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  • Posted May 12, 2012

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    Linda Poitevin did it again in the second installment of The Gri

    Linda Poitevin did it again in the second installment of The Grigori Legacy, Sins of the Son. Picking up right where Sins of the Angels leaves readers, Linda Poitevin doesn’t hold back one bit and readers are pushed right onto the thrill ride of their lives! Sins of the Angels really set my expectations high, and Sins of the Son just brought that bar even higher. I can honestly say that The Grigori Legacy is one of my top favorite urban fantasy series hands down. Better yet, it is written by a Canadian author, Linda Poitevin definitely gets some brownie points for that!

    Now I won't be getting into the actual summary of the plot as there would be too many spoilers for the first installment as well as for Sins of the Son. What I can say is that the storyline has evolved, moving away from mysteries and crime scenes, and has entered into a new exciting world!

    My favorite element of Sins of the Son was that the secondary characters within the first installment played key roles and became aligned with the main characters. Among those characters are the One and Lucifer himself. Linda Poitevin reveals an unsuspecting twist that involves the relationship between these two characters. There were also a few new characters that entered the series and took center stage such as the Archangel Michael aka Mika’el. I particularly enjoyed Linda’s retelling of Michael’s story and what the true reasons for his departure from Heaven were.

    Sins of the Son becomes much steamier than the first installment when the forbidden love element extends into a full-fledged love triangle between Alexandra, Aramael, and Seth. As one can imagine, Alexandra must select one of these handsome archangels; however, she must keep in mind that her decision can lead to Armageddon as Seth holds the key to both the salvation and destruction of the entire human race.

    Just as Linda Poitevin did with the first installment, Sins of the Son keeps readers sitting at the edge of their seat and pulling their hair right until the very end. Just after the plot hits its climax, readers get slapped with another blasted cliff-hanger ending! Linda Poitevin is a phenomenal writer and I really cannot wait to read the next installment of The Grigori Legacy.

    I recommend Sins of the Son to anyone who enjoys Urban Fantasy reads. For those of you who have not yet picked up the first two installments of The Grigori Legacy, put everything down and read them NOW!!!

    Must Read! Highly Recommended! 5/5 Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf

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  • Posted April 30, 2012

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    Sins of the Son is the second novel in The Grigori Legacy series

    Sins of the Son is the second novel in The Grigori Legacy series. Even though it is the second book, it still works as a standalone title. I say this not having read the first book, Sins of The Angel. Don't get me wrong, Sins of the Son does refer back to incidents that happened in the first book, however it was written in such a way that it didn't make me feel as if I NEEDED the first book to figure out what was going on (although I would enjoy reading the first book if only to find out more about what brought the characters to their current circumstances).

    I also love the detail Poitevin went into with her characters and the world in which they lived. I didn't always agree with the decisions her characters made, yet I still could understand why they made them, since the author gave me that much insight into their minds. Then there's the world itself. She really brings it to life. I've never been to Canada, so I can't confirm if her descriptions were spot on, but they definitely felt real enough to me.

    As for the rest of the story itself. There is a love triangle between Aramael, Seth and Alex. However, the story was never just about them. Which I think was one of the things that really kept my attention and made the book stand out more than your average romance. Don't get me wrong, the relationship between all three of the main characters is important to the story itself, but it's not the only thing going on. I definitely think this is a plus, since love triangles are one of my pet peeves.

    The author also throws in some interesting twists to her story, and not always what I was expecting. But the twists were done in such a way that I wanted to find out what was going to happen next, so I didn't mind being wrong. The story ends with some definite loose ends, but this is a series so I was kinda expecting that to happen, and I am definitely interested in reading the next book to see where the author goes with this series.

    Angels seem to be the new Vampires in the paranormal writing world. I've read some great new angel reads and I've read some REALLY bad ones. I definitely think Poitevin's Sins of the Son falls into the former category. It drew me in from the first page and held my attention until the last. This series is definitely worth getting into.
    Originally Reviewed at: Mother/Gamer/Writer
    Reviewer: AimeeKay

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  • Posted March 28, 2012

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    [Note: This may be a bit spoilery for the first novel in the ser

    [Note: This may be a bit spoilery for the first novel in the series. I tired my best not to spoil too much.]

    Sins of the Son is the second book in The Grigori Legacy series. Like the first book, Sins of the Angels, the story takes place mainly in Canada and Heaven with most of the action taking place this time in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada rather than Toronto.

    Sins of the Son focuses on Seth Benjamin, Aramael, and Alexandra Jarvis. Alex is on desk duty due to the fallout from the events in the prior book. She's required to see a psychiatrist by the police department, but if she reveals what really happened (a murderous Fallen Angel, an angelic Power to hunt him down, and Seth's powers) she'd be locked in a psychiatric ward. Alex's boss is sympathetic to her since he saw some things that he can't explain. When a police bulletin is sent around which shows Seth Benjamin, Alex goes to look into it... off the clock. While this is happening Aramael is suffering at the hands of the Fallen who attack him at every chance they get now that he's been banished from heaven for his actions in Sins of the Angels.

    Alex travels to Vancouver to help Seth, who has lost his memory and is unidentified. She encounters Dr. Elizabeth Riley and Detective Hugh Henderson, of the Vancouver police department. Both are suspicious about how and how well Alex knows Seth. Alex sets out to help Seth and runs into all sorts of problems including her soulmate Aramael who is sent to kill him. Alex gets dragged again into the maneuvering between Heaven and Hell while trying to protect Seth and help him regain his memory. Seth is a bit of a loose cannon and and Hell seeks to use this to its advantage. Lucifer is up to no good and is trying to create an army to help him in the coming war.

    In her sophomore novel, Ms. Poitevin ups the ante and produces a taut and beautifully written book filled with remarkable characters. While we've met the main characters before, several new secondary characters are introduced. The interactions between Aramael and Alex are fraught with tension and not only because they are at odds over Seth. We get to see a lot of Lucifer in Sins of the Son. He is a complex character. It would have been easy to draw him as pure evil and one dimensional, but he's more than that. We get to see some of his motivations. This isn't to say that Lucifer is a good guy. He's not. He's attempting to build a new army of Nephilim to aid him in what he believes is the inevitable war against mankind and Heaven. Despite this you can see some of what made him special to the Creator. The secondary characters, especially Dr. Riley (who is singularly unpleasant) and Detective Henderson were given depth. While many of the characters in Sins of the Son are seemingly motivated by love, this is not a romance.

    Ms. Poitevin further builds her Heaven/Hell mythology in Sins of the Son. I find this mythology fascinating and extremely well done. Sins of the Son was emotionally gripping with excellent pacing as the novel builds to the explosive and unexpected conclusion. I can't wait to see what happens next in The Grigori Legacy series.

    I give Sins of the Son 5 Qwills.

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