Synopsis : Keira has been through Hell, literally….. But now she’s back, and stronger than ever!In this second gripping instalment of the Bloodlines trilogy Keira and her friends – Lily, Lucian, Tyler, Jake and Danny – continue to try and understand their elemental powers, and protect themselves from their enemies, whose ultimate goal is to destroy them.
This time, the stakes are higher – what seems to be a demon rebellion has broken out in hell and the Earth is plunged into chaos. Their problem is, no one – not even Lucifer himself – knows who the rebel leader is. It seems only Keira, her frightened but determined friends, and a new ally – a demon named Eligos – can find out who this person or thing is, why they are suddenly causing so much bloodshed, pain and upset for everyone, and destroy them.
Bloody awesome battles, amazing feats of magic, and a stronger-than-death passion, make for an intoxicating, unforgettable read in this powerfully imagined fantasy…
Melliane’s review : I think when we start this book we only wonder about one thing : What happened to Kiera when she was in Hell? And why didn’t she come back to see her friends when they were so sad about her death?
But Kiera doesn’t want to tell all the story at once, which was certainly a great thing, because we learn a lot of revelations. I think it was my favorite part of the story, and I was also very interested by her trip. Finally learning all the answers to my questions about her change, about Lilith or Lucifer was really nice. I think we can only like these two characters, Lilith is like her daughter. Determined, full of kindness and love, but also categorical when it’s about her own choices. We understand very well why Kiera stayed away from her friends, and in the same time I think it was great for her to be with her family she didn’t know anything about.
It’s quite frustrating in the beginning to see the actions between Eligos and our heroine. Indeed, we know they’re meant to be together and we don’t understand why our little demon keeps pushing her away all the time. I confess we’re very surprised when we know the reason. Yes, I made a lot of hypothesizes but of course I was wrong. Indeed, when we learn the truth we can only be dazed by the choice of Eligos to hide from Kiera. But we’re so happy for them when he understands that it won’t change anything. Seeing them together was very touching and we can only wish for them a bright future. We hope to finally learn the limits about the power of Kiera and what will happen now with all the events she goes through.
I didn’t think Tyler would change like this. When I think I really liked this character in the beginning… I can understand he was jealous about Eligos, but so much? He doesn’t want to assimilate what Kiera tells him, and so he provokes some events I didn’t think he could make. I confess it was something which was very disturbing, I didn’t expect that.
After that, I think the relationship between the characters is quite predictable, but in the same time we’re very happy for all of them. I think it’s the only thing which restraints me, all the feelings and the unspoken.
I’m very curious about the initiator of all of this. All the evidences we learn about, don’t allow us to really know everything, not even the reason. I can’t wait to read the sequel to finally learn the truth and to see how will be this epic fight.