Gideon's Promise (Sons of Judgment Saga, #2)by Airicka Phoenix
His love will become her curse.
For centuries, Gideon has kept his secret, knowing that it could mean the life of the woman whose very heartbeat was his reason for living. But when Veil Creatures are slaughtered in their homes by those sworn to protect them, it may be up to him to save those he loves from a fate worse than death. What he doesn’t expect
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His love will become her curse.
For centuries, Gideon has kept his secret, knowing that it could mean the life of the woman whose very heartbeat was his reason for living. But when Veil Creatures are slaughtered in their homes by those sworn to protect them, it may be up to him to save those he loves from a fate worse than death. What he doesn’t expect is the betrayal and a choice that could leave his family devastated.
Valkyrie Devereaux believes only in the power of justice, loyalty and obeying the laws of her people. Love was something to be feared and she had been taught long ago that anything that could make you weak, needed to be eliminated. But when she is assigned to join the Casters of the north in hunting down the creatures killing the innocent, even she can’t help the twang of longing for something that goes against everything she was raised to believe was wrong.
Like fire and gasoline, passions collide. Heat erupts as they fight against their desires and their very nature. But a fire like theirs can never be smothered. It can never be stopped. It can only burn to unimaginable heights, but what happens when it careens out of control and destroys everything around them? And who is waiting for that exact moment to destroy the brothers?
She will become his death.
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*Beta Read* What can I say? This is a book had in a complete book hangover! This book was well worth the wait for it's arrival! Gideon has won my heart. The way he lived his life so his true mate live in a life that wasn't her decision. We all know she's a hard ass. There was so much insight to a few of the characters. Valkyrie has made it to one of my favorites. Her past, the horrific things her father made her go through. Gideon that always wanted to protect her from all she's ever known. I truly wanted to jump in and give the girl a hug. If I wasn't afraid that she'd pull out her dagger and kill me for doing so. There is a new character in here as well. Imogen. She came upon them per request of her father in her most dire drastic time. Torn apart from her loved ones, she had no choice but follow his request. So much is brought to light in Gideon's Promise. Trust me, we have all been waiting for this one's arrival. It definitely does not disappoint. I firmly believe that anything this woman touches turns to gold. Loved Gideon's Promise, I would recommend to all of those that love to spend the entire book biting their nails, losing hair, and having a moment to fan themselves from the steam arising out of the pages. *Review by Jaime R. of Bawaka's Book Fair
This book revived my love for the PNR genre. It was riveting and I was instantly sucked into this fantastic story of love, honor, loyalty and sacrifice. Immersed in the spellbinding world that Phoenix has created, I didn't want it to end, and with an ending that held so much heartache but so much promise I cannot wait for the next installment in this exciting series. Phoenix's characters are kickass and so freaking lovable, even the those in leather with daggers strapped to them. I absolutely love the name Valkyrie. I've always been fascinated by the myth, but I never imagined anyone with that name - it is stunning and was so perfect for this strong female warrior. There was so much sexual tension between Val (Yeah! She'd probably kick my ass for calling her that) and Gid, and my heart was in my throat every time they were near each other. The anticipation of their first touch drove my crazy, and Phoenix set the pages ablaze with the teasing and torturous pleasure that these two shared even though they were never able to take in any further. When things finally spilled over and it felt like the ultimate betrayal and devastation for one character, I was in tears; my heart breaking for all concerned. I loved the many subplots within this story, as well as the many twists and turns. I was thrilled to go along for the ride as the characters battled an unknown evil, while having many other curveballs thrown their way. They proved that a strong family can get through anything, and although their story is far from over I have every confidence in their success. This book was an absolute delight to read. It was at times shocking, heartrending and soul-crushing, but at others it was light, and fun - with hilarious quips for certain characters, and a sarcasm that only people who are close and love each other dearly can share. By the end of the book I felt like I belonged at Final Judgment and I never wanted to leave.
Okay, I think I'm now calm enough to leave this review! In my opinion, every book by Ms Phoenix is a masterpiece. However, this series has quickly become one of my favorites. There is just so much detail put in to it that it just sucks you in and won't let you go until you've finished! The way everyone interacts, is so fluent, you can actually feel them..EVERYONE. My heart is aching right now. That is all... :(
We met Gideon in Son's of Judgment book one. The devoted brother who uses humor to cope. He has always been the protector, the voice of reason, and the one to make me laugh. Gideon has lived the last three hundred years with a secret. This secret tears a small shred of his heart from him every day. Valkyrie was also a key player in book one and has carried over to a more featured part in book two. A fierce Hunter, she lives by familial code. Women are the strength of her race and virginity brings them their power. To become a hunter you must live through torture and battles to prove your worth. She buries all of that deep to earn the respect of her father the king. nothing else has mattered to her, until that fateful day three hundred years ago. She chose respect over what was in her heart. Interesting things happen when your choices come back to haunt you. I fell in love with Gideon far harder than his brother Octavian. Gideon left me laughing out loud more times than I can count. The devotion he shows for those he loves is immeasurable and watching him figure out how to "deal" with Kyrie was amusing. The supporting characters are never far from the forefront in this book making it that much more enjoyable. The author has left me guessing with Magnus. Even though I found Gideon so hot, I have a feeling that Magnus is going to destroy me. My favorite part of this book was the banter between Gideon and every other character. His jokes are unique and cocky and I love that in a man. Now as far as the story, wowza. What a cliff hanger at the end, I was left confused in only the best way. I tell ya what, if Morgana takes another year for Magnus, I might have to do some unhealthy stalking to move things along!