Review: Body of Sin by Eve Silver ★★★★

Body of Sin by Eve SilverGenre: Paranormal Romance ( Egyptian mythology, Soul Reapers, several sex scenes, good vs evil)
Series: Book four in The Otherkin series
Original Language: English
Publisher: HQN Books
Country: USA
Publication Date: August 23, 2011
ISBN: 978-0373775927
Page Count: 384
My Rating: ★★★★

Summary

Once the favorite son of the Lord of the Underworld, Lokan Krayl held enviable privileges and powers. Powers that led to a devastating betrayal—murder.

Resurrected by his immortal brothers, Lokan is still trapped in purgatory. He has no way to contact his family. He has no answers. In order to find the truth about his death and who killed him, he must escape his prison. And there's only one way out: through the twelve gates of his eternal enemy, Osiris.

But Lokan has help. Bryn Carr, the woman who duped him once before, is his beautiful yet unwanted guide. She's been sent by his brothers to aid him. She's his last hope. Lokan must place his fate—and that of the mortal and immortal worlds—in the hands of the one woman he can never trust.

REVIEW


This was a great ending to the series. It is definitely a series that has to be read in order and if you haven't read books one through three you shouldn't read this review.

Lokan Krayl, the fourth and final brother and youngest son of Sutekh, has been the focal point linking together all three books up until this point. Which is quite an achievement for a dead guy.

Of course, "dead" is a somewhat fluid term when you are talking about immortal demigods. After having been betrayed by his father: Lord of the Underworld, Sutekh, and hacked to pieces and had his soul sent to a null zone, imagine Lokan's surprise when he suddenly finds himself set free and told he simply needs to to pass through the twelve gates of Osiris in order to return to his corporeal form. Something that was made possible due to the efforts of his three siblings in previous instalments. And something that is much harder than it sounds...

The story features flashbacks and present day accounts following Lokan, his brothers and their mates, and the mother of his daughter, Bryn. The way these different scenes were woven together felt very smooth and it really helped you piece together all of the events that you'd already learned a bit about in past stories: How Lokan met Bryn and ended up with a daughter that he kept a secret from everyone, even his siblings. Who and what Bryn is and why she sought out Lokan in the first place. And also, the events leading up to Lokan's "death".

The flashback scenes really helped give you a sense of the personalities of both Lokan and Bryn before everything went to hell, and I really like both of them. And once they are reunited in the present day, this knowledge also helps you appreciate the depth of feeling and respect they have for one another after raising their daughter amicably for the last seven years. Even though the relationship was largely based on lies.

Overall, I really enjoyed this. The mythology was great as always and the romance was touching and sweet. There wasn't a great deal of action considering this was the final showdown, so to speak, but it was still a nice round up of the series and it was great to see how everything turned out for these four brothers and their partners.

2 comments:

  1. I have the first in this series to read soon. Of course I've been trying to get to it for months now and it hasn't worked but this last year I read Silver's Demon's Kiss which I loved. In addition to Dragon Bound that one was in my top 5 of 2011 so I'm really looking forward to more of her paranormal books.

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  2. It's a good series. All of the four brothers are appealing in different ways and the smutty scenes are pretty scorching!

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