Armageddon Rules by J.C. Nelson

Grimm Agency, Book 2

Synopsis: Marissa Locks, newly appointed partner of the Grimm Agency, has a reputation for making a mess of magical matters—although causing Armageddon is a new low, even for her…

Marissa is due for a little happily ever after. After all, she did kill the evil Fairy Godmother, end a war, and snag a sweet promotion within the Fairy Godfather’s magical-problem-solving Agency. But between maintaining a relationship with someone whose amorous advances can cause third-degree burns, dealing with a killer-poodle infestation, and helping her best friend, Princess Ari, learn to wield spells more powerful than curing a hangover, she’s not getting as much peace and quiet as she hoped.

When an enemy from her past appears to exact a terrible revenge, Marissa’s life goes from hectic to hell on earth. With Grimm inexplicably gone and Ari trapped by a sleeping spell, Marissa decides to fight fire with hellfire—and accidentally begins a countdown to the apocalypse.

With the end of days extremely nigh, Marissa will have to master royal politics, demonic law, and biblical plagues in a hurry—because even the end of the world can’t keep the Agency from opening for business…

Review: I really liked the first volume of this series and I admit that I was very excited to be able to immerse myself in the following novel to discover some new adventures of our beloved Marissa. I must say that she went through many things in the previous volume. I was a little scared at first I admit, because I could not see where the author wanted to take us, I could not understand if we had a real plot or if it was just the addition of small events. But after several chapters, we finally understand what he is trying to do and he plunges us again with a great pleasure in the history, following our heroine.

Marissa is now in a relationship with her beloved dragon, Liam. Yet all is not rosy and our young officer still a little afraid of getting pregnant and so passing the curse of her companion to their children. So when a job arises, promising to give enough power to lift the enchantment, Liam is determined to accept it and he makes it clear that it is important to leave Marissa a moment to finally have a normal relationship. Alas, him gone, troubles are only adding for our heroine. She finds herself having to manage a new character (if it was just that), she ends up signing a pact with a demon without even meaning to. And what do you think he wants? Nothing more than having Marissa leading the Apocalypse on earth. In addition, her contract prevents her to do the contrary; she will therefore have to find a lot of tricks to try to circumvent all that is happening. Besides, she won’t have anyone to help her in this context, as Grimm is gone, Ari plays Princess Sleeping Beauty and a former enemy appears trying to remove all of them. So yes Marissa will really have many things to do and being alone, nothing will be really easy for her. Yet she is determined to find a solution for all of them.

As I said even if it took me a little time to get into the story, once it was done I really got carried away by all with pleasure. We learn some revelations in the history saddening us for some. But anyway, we’re affected by the relationship between Liam and Marissa, a beautiful story that continues despite the continuing obstacles. As we discover more about Grimm and the mark of our agent. I confess that I did not expect at all this and I was very surprised to understand what was exactly going on. New characters appear as I said and I think some will become dominant. And then of course we have our beloved Marissa, her Apocalypse was really great, I loved her ideas as I loved the horsemen who come to her. A slight preference for Death elsewhere but I’ll let you find out about them. Anyway this story holds many things and I was very pleased to read the whole thing. The end also opens many new possibilities and I am impatient and curious to see what will happen to our heroine with this situation out of the ordinary.

So yes, it was a new and very good novel that the author presents here and I’ll wait until the third to learn more.




33 thoughts on “Armageddon Rules by J.C. Nelson

  1. je peux comprendre pourquoi tu avais un peu peur de voir comment ça allait évoluer parce que sans avoir lu le premier volume ( je dois encore mettre la main dessus) je me posais aussi la question
    je suis donc très contente de voir que la qualité et l’histoire restent au rendez-vous et cette série m’intéresse de plus en plus

  2. Well I haven’t read this series, but I must admit that you made me curious now, Melliane. Marissa sounds like the type of heroine I’d quickly grow to love, so I think I need to give this a try. Thanks for sharing it!

  3. As far as Urban Fantasy goes, the premise here sounds pretty unique! So, is Apocalypse some sort of name for a power or special skill? I’m pretty sure it’s not really about the end of the world?? Haha. Will definitely check this out!

    • In fact it is the end of the world but in a fun way. We have the horsemen but they need to allow the plague and our heroine needs to choose that and it’s pretty funny to see how she can do harmless plague in relation of the real ones.

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