Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sins of the Flesh by Eve Silver

Torn between lust and loyalty...

The blood of the Underworld lord of evil runs through soul reaper Malthus Krayl’s veins.

Raised to fight for survival and to kill for victory, he can destroy anyone who poses a threat. As he searches for the one responsible for his brother’s murder, he refuses to succumb to any distraction…until his sworn enemy crosses his path and tempts him beyond all reason.

Calliope Kane, a Daughter of Aset, has a personal hatred for soul reapers. Their savage attack against her family still haunts her. But only Malthus can help her find the traitors of her kind, and only she can help him hunt the source of betrayal amongst the reapers. As they unite, the danger grows closer…and the passion between them ignites.

First off don't let the trilogy label fool you! I went into Sins of the Flesh assuming that this was the last one in the trilogy, that everything finally plays out and it would (hopefully) by one big HEA. With each page turned and the ending getting closer & closer I had a suspicious feeling that was not going to be the case. Too much needed to be unraveled with to few pages left, it was either going to be a rushed/abrupt ending or another cliff-hanger that as with the previous two Eve Silver seems particularly fond of. I was correct in the latter. I suppose I should be pleased with a continuation rather then an unsatisfactory ending, but oy! not expecting a cliff-hanger makes it all the more agonizing!

Don't get me wrong the main plotline ie: Who Killed Lokan? Is revealed in Flesh, while somewhat predictable (My guess made half-way through Sins of the Soul proved correct!) the story is fast paced and contains enough side developments to keep the reader enthralled. I must say out of all the Krayl brothers & mates. Mal & Calliope set off the best sparks! Just loved them as a couple! I couldn't get enough of their interactions and particularly loved their violent/amusing 2nd meeting!

So although we find out who kills Lokan, we're still left with many unanswered questions- How is Lokan different from the other Krayl brothers, how was he able to grown in power? How massive will the fallout of Suteka's betrayal be? Will all of the Underworld go to war? And what of his daughter Dana? Not to mention all the fishy-ness that surrounds the Matriarchs/Daughters of Aset... Gahhh! I need answers!!!

After a teeny tiny twitter whine of wanting more Otherkin (remember I was under the impression it was a trilogy!) @Eve_Silver was awesome enough fill in my clueless self that Otherkin #4 Body of Sin releases June of 2011! Great news, but regretfully, so, so far away. *sigh*

In a nutshell: By far my favorite of the three, the world-building was set with a refreshing take of the Underworld and Mal & Calliope a deliciously engaging duo you just can't get enough of. I'd recommend this book to all fans of the PNR genre, Eve Silver is a very welcome addition to my bookshelves! 4/5 Stars

To purchase Sins of the Flesh click HERE

To learn more about the previous books of Otherkin visit Eve Silver's website HERE 

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