Series: Otherkin #1
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Published by Harlequin HQN on August 1, 2010
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As the son of Sutekh, the lord of evil, Dagan Krayle is one of the most powerful soul reapers. Dagan intends to use every ounce of his power to find his brother's remains and punish those responsible for his brutal death. But he must move swiftly-and carefully-if he is to have any chance of bringing his brother back to this world, because his enemy is on the hunt.
Otherkin Roxy Tam will stop at nothing to keep the soul reapers from resurrecting Dagan's brother. To allow Sutekh access to his remains would wreak havoc and destruction on the mortal world...and would be her unforgivable failure.
Neither Dagan nor Roxy expect to join forces for the sake of mankind. Or have their loyalties tested as they struggle against the potent desire that threatens to consume them both....
Dagan is a soul reaper, duty bound by honor to gather souls on the behalf of his father Sutekh, who is an Egyptian god…… Roxy is an innocent when Dagan stumbles upon her while tracking a dark soul. Their chance encounter binds their two souls for eternity.
What I found interesting about this book is the different twist on mythology that is presented. There is just not one god pantheon, but every one you have ever heard of. They are all part of the Underworld and big surprise – they don’t get along with each other.
The main characters, Roxy and Dagan, are equally matched. Both are strong characters with with their own ideas and opinions. They often don’t agree with each other but not to the point where they are hostile to each other. Actually, their differences serve as the basis for the story upon which trust is begun to be built between the characters.
My only sticking point with the story was with the ending. It was very abrupt and left a huge cliffhanger. But the next book is out soon, so its not a long wait to find out what happens. The next book in the series is Sins of the Soul and I can’t wait to read it.