Reviewed by Ellen Hogan for Readers' Favorite
Cara is the bearer of Ares agimortus; she is also bonded to a hellhound. Ares is one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. His brother Reseph has already had his seal broken, loosening Pestilence. Ares does not want his seal to break and bring about the end of the world. He also does not want Cara to be the bearer of the plague. Ares' other brother and sister search the world for a fallen angel to take the agimortus from Cara. When they find one, however, Cara will not transfer it. Ares has already lost a family, his wife and sons and another brother, so he will not let himself get close to Cara. Cara has been hurt by other relationships and feels the same way. She has the ability to heal animals and hear their thoughts, which is one of the reasons she became bonded to the hellhound. At each twist and turn Pestilence tries to get and kill Cara. He is determined to make Ares' seal break and turn him into War.
This was an enjoyable read and a page turner for me. Though it's the first book I have read by this author, I don't think it will be the last. Although in the beginning Cara gives the impression of being weak, by the end of the book she shows her very strong side. Ares is a typical Alpha male who tries to hold himself away from Cara, but in the end, cannot be indifferent. I also enjoyed some of the minor characters; they added a lot to the story, especially Limos and Thanatos. The cover does fit in with the story, but I'm not sure it adds anything. I would recommend reading this book if you like the genre.