Monday, May 21, 2012

Review: Lethal Rider

Review:  Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione

                                                              Lethal Rider
                                                   (Lords of Deliverance #3)
                                                             Larissa Ione
                                                            May 22, 2012
                                                    Grand Central Publishing
                                                               328 pages

Synopsis from Publisher:
  Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, ReganCooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.
Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted- a family.

Wow, I think this book is hands down my favorite of this series. Maybe because I got just a taste of their story in Immortal Rider, I knew this book would be great.  The book picks up eight months down the road from where the previous book leaves off and it jumps right into the action. At the end of the last book, Immortal Rider (my review),  Thanatos had just lost his virginity to Aegis member Regan and he was having a complete breakdown and he was put into a "medically induced" immobile state at the request of his siblings. He has been kept this way in his house/bed  for fear of what he will do, especially to Regan for what she has done. He has been trapped with nothing to do but plot his revenge for the last eight months. When he escapes his bed everyone better look out, especially Regan. Thantos has been kept out of the loop for his own protection for the last few months but it does not take long for him to catch up on all that he has missed. Particularly the fact that Regan is pregnant with his son. From there on it is a non-stop action filled story, everyone is trying to stop the Apocalypse and there are traitors & spies everywhere.  The Aegis has been Regan's only family for many years but they had her trick and seduce Thantos in order to get pregnant but she really grew to like him. Thantos doesn't trust the Aegis and thinks he can better protect and take care of Regan. Regan is a strong kick-butt heroine. She is 8 1/2 months pregnant but still can defend herself against all who come after her. She is no weakling. You don't know who to trust but Regan and Thantos have to learn to trust each other for the sake of their son and to save the world.
This author does such a great job at creating this world and it seems so believable especially with her adding current pop culture references like this one:

       "My own good?" Than gritted out. " I spent eight months trapped inside my own head, going insane with boredom."
      "That's why we gave you a TV. Movies. Music. Limos and Cara read to you-"
         "You think that's enough? Do you know how many episodes of Jersey Shore you can watch before you want to gouge your eyes out? I do, and it's probably a lot fewer than you'd guess."

This is book 3 of this series and you really need to read the first two before reading this one. All the characters from Eternal Rider & Immortal Rider  are back as well as some of the cast from this author's Demonica Series.  There is only one more Horseman to go and I must say I will be sad for this series to end. 

Lethal Rider:  4.5/5 stars
Cover: 4/5  stars
                         Note: I received a copy of this ebook from the publisher via NetGalley for review purposes.

                                                       ~~~~~Tanya ~~~~~

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