Necromancer and bounty hunter, Dante Valentine is back. And the Devil wants to make another deal. In exchange for Dante hunting down rogue demons, Dante will become the Devil’s new Right Hand. And his former, Japhrimel, will be getting his powers back. But Japh has been holding back information from Dante. And tempers will get explosive.
While parts of the story were enjoyable, the repetitiveness of Dante’s thoughts got to be a bit irritating. Saintcrow is certainly skilled at creating beautiful and descriptive imagery. But at times, it seemed to slow the story down. The intensity from the previous books didn’t seem to continue in this installment.
Old friends (and enemies) resurface. And more of Dante’s past is revealed. And even though Japh is protective of her, Dante continues to kick tale. She’s a tough woman who doesn’t like being pushed around. Not by the Devil, and certainly not by her “boyfriend.”
Stories about strong, independent women who save the day are, of course, very popular right now. And though Dante may seem tough-as-nails, she feels deeply and is affected by everything that happens to her and those around her. She is definitely a more realistic character than some other alpha female stereotypes in stories today.