Gods, demons, Spartans, Djinn, and humans combine in an unbelievable adventure of true love! Ms. Knight blends these disparate elements into a suspenseful, roller coaster ride of a story. This newest addition to her Gods of Midnight series will delight fans.
Aristos Petrakos has always kept his feelings to himself. He doesn’t dwell on the fact that twenty-five hundred years ago he was granted immortal life in order to battle demons or on the new powers he acquired as a demigod when his best friend, River, wanted to become mortal. He doesn’t talk about his fears or his lost love. That is until his lost love returns and demands that he speak to her.
Julianna Tiades drown in a hurricane when she learned the secret of who Aristos really was. Aristos believes that Julianna killed herself rather than be with a man who can shapeshift. Now, over a hundred years later, she is contacting him through a psychic and friend in order to tell him the truth about how she died and to rekindle their love. To make him listen to her, Julianna agrees to a bargain with the Djinn that results in a threat to the man that she loves.
Ms. Knight has created a series that blends so many different elements. Her talent as a writer allows her to keep all of the elements flowing and to bring them together into a cohesive whole. This story is about more than just the romance between Ari and Julianna. It also encompasses the tale of Eros and his need to please his father and feel a father’s love as well as the story of Nikos and Mason and their denial of their feelings for each other. Ms. Knight tells the tale of love in all its many forms.
The suspense in this book made it almost impossible for me to patiently read through each page. I found myself needing to know how Julianna was going to break her bargain with the Djinn and whether or not she could work things out with Ari. I wanted to find out sooner rather than later if Ari would forgive her and if the power of their love would transcend the curse and death. I had to force myself to read slowly and am so glad that I did. The beauty of Ms. Knight’s writing would have been lost to me if I had raced through the story as much as I wanted to. The story culminates in a soul-satisfying ending that made me give a sigh of contentment.
If you have read the other books in this series, then you will love this one as well. Although this book can be read out of order and enjoyed, the experience will be so much richer if you begin with the first book. There is a lot of background and context provided through the first two books in the series that adds to the understanding of this story.