Rated four stars out of five by reviewer Iris Chacon.
I received a free copy of the book from the publisher via NetGalley, and I am voluntarily posting my honest review.
I was terribly confused for the first one-third of this book — and it was my fault entirely. I did not observe the subtitle, which clearly states that Dark Alpha’s Redemption is book number eight in The Reaper Novels by Donna Grant.
I recommend reading books one through seven, because the author relies on readers’ prior knowledge of characters, places, and relationships.
Even though I was a novice among Reaper enthusiasts, I gleaned enough information from this book to be able to enjoy the action and suspense, and even some romance.
Death and her mate, the Reaper general, are major characters. Also important is Usaeil, a strong enemy of the Fae, at war with the Reapers.
Bradach, hater of all Dark Fae, is forced to pair up with Maeve, a Dark Fae with a reputation. Together they strive to find Usaeil and, against overwhelming odds, rescue Xaneth, who is Usaeil’s prisoner.
The almost Romeo-and-Juliet relationship of Bradach and Maeve is the centerpiece of much of the story, but author Donna Grant has also created enthralling worlds, cultures, characters and situations that will keep readers turning pages late into the night.
I gave this novel four out of five stars, and I recommend it to sci-fi/fantasy fans — with advice that you check out the earlier volumes before jumping into book number eight. It would’ve been a lot more fun for me as a reader if I had followed that advice.
Dark Alpha’s Redemption, by Donna Grant, is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Alphas-Redemption-Reaper-Reapers-ebook/dp/B07R7KFKPF. Follow Donna on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Donna-Grant/e/B00279DJGE.
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