Author: Nina Bangs
Series: Gods of the Night 3
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins/Avon (December 28, 2010)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy: E-Arc provided by Publisher via NetGalley
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Cover and Description:
It is Lia’s destiny and her duty to stop the renegade vampires who are intent on annihilating the human and non-human races alike. But she never dreamed that Utah, once a deadly foe, would now become her ally and protector, or that loving him would be more dangerous than anything she’s ever faced before. For when Utah frees his predator soul, there will be no end to the carnage
I love the premise of this series based on the Mayan end of world myth. On December 21, 2012 at the Winter Solstice human life on earth will end unless the Gods of the Night (aka the Eleven) can stop Zero and group of nine immortal bad guys. Zero et al. were responsible for the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. Now the Eleven and Fin (their leader) will try to save the day and Earth's humans. The Eleven are now men. They have souls of the dinosaurs that they were at the last extinction event. Their leader Fin is not like them. In addition to humans, the earth is inhabited by vampires, werewolves, and other non-humans. Zero and the Immortals recruit non-humans to help further their destructive plans.
Each book in the series focuses on a different member of the Eleven as they face off against one of the Immortals. The first book, Eternal Pleasure, is centered on Ty and is set in Houston, Texas where the Eleven face off against Nine. The second book, Eternal Craving, is set in Philadelpha, Pennsylvania and focuses on Al as they go after Eight. The third book, Eternal Prey, is set in Portland, Oregon as the Eleven hunt for Seven. Each book is also a romance. Eternal Prey is the story of Utah and Lia.
Utah is a Utah Raptor who is engaging in a vendetta against vampires. He hates them. Vampires killed his brother Rap. Lia is the human daughter of a vampire and regional leader of the Northeast vampires. More about that can be read in Eternal Craving (book 2). She may have to kill Utah. So our love interests have some deep issues to resolve. Utah is a take no prisoners guy. Lia is smart, sarcastic, and tough. She's integral to the story line and not just the love interest.
I really enjoyed this book, It is well written, action packed, moves the overall story along, and gives us interesting characters, both primary and secondary. I am rooting for the Eleven. I'm looking forward to reading more of their stories and finding out more about the mysterious Fin. I feel that Eternal Prey is the best written of the series so far. This is a series I believe should be read in order.
I give Eternal Prey 4 1/2 Qwills.
Please note there is one scene in which a character discusses his past. There is M/M rape mentioned in that scene.
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Prior books in The Gods of the Night Series:
Kelly Maloy opens her car door to much more than a great looking stranger at the Houston airport. Terror, desire, and a horrible truth climb in with him. She’s only supposed to drive Ty Endeka around the city for a few weeks. Too bad no one tells her that once day fades she’ll become part of a battle fought in the darkened streets with an enemy that isn’t human. And the sensual man who feeds her fantasies hides a soul that gives new meaning to animal magnetism.
Eleven Gods of the Night… The only creatures more deadly are the ones they’ve been summoned to destroy.
Thanks for doing this review, I have read the first in this series and absolutely loved it. I have the second book but haven't gotten to it yet. I think I need to read it now.ReplyDelete
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@BLHmistress You're welcome. The second book is probably the weakest of the three so far, but I think it's a necessary read before Eternal Prey.ReplyDelete
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Its been awhile since I read the first so I might have to reread the first then second. Weak as it how ? plot wise?ReplyDelete