Review: Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione
The signs are everywhere...disastrous world events. Evil rising up, unleashed upon the innocent. The prophecies were there...but no one listened. Until now. The time has come for those who can either usher in Doomsday...or prevent it. They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army's paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he's spent weeks being tortured...and plotting revenge.
Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn't your average girl. She's immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé's wrath - and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul...and her heart.
The horsewoman of the apocalypse, Famine, falling in love. With a human. While also trying to stop the end of the world, save her brother Reseph (who turned into evil Pestilence when his seal broke) while dodging her upcoming marriage to the dark lord himself. All this wrapped into one book got me chopping at the bits to read how the story would play out.
Immortal Rider is the second book to Larissa Ione’s Lords of Deliverance and tells the romance of Limos and Arik. What I liked most was how quickly the action got off the ground with Arik getting a rude awakening on just how off limits Limos was with only one kiss.
Things didn’t slow down as Limos and Arik navigated their lives and the unexpected feelings they had for each other while dealing with the mess surrounding them.
Throughout the story things weren’t predictable. When I thought I knew where Larissa Ione was taking the story she threw me for a wild ride. The story was filled with danger and drama at every turn.
As far as characters, Limos was a strong character and I liked her. She didn’t take any crap from anyone but she still had vulnerabilities that showed she had some human characteristics being a big bad horsewoman. Arik was a strong man that knew how to take a hit and keep on going; protecting the people he cared about. He captured my interest and heart throughout the story.
The romance played just as big a role in the story as the action. I enjoyed the look inside the lives of the secondary characters as well and how they intergraded with Limos and Arik’s story. Like Limos other brother Thanatos story which is coming out soon in Lethal Rider. Though I did find myself losing focus of the main story and focusing on Thanatos story for a bit.
I really enjoyed Immortal Rider and look forward to reading more of what Larissa lone has in store for these characters and whether they will succeed in stopping evil and saving the world.