Wednesday, 20 April 2011

URBAN FANTASY ROMANCE REVIEW: Lords of Deliverance 1: The Eternal Rider - Larissa Ione

Release Date: 07/04/11


The prophecies were there but no one listened. Until now. They are the Lords of Deliverance and they have the power to usher in Doomsday . . . or prevent it.

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.


I haven’t read Larissa’s writing before so whilst I know that she’d written the Daemonica series (currently five novels) I was a little apprehensive as I knew that this new release was set in the same world and a little worried that I’d be missing a lot of the world building and history.

Whilst it won’t go as in depth as a lot of new readers may want, it does give the reader enough of an understanding in order to enjoy the title as it unfurls. Whilst a lot of the current trend for the Urban Fantasy genre tends to work on the kickass aspect, there are a few that are working more for the paranormal romance and as such, it is this latter category to which this title fits. It is well written, the characters have flaws and boons that the readers will come to love and to be honest once I got into it (I felt the language was a little clunky to begin with) I had a great time.

The love aspect was beautifully worked into the overall thread, the prose was quiet poetic and the pace was carefully worked through to allow readers the chance to get to know the characters in the lulls. All in an interesting title to kick off a new series and one that will have me going back to pick up the Daemonica, especially as part of the thread at the beginning was revealed at the end of the previous.


Pat Hollett said...

Another one to add to my list. I don't know how you find the time to read them all. This one looks so interesting and I love stuff about the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Thanks for the review. Its so helpful rather than picking a book of the shelf in the store unaware of whether its good or not. :)

Angela Addams said...

Now this sounds like something I would love - I'm going to order a copy - thanks for the review!