Sins of the Lost, Linda Poitevin
Summary from NetGalley
“The devil is watching.
Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis’s world is coming apart at the seams. Heaven and Hell are on the brink of war as Lucifer builds his Nephilim army, waiting for his new agenda to become a reality—that of having a Nephilim child to lead his forces to cataclysmic victory.
The alarm calls of the pending war make their way to earth and Alex fights to save humanity from its own panic –leaving little time for her fledgling relationship with Seth, the man with heavenly origins who has captivated her heart. But when all the Nephilim children suddenly vanish, along with Alex’s own vulnerable niece, the inevitable war between Heaven and Hell becomes as personal as sin.
Heaven has its own plans to fight the coming apocalypse and needs Seth back to accomplish their goals. Asked to betray the man she loves, Alex must turn to Aramael for help, the hunter of Fallen Angels and the soulmate she thought she’d given up. He may be her last chance to rescue her family along with all of humanity from the ashes of Lucifer’s Armageddon and almost certain extinction.”
The world as we know it is changing, maybe even approaching a great Armageddon, then again this earth has been there before with the Great Flood of Noah’s time, and we are rapidly approaching another form of natural meltdown. However, in our modern era scientists know that this natural meltdown is being caused by high levels of pollution and a change in the earth’s atmosphere – or if you fall in line with conspiracy theorists who place blame on the US Government putting chemicals into the air to cause such devastation. Or maybe it is something along the lines of a battle between Heaven and Earth, maybe it is forces outside of our understanding coming into play and eradicating the earth of the sins of the creators of the problems…who knows. Just seems to me that the coming Natural Meltdown is being caused by something greater than just high levels of pollution – this is just my opinion, not a fact.
Now put yourself into the middle of all of this chaos, you are one of a few humans who actually know what is happening and how the cause of effect will play out in the long run – Alex Jarvis is a direct descendant, many times removed, of one of the original Nephilim and she is living with the Annointed one, the son of The One and Lucifer himself, one who has chosen to give up his immortality and live among us mortals as a normal. But this cannot happen – he cannot stay with Alex in the long run as Lucifer’s battle with The One and their disparity is causing chaos on the earth – he must decide between his fate and taking back that which he gave up for Love and Alex. A woman whose heart may just belong to another, her Soul-Mate, an Archangel she can never have. This love triangle plays out in the middle of a national health crisis centered around pregnant women, those very women dying in childbirth, and her niece who has disappeared – can she find the will the give everything up in order to save earth, will the Anointed take back his Immortality and Powers to save the Earth? These questions and more answered in this novel.
I went into this novel with high expectations – thinking it was going to be this grand adventure and mystery of what is causing the Nephilim childrens’ disappearances and the chaos that is encasing the world, but I was greatly disappointed when the author made it abundantly clear who was behind everything right from the beginning. Then again this book was the third in a series, so there was much back story missing – and I often found myself wondering where the missing information would be located. So to say I was a tad lost at times is a vast understatement – this book definitely does not stand alone, instead it picks up I am guessing right where the second book leaves off and leads us into a possible fourth book. All in all a good read, but definitely not without having read first the other two books.
Copy of book received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review