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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Red Demon by Diedre Knight

this is the 3rd book in the gods of midnight series and it seems i didn't write about the earlier 2 prequels both of which i read. this is mainly about our immortal spartan warriors fight for humankind while battling their own desires. but anyway, i'm always amazed by the imagination and creativity and skills of everyone; all the authors whom i've read and not read. how they're able to keep a story going, i can't fathom at all. i lack the mentality to even finish a story, always giving up halfway sigh. but first, here's the synopsis as at the back of the book.
having recently assumed the power over life and death for the immortal spartan brotherhood, aristos petrakos still hasn't mastered his unpredictable abilities. now a medium brings him a message from the other side-a romantic message ari doesn't want to hear.
more than a century ago, the love of ari's immortal life, juliana tiades, drowned in the savannah river after she learned about ari's shape-shifting abilities. desperate to reveal the truth about her death, juliana makes a bargain with a djinn demon who offers to give her physical form. but as juliana and ari are reunited in passion, the debt must be paid-in souls and spirits.
one thing that i truly enjoyed about this book is that i'm able to learn more about greek mythology or at least the greek gods and some of their tales. not in detail of course, but enough to guess more or less what might have happened. also, despite it being a fantasy kind of genre, it also deals with reality, one example being a relationship between same sex couple. it's not focused in detail of course, since this book is about ari and juliana, but they have other relationships that are building up throughout the series and that is one of them. they have their own inner demons to battle but there's definitely reality in it as well. of course, the action and scorching passion here is a bonus. although living reality, i prefer all those happy ever after kind of books where i can escape for a while to dreamland hehehe hope you enjoy.

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