Pattie Spanidis Spanidis itibaren 08692 Cal Vidal, Barcelona, İspanya
War is Good...Or rather, Ares, who would become War should his seal be broken, is good. Not that you would want to say that to his face...There is a very soft, sweet, good center surrounded by a whole lot of bada&&,uber Alpha maleness. Yum! My favorite. Larissa Ione...what an imagination this woman has! The thing I love best about her world is you are immediately immersed, without endless explanation and justification. The portrayal of the world is so clear this reader really had no issue with believing in it. There is enough overlay of the familiar that the addition of "other" seems to blend seamlessly with the real. Ares and Cara bring out each other's strengths. With Cara, Ares allows himself to feel, something he hasn't allowed much in millennia. We learn that the human who raised him tried to beat and bully any hint of kindness out of him. At one point, Ares realizes that Cara isn't weakening him, but his emotion for her makes him all that much stronger. Cara has been living a life of fear for several years, but finds herself challenging Ares at every turn. As he is the bearer of War, and thus cannot turn down a challenge, this may not be the safest course for her to pursue, but it makes for some highly entertaining scenes! And ever so sexy...WOW! Ares is, as I stated, bada&& attitude walking, but he shows surprising tenderness toward Cara, his guards, his siblings and his horse, making him accessible and believable as the hero. When he brought Cara a pillow (he has none, because his human father thought pillows made a man soft) I just melted for him. The casual affection he shows for the son of one of his guards shows he is a man of depth, rather than a killing machine. Cara's ability to communicate with and heal animals leads to her receiving an unusual boon from a hellhound. As she finds her whole perception of reality turned upside down, she learns to live in the moment, and to take whatever is thrown at her without cowering. She has strength and determination to do the right thing, even if it means personal peril. Larissa Ione has delivered one heck of an opening punch with Eternal Rider. I can't wait for the next book!