|Risa Jones is half werewolf and half Adeh, a non-physical
being that can assume a physical form. She can go to the grey world between the physical
and dying, where the souls of the dying are. Asked by her clairvoent mother Dia to check a
clients comatose daughter, Risa finds the childs soul has been torn out of her
body and destroyed. After making the terrifying discovery that a sinister force is
stealing souls, preventing the dead from ever knowing the afterlife, Risa finds
supernatural beings are trying to kidnap her. Also, that Azriel, a reaper, is following
Reapers are beings that escort souls through the grey world to heaven or hell.
Azriel is following Risa in the hope of finding her father, an Aedh priest. The Aedh are
the gatekeepers that guard the gates between heaven and hell and mortality, stopping
demons from escaping. If the gates are permanently closed they would prevent souls from
moving on. Keys were created to permanently lock the gates, but now they have gone
missing. The only person who can find them again is a blood relative of the man who stole
them - Risa's father.
Risas best friends/flatmates help her out, Illiana a powerful witch, and
Tao a werewolf with fire abilities, as well as some rather interesting new
characters. Riley, Rhoan and the gang also play a role in pursueing the practitioner of
blood magic seizing souls. There are also two sexy men for Risa, the mysterious Azriel,
and Lucien - an Aedh who may have lost his wings but none of his sex appeal.
Darkness Unbound is the first book in the new Dark Angels
series. It is set in the same world as the Riley Jensen series by Keri Arthur . It
isnt necessary to read the Riley Jensen series in order to enjoy this one. I
definitely think you should read all the Riley Jenson books first though, mainly because I
love them and you would be missing out. If you have read the Riley books then you need to
read this one, its fantastic! Its fun seeing what's happened to old friends
and having them as minor characters was enjoyable.
Keri Arthur once again proves just how good she is at writing an intriguing book with a
fast moving plot that has plenty of steaminess on the side. Its packed with some
awesome and unique supernatural characters, a few sexy men, lots of action and mystery,
and a few heart breaking moments. The ending left a lot of loose ends, setting the scene
for the next Dark Angel book.