Ione is back with the gritty second installment in her doomsday series about the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, the Lords of Deliverance. The Horseman, or in this case Horsewoman, featured is Limos (aka Famine). Twisted family dynamics and treachery play out on a global scale in this hard-edged yet sexy adventure. Ione’s worlds are always complex and darkly tinged. Intense to the max!
Apocalyptic Horseman Limos has already lost one beloved brother to the dark side when Reseph’s Agimortus seal broke and he became Pestilence. Thankfully however, Ares’ seal was saved from being broken by his fiancée Cara. Limos has two threats hanging over her, if her seal breaks she becomes Famine, plus she has been marked as Satan’s bride. Unfortunately for him, R-XR solder Arik Wagner acts on his attraction to Limos and kisses her at a party. Arik is immediately dragged to hell and unmercifully tortured by Satan’s minions. Limos mounts a rescue, but Arik has revenge on his mind. The apocalypse looms ever closer, orchestrated by cunning Pestilence, can Arik and Limos prevent her seal from breaking? (GRAND CENTRAL, Dec., 448 pp., $7.99)