I did find myself pause before opening this book for the first time, wondering if after all the excitement and scene setting of the first book this one could possibly continue the same level of interest for the reader, also I was worried it may disappoint me…it most certainly did not.
Really good introduction, gets right back into the heart of the story without skipping a beat, and I like the continued character development straight off the bat, ongoing with both the main characters and through this second book the development of the Thanatos team, including the explanation of where the group developed.
Again Ms Ringle has delivered a book that is truly gripping and very readable, as well as being full of love, joy, fun, and of course some frights along the way. There is the excitement of the original lovers as they have the realisation that the threads of many of their lives have remained interconnected, these twisting threads of souls over the centuries is particularly well thought out. The slow reveal of the relationship twists and turns is particularly well done, I’m no spoiler but look out for who turns up where and when particularly on the wrong side, at the worst possible time and place!!
I personally like the fact these books are not all happiness and light, bad stuff happens and not just to bad people, while I’m sure there will be a certain degree of happy ending at the end of the series I like the fact we have to work for it as the writer shows us life is not always fair. While there is much happiness and positivity in each book so far, there has also been a fair amount of anxiety ridden page turning with ones heart in ones mouth through the difficult bits.
The end is devastating to the reader yet again! As the writer does love to leave us on a cliffhanger, and this time it could not have been more superbly written. My heart is now in my mouth for the future of all my beloved characters, I cannot wait for the final book in the series, I preordered my copy and I’m anxiously waiting to begin reading it now that I have finished this one!! but at the same time knowing it will be the last book is so sad…I do seriously hope that Ms Ringle has thought of this and is busy working on something else so spellbinding for her readers that will capture me as these two have.