He was born to ascend.
He was destined to lead.
He was never meant to fail.
Prophet Cain lies broken and defeated on the floor of his cell. A cell he has been thrown into by the one person who was supposed to stand by his side until the end. His flesh and blood, his only companion. His beloved twin brother.
Cain has sacrificed everything for his people. He left the safety and security of his life of study to infiltrate the infamous Hades Hangmen. He lived with them, rode with them, and then betrayed them. All in the name of a faith he can now feel slipping away from him. Like everything else he once held dear…
But then his isolation is broken. Another prisoner is brought to the cell next to his. A woman fighting her own demons and fears. A woman who Cain understands needs him, as he needs her.
As the connection between them grows, so does Cain’s resolve. He will right the wrongs he has done. He will atone for the evil acts carried out in his name. He will save the one he loves…
… Even if the battle takes him to the gates of hell itself.
Contemporary Dark Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up.
teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.
When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.
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*** Even if this book is a standalone, you should read the other books in the series. Contain abuse and violence situations that may be offensive to some readers. You are warned. ***
I don’t know how to start my review, … I am utterly in shock and trying to process my thoughts about this book, …
Well, I thought that I was used to Tillie Cole’s writing about this series, and I was wrong, each time not only it gets better, but the immersion into the darkness is deeper, scarier and totally more twisted.
This review will be of course spoiler free, because this is an experience you had to endure, because this one is something, about this man who was mislead all this life, living secluded and being brainwashed by some cult. His battle to get things right, and the consequences of his acts, how deeply tortured and troubled his soul was.
Be ready to experience Rider’s journey, to his inner battle in his dark soul, drowning into this world, where everything he knew was a lie, putting everything back into question. Who was he really? Just a fraud, being a puppet or maybe more than this, just a man who wanted to redeem his soul, even if he had to die trying.
There was from the beginning, this constant feeling of pain and knot in my stomach. The author knew how to convey emotions straight to the guts. I was totally living Rider’s journey to his plunge into the darkness. Even a few days after reading it, it was still stuck in mind, on repeat.
While I was almost drowning into this world of violence and abuse, I was searching for hope. And I got it! Rider found his ray of light and it was a freaking earthquake of emotion. Beautifully dark, scorching and heartwarming. His encounter with the one who would truly understand him, reading into his soul, wanting him for who he was, with the good and the bad was just magnificent and overwhelming.
This review will be a little less descriptive because, this is the kind of story you definitely want to read without spoilers. This is the kind of story you want to fully experience and make you feel. The fall was pretty high but the landing? Worth the read. Everything was worth it. Perfectly and brilliantly executed. Deep soul searching read.