Also by this author: The Deadly Seven, She Who Fights Monsters, The Holy Dark
Sarcastic demon-slayer extraordinaire Jordan Amador has been locked in a year-long struggle to hunt down the thirty silver coins paid to Judas Iscariot. The mere touch of these coins is enough to kill any angel.
Jordan's demonic opposition grows more desperate with each coin found, so they call on the ultimate reinforcement: Moloch, the Archdemon of War. Moloch puts out a contract on Jordan as well as her estranged husband, the Archangel Michael. Now Jordan and Michael will have to find a way to work together to survive against impossible odds and stop Moloch's plan, or else he’ll wage a war that will wipe out the human race.
The Holy Dark is the third novel and fourth book in The Black Parade series.
I received this book for free from Author Gifted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Jordan is a demon-slaying kick ass woman who just happens to have a strained relationship with her husband who just happens to also be an angel. Yeah what are you going to do. So apparently there are these coins that if an angel touches them it can and does kill them. Since Jordan does some work for the angels and well anyone who may pay her enough and help her deal with whatever she happens to be dealing with at the time, she is sent on what could be easily considered a suicide mission. But since she has pissed off enough people, including her husband, it doesn’t surprise her, or the reader that this is the mission that she would be sent on.
Jordan is not well loved with those that she has decided she is going to work with, save, and sleep with, but what else would spice up her life if every thing went as planned. The story continues as she has to face some really bad Demons all hoping for the same coins, coins that will make them all powerful, and apparently if all of them are with either the Demons, or the Angels, the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Of course it does, since this is the conclusion to the series.
I liked this story, okay first, I did not read the first three before I read this book, I know I know. But this book while not a stand alone, you can read and still get the intent of the story and you can still get enough characterization to know and like the characters you are supposed to like, and hate the characters who you are supposed to hate. I was still able to love the characters. The author has a very good command of her individuals and has a good voice when it comes to the non-conversational sections. The conversations never sound forced, and the author is able to really give personality to her characters though the conversations.
For me the thing that keeps this from being a solid 5 fangs is the length. Sadly there were points that I was like “When is this going to end” not because I didn’t like it, but I wanted to get to the fighting, and the rest of the story if that makes sense. Again, overall this is a very good book, and the this book helps to tie up the series well.