Title: Sins of the Warrior
Author: Linda Poitevin
Series: Grigori Legacy, book 4
Genre: Urban fantasy
Publisher: Michem Publishing
Source: Review copy from author
*Warning: This review contains spoilers from previous books in the series*
Heaven and Hell are at war
The clock is ticking
Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis’s niece is missing and pregnant with Lucifer’s child, her sister has descended into madness, and the human race has begun a relentless spiral toward self-destruction that Alex is desperate to stop. Now Michael, the Archangel she holds responsible for Earth’s plight, has returned—and he’s demanding her help to track a missing god.
Heaven is losing
Fighting for the very survival of his own realm—and that of humanity—Michael’s only chance to defeat Hell lies in returning Heaven’s long-lost daughter to her throne before it’s too late. But first he’ll have to convince Alex to help him—and to keep her out of Seth’s clutches long enough for her to do so.
There can be no right choices
In a desperate bid to save both their worlds, Alex and Michael must put aside their animosity and find a way to work together in the face of increasingly impossible decisions…and unimaginable sacrifices.
The blurb tells pretty well what Sins of the Warrior is about, saying more will be giving too many spoilers away and after the long wait we had to do for this installment I think the reader should be the one discovering those details. What I can tell you is that Sins of the Warrior is worth the wait.
Since Sins of the Angels (first book), this series has been a dark series, but in this installment Poitevin went even darker, the causalities went higher and the good choices were limited, to say the least.
Alex is dealing with the death of her soul mate, her sister’s worsening mental condition, her niece’s disappearance, Seth’s interest on her, and the upcoming war between Heaven and Hell. Everything is becoming too much for her and her mental health is deteriorating, but she knows the world needs her and she does her best to keep it together for humanity’s sake.
Poitevin doesn’t give Alex many choices and the ones she gives her are heart wrenching and difficult to digest, but at the end I couldn’t be gladder with the conclusion.
One character that shined in this installment was the Archangel Michael. We finally see the man behind the Power and learned the sacrifices he made for his love and fealty to the One. I didn’t like him in previous books, but I loved him in this one. My heart also ached for him and for everything he has to go through.
The story starts right where Sins of the Lost ended. I have to be honest, I was a bit lost on the beginning because there were many things I didn’t remember, but later in the story there was a scene when Alex brought somebody up to date with all that had happened. That scene helped me fill the blanks of the things I have forgotten.
Poitevin writing is as good as always and as I said before she doesn’t take the easy way out, she takes the gritty, dark and highly emotional route out. She is also not afraid of killing favorite characters or turning the scales at the last moment, and I couldn’t be more pleased with everything that happened in this final installment.
The end, although unexpected and not a proper happy ending, it was the perfect end for this series. I have to applaud Poitevin for keeping the series honest and not bringing miracle solutions to difficult situations.
Sins of the Warrior is a great conclusion to an amazing series. It’s also a must read for fans of this series. Sins of the Warrior is a book you need to read if you like dark urban fantasy. Sins of the Warrior doesn’t work well as a standalone. I recommend reading these books in order to understand all that is going on in this unique and interesting world Poitevin created.
My Verdict: 4 ½ Paws
Other books in the series
Sins of the Angels
Sins of the Warrior
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