Don’t let the cover mislead you, people, there are hunky hunks and badass people in this book. With a dark black background and a dandelion colored design, the 1001 Dark Nights designator seems to take up most of the cover, with the title squeezed in between the collection name and Larissa Ione’s mark at the bottom in a bold red. The double zeroes of 1001 boast ruined columns resembling those of ancient Greece, and the upper body of a dark-haired male whose face is hidden as he bends forward. Azagoth, the Grim Reaper, is the male lead in this story by award winning paranormal author Larissa Ione. The female lead is a time-traveling angel named Lilliana, who is much, much younger. This is a novella, coming out to a meager 159 pages, but I read it front to back in one sitting. This is not an “in between” book, it is definitely worth acquiring – especially for fans of the Lords of Deliverance/Demonica series. Azagoth is gritty and dark, and Lilliana projects functionality as well as sensuality without overdoing or underdoing it. The quality of male and female leads in this novella are easily comparable those seen in prior books by Larissa Ione, and there are a few cameos from the aforementioned series. This book is also part of the 1001 Dark Nights collection that is being worked by 12 very well-known writers, and I am looking forward to checking out more of their work because I was very impressed with this novella.
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