Title: Immortal Rider
Author: Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica #7; Lords of Deliverance #2
The apocalypse gets closer with every day but the Horsemen are still trying to find some happiness. While at a party celebrating Ares’ engagement to Cara, Arik finally gets a kiss from Limos. Unfortunately, he didn’t realize that was dangerous and finds himself dragged to hell for it.
Limos is the only female horseman and so far has been the fun, partying sister. Limos is a strong and deadly horseman but she just wants to be a normal woman, which is one of the reasons why she is always so girly. I liked that she longed for a normal life. We quickly learn that Limos has been keeping a lot of secrets from everyone and it is all catching up with her now. I don’t really love the whole keeping secrets trope so this part bothered me a little. My main issue with Limos though was that she got to be a little annoying with some of her actions.
“I like how your strength lets me relax so I can be the person I want to be instead of the one I’m expected to be.”
Arik has been a character I have wanted to know more about since he was introduced. His history is heartbreaking but also just shows how protective he is. He is a great soldier and I think a great partner for Limos. He can take care of her and defend himself against demons, which is what she needs. I did think he forgave Limos a bit quickly considering he was sent to hell because of her. He went from hating her guts for it to being sympathetic and forgetting about it very quickly.
We also get to see the start of Than’s relationship and his seal potentially breaking. Also, this is a spoiler so skip if you need to. I have a lot of misgivings about this relationship because Regan basically rapes Than. He says no but she doesn’t stop. They were also both under the influence of alcohol laced with drugs so they both were not completely in the right mind. The whole situation is just a bit upsetting and I don’t know how I feel about their relationship now. It’s been years since I read this series and I didn’t remember this but I remember liking this couple a lot so we will see if I still feel the same after I read the next book.
The battle against Pestilence is really heating up. He is attacking the horsemen more and setting more elaborate traps. It will be very interesting to see how they finally bring him down and prevent the apocalypse from starting.
Overall, while I have some issues with this book, I still enjoyed Limos and Arik’s relationship. I am curious to see how this series progresses because I apparently have forgotten a lot.
Trigger warnings: torture, starvation, self sabotage and harm, rape, death, plague, child abuse
Previous books and reviews for the series:
#1. Pleasure Unbound
#2. Desire Unchained
#3. Passion Unleashed
#3.5 Eternity Embraced
#4 Ecstasy Unveiled
#5 Sin Undone
#5.7 Overkill: Snippets of Demonica Life
#6 Eternal Rider
#6.5 Vampire Fight Club