Monday, May 21, 2012

ARC Review: Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #3) by Larissa Ione

They're here.
They ride.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell's minions and everything they want to destroy. They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power to ward off Doomsday . . . or let it ride . . .


Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, ReganCooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.

Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.


Lethal Rider is the third book in Larissa Ione’s Lords of Deliverance series, which is a spinoff of her Demonica series. I have read and loved each and every book J 
Lethal Rider picks up about 8 months after the last book with Thanatos being help in a state of incapacitation with really only his thoughts to occupy his time as he thinks about Regan and how she betrayed him. We find Regan 8 ½ months pregnant, living in The Aegis Headquarters. She is trying to keep her emotional distance from the baby and although she did what was her duty to get pregnant by Thanatos, she doesn’t feel like she’s mother material and has prepared to give the baby to another couple to raise and keep safe.
Right from the start this book is full of action. Thanatos is able to get free of his incapacitation and is drawn to a scene of death and as Regan is attached by vampires that have gotten loose in headquarters. Thanatos is surprisingly drawn to something new that isn’t death. When investigates this he encounters Regan and becomes angry when he sees her. He’s so blinded by his anger that he doesn’t even notice she’s pregnant and once she brings him up to speed that the baby is his, he decides to kidnap Regan from The Aegis.
Thanatos is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, also known as Death. He has chosen a life of solitude, except for his vampire servants. He’s had a tough time in the past with his death rages and being denied one thing he always wished to have, a family.  Thanatos really grew on me with his quirky sense of humor and how he felt guilty for his harsh words and made a noticeable effort to change his approach with Regan. Regan was pretty kick ass for a pregnant woman. She’s pretty limited in what she can do but when she needs it, she is fierce. I really liked the inside look to Regan’s struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)  and how she deals to have control over something when everything else is out of her control. With being a Social Worker, I was able to appreciate this part of Regan since I’ve had experience with clients with OCD.
I thought that Than and Regan were perfect together, both growing up so lonely and feeling they have to keep their distances from others to minimize hurting them because of their abilities. Both of them are inexperienced in so many things that deal with tender emotions and that it made me happy for them that they can find what they’ve been missing in each other. Also now that I am a mother myself, there is something so much more attractive in a man who is so on board with the whole baby thing and Than is that man *happy sigh* Lethal Rider is full of action, betrayal, and secrets and twists that I didn’t predict and I loved it.


  1. Gah! I haven't even started this series yet. I am so far behind!!

  2. Awesome review my Werefly Sister!! I feel this is the best one yet!

    Collette: Get moving!

  3. I feel like each of these books just keep getting better! Buckeye Girl you really need to get started! you won't be disappointed ;) But I know the feeling about being behind, some of my friends give me crap with many series I haven't read yet lol