Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
In this third installment of the Arcadia Trust, Reyland is facing life without Jorgas. Reyland continues to live in the gray areas of morality, following his own code of behavior in every facet of his life. And thanks to a fateful choice of dinner, the reader finally gets to see the impacts of the Scimitar of Light in all its glory. When a young priest works his way into the care of the soldier that was to be Rey’s dinner, he also manages to work his way into Rey’s life. The previous losses suffered by Rey have not diminished his snarky sense of humor. And of course the side characters add their own bits of color as well.
This continues the dark themes of the previous books. The action is non-stop. There is a lot going on in this book, to the point of being confusing, particularly towards the end of the book. This is a great series for fans of dark paranormal adventure. Baines sense of timing when it comes to interjecting those light moments is perfection. Reyland’s sense of honor, such as it is, and his grudging ability to care more than he wants to admit, are what pulls the reader into the story. This continues to be a fun series to read and I can’t wait to see what happens next!