Save your brother.
Win your freedom.
Falling in love with the cop trying to arrest you?
To save his twin from death, Reign Nicolis will have to bargain with Goddess of the Dead, and once more become what he despises, El Mortem, The Scourge, a killer trained to show mercy to none. But he is haunted by those who have fallen beneath his blade. Their ghostly shapes dog his footsteps, relentless in their torture to make him suffer for what he was put on this earth to do two thousand years ago. Saving his twin ensures Reign’s enslavement to the Goddess. She may own his body, but never his heart.
Detective Alexis Lever’s career is in shambles. Her only chance at redemption is to discover what happened to the body of Daniel Nicolis. To do that she’ll have to thwart two men: Reign Nicolis and Roman Nicolis. Both belong in jail. But one has stolen her heart.
We first learned of Reign in the previous book, Eternity, as he is the twin brother of that story's hero, Roman. Although Roman had been cursed, poor Reign had been held prisoner by the goddess of Death and has continuously suffered vile torments. Now finally he is given a chance at redemption and sent back to the mortal world, but his mission puts more than his life on the line. His very heart and soul are most at risk as Reign meets a woman and finds himself quite literally tethered to her!
Alexis is a police officer and she has been thrown into a world that is unbelievable. Suddenly she's seeing monsters and if she says anything her very sanity would be in question. Then of course, there's the mysterious disappearing man that seems to want to save her, but is it a trick? Alexis has very little reason to trust anyone but it's clear the world is not exactly what she thought it was and there are things straight out of nightmares walking around. Just what exactly is going on? Then there's the little thing of a missing corpse that seems to be tied up in all the craziness but the biggest conundrum is Reign. He clearly knows more than he's admitting so is not to be trusted, but he is the most obstinate and fascinating man Alexis has ever met. Reign’s life is about to get even more complicated and he's pulling Alexis headlong into danger, but all he wants is to save her!
There's a lot happening in Everlasting and it's a very detailed account of the Egyptian pantheon that Ms Stephens delves into. As a reader, it's a fascinating way of looking at how Gods and Goddesses could possibly interact and it's not exactly a walk in the park. Evil, manipulative and totally selfish, theirs is not a world that has much compassion and yet thrown amidst all this chaos and debauchery is a hero, who deserves a happy ending. This is a passionate story but at times it's a harrowing read and so difficult to put down. So many different players feature here with varying agendas and there's never a dull moment. Ms Stephens has penned a fascinating book that held my attention and if you are looking for something completely different to challenge you then this book/series should fit the bill nicely.