Review/Love Letter to: Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #1) by Larissa Ione

Posted March 14, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 36 Comments

Review/Love Letter to: Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #1) by Larissa IoneFormat: Audiobook

Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione
Narrator: Hillary Huber

Date Read: April 1st 2011

Genre: PNR, Romance

They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can't-or won't-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman's safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara's life.

More Information:
Series: Lords of Deliverance #1

Also by this author: Immortal Rider, Lethal Rider, Rogue Rider, Bound by Night, Reaver
Also in this series: Immortal Rider, Lethal Rider, Rogue Rider, Reaver, Revenant
Review/Love Letter to: Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #1) by Larissa Ione
I am going to be doing a love letter series to the Lords of Deliverance series! I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves PNR! This will be every Thursday till I have professed my love for all 4 books.

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Read/Listened for Fun (Paperback/Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 3.75 (Not part of the overall rating)

I will be doing this in love letter form since I read Books 1 to 4 back to back

“She’d read somewhere that normal, healthy men got up to twenty erections a day. Um…yep, Ares was definitely healthy.”― Larissa Ione, Eternal Rider

Love Letter to Ares/War and Cara

Dear Ares: You are what a man of war should be: logical, strategical, and focused. I love that you are loyal, hard-nosed, and clearly in charge of your surroundings. However, it was the second you got knocked on your ass by Cara and your world started spinning that I really fell in love with you! I do like that there was resolution of some of the things from your past. Now I hope you and Cara have a long and animal filled life.

Dear Cara: How can I not want to have girls night out with a girl who loves animals so dearly. I am thinking I need a hellhound except that I am pretty sure my furrbabies would just teach it how to be lazy. I love that you are strong, smart, and mouthy. Thank you for not breaking Ares seal and making the world safe from War. You are the kind of woman who would be an awesome friend. One of my favorite types of leading ladies.

Dear Eternal Rider Story: You were so action packed, thrilling, and good paced. I was impressed with the mythology tweaking. All of the elements (Guardians, Horseman, Watchers) were fascinating and drew me in immediately. I can’t wait to see where we are going next! Just going to say it (don’t get made) but I feel bad for “R/P”. He didn’t want to be what he is!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by Hillary Huber / LENGTH 12 hrs and 33 mins

Hillary did a pretty good job! I thought her pacing was excellent and it didn’t take me long to get into the voices at all. The only thing that was a little off-putting was Pest’s voice. It took me forever to get comfortable with it. I switched over to the paper copy at the end but that has nothing to do with the narrations and all about my impatience.

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36 responses to “Review/Love Letter to: Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #1) by Larissa Ione

  1. Singapore Horse Riding

    Passionate riders, AHHH!!!!, Horsemen as depicted in post is strong man, I feel I could meet him and could test his powerful shoulders, I think I am fallen in love with this guy,,,, fight his destiny forever, eternal rider is like eternal love for him, I didn’t understand the last hope you are saying, can u let me know plzzzzz….let me know where he is and where I could find him….i am curious to know more of him and his feelings….

  2. Book Savvy Babe

    LOL, I finished the audio last week, and I still need to write up my review. I loved it too though, I love mythology and Aries has always been a favorite character of mine, and I love how Larissa Ione wrote him in this book. Can’t wait to read/listen to the rest of the series. Book Savvy Babe

  3. Ruby

    Eternal Rider was definitely awesome, though it’s been a while since I read it. Larissa Ione is definitely one of my favorite authors in terms of alpha heroes.

    Which–ack! I need to finish this series. I’ve read the first book and have two copies of book two, but that’s all really an excuse to get to Reseph’s story. I don’t know if I’ve got the willpower to get through those on my way to the last book.

  4. I’ve never read this series and everyone tells me I must! I’m reading a YA series about the four horsemen of the apocalypse so maybe when I’m done I’ll read the steamy alternative lol

  5. You know this list is on my want list, right? Love that you got to read them back to back! Oh and Cara… so need to hang with her. I’ve been wanting a hellhound and my pups have been so worried that I’ll get one every time I pick up a book with one!

  6. I loved these Horsemen and their women. I’ve just started the Demonica series and I may have to give this series a re-read when I’m done. Love the ‘Love Letter’ idea. I told you they were worthy 😉

    • Read the Host! As much crap as I give Twilight–I actually enjoyed The Host (the first is really slow but once the story kicks in–it rocks). Plus, I think it should be one that will translate to screen pretty well.

  7. Giddyup! I really enjoyed Immortal Rider, though I did feel like I’d stepped off the deep end, not knowing any of the characters. Maybe I should start again from the beginning, because I loved the writing and the world, and the characters had a lot of spirit.

    • The Audio was ok. I thought her pacing was good but it wasn’t “pull you in make you want to stay” audio. I saw that you couldn’t get in to it. It would have been interesting whether I would have given up if I wasn’t listening at work (I tend to have more patience with audio at work because I can’t read LOL).

  8. This one has been on my tbr for some time now. Which would you suggest first, Lords of Deliverance or the Darynda Jones series (just brain farted on the leads name in that series…. is it Charley?) They have both been on the list a while and I’m dying to try them!

  9. I really need to get on this. I’ve been putting it off because of my crazy review schedule, plus, single parenting leaves no time for extra’s. So, maybe I should get the audios (side note, the audios for Lords of The Underworld are amazeball!)??? I’ve heard awesome things about this series, and I am always scared of trying something new when it comes to PNR and UF because Showalter and Ward have spoiled me, hard. Gah, I’m all over the place.



  10. Gosh! I have been wanting to read this series for awhile now, and I know I even have the first book on my ereader. It sounds awesome especially if you whipped right through the four books. Hellhounds? That sounds fun. Must read soon! Hey, did you get my email yesterday?