Red Mortal

Red Mortal

Gods of Midnight bk 5

Deidre Knight

With quiet, unyielding strength, King Leonidas has long led his fellow immortal warriors in battle against dark forces. But when Daphne, Oracle of Delphi, confesses to having loved him from afar, Leonidas soon finds his stoic shell breaking away as he becomes enraptured with the spritely beauty.

For centuries, Daphne has yearned to experience the simmering passion locked within Leonidas’s heart. But just as their love begins to ignite, Daphne’s half brother Ares strips Leonidas of his immortality, causing him to age at an alarming rate. Now it will be only a matter of time before Leonidas is taken from her—unless they can find a way to challenge Ares together before Leonidas meets his mortal end…and the lovers are separated for eternity.

I have been in love with this series from the very first book. When I found out that this was the last book in the series I had serious misgivings about it. It could go so many ways.  The love story of Leonidas and Daphne has been through out this series and is finally going to have a resolution. That is if her brother Ares doesn’t destroy the Spartan’s first.

I have to say that of all the books in this series this was my least favorite. I can’t pinpoint exactly why I didn’t like it, I just didn’t. It could be all the self-sacrificing that goes on, or the I know what is best so I am going to do this to save you. Both Leonidas and Daphne are guilty of this to some extent.

As the battle lines are drawn with former servants of Ares joining forces with Leonidas to take him down, and  everyone preparing to fight the most important fight of their lives, the action is non stop. That is the only thing that kept me going in this book. Well that and Sable and his inner war.

I really like Sable and how he is attempting to change his life and embrace the light. His inner war is one that I think most people face and makes him a very interesting character.

My favorite part of the story was the end though, when Ares finally gets what’s coming to him, and what happens with Sable. The epilogue is also really great.

If you have read the other books in this series than you will want to read this book as it ends the series really well. If you haven’t read the other books in this series I recommend this one as it has a different take on the Greek Gods.

Grade B

Other books in the series

Red Fire

Red Kiss

Red Demon

Red Angel (On the Hunt Anthology)



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