Friday, November 5, 2010

Review: Ecstasy Unveiled

I’ve enjoyed the Demonica series from the get-go, but I think Ecstasy Unveiled is my favorite in the series. Our hero is Lore, a half-human, half-Seminus demon (incubus) who is working as an enslaved assassin.

He grew up thinking he was human, until he reached maturity. At that point, he got an insatiable sex drive and a dermoire on his arm that looked like a big tattoo. From then on, he could kill with the touch of his hand. 

Lore’s not a bad guy. He became an assassin to save his sister, Sin,  from slavery. And to get out of his assassin’s contract, he has to kill Kynan, a man protected by an angel, a force for good, and a good friend of Lore’s long lost brothers.  If he doesn’t do the job, Sin’s life is on the line… so he agrees to the job, even though he could lose the brothers he just met.

In trying to kill Kynan, he goes against guardian angel Idess.  Surprisingly, Lore becomes another one of her charges… so she now has to protect both Lore and Kynan. That puts her in a tough spot.  Idess imprisons Lore, to protect him and keeping from going after Kynan.

You may recall that whole sexual need of Lore’s that I mentioned earlier. That means Idess has to do some stuff you’d never expect an angel to do. She doesn’t seem to mind so much.

This book is complex. In addition to what’s going with Lore & Idess… we see what’s happening with brothers Eidolon,  Wrath & Shade… as well as sister Sin (and her budding relationship with dampire Conall.) It’s a surprising reveal when we find out who is behind the hit on Kynan and the troubles at the Underworld Hospital.  We’ve got the great steamy scenes the Demonica books are known for… plus great characters and world building.

5 stars.

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3 Comments:

At Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 2:52:00 PM CDT , Blogger meggerfly said...

Very nice review Jen!

 
At Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 5:21:00 PM CDT , Blogger Amanda P said...

I ADORE this book and Lore is quite possibly my favorite book boyfriend!

One of my fav quotes!
"Tenderness flooded him. She wanted him but didn't know how to initiate sex. Not that he was so great at that either. Neither one of them was technically a virgin, but emotionally? He so was…. "
He'd fucked. He'd been sucked. But he'd never made love to anyone.
-Lore: Ecstasy Unveiled- Larissa Ione

 
At Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 5:36:00 PM CDT , Blogger Jen said...

You're right! That quote makes me want to read it again!!

 

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