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Dark Goddess (Devil's Kiss Series #2)

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

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    Great Sequel!

    While visiting London this summer, my one requirement was to visit a book store and pick up this book since here, in the United States, the book is not released until next year. I am extremely glad I did this. I loved Devil's Kiss the first book featuring Billi SanGreal and I was really looking forward to seeing where Sarwat Chadda would take Billi next.

    Dark Goddess, the sequel to Devil's Kiss, was more than I expected, in a good way. Sarwat Chadda continues Billi's adventures as a Templar Knight and in this book expands the world Billi lives in. I loved that this book took Billi away from London and brought her, along with the rest of the Templars, to Russia where we get to meet the Russians equivalent of the Templars. Russia provides Billi many more challenges and has her continuing to question herself and her duty as a Templar.

    In the Dark Goddess, the events from the previous book have truly taken a toll on Billi. In this book, Billi, who still have those characteristics I love about her, such as her stubbornness and devotion to those she loves, has been deeply effected by the previous events in her life. Billi has grown as a character, and continues to grow even more because of the events of these books. I often forgot that Billi is a fifteen year old girl. She seems more mature that because of the harsh life she has been subjected to as a Templar. Even though Billi gets put through more events that have her questioning her beliefs, I love that she stayed true to herself and ended up growing up even more from her experiences.

    One of my favorite parts about this book was that it took place in Russia and that in Russia we met a whole new set of characters. I must confess, I have a weird love of Russia and really would love going there and I was so glad that Billi got to go there in this book. I also really loved how Sarwat Chadda took the Russian myth of Baba Yaga and made it his own. I've read a few different takes on Baba Yaga and I really like his spin on her and how well it fit with the story. Along with just loving Russia, the characters Sarwat Chadda introduced to us in Russia are probably some of my favorite. I loved Ivan Alexeivich Romanov, even if he did fulfill Kay's role in this book. Ivan is basically a male version of Billi, and I loved that what you see with him is not what you get. He is battling many personal battles, like Billi, and it was interesting to see his story revealed.

    Overall, I truly enjoyed Dark Goddess and ended up reading it all in one sitting. I think I ended up enjoying this book more than it predecessor, probably cause it had Russia in it (just kidding). I found this book very enjoyable, and the ending left me wanting more since it was left opening, hopefully for a sequel to help resolve it. I was not disappointed in my buy in the UK and extremely glad I brought it. Definitely check this book out when it is released in the US.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Great book but whats the name of the 3rd one?

    Awsome book!!!!!!! LOVED IT!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 28, 2013

    It was fantastic! It was so incredibly intense, especially at th

    It was fantastic! It was so incredibly intense, especially at the end. I was mentally screaming it was so crazy! And I really like the new guy, Ivan. Though I really liked Kay and miss him, Ivan's a really good character. This book was so good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    Perfect

    Well said. A fantastic sequel. So romantic yet bloody! A supernatrual take on history. Absloutley a wonderful tale of saddnes and romance. The perfect cross of my absloutle favorite genere

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    A good sequel

    Awesome book. I rlly missed Kay in this book but, i think him and Billi were better friends. Billi and Ivan were a cute couple. They compliment each other.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Cant wait!!!

    I cant wait to read this book!!!

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

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    Great Action Packed Follow up to Devil's Kiss

    Sarwat Chadda topped himself with his sophomore book, Dark Goddess. It's action packed and has more of the colorful Templar Lore I loved in Devil's Kiss. Dark Goddess travels outside London and brings the reader to Russia with all it's rich history and it's own fight against the Unholy. I'm a big history person and always love when a book brings in histories and myths I've read other places and Dark Goddess hits the mark and weaves that history into a whole new direction. Sarwat has done a great job of mixing in the what if history of Russia and the real history of Russia/Eastern Europe in a wonderfully dramatic way.

    Dark Goddess picks up shortly after the events of Devil's Kiss. Billi is dealing with the loss of Kay and continues to try to reconcile her personal life with her life as a Knights Templar. And while Billi is trying to figure out how to live in a world without Kay, she has to investigate werewolf activity that brings her all the way to Russia and into the world of Ivan Romanov.

    Ivan and the Russian Bogatyrs add another wonderful layer to the story. Ivan and the Bogatyrs could have been just a tool to move the story on, but Sarwat builds their world just as richly as he does Billi's. I enjoyed reading about Ivan's journey from a lost prince to a strong leader. The contrast between the Templars and the Bogatyrs was also well played. You could totally see what could have happened to the Templars if they didn't have strong leaders leaders like Billi's dad there to ensure that the legacy was moving forward.

    I enjoyed watching Billi grow and move beyond the events of Devil's Kiss. She is a wonderfully complex character who's willing to kick butt whenever it's needed. I also liked seeing Billi's softer side. Watching her learn to trust Ivan and form a bond with him was very heartwarming and showed Billi's continued growth through the book. With the addition of Ivan I know have another reason to say I WANT ANOTHER BILLI BOOK! I want to read where their now shared and entwined history and story will go!

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