I wish I could say I was still in the bush for this review, but I got back home this morning, and I’m already missing the reserve. One good thing about coming home, is seeing my furbies again. I miss them so much when I’m away, and they were all thrilled to have me back.
Today’s review is for Coming Darkness, by Susan-Alia Terry once again hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources.
Archangel Lucifer lives a comfortable life of self-imposed exile with his vampire lover, Kai. When the other Archangels come to him with a problem — Heaven is gone and their Father is missing — he refuses to get involved because not only is it not his problem, but it’s probably some elaborate ruse they’ve cooked up to lure him back into the fold. When he’s personally attacked, he finds that he’s wrong on both counts. There are other powerful gods at work, gods who believe the current creation is flawed and must be destroyed.
Kai is thrown off balance when Lucifer disappears, and his life begins to spiral out of control. In the past, he never cared that he was looked down upon and called Lucifer’s pet. But with Lucifer absent, he’s left to navigate a world that doesn’t respect him. Since the only true currency is respect, he must gain it the only way his enemies will understand, through blood.
This is one of those books where the blurb simply doesn’t do justice to the story you get. Reading the blurb, I expected a paranormal romance, but what Terry delivers is a full-on fantasy world, complete with mythology, magic and an incredible cast of characters.
The other thing the blurb doesn’t give away is that this is the first in a series, which became clearer as the book continued with an ever-increasing complexity but no resolution. At all. None. At the end, I was left with a million questions, but no answers.
All I’m really going to say is that Coming Darkness delivered beyond my expectations, and I really hope that the series is now going to live up to the expectations I have for the rest of the story. There are so many developing plot lines that Terry will need to keep track of in this world, that I’m really looking forward to seeing how it will all resolve. This is one series I will probably be following through to the end, because I have so many questions:
- Roberta is important to the resolution, right? Right?
- Luc is going to get out of his predicament, isn’t he? Also, yay for telepathic Archangel brotherhood!
- Kai… how is he going to survive the Ravening now?
- Seriously, can someone just decapitate Stephan already? I want to punch him so badly.
Coming Darkness gets four out of five feathers, for the sheer mind-boggling complexity of the world, and the mastery with which Terry weaves it all together.
Purchase the novel from Amazon.
*I received a free copy of the book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
They say it’s never too late to find and pursue your passion. Turns out they’re right. Although Susan loved to read, she didn’t start writing until she was in her late 40’s. A stint in grad school helped her hone her craft, and now she happily spends her days making up stories and figuring out how best to emotionally (and sometimes physically) torture her characters.
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