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Maria Violante currently resides in Kalamazoo with a series of off-color roommates. She's not sure if she's a hippie, a hipster, or just a redneck that happens to read a little too often. Sources report she may also be the priestess from Diablo II, but those are largely unverified.
on Sep. 03, 2012 :
Awesome. The first book in this series was great. This one is even better. The author has woven together an incredibly original and fascinating world – raw, gritty, edgy. In this book, we learn of De la Roca’s past which was as edgy and original as the rest of the story. I was quickly engrossed in this world and its strangeness and will snap up book three when it comes out. Maria Violante is a fresh new voice. A favorite new author of mine.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Aug. 28, 2012 :
'Honor in Hell' picks right up where 'Hunting the Five' left off. It had been a while since I read the first volume, but Violante does a good job of giving you the back story without letting the reader get bogged down in it. De La Roca is out for revenge, and what better place to find it than in Hell? The mercenary has not planned for what happens next, and soon discovers her enemies may in fact be her only allies. "Honor in Hell' lead me to new worlds, effectively using all five senses to put me right there in the action, with Bluot at my side. :) There are just a few, very minor mistakes – enough to jump right over if you aren't looking for them. I do have to say there are definitely more adverbs than I like seeing in my reading, and long sentences during the action slows it down somewhat.
Regarding the plot, you follow several different characters from the beginning on, but Violante is good at smooth transitions, making each arc easy to follow. About three-quarters of the way through the book, the characters start to come together, and several twists keep you turning the pages right up until the end. The last parts were by far worth the read, can't wait to see what's next by Violante!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Aug. 14, 2012 :
Excellent, gave it 5 stars on goodreads. De La Roca returns with vengeance. I saw a great deal of character growth and distinction. That always pleases me. I also enjoyed the tangible emotions radiating from each player. While most of them are dealing with a love lost as their driving force, Laufeyson, a former angel, perhaps has it worse than the rest. I recommend everyone get the series. You will want to read again and again.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)