Friday, 8 June 2012

Review: The Heart of War by Lisa Beth Darling (18+)

Amazon Synopsis
WARNING: This novel is intended for ADULTS ONLY.  It is not recommended for the faint of heart.  It contains several scenes of graphic sex and violence.

Inside the Heart of every Warrior breathes the Soul of a Hero--even within The Heart of War.

Meet Ares God of War, the greatest Warrior the world has ever known. He's moody, grumpy, dominant, ravenously sexual, and above all, built like a Greek God.

Suspected of killing his Daughter in-Law, Psyche, and long in exile from Olympus, the solitude of Ares' secluded Greek Isle is interrupted when Magdalena MacLeod a plucky little Fey washes up on his shore after believing she's been shipwrecked. It's not mere fate that has brought the unlikely couple together yet it may be what tears them apart.

Branded with a golden chastity belt bearing the mark of Cernunnos, Celtic God of the Forest and Death, Alena has been on the run from her husband the Great Horned God for 200 years.

When the Olympians discover her presence on Ares' island, they send Apollo to the island while Ares is away with orders to bring her to Olympus. With nowhere to run and strikes a bargain with the God of War--her virginity for his protection.

Ares sees a sweeter deal; her in his bed and himself back in his rightful place on Olympus among the Gods. If it means turning Alena over to Zeus afterward, well that's of no consequence to it?

After Alena proves herself to the God of War in battle and in his bed, Ares must choose between his Divinely Dysfunctional Family, his pride, and Alena.

Get lost in this sweeping dark saga of lust, rage, revenge, and redemption. Battle Ancient Gods while falling in love with Ares God of War and Alena MacLeod. They share a love that will rock the world from the heights of Olympus to the Celtic moors.

Sink more than just your teeth in this paranormal sizzler.
The Heart of War by Lisa Beth Darling
Where to start? This book is pretty epic. Just as the book reaches a quite dramatic peak and resolution it simply keeps on going, pouring out the well-constructed narrative into even more drama. So be prepared for a pretty intense read.
In The Heart of War, we are introduced the amazing world of the Gods and follow the male protagonist Ares. Ares is a pretty straight forward character until he meets the half-human, half fey female protagonist, Alena. Before Alena’s arrival, Ares is a perfectly happy egotistical God, absorbed in his own world of women, sex and war. He has taken a step back from the 21st century, being uninspired with how the world is developing. It’s not until the enigmatic Alena enters his world uninvited, that life’s turns upside for Ares and he opens his eyes to emotions and desires that he never had previously considered.
The story takes many twists and turns and throws open many peaks in tension and drama. This book is most definitely not for the faint hearted. The novel is very hot and heavy. And it also comes with a very appropriate warning WARNING: This novel is intended for ADULTS ONLY.  It is not recommended for the faint of heart.  It contains several scenes of graphic sex and violence.” Lisa Beth Darling tackles some pretty intense plot developments, and she does so with controlled, thoughtful dialogue, as well as imaginative and effectively crafted narrative.
What I really enjoyed about this book in addition to how well it was written, was the delve into Greek Mythology. I’ve always been fascinated, yet completely clueless. The Heart of War gives an intriguing and interesting take on how the Gods of myth and legend would respond to the 21st century, and provides us with a gritty, yet at times endearing look at the Gods and their relationships.

A sexy 4 stars!

The smooth narrative flow and well-developed characters made The Heart of War an enjoyable read.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I'm very glad that you enjoyed this story!!!


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