A man desperate to save his soul
Three hundred years ago, Warren sold his soul in exchange for the safety of his people. He lives immortal and inhuman, a life in the shadows, hiding his secrets. Until now, when he finally has the chance to reclaim his soul after three centuries of suffering…
A woman forced to live as a renegade
Esha is a soulceress, an immortal who drains the magical powers of others. Shunned by everyone she meets, she’s a rogue mercenary who hunts evil for a living. The only man she cannot harm is Warren, whose secrets intrigue her and whose body sparks her desire…
An evil power that can destroy them
Esha is the only person who can help Warren reclaim his soul. But what begins as a simple quest soon becomes a deadly battle, one in which choices will be made and secrets revealed that could tear them apart. As Esha and Warren uncover their passion, they must defeat the evil forces unleashed against them before time runs out…
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published November 10th 2014 by Bonnie Doon Press
***I received a free copy of this book from Bonnie Doon Press through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***
Warren and Esha are Mytheans, a group of people who are immortal, but they are polar opposites when it comes to their stations within the Mythean ranks. Warren is the respected head of the Praesidium, a select group of Mytheans who not only guard the secrets of their own people, but mortals as well. While Esha, who is under his employ, is shunned by almost everyone due to being a soulceress, one who can drain the powers of others. They’ve been attracted to each other since Esha started working for the Praesidium, but nothing has ever come from it because Warren has done all he can to keep his distance until they are thrown together to hunt down a rogue Mythean.
This is my first read by Linsey Hall and it won’t be the last. I enjoyed the writing style of the author and the flow and pacing of the story. The writing was clean and there wasn’t a lot of filler thrown in, there was a little bit about the couple from the first book in the series, Braving Fate, but other than that everything else had to do with Esha and Warren and their hunt. Esha really made the book for me. Even though she’d been shunned by most everyone in the Mythean world, she took it all in stride. She didn’t like it and knew it was unfair, but instead of throwing herself into a full blown pity party, she went out and kicked ass instead. She also stuck up for what she believed was right and didn’t back down no matter what Warren wanted. Warren, I understood why he treated Esha the way he did, but at the same time I was happy when he finally got past his issues and started to realize what he was missing out on because of it. I liked how their relationship progressed, it wasn’t insta-love but nor was it filled with unnecessary angst. The Chairman and Ana were great secondary characters and I hope to see more of them throughout the series.
My one issue is that while there is no cliffhanger as far as Esha and Warren’s HEA, I feel as if not all of Warren’s issues were fully resolved, I was hoping for a little more on his end, but I still enjoyed how everything was wrapped up for them.
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