Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
The fallen angels have sinned by sleeping with human women and having offspring. Samyaza was the leader of these fallen angels, and he has been sent to Lucifer for eternal punishment. For centuries he has been forced to withstand flogging. Because he is immortal, he heals immediately so the flogging is never ending. He has been summoning Appollyon, a fallen angel and powerful destroyer, for a century. Appollyon is ready to free Samyaza, but God has other plans and he binds his powers and recollections leaving him to live in the world with minimal power to shield him from evil.
After so many centuries of torture, Sam’s body is beginning to shut down and he is not regenerating as fast as he did. His pleas to Lucifer and Appollyon go unanswered and he is ready for it to all end. Sam has no idea his pleas will soon be answered when Appollyon is given the task of stopping the Dark Prince. Only with the help of all the Watchers can he be stopped.
Sorath Santanel is a Senator on the way to being nominated for President. If he is successful, then the human race will be lost. Following leads, Appollyon finally is able to find a portal and return to Hell freeing Sam. Sam is near death and his rescue might have been too late. After placing Sam on the other side of the portal, Appollyon returns to face Lucifer, but when he returns the portal is closed.
It is at that time that Samyaza meets Crystal Bryant. Crystal was there when Appollyon went through the portal and as hard as that was to believe, now she sees another man in the water drowning. If not for her, all would have been lost for Sam. When he explains who he is and where Appollyon went, she quickly accepts it. There is a connection between the two of them. She feels his soul and knows he is who he says he is.
In order to save humanity, all the Watchers must be found and released. Only then can they hope to destroy the Dark Prince. There is explicit sex both M/M and M/F, explicit torture and all manner of demons.
There were many editing mistakes. I also found the fact that the relationship between Sam and Crystal happened too fast, I am a fallen angel, I want you and then they are in bed together. However, having said that I look forward to the next book.