By Jana Oliver
Series: Demon Trappers #4
Published on: August 6th 2012
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Blurb: Stand by as Riley prepares to kick some serious demon butt for the last time in this thrilling, dramatic and sexy conclusion to THE DEMON TRAPPERS series.
Riley's always known that Beck had a chequered history, but she's not prepared for what it actually means to be in love with a guy with this many dark secrets. Now that he's finally admitted to himself that he's in love with her too, there's no more hiding the truth about his past. And as it turns out, fending off a demon apocalypse is nothing compared to what's to come.
We, at Vault of Books, have been all praises for Jana Oliver’s Demon Trappers Series right from the beginning. With the release of Foretold, the marvellous conclusion to The Demon Trappers Series, she again proves that she is one of the best writers of fantasy in the market today.
The cover of the book is absolutely beautiful. I liked this cover more than the covers of the previous book. The colour combinations and the background are marvellous.
This book maintains coherence with the previous book, Forgiven. But the star of the book here is Beck. Even though this is fantasy with a lot of mystery and thrill packed in, you can’t ignore another major aspect of the book: romance. And in Romance, the hero has to take the stage. Beck Denver has always been my favourite and diving deeper into his character was an absolute treat. Beck’s past is explored, and it brings to light the events that have defined him. His memories of childhood, his talks with his mother gave me one of the best emotional experiences that I have ever had reading any book.
But this doesn’t mean that Riley didn’t have much to do in the book. She was still as great as she had been before. She is even more a strong minded character and you’d find her completely opposite to the reckless, hot-headed lady we had initially been introduced to. You’d be applauding Ms. Oliver as you see how Riley undergoes the ultimate tests enduring the saddest things that could happen to her.
Sadie was a strong character herself. This mother of Beck shows shades of grey in her as a mother figure. She was one of the strongest characters I have ever come across. I wish we had more of her to see.
While most of the series go down the hill as they proceed with each book, the Demon Trappers Series acts like wine. It gets better with every next book. The book is compulsively readable. And you have enough moments of panic in the book too, making it completely unpredictable. The overall plot of the story is impressive, with many detailed facts of the demons including the different grades, descriptions and personalities.
This was the perfect ending to one of my favourite series. Ms. Oliver has tied the knots with panache with this one. There would be absolutely no unanswered questions left when you are done here. I recommend the series to anyone who likes fantasy, romance and loads of action. Definitely a must read if you liked the first three books.
I simply can’t wait to see what Jana Oliver will bring us next.