Title: Fated (Servants of Fate #3)
Author: Sarah Fine
Publication Date: Sept 29, 2015
Genre: Adult Paranormal Fantasy
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review from the publisher through NetGalley.
Goodreads Synopsis:Aislin Ferry and Jason Moros have only days until they will be called to account before the Keepers of the Afterlife. Yet as they race to restore order and make their case, their worlds fall into total disarray.
Mutiny within the fractured Ferry family threatens Aislin’s hold on power and role as Charon. Meanwhile, the fearsome Lord of the Kere has family trouble of his own. Someone is unraveling the fabric of fate, and Moros suspects one of his supernatural siblings is behind the terrible bid to unleash Chaos.
Now unlikely allies, Aislin and Moros each need the other to escape the wrath of the Keepers. As the stakes rise, it becomes clear that protecting their respective empires is not the endgame. With the fate of all humanity dangling by a thread, Aislin and Moros must surrender completely to one another if they are to fight their common enemy. And as time runs out, someone must make the ultimate sacrifice.
With the Threads of Fate unraveling at an alarming pace, time is running out for everyone. The Ferry’s are forced to unite with the Keres to seek out a common enemy if they are to prevent Chaos from ruling.
With trust being hard to come by, Aislin turns to Jason Moros, Lord of the Kere, who she is confident wants the same outcome. In a demonstration of trust, she allows him to read her future only to realise she has none. Fated to die, Aislin will use all her powers as Charon to do whatever it takes to ensure the survival of all.
I love the cover!!
Fated is an action-packed, suspenseful, dark, fantastical mix of romance and mythology and it did not disappoint!
In the previous books, we only got to see Aislin and Moros through the eyes of the other characters but in Fated we get to see them for who they really are, and they are definitely not cold as can be seen through their chemistry, which was practically tangible and absolutely smoldering. The romance felt right, and took its time to achieve intensity.
We get to see a side of Aislin that she has kept hidden from eveyone and she is strong and independent, but also loyal and caring. and willing to put the fate of others before hers. Moros soon has to discard the facade of being uncaring and cold in the light of his attraction to her and knowing that the fate of the entire world rests in their hands.
The conspiracy to wake Chaos by destroying the very fabric of fate is even more complex than at first glance. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, the story takes a twist that i never saw coming and that for me is a sign of a well written plot twist.
The plot moved along very smoothly and with all the various betrayals, backstabbing and side-deals, caused some anxious and nail-biting moments. There was a lot of suspenseful elements interwoven throughout which causes me to be totally immersed in the world and the story.
Amidst all the betrayals and hurt, there were also tender moments and redemption, not least of all for Moros.
It all culminated in a battle which nearly wiped out the Ferrys and the Keres and the ending was surprising to say the least. I did feel like the battle scene was a bit rushed but I guess I felt like the bad guy, Chaos, didn’t suffer enough.
Fated satisfied all my cravings and then some. I loved it!!
This is an adult novel! I recommend it for lovers of adult fantasy, greek mythology and paranormal romance.
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