Saturday, February 11, 2012

Review: Absolution by LJ DeLeon

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Absolution (Warriors For Light #3) by LJ DeLeon
Published: May 10, 2011
Publisher: Dark Hallows Publishing
Pages: 127
for review as part of blog tour

He did the unforgivable. Druid Lucan Woods killed his surrogate father and best friend for the greater good. Wracked with guilt, he infiltrates a brotherhood of evil, hoping the mission is one way. Absolution may come from a missing Fae Princess, if he will accept it. Or will he reject her love and use her as a pawn in his drive to destroy the leader of the brotherhood?

Fae Princess Alanna has just learned her twin daughters are alive. She leaves hIfreann to search Earth for them. Only she can touch Luc's heart. But will he let her? Will he open his stained soul and allow her to enter in time to save them both?
I did the unthinkable - read book three of a series before book one or two. I know - what was I thinking? Though this book is a part of a series, I do not feel like I missed too much from not reading the first two books. That being said I think if I had read them in order I would be a lot more attached to the secondary characters in the storyline (as they are from the past books).

I did enjoy this story of infiltrating the bad guys all while keeping Alanna safe. And idea of Alanna and Luc is wonderful. They each have their shadowed pasts filled with despair and guilt. Luc is this man filled with such self-hatred and remorse over the death of his father figure/mentor. He cannot she past revenge and hatred. Alanna has much love to give to those she holds dear. She has to bear the knowledge that her twin daughters never died after delivery, but had been taken and kept secretly away from her for so many years. The hero and heroine have broken hearts and don't know how to heal them without the help of each other.  The only thing that I think needed more expanding upon is the relationship between Alanna and Luc - they sense each others souls somehow, then when they finally meet they are in love? I guess if they are truly soulmates then that can happen as is mentioned in the book, but I just felt like there needed to be more to their story, more depth to their accepting each other as soulmates. Maybe it was because the story was written as a novella and so much has to happen in a short time?

I was drawn to this series because it contains such a great mixture of beings: angels, fae, demons, gargoyles, weres, Druids and more. It's like the best of all series. There are even multiple planes of existence: Earth, the Abyss, hIfreann, and the Otherworld.

I did enjoy a few of the side characters, Fritz and Rice. And I noticed a few other secondary characters are the main characters from books 1 (Warrior's Rise) and 2 (Dragon Child). I will definitely be reading those soon so that I can be filled in on the back stories of those characters. Mostly because there are two more books coming out in 2012 for the Warrior's For Light Series - Sophie's Challenge and Kate's Army.

Don't forget about the awesome giveaway happening during this blog tour - check out this post for how to enter to win a $25  Amazon Gift Card. Ends February 18th!

Where to find LJ DeLeon on the net:  Website | Goodreads


  1. I've eyed this series far too long. I can't wait to start reading it.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  2. Chrystal, thank you for your review and hosting me today.

    Tracey, please let me know what you think of the series. There's also a free flash fiction, "Deva's Promise," that gives insight into Deva's drive and focus.


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