Once again we get to step into the fringes of Hell and not get singed by the fire, but by the lusty duo that are pared together. Irreverent, Azagoth has a mission and is reward in ways he never dreamed of. Hold on to the reigns, this is one story that will give you one Hell of a ride!
Where does one start with a book by Larissa Ione? I could read this woman’s writing all the time without any protest. I have been a fan of the Demonica and Lords of Deliverance series for years and to get a short story about one of the off shoot characters is a treat. Azagoth is a yummy man that I just want to eat up!
Why is The Grim Reaper so YUMMY!?!?
Azagoth, aka The Grim Reaper, was once a formidable angel. Volunteering to fall from grace, he now reaps souls, but there is a mysterious story behind why he chose this gig. For eons he has been The Grim Reaper and the stud father for the Memitim race of angels that protect humans that have a role in the future. Seventy-two female angels are sent to him a year to impregnate, so imagine just how many children Azagoth has roaming earth. Tired of being the man-whore for heaven, he puts a stop to it by demanding a mate.
Oh, Lilliana, your in trouble now girl!
Lilliana is a warrior class angel with the ability to time travel. Having committed the ultimate crime (under duress of being kidnapped and tortured), she has very few options left open. Archangel Raphael gives her two options: mate with Azagoth or go through what is essentially a lobotomy for angels. What’s a girl to do? One catch, she can return to heaven within 30 days if she steals Azagoth’s Chronoglass, which there are thought to be only 2 in existence. What’s a Chronoglass? A means of travel that paired with a time traveler, allows them to go anywhere for an hour.
When I first jumped in, I was very doubtful I would like Lilliana. But damn this woman was everything I wanted in a heroine. Soft when needed, hard and sassy, and erotically hot when all I wanted her to do was jump Azagoth’s bones! Oh, and she thought for herself. Faced with odds not in her favor, she didn’t just lie down and take it.
Azagoth has some might huge secrets to reveal, but then again so does Lilliana. The plot moved along at a good pace and the romance was quick, but never felt rushed. Fuel it all with Lilliana’s need for freedom and Azagoth’s need to feel again and these two exploded into flames of ecstasy that almost singed even me.
Azagoth can be read as a stand alone as the author does a great job of introducing characters from the series without having to give you the background check version. Two of Azagoth’s offspring and brought into the story, Methicore and Idess (Idess has her own story with Lore). Methicore has a deep hatred for his father and I wonder if we will see more of him in upcoming stories.
I adored Azagoth and demand Larissa Ione start writing faster so I can get to Revenant, who gets an excerpt at the end of this story. Off the wall cruel at times, unapologetically erotic, and only whet’s your appetite for more, Azagoth should be on everyone’s reading list.