Author: T.A. Chase
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 11/27/2015
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Contemporary, Gay, M/M Romance, Paranormal
Death, the Pale Rider and the most feared member of the Four Horsemen, has been searching through the centuries for a soul to save him from his solitary life.
In the 1700s, Gatian Almasia was rich and a sought-after member of Parisian society. No one realized he’d lost his reason for living three years earlier. When his sister accuses another nobleman of raping her, Gatian does what any older brother would do. He challenges the man to a duel, and kills him. Later that night, the dead man’s family takes their revenge on Gatian.
Gatian’s death is just the beginning of the journey he must take as Death, the Pale Horseman of Apocalyptic fame. While he doesn’t regret taking the nobleman’s life, the guilt of not being there when his lover died builds a wall around his heart, and until he accepts forgiveness, he must always be Death.
Pierre Fortsecue is a spoiled rich young man whose heart is broken by the man he thinks he loves. Finding himself alone in Paris, Pierre sinks into a haze of heroin. He gets a tainted baggie of the drug, and almost dies from it. Death arrives to take his soul, and something about Pierre touches the Pale Horseman, who steals him away to help him heal.
As Pierre heals and Death begins to feel again, they begin to wonder if love really is the only emotion needed to overcome desolation and destruction.
Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released under the same title. It has been re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.
I have to admit I was both excited and scared to read this story. The author has been building up to this story since the beginning of the series, so I was happy to finally read it but at the same time I was worried it wouldn’t live up to what I have built up in my mind. In the end I enjoyed death’s story and was pleased with this book.
This one had the most overtly romantic feel of all the horsemen books. Pierre and Death each grabbed my heart in their own way and together, their journey was more important to me than any issues I may have had with the book.
I did feel that things were too easy and too fast but the emotion was there for me and I fell in love right along with Pierre and Death this story was very character driven and those characters had good depth and development. I wish I had gotten to see the wedding take place but I was so happy to see the four men back together and promising a great future for them all.
Now I NEED Lam and Day’s story for this series to really be complete. I need to know who they are and how they will overcome their natures to be together. I also need to know who the overall puppet master is. This series has done a great job connecting each story in such a way that I need them all to feel closure and true satisfaction. Bring on Peace!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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