Series: FALLEN ANGELS
Plot Type: Soul-Mate Romance (SMR)
Ratings: Violence—4, Sensuality—4-5, Humor—2-3
Publisher and Titles:
NOVEL 6: Immortal
Ward ties up all the loose ends in this big series finale. As the various story lines play out, we get the mostly satisfying resolutions of the following relationships: Sissy and Jim; Devina and Jim; Adrian and Eddie; and Nigel and Colin. Unlike the previous books, two souls are on the line in this one, and you may be surprised at their identities. I'm not going to attempt to summarize the plot because the interconnections among the story lines make that it an impossibility.
The Sissy and Jim relationship has always felt a bit pedophilic to me. Sissy is, after all, a teenage virgin and Jim is a 40-year-old mercenary soldier. In this book, their relationship jitters through every emotion you can imagine: rage, distrust, adoration, lust, fear, etc., etc. They have several passionate and graphic lust scenes as well as some tender moments. Both Jim and Sissy have spent most of their time seething in inner rage, and in this book Ward delves more deeply into that problem. in this book, Jim works hard to keep his focus on his soul-saving task and tries his best (but ultimately fails) to keep from being distracted by Sissy.
|Devina's gold Louboutins|
I really can't tell you much about the Adrian-Eddie situation and the Nigel-Colin relationship without providing spoilers, so I'll just say that the resolution of the conflict for each pair is quite satisfying.
Although I can't say that this is my favorite paranormal series, I have enjoyed Ward's fresh and inventive world-building and her intricate plotting. Ward has even managed to give depth to the long list of primary characters, and that's quite a task in and of itself. This is a series that must be read from the beginning in order to understand what is going on and to appreciate the suspense that builds from book to book.
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This series follows the battle between heaven and hell for the fate of the world—the ultimate battle between sin and redemption. In Covet, we learn that the great Creator has become impatient with the unending conflict between good and evil in the world and has set up a contest to settle the issue once and for all. Seven mortals will be selected, each of whom is guilty of one of the seven deadly sins (one per book). The first team to win the souls of four of the mortals will be awarded dominion over the physical world as well as Heaven and Hell.