My Rating- 5 STARS
Synopsis- Israel lies dying from demon poison. To save him, Alyx needs the recipe for the cure, supposedly contained within the Threads of Dark, and she needs Mayrekk’s knowledge of herbs to make it.
But Mayrekk remains imprisoned in Michaelea, being punished for his hand in Alyx’s escape, and Michael himself guards the key to Mayrekk’s freedom. The Threads of Dark is sealed within a secret chamber deep under the Archives of Urielos, a Seraphim city clinging to cliffs somewhere along the coast of Italy. Even if Alyx does manage to find a way into the city, the chamber is guarded by ancient riddles and deadly traps…
Can Alyx rescue Mayrekk and retrieve the Threads of Dark before Israel slips away?
My Review- I love this series and I love Alyx and somewhere along the way I found myself loving Jordan too. Hanna Peach created a believable love triangle in this book that was a little different to ones I have read in any other book.
What would happen if your memories of loving someone were taken away?
The weight of the world rests on Alyx's shoulders. The man she loves, Israel, is dying from demon poison and the Seraphim communities are being attacked and those she loves are being killed. Its all becoming too much and while she is distracted by her fear and helplessness, her memories of loving Israel are stolen. At first, it helps her to make tough decisions, to get up off the floor and take dangerous risks in her search for a cure....but it also opens the door to other feelings for another person.
Jordan has always cared for Alyx, always wanted her and now Alyx is noticing him. Without her memories she is seeing him clearly. Their feelings for each other are believable and Alyx gets from him the opposite of what Israel offered. Where Israel longed to be the one that protected Alyx, longed to be the strong one, the hero, Jordan understands her strength and trusts it. He doesn't hold her back but encourages her. He never judges her or berates her. They work well together as a team in combat and intelligence during the Games they had to work through to find a mysterious book called the 'Thread of Dark' (Which BTW were some of my favourite scenes in the whole book and loved watching the two of them work together and learn each others strengths and weaknesses).
At first I was like, noooooooo Alyx, you love Israel but I could understand what Jordan gave her and why she could fall for him if Israel had never been in the picture. They make sense, probably more than her and Israel....but I LOVE ISRAEL!!! I love the complication Hanna Peach has thrown in to their lives. Its so juicy.
And that Cliffhanger......really??? really?? I need book 4! I have a feeling its going to be fast paced...Alyx is on a serious time limit....and how is she going to deal with her little love issues??? can't wait!!