Monday 12 June 2023

Book Review: Death (The Four Horsemen #4) by Laura Thalassa (Fantasy Romance)

Title: Death (The Four Horsemen #4)
Author: Laura Thalassa
Publisher: Bloom Books
Publication Date: 15 August 2023
Pages: 560
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Source: ARC via NetGalley

They came to earth―Pestilence, War, Famine, Death―four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all. The day Death comes to Lazarus Gaumond's town and kills everyone in one fell swoop, the last thing he expects to see is one woman left alive and standing. But Lazarus has an extraordinary she cannot be killed. Not by humans, not by the elements, not by Death himself. She is the one soul Death doesn't recognize. The one soul he cannot pry free from her flesh. Nor can he ignore the unsettling desire he has for her. And the longer she tries to stop him from his killing spree, the stronger the desire becomes. When Lazarus crosses paths with the three other horsemen, an unthinkable situation leads to a terrible seduce Death, save the world. A hopeless task, made worse by the bad blood between the two. But try as she might, Lazarus cannot stay away from that ancient, beautiful being and his dark embrace. The end is here. Humankind is set to perish, and not even the other horsemen can stop Death from fulfilling his final task. Only Lazarus can.

Death was an excellent conclusion to the Four Horsemen series. It was my favourite of the four volumes, but, I confess, I am always drawn to stories of romance with Death/death-like figures, so that was probably a factor too. General preferences aside, though, I enjoyed the relationship between Lazarus and Death, and this finale to the series also had a slightly more philosophical bent than the previous novels in its discussion of death and the nature of humanity (and mortality). The pacing was good throughout and at the end of each chapter, I always wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen next, so I finished the book (the longest in the series) in just two nights. I am giving this volume 4.5 stars, and I would rank the series as a whole at 4 stars.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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