There's no escaping a Reaper. I'm an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I'm coming for you...
I'm a warrior. My unbreakable determination, my backbone of steel define me. As a Reaper who does Death's bidding, weakness is a word I don't understand. Until a stunning librarian stirs emotions deep within me I've never felt before. Her soft curves blunt the sharp edges of my soul, crushing my defenses - yet make me stronger. But underneath those wide eyes and fierce femininity, she has a weapon, one she won't hesitate to use. And when the Dark begin their deadly descent, we'll need each other's love and protection...or risk fracturing apart.
The Reapers have been recruited by Death as they lay dying and offered the chance to defend both Fae and humanity from the evil Fae that pray on them. Half Fae are being murdered and the Reapers are hunting clues which leads them to a library in Edinburgh that could hold a set of thirty very special books. The Librarian, River, is very protective as she feels they belong to her and is willing to fight to keep her books. It doesn't take Kyran long to realise River is half Fae and has been disguising herself as a rather mundane human. What is a huge surprise though, is the fact that each of the books is written in a different and long lost language! Oh, and did I mention only River can read all thirty languages? It looks like Kyran and his fellow Reapers are about to face more challenges as even Death's magic seems to be breaking down!
It always amazes me just how intricate and yet connected Ms Grant's books are. Whether it's her historical Dark Sword stories or her more modern Dragon Kings, as a reader you just feel so at home in the worlds she creates. Her characters are passionate, although you do have to admittedly believe in almost instant love, but Kyran and River did feel convincing as a couple as the story progressed.
This is so much more than just a paranormal romance though, as this is a story that's ongoing and there are clearly big changes on the horizon for Death and her Reapers. Don't forget it is set in the same world as the Dragon Kings, so I'm guessing we just might see one or two of them popping up soon; and as I am desperate for answers about one or two of those, I just can't wait to read more.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review