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Death: Laura Thalassa

Death

Posted on July 8, 2024 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 4 Comments

After enjoying Pestilence, War, and Famine, my expectations for Death were high. I anticipated a journey that was dark, emotional, and filled with adventure, and the fourth horseman certainly delivered. The series consistently employed the enemies-to-lovers trope. The dynamic between Death and the immortal heroine, Lazarus added a fascinating twist to the story.  Prepare for an exciting story that showcases a multifaceted hero and heroine.

 

Death: Laura ThalassaTitle: Death
Author(s): Laura Thalassa
Series: The Four Horsemen#4
Also in this series: Pestilence , War , Famine
Narrator(s): Susannah Jones, Jay Ben Markson
Published by Lavabrook Publishing on May 3, 2022
Pages: 519
Length: 15 hours and 30 minutes
Genre(s): Dystopian Romance, Paranormal Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited, Purchase
Format: Audiobook, eBook
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Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

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.
He’s known by many names: Thanatos. Horseman. God’s last angel. And then, of course, there's the one I’m all too familiar with—
Death.

The day Death comes to Lazarus Gaumond’s town and kills everyone in one fell swoop, the last thing he expects to see is a woman left alive and standing. But Lazarus has her own extraordinary gift: she cannot be killed—not by humans, not by the elements, not by Death himself.
She is the one soul Death doesn’t recognize. The one soul he cannot pry free from her flesh. Nor can he ignore the unsettling desire he has for her. Take her. He wants to, desperately. And the longer she tries to stop him from his killing spree, the stronger the desire becomes.
When Lazarus crosses paths with the three other horsemen, an unthinkable situation leads to a terrible deal: seduce Death, save the world. A hopeless task, made all the worse by the bad blood between her and Thanatos. But Death’s attraction to her is undeniable, and try though she might, Lazarus cannot stay away from that ancient, beautiful being and his dark embrace.
The end is here. Humankind is set to perish, and not even the horsemen can stop Death from fulfilling his final task.
Only Lazarus can.

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Death, also known as Thanatos, the last of the apocalyptic horsemen, has come to complete his task, and not even the beautiful Lazarus will sway him from his duty. Unlike his predecessors, his devotion his cause drove him. Lazarus, having seen her loved ones perish at the hands of the horsemen, has vowed to thwart the final horseman’s destructive path. Her immortality will greatly aid her in this formidable endeavor. They find themselves in a chase similar to the game of cat-and-mouse, yet in this case, neither is the mouse. As they continue their deadly dance, they grow unexpectedly closer.

Lazarus struggled to keep her heart free from any involvement with Death. However, the intense chemistry between them made it difficult. Death wants Lazarus and he intends to claim her, however, she is equally resolved to not yield easily. As a warrior, she battles for her convictions and giving up is not an option. Their lethal confrontations epitomize the quintessential enemies-to-lovers trope, adding a fascinating layer to their relationship. The tension and their witty exchanges offer moments of humor amidst the darkest of situations.

While the plot of each book in the series follows a similar pattern, the characters ensure that every book is engaging, and Death’s story is no exception. The story takes some surprising twists. I appreciate that the other horsemen, Pestilence, War, and Famine, also make appearances, which adds depth and intrigue to the story.

Death, despite being the most complex and resolute of the four horsemen, was also the most compassionate and kindest. Lazarus enabled him to see humanity from a new perspective. I appreciated how she grew to understand him and the motives behind his unwavering commitment to fulfilling the purpose for which he was created.

Indeed, Death’s story was a captivating one, centering on redemption and the firm belief of fighting for one’s convictions, irrespective of the consequences. Overall, a fantastic conclusion to an extraordinary series!

 

Story Evaluation
Plot
4
Characters
5
World Building
4.5
Writing Style
4.5
Pacing
4.5
Cover
4.5
Narrator (Audio)
4.5
Enjoyment
4.5
Ending
5
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

About Laura Thalassa

Found in the forest when she was young, Laura Thalassa was raised by fairies, kidnapped by werewolves, and given over to vampires as repayment for a hundred year debt. She’s been brought back to life twice, and, with a single kiss, she woke her true love from eternal sleep. She now lives happily ever after with her undead prince in a castle in the woods .… or something like that anyway. When not writing, Laura can be found scarfing down guacamole, hoarding chocolate for the apocalypse, or curled up on the couch with a good book.

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