Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Eternal Rider: Lords of Deliverance series: book 1 by Larissa Ione‏


Summary

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.
  
Paperback: 432 pages 
Publisher: Piatkus; paperback / softcover edition (7 April 2011)
 

My Review

What an amazing start to the series, I only wish I had gotten round to reading this sooner than I did! The premise for this series is fantastic, different and really intriguing. It took me a couple of chapters to fully sink my teeth into the story, but after that the pages flew in rather quickly. Larissa Ione really has kick-started this series with a bang, her writing style is spot on and will have you hanging off every detail. Sexy heroes, tons of action and an engaging storyline that will chew you up and spit you out with a smile on your face, what more could you ask for? Definitely a MUST read book!

There are four Lords of Deliverance, who have the power to either bring on Doomsday or prevent it! This story is about Ares 'War', if he is turned evil he seals the fate of the 2 other horsemen of the apocalypse and if they fall so will mankind. So the world really does rest upon Ares shoulders and with his evil brother out to get him, things won't go down easy for this warrior!

Cara Thornhart is thrown into Ares world completely by accident, she has a supernatural talent that other people don't get and she has spent her life trying to hide it. When Ares meets Cara he quickly finds out that she is his undoing, she could either save this horseman's life or seal his fate and it really could go either way! The pair are drawn to each other from the off but with both their lives ultimately on the line can Ares fight his feelings and do what needs to be done? With an unexpected twist of fate will he even need to?

Well the ending is explosive, I was glued to those pages and I was very happy with the overall outcome. There were so many twists and turns that it was hard to know what way things were going to go. I am now hooked into this wonderfully imagined world Larissa Ione has created here and I am so glad I have the next book in the series to get started on straight away.

My favourite character: 
 
Cara - She is a strong, beautiful and intelligent woman that has a truly wonderful gift. She is not afraid to stand up to the power house of a man that is Ares! I also loved how the pair fell in love even though they tried to fight it and hated each other at times.

*Special thanks to Piatkus for the review copy*

4/5 Stars

Carly :)
 

2 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds great! I love it when a book keeps you guessing with all its plot twists and turns. Cara sounds like a really great character too. Fantastic review, Carly! :)

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  2. I know this is one I have had on my list since last year and I really want to read and now your review just reinforced that desire. I think the Four Horsemen would be a fanstastic idea to build upon! Love that it has twists and turns and an explosive ending!

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