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Posted July 2, 2012
Followers of the Blood Destiny series, faithful fans who have weathered many staggering emotional setbacks with Lissa, will be very pleased with Blood Redemption.
At the beginning of Blood Redemption, we find a physically weakened, yet emotionally restored Lissa who has just reunited her spirit with her body after a long absence triggered by her need to get away from it all, as "energy," at the end of Blood War. Does she get even a few days to recover from weeks of inactivity so her body can regain its strength? Of course not!
During her absence, the founders of the Reth Alliance made an unusual assignment as a result of the events that occurred at the Five-Year Conclave. The Director of, and the entire organization of the Allied Security Detail, were moved, lock, stock, and barrel to Le-Ath Veronis, and Lissa was assigned the role of Liaison to the ASD for a thirty-year period. The Director of the ASD, Norian Keef, sweeps into Lissa's life like a force of nature, simultaneously impressing and irritating Lissa, her palace staff, and her mates and family. But there's something about Norian Keef that piques her interest, and in a very short time she is off on a series of adventures with him in order to thwart the efforts of Solar Red and Red Hand, which have used Lissa's extended absence to try to establish themselves as supposedly legitimate religions on several worlds.
There is instant chemistry between Lissa and Norian, which is only strengthened by their continued adventures, some dipping into personal areas for Norian. At first Lissa goes along out of simple irritation, to shut Norian up, but once he gets a look at Lissa's unique abilities he finds more and more ways to employ them in the service of the ASD. Eventually, Lissa discovers Norian is being managed by the lead Founder of the Reth Alliance, and begins to suspect she is being blackmailed to work for the ASD, and fears Le-Ath Veronis may be ejected from the Alliance if she doesn't comply with their demands. There are some shocking surprises when the Founder of the Reth Alliance presents himself to Lissa in person to convince her otherwise.
Blood Redemption lives up to its title, with a lot of surprises in store for the reader. As I said, faithful fans will not be disappointed! A lot of progress is made repairing some relationships previously thought to be long dead in Lissa's heart. In addition, Lissa's strongest desire is arranged to happen, against all belief that it was ever possible, which goes a long way to restoring her well of love towards her mates and family.
Although there are several entertaining plot twists, I particularly enjoyed the developing relationship with Lissa and Norian Keef. There is a lot of humor, affection, trust, and genuine love between these two that just lifts off the page and slithers into your heart. As with any new relationship, there are misunderstandings to overcome, but it is very satisfying and fulfilling to see Lissa finally having some really good things happen in her life.
The end of the book is not the end of the series! Don't be mislead into thinking Lissa's story is over. I loved the upbeat tone of the book overall, and the ending especially. Having lived Lissa's life along with her through eight other novels, most of which dealt with a lot of hurt and betrayal, makes the redemption of so many people in her life that much sweeter and more beautiful. I cried happy tears while reading this book, and
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Posted March 30, 2013
This whole series is a shining example of Urban Fantasy! It is reminiscent of Laurell K. Hamilton's Blake and Gentry series. I love Lissa---she is such a strong, intelligent female who makes smart decisions and doesn't hesitate to kick ass! She is a much kinder person than I would ever be especially in light of all of the heartbreak she has endured. I love all of her mates-- they love and protect her and I would be happy with just one of them in my life. This series has it all and more. Magic, action., romance (angst-free thank goodness), suspense and great plot lines. I will continue to read this series as long as Ms. Suttle writes them and I hope there are many more books to come. I have purchased the first book of her High Demon series and look forward to reading it. If it is anything like her Blood series, it will move to the top of my must read list as well. It is so wonderful to have an Urban Fantasy series that is not plagued by whiny, angst filled romances, love triangles, and female heroines making stupid decisions. The market is dominated by enough of those. It is high time for true Urban Fantasy and Paranormal books to rise to the top!! Thank you, thank you, Ms. Suttle!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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