Dark Angels, Book 3
Synopsis: Half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones can enter the realm between life and death, and she can see the Reapers who collect the souls of the dead. Now, she is using her gifts—and the investigative know-how of a man who broke her heart—to find a cabal searching for the power to control time, reality, and fate. And this is besides her work for the Vampire Council, half of whom want her dead.
But for now the Council needs her alive. Someone is killing blood-whore addicted vampires, and Risa must find the guilty party. If she succeeds, she may finally convince the council to lift the execution order on her life. But before she succeeds, she must first survive…
Review: After the first two volumes, I was really curious about the new Risa Jones adventures. Riley is less present, and even non-existent except in the mind of our heroine, but eventually Risa is sufficient for the book herself. It’s an interesting heroine to discover and to get to learn over the book.
Now working for Hunter, she must continually prove her worth to other vampires. Something that is more complicated than expected. Thus, she must find out who’s after some of their peers, killing, shredding and ingesting them. But the monster behind it seems very complicated to catch and hunting him will be much more complicated than expected. Indeed, she’ll have to witness some scenes she would have preferred never to see. But in addition to this, problems still exist and the search of the keys and the last member of the consortium are increasingly present.
We learn a little more about Risa in this novel, as well as her past, and it was interesting to see one of her former lover. And I confess that I wonder if he’ll become a recurring character in the story. Lucian is finally here but not that much, and we still have many questions about him. He tries to be always present in the Risa’s life, continually trying to find out what she’s hiding, but the reverse is actually impossible. However, we can attend a reconciliation between our young heroine and our reaper, something that we were expecting from the beginning of the series. I was really happy to see an evolution in this sense even if I understand the reluctance of our wolf. I really want to know how it will grow and continue now that it has begun. But our reaper is a complex character and I’m always very curious to learn more about him. This is one of the most interesting and secret characters and I look forward to hearing about him.
It was once again a very good novel and fans of the Riley Jenson series will only be happy to read it. This is a little different but still a very interesting atmosphere!