Title: Lethal Rider (Lords Of Deliverance, Book Three)
Author: Larissa Ione
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: May 22, 2012
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Regan, a member of the Aegi, has tricked Than out of his virginity and now heavy with his child. A child she has very conflicting emotions about. A child whose death can bring the fatal destruction of mankind or be its savior.
Larissa does a superb job of showing a different side to Regan than we saw in book two, Immortal Rider. We also see a more tender side of Thanatos, known for his killing rages and the deadly souls that live inside him.
Reaver is back and the Watcher has his hands full with Harvester and Gethel--and somebody is not who they seem. Traitors abound in Lethal Rider, and it sometimes had my head spinning trying to keep up with the influx of names of the daywalkers vs nightcrawlers.
There are glimpses of Reseph's past that shows how the Horseman used to be and Than comes to realize that his brother cannot be saved, his Seal permanently broken. I wish we got to see more than a snippet or two of this bad-ass Horseman. He truly makes such a nasty villain
I must admit, I was very curious on how things would play out in this book. Larissa has a big job ahead of her-redeeming Pestilence, er...Reseph...and having the reader feel for a hero that seems impossible to redeem. She is the Queen of world building, I swear I don't know how she does it. But she does it well.
The beginning of Lethal Rider moves slow-almost too slow at times, at least for me. Sometimes I think when a reader is in love a with a series so much--as I am with this one--and anticipating a book for so long, it can sometimes get in the way of truly enjoying the story. I expected fast-paced action immediately, but that came more near the end. Then, I started chewing on my nails, lol.
There is just too much risk in spoiling this book, which I loathe do to, so just know that some things are revealed and some things leave you breathless for more. Larissa leaves the reader with a blurb of Rough Rider to whet the appetite and now we must wait...again...for the final Lords Of Deliverance-Rough Rider.