Author: Laura Thalassa
Publisher: Bloom Books
Publication Date: 15 August 2023
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 Jerusalem falls to the horsemen, Miriam Elmahdy knows her life is over. Houses are burning, the streets run red with blood, and a traitorous army is massacring her people. There is no surviving this, especially not once Miriam catches the eye of War himself. But when the massive and terrifying horseman corners Miriam, he calls her his heaven-sent wife, and instead of killing her, he takes her back to his camp. Now Miriam faces a terrifying future, helplessly watching her world burn town by town, and the one responsible for it is her seemingly indestructible "husband," who refuses to let her go. But there's another side to him, one that's gentle and loving and set on winning her over, and she might not be strong enough to resist. However, if there's one thing Miriam has learned, it's that love and war cannot coexist. She must make the ultimate surrender to War and watch humankind fall, or sacrifice everything to stop him.
Perhaps it's just because I knew what to expect more this time, but I liked War a little more than the first book, Pestilence. Miriam was an engaging character I was happy to get behind, and I enjoyed her interactions with War throughout. The story moved at a good pace, making the book a quick and easy read, and I liked the subtle tie-in with events from the first volume, as it helped hold together what might otherwise have felt like four separate stories. While you could pick up this volume and following it without knowing book one, I feel it would still be best to read in order for the best experience. I am giving this book four stars.
I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.