By: Larissa Ione
Release: May 22, 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, Regan Cooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.
Demon-slayer Regan Matthews never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.My Review:
1st line in book--> Regan Matthews was going to die.
I have to say that I wasn't really excited about starting Lethal Rider, well I was but not because of our main Hero Thanatos. It was because It brought us closer to Reseph's book and I hoped to see past characters. I LOVED Eternal Rider! Ares's story blew my away, I loved every minute of it. I couldn't wait for Limos's book! I mean she is Satan's bride, the only Horsewoman, so girl power and all that jazz!!! When I finished Immortal Rider I was a little let down. It was good but I wasn't in love with it like Eternal Rider. So I didn't have that high expectations for Than's book because: One- Throughout the previous books, the bits that Than appeared didn't really interest me. He was always closed off, serious.. not much to expect. Two- At the end of Immortal Rider, his storyline seemed kinda predictable.
So I started reading Lethal Rider in hopes that I would at least enjoy the book with all the other storylines going on and.......OMG!!!!! I could not get enough of Thanatos!!!After finishing the book in less than a day I take back everything I said about Than not being interesting!! I still love Ares but I LOVE Than more! His story starts right where we are left off. He is awakening from his paralyzed state, escapes and goes after Regan for revenge. When SURPRISE!!! You're going to be a father!!! From there, there are so many twists and complications that arise from not just the apocalypse, but Than's past. There are also so side stories of Reaver, Harvester, Kynan, the Seminus brothers and of course the other Horsmen. At times I was so into Than, that I just wanted to rush through all the other side stories. LOL
Thanatos and Regan are great together. They each have their own demons that they live with. Than has a major secret he has kept since he was cursed. Because of his explosive rages that kill everything in the vicinity, Than has convinced himself that he will always be alone . His one dream, if he were a different man, would be to be able to have a wife and family. Regan has also always been alone. She is the child of a human mother and a demon possessed father. Which is how she received her deadly powers. Regan's power kills those she touches if she loses control. So much like Than, she has always been alone. Taking on as many tasks for the Guardians so she can feel needed in some way. These two people are then going to have a baby and it the journey they take together that I thought was a refreshing and emotional ride. I loved every minute!
What I loved most about Lethal Rider is how both H/h come to terms with parenthood in the midst of an apocalypse. They say a baby can be a blessing and others state it shouldn't be a last resort to fix relationship problems. Well for these two, it is a blessing and it helps both Than & Regan see how much being a family is a good thing. They are both attracted to each other, and this is Than's dream come true. At first all he wants to do is convince Regan to let him keep the baby, but as the story progresses he begins to doubt how good of a father Death would be. Regan is the opposite, she doesn't believe that she would be the best mother for the baby and is set on letting it have adoptive parents. As the story continues, we see how much Regan grows attach to both the baby and Thanatos, that you can't help but want these two people to work it out and finally have the HEA they deserve!!
Overall It was a can't-put-it-down story. You can't help but think about it, even when you HAVE to put it down! Thanatos is my favorite Horseman now, I love him. I'm sooo happy for that unexpected surprise. I will be rereading over and over again until we get Rogue Rider!!