There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I’m coming for you…
My duty to Death drives me forward. I’ve never once strayed from my path – not even when the future seemed uncertain. However, Maeve’s intelligence, cunning and determination challenges me in ways I never imagined. Finding out what she knows is the key to learning how to conquer our enemy. The Dark Fae breathes new life into me unlike anything I’ve ever known. For Maeve, I will risk trusting the Dark. For her…I will battle darkness itself.
Argh! What a totally frustrating ending of this book! I was so certain that Rhi and Usaeil would finally get to battle in this book. But noooo, the Ubitch (love that name) still has Xaneth and Con captivated (or so is the assumption of the Dark Kings) and nobody knows where they are. So Bradach is the Reaper who is sent to the Dark King to find out whether he can connect Bradach to Maeve the Merciless. She is a Dark Fae, known for her association with Usaeil.
And while this story evolves around the chemistry between Maeve and Bradach, we also see glimpses of Usaeil and Xaneth. Bradach loathes the Dark, but his attraction to Dark Fae Maeve has him shocked. What a cruel twist of fate. But maybe Maeve isn’t so Merciless as everyone thinks and maybe the differences between Light and Dark are not so big…
If you haven’t read the previous books, this story will be a little difficult to follow. But since all of Donna Grant’s Dark King and Reaper series are awesome, it is no hardship. Hopefully the escalation between Usaeil and Rhi will take place in the next Dark King or Reaper story, because I really, really want to see how that goes down. Four out of five stars from me and a special thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Published: August 2019
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥