This weekend I finished the third book in Larissa Ione’s Lords of Deliverance series. This was a highly anticipated continuation of the Four Horseman Saga. Reader’s were given a little taste of what would be in this book in her previous book, Immortal Rider. Reader’s knew coming into the book that the Aegis sent Regan to have sex with Thanatos (Death) to get pregnant. The snippet from that book left us with Thanatos incapacitated after decimating Greenland and Regan running out of his house and into Aegis arms.
Lethal Rider begins with Regan eight months pregnant with Thanatos’s child. While Regan is sequestered away at the Aegis headquarters, Thanatos is being held captive by his own siblings with hell-hound saliva. Thanatos is finally freed when a dose of the saliva is not given in a timely manner and he escapes. The thought foremost in his mind is to find Regan and kill her. In the meantime, Regan finds herself being pursued by freed vampires in the Aegis headquarters. Just before things can get lethal Thanatos storms in and kidnaps Regan. This is where the story really begins. Regan is about two weeks till her due date and Thanatos is floored by her plans with the baby after it is born. While Thanatos and Regan are fighting each other yet still starting anew they have to also fight Pestilence and his many assassins. Pestilence’s goal is to kill Thanatos’s child and by doing so breaking his seal making him Death to usher in the Apocalypse.
All in all this was an excellent continuation of the Lords of Deliverance series. Like many of these books you know they are going to get together in the end but its the getting there that is the most fun and interesting. The perilous situations, tragic endings and new beginnings make for a fantastic read. I can’t wait to find out how Ms. Ione will wrap up this series. I would recommend reading the first in her series Eternal Rider before jumping to this one. You will understand the story much better. It has also been recommend to me to read her Demonica series before this one, but I personally did not do that. I do know that you see a lot of the characters from that series in the Lords of Deliverance series.
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