(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
After reading the final book in the Solsti series, I was looking forward to being able to read about Arawn and Ria… so when I was given the opportunity to do so, I immediately jumped at the chance.
It was good to see that this book moved immediately into the aftermath of the previous series. I wasn’t left with much confusion about what was going on and it was really easy to see and feel the other characters’ concern about Ria.
I had a lot of sympathy for Arawn during this book. It was good to be able to have the opportunity to learn more about him as the events gradually unfolded… not just about his past with his first mate, but also about the history of his bloodlines.
I liked both Ria and Arawn as characters and it was good to be able to see them interacting with the other characters and also with each other. I especially liked Matthias’ protectiveness of his sister, even going so far as to stand up to his boss because he didn’t want Ria to get hurt.
I would have liked to be able to see more of the minor characters expanded upon. I had forgotten who Nevo was until later on, so although I knew he was one of the Lash demons, I didn’t remember that he had history with Ria.
There was a strong sense of urgency in this book, which meant that I was really tense while reading. I could picture most of the events really easily in my mind and I thought there was a good amount of action along with the romance.
I really did like the romance in the book. It was very graphic, but the descriptions fit with the characters and their personalities. I also liked being able to see Ria and Arawn train together, since it made me able to see Arawn as a warrior. And the way Arawn cared about the Lash demons came across really well. There was a strong sense of brotherhood with all of them and I especially liked the way they all paid their respects to one of the fallen.
I would have liked to see more of the world, even though what I did see was intriguing and allowed me to learn that bit more. It was also really good to see some of the characters from the previous series, particularly Gin and Alina.
I’m very much looking forward to reading more of this series. I hope to have more romances to root for in future books.