Returning weary from the carnage and horror of World War II, weresnake Lash searches for revenge on the demon Hex, whose treachery years ago lead to the death of Lash's best friend and former employer, the vampire Abraham Hamilton. With the help of old friends like fellow weresnake soldier Dieter, Lash's current vampire boss Devlin Dalcon, and the demon Shaker, Lash digs into the murky depths of Abraham's past, trying to find answers. But with every riddle solved, a new question surfaces, as more and more conflicting details of Abraham's human life come to light.
Burned vampires are also being found mysteriously indoors, an occurrence that U.S. Vampire Ruler Devlin asks Lash to resolve. Blackened as if they were exposed to sunlight, the scorched vampire corpses leave no clues. Vampire hunters are suspected, but the facts don't fit. No other group claims responsibility, panicking the vampire population as the charred bodies mount up.
Stymied in both quests, Lash accepts the help of the werewolves Morwen and Darwin, refugees from a supernatural hunter group that was decimated by an evil spirit. But even as his allies increase, so do Lash's enemies, several vicious attacks leaving him triumphant but badly injured. Nursed back to health over a period of months by Morwen, Lash adjusts his revenge plans, even as he begins to fall for the skittish female werewolf whose short life has been as terrible as his own. Upon realizing Morwen's terrible secret, Lash kills her tormentor, and the two begin a troubled affair, slowly finding a measure of healing on one another's arms. With new concern for Morwen's safety, Lash realizes that he must have more help, and heads west, undergoing a Test of Wills to win the werebats—ancient allies of Devlin's—to his cause.
Partnering with the werebat colony, their wise leader Mather, and his ancient golem bodyguard known as Outlaw months later, a newly healed Lash follows the winding, twisting trail of clues to the small town of Malone to unearth a secret horror long buried and solve the mysterious riddle of Hex's hate for Abraham. But Hex has been waiting years to claim that secret for his own, plotting from the shadows and enlisting his own horde of demons as allies, waiting for just the right moment to strike back and avenge himself. And this time not even a weresnake hell bent on a mission and his friends will stand in Hex's way.
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About the Author
Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, horror, suspense, action-adventure, erotica, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She is the author of the paranormal action-adventure Lash series and the vampire romantic suspense Promise Me series. Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Lorena Sanqui for Readers' Favorite Lash just got out of the war and he is hell bent on entering another one. This time the fight is to avenge his best friend and former boss, Abraham. As he investigates the crime and who is accountable for it, Lash discovers secrets that make him question Abraham’s character and if he’s justified in looking for retribution. The enemy Lash will be facing might be a strong one and, with the help of old and new allies, Lash will uncover the mystery surrounding the death of Abraham and finally get his revenge. Read more about Lash in Lash IV: Revenge by Tara Fox Hall. Revenge is the fourth book in the Lash series by Tara Fox Hall. Though it was the fourth one, I think it can be read as a standalone since I haven’t read the first three books but I still understood the story pretty well. I love how this book was very detailed. I can still see in my mind’s eye the gore and carnage that was mentioned a lot in the story. Every scene and event was written particularly well and sometimes it was gross and made me cringe reading it, but it was good that a book can elicit such a reaction from a reader. The story was very engaging and gripping from the first page up to the last. This book was so good that I might go back to the first three to learn more about the history of Lash and the other characters mentioned.
Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite Lash 4: Revenge by Tara Fox Hall brings us back into the world of Lash as he searches for revenge on the Demon Hex who was the cause of his best friend vampire Abraham Hamilton’s death. With a collection of new friends to help him, like fellow weresnake soldier Dieter, Lash's current vampire boss Devlin Dalcon, and the demon Shaker, Lash digs into Abraham's past and finds himself asking questions as he does. If that was not enough, there are vampires being found burned indoors and a group of supernatural hunters taking out werewolves and other supernatural beings. This is the most complicated of the Lash books so far and it really gives you something to sink your teeth into. There are a lot of different story lines coming together in this one, but at no time do you feel like there is too much. Lash has to keep up a break-neck pace but he does so with a certain aplomb you can’t find in every heroic type. I have enjoyed the books up until now and this met my expectations. Lash keeps getting better and better and you can tell that Tara Fox Hall has hit a certain stride with the series now. If you love a supernatural adventure and want to dig into more creatures then just vampires, this is a fantastic read for you to try. I would highly recommend this to first time supernatural readers and veterans alike.
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite Lash 4 (Revenge) by Tara Fox Hall is the fourth installment in the Lash series, but it can be read as a standalone novel without the previous three. This dark fantasy plot follows protagonist Lash, a creature described as a weresnake, who has a collection of impressive and violent abilities that he puts to good use in his desire to hunt down and destroy a demon by the name of Hex. Lash’s journey to find Hex leads him to address the demons of his past in a deep and complex plot full of vivid characters and interesting locations. There is also a realistic and astutely emotional love story in the latter section of the book which is valuable to the story as a whole. Fans of the action genre will adore Lash 4 (Revenge) for its unabashed violence and true-to-form machismo, but demon characters like Shaker and Absalom also present refreshing humor sure to tickle anyone’s funny bone. Though the plot is focused on high drama and action, there is also room to see the development of Lash as he transitions from a tortured soul into a compassionate hero who puts his demons to rest (sometimes literally). Tara Fox Hall also does a stunning job in creating an edgy masculine voice for Lash as the tale’s narrator and takes the time to fully develop each member of her supporting cast. The result is a rich world that feels realistic, exciting and sometimes terrifying. The ultimate conclusion to Lash’s quest for revenge was delightfully clever and left me with a huge sense of satisfaction after such an exhilarating ride.
Lash: Revenge is the most complex tale to date. Lash comes home from war and seeks revenge upon those who have murdered someone to whom he was loyal, a good friend, but that loyalty complicates Lash’s world in a way he could never have anticipated. Even his friends and allies aren’t always honest with him and when they are he still doesn’t always get the knowledge he wants or needs. His new allies (and enemies) are a loose coalition of vampires, were-folk, humans and even demons, and none of them are as they seem to be. Friends may be foes and foes friends. It’s only in the outcome that you can decide which is which. Those new external forces aren’t the only thing Lash must cope with. He comes to realize that he is changing into someone he never expected to be. Lash’s talents both in combat and diplomacy are put to the test but in the end… well. I can’t say anything about the end without creating a spoiler and the story is too good to do that. It’s fun to watch a series character evolve and Lash is growing by leaps and bounds. I think this may be the best Lash story to date. Sit back, settle in, and enjoy the read.