  • ISBN-10: 044657449X

  • ISBN-13: 978-0446574495

  • Source: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)

  • Purchase: Barnes And Noble (link to purchase HERE)

  • Age: 18+*

  • *I added the age restriction. The age resrtiction was not provided by Amazon.Com.


    They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

    His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

    Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can't-or won't-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman's safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara's life.

    Larissa is such a gifted story teller. She is able to suck you in with just one sentence. "Her name was Lilith, and she was an evil succubus." When I read that first line I was like omg this book is going to be HOT.  I have been fascinated with the legend of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse for as long as I can remember. Pestilence, War, Famine and Death are the names of the Four Horsemen and it always amazed me how it only takes four men to bring about the end of the world. I have seen shows like Charmed and Supernatural deal with the Four Horsemen and/or the Seven Seals (based on the bible Book of Revelations). Larissa gives us a new updated version of  The Four Horsemen and my oh my are they HOT.

    Eternal Rider is about Ares (War) and Cara the human who can be his savior or his damnation. Ares always craves a good fight and is almost always the first one to go charging in with his sword blazing. Cara is pretty much Ares complete opposite. She always wants to do what is right and doesn't relish hurting anyone or anything. Their paths cross when Ares is searching for his agimortus, which can not only save him, but also break his seal if destroyed causing him to go evil and become War. An Agimortus can be a person, thing, or event and, in Ares case, it was a Fallen Angel named Batarel. But no thanks to Ares brother Reseph (Pestilence),whom has killed Batarel, the agimortus has been transferred to something else. If not for Batarel's quick thinking before she died Ares' seal would have been broken causing him to turn evil and become War. While Ares is searching for Sestiel, whom he thinks is the new bearer of his agimortus, he stumbles upon Cara. Cara is yin to Ares' yang, meaning she balances him out, but he is to "stuck" in his role of warrior to realize that or see Cara for what she really is, which is his soul mate. I loved how Larissa was able to make Ares vulnerable without him appearing weak and how she gave him such a vulnerable heroine who grew into such a take no prisoners, kick a$$ female. Cara gets put through hell and back and comes out stronger for it and Ares learns that just because you love someone it doesn't make you weak, in fact, it makes you stronger.

    This was a truly amazing story with larger than life characters. I so wanted Ares for myself. Larissa's writing had me right in the story in the thick of things just like all her characters. Her characters were relatable and memorable. On a scale from 1-10 I give this book a HUGE 10. If you are a fan of Larissa's Demonica Series you need to read this book. If you are a fan of romance you need to read this book. Everyone 18+ in my opinion needs to read this book for themselves and see just how AMAZING Larissa's stories are.


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    Unknown said...

    Great review hon. I totally agree, I want Ares for myself too. This is just truly amazing and Larissa Ione is just too incredible. Definitely the kind of book that I will read over and over again. Thank you for the awesome review hon :)

    Victoria said...

    Loved your review. Larissa is one of the best writers I've ever read. Thanks again.
    PS - I give it an 11 ;).

    Unknown said...

    Larissa's books are always wonderful in that way! She just knows how to bring the feelings out -- of the characteres -- out of you...She is just an amazing author who can give you the shivers in many different ways -- some good and some bad.

    Great Review!!!!

    blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

    ChrisS said...

    Great review. I couldn't help but smile while reading it. I know exactly what you mean. The only other book by Larissa I had read was Sin Undone. After reading so many good things about Eternal Rider and discovering the link between the Four Horsement, I was hooked and had to get it. Wow! Was I blown away! (Huge grin here) I loved every single page of it and can't wait for the next in the series.

    skyla11377 said...

    I am you all liked my review. Larissa is an awesome writer and reading Eternal Rider was an awesome chance to dive into another one of her great series.

    Dren said...

    Great review! I love Larissa's work!

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