They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.
When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.
Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed.
Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her … and hers towards him.
And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she’ll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.
Review by Bubbles The Book Pimp
The end of the world is nigh…the four horseman have come to earth and the world as we know it will never be the same.
Fast forward five years. In a post- apocalyptic world…the first horseman Pestilence rides… and plague follows.
I love to read anything that features myths/legends/retelling of religious stories in any way. So why am I reading this so long after publishing?..when so many of my friends had referred me to it..firstly because I wanted to read more than one book in the series and two…I knew that the conflict between Pestilence and his heroine would be an emotional sucker punch…the extent of which I did not anticipate as much as actually was!
This book was mind-bending, now I’ve read some true anti hero’s, some down and out bad boys seeking redemption and some rebel’s with a cause…but very very few of those dudes literally broke my heart, reformed the sucker and rebroke it as often as Pestilence did.
With his actions, his mannerisms and his words. It’s fair to say that at times I was as conflicted as the heroine was, with regard to Pestilence.
Readers beware, this is not a light and fluffy read. There is violence and gory descriptions of violence. There is a moral to this story…which I did get loud and clear…’humans ain’t all bad’ but my god…some of them are bloody awful. That shits real!
But that’s what made this book so bloody great. It’s based in the real world, with added fantasy! That’s the brilliant thing about story telling!
It’s pretty safe to say that I was torn by his mission and whilst reading was not only floored by some pretty damm wonderful story telling but also saddened ( but in a good way ) I don’t do spoilers but I will say if you want a book that packs a punch, is emotively creative and gives a great book-hangover…then this my friend is the book for you!
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