In war, everyone loses.
Reaper Lana Harvey is finding out the hard way. When Grim's new second in command, Jenni Fang, recruits her for a special mission, the biggest victory over the rebels is tainted by a crushing and immediate reprisal. The rebels have a new general working in the shadows of Limbo City, luring gods, reapers, demons, and souls to the dark side.
The Afterlife Council's orders to locate the new rebel base are overshadowed by a desperate and mysterious plea from Grim to find the abducted Greek god of sleep, Hypnos. Where Lana and Jenni find one, they hope to find the other. But some discoveries have a way of bringing one to their knees.
©2014 Angela Roquet (P)2016 Angela Roquet
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"The best one yet!"
I did not care for the first book. At a turning point in the novel it became immersed in different religions and how they effected the management of the city. For each successive book that has become less prevalent. Lana has matured a lot in this novel. Her responsibilities and skills demand more of her and she delivers. You still have her one liners and her, "I can take care of myself".
Her fight to take care of herself is no longer an issue. Eliminating the demon upraising severs friendships and loves, while renewing friendship and bonding unlikely pairs. This is an emotional roller coaster where all the characters are taken to another level. Don't mess with Grimm. His fury has no bonds. He is recklessly and relentlessly pushing everyone for results, NOW.
"For the good of the cause" has a bitter sweet meaning. The sacrifices that are demanded are high and the satisfaction for the "cause" is fraught with guilt. That is where we leave Lana. She has fought for council members and been manipulated by the council from book one. Each book she is always the scapegoat for the council. Through council machinations and demand for secrets, Lana's world is torn apart.
"Best of the series"
My favorite of the series to date. The main character still has the anti-hero vibe with the jokes and one-liners, but the overall story is more serious. Narration is spot on as usual. Great listen!
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