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Automatyczne logowanie. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review. The sky threatens rain, but what else is new? This is Purgatory, after all. Land of blech. On the next building over, Desmond the klepto demon scrambles his lizard-like butt off as he attempts to escape. At every step, my fiance Prince Lincoln keeps a steady pace by my side.
And hell knows I haven't had any demon-fighting fun in ages. Speaking of which, what's the rush to grab Desmond anyway? It's not like he stands a chance against both Lincoln and me. From the corner of my eye, I give my guy a quick once-over. Someone looks mighty spicy in his new black body armor. Maybe if I let Lincoln run ahead a little, I can get a quick peek at his butt.
I take care to pant excessively while slowing my pace across the uneven shingles. Sure, it's unlikely that I'd actually be tired at this point. Like every native of Purgatory, I'm a quasi-demon. That means I'm mostly human with a little bit of demon DNA. It's what gives me a kick-ass tail as well as powers across two of the seven deadly sins, namely lust and wrath.
My lust side grants me a pretty face, curves that stop traffic, and auburn hair that looks amazing without any product. Thanks to my inner wrath demon, I can fight like hell and run full out for days. Even so, sometimes a girl just needs to slow down and check out her fiance's butt, so that's what I do right now. Carpe assem. Lincoln runs ahead of me. Why should we kill ourselves to catch Desmond? From this angle, it's a mighty lovely sight. I like the view. Lincoln loves it when I'm sassy.
Six months ago, I was the baddest-ass warrior in Purgatory's Arena. Then, I got transformed into a supernatural called the great scala, which means that I'm the only being who can permanently move souls to Heaven or Hell. Trouble is, if I'm hurt, it's a showstopper for the spirit world. Long story short, until a Scala Heir is named, I have to be a responsible demigoddess. That means working behind a desk instead of killing things.
It sucks. How about you watch some television? One minute of dawdle time remains. When the situation calls for it, Lincoln does love to use his teeth, and not in a bad way. At all. After that, my guy goes quiet, so I return to ogling mode.
Lincoln is tall and broad-shouldered with strong bone structure and messy brown hair. He's twenty-a year older than me-which some say is too young for us to get hitched.
I can't wait for our wedding. Plus, Lincoln's a kind of demon hunter called a thrax. His people are part angel, obsessed with tradition, and live deep under the Earth's surface. Lincoln's their high prince. More importantly, he's whip-smart, honest, noble almost to a fault, and a great kisser. Now that we're engaged, we've been working up to bigger things than kissing. It involves a lot less body armor and tons more skin. Mmmmm, a partially naked Lincoln is a beautiful sight.
We need that codex. The Rixa Codex is where we've been storing up evidence for a trial against Acca, a House of thrax asswipes who need to be brought down. Once we get that book back from Desmond-and use it to record our last interview for the thrax court-then we'll finally have enough proof to officially tear Acca apart. And after what those freaks put me through last month, I really want to destroy them. I mean, who enters into a secret pact with none other than Armageddon, the King of Hell?
Acca, that's who. Lincoln and I almost died cleaning up that particular mess.
In fact, Lady Adair of Acca did end up dead. She might have been a bit of a bitch, but still. The whole situation isn't something we can let slide.
I pick up the pace so I'm running shoulder-to-shoulder with Lincoln once more. He's totally right. Lincoln laughs, which is a rich and rolling sound that makes everything in Purgatory seem a little less crappy. Together we leap toward another rooftop and land in perfect sync.
A few pigeons flap off. When Desmond sees us closing in, he pulls a vial from his pocket, downs the contents, and picks up his pace.
For a demon who has to waddle-walk everywhere, that guy sure starts hustling. The vial probably contained a velocity potion. That said, even if Desmond can go extra fast, I'm not worried that he'll actually escape. While most full-blooded demons fall into the not-too-bright category, Desmond brings dumbass to an entirely new level. He can't stop stealing junk, dresses like a homeless clown, and has stalker issues with my family.
Yet the biggest giveaway of Desmond's stupidity is the fact that he's running away from us right now. Come on, showing your back to a pair of hunters? That's like predator crack. The dude must have a death wish. Desmond jumps off the roof to land on the pavement in a roll.
That's no easy feat when your spine's extra long. I've never seen Desmond so motivated before. Lincoln and I share a puzzled look before leaping off as well.
We sprint a few blocks in silence. This isn't Desmond's MO. No real shocker there. As a result, we both have our share of stalkers. Some are cute, even if they do rummage through our trash, looking for keepsakes.
Others are creepy. Like Desmond. I shake my head.
He just hands over whatever he stole. Which is what should have happened back at the limo. Not a great idea. While Mom's the President of Purgatory, my father's a badass archangel.
All Dad had to do was glare at Desmond, and the klepto handed over what he took. That time, it was Mom's brush and an old Tic Tac from the bottom of her purse. Like I said, Desmond's not the brightest star in the demonic sky. Sure, it's in his nature to steal, but most klepto demons are a little more strategic about it.
Okay, a lot more strategic. A sinking feeling runs through my belly. Maybe Desmond isn't too smart, but someone else is. Who would expect Desmond to get mixed up in something seriously evil? Desmond is running from us. You know we can't resist that.
That vial must have contained a velocity potion. Enchantments like those are pricey. You don't pay for them with stolen Tic Tacs. And then there's what he took. To grab the Rixa Codex , Desmond had to know when and where we'd be,,,And whether we'd have the book.
The whole thing is totally out of character.
Desmond's a demon who spontaneously grabs junk. He doesn't plan complex heists.
Since we've challenged the House of Acca to court, thrax rules state that one side must go to jail. If it isn't Acca, then it's Lincoln and me. What a sucky way to spend your honeymoon. The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced. Guess who. That means he's pissed. Only one group gets him this angry.
The House of Acca wants to rule the thrax homeland of Antrum. Since Lincoln's next in line to the throne, my guy stands in their way. Which is why Acca tried to marry Lincoln off to their Lady Adair.
Too bad for them, Lincoln fell in love with me first, mostly because an oracle angel named Verus stuck her nose in our business. Long story. Anyway, not only does Acca still want the crown, but they also really, really, really want me dead. More silence follows as we run along and ponder. Lincoln's the first to speak again. Acca must know that we'll get the codex back from Desmond. Even if Desmond has a dozen spells on him, we'll still take that klepto down. I mean, I haven't even called on my little supernatural buddies for help yet.
The end is great! The Good: Standalones in an already established world are tricky, but Bauer did a fine job of explaining things for new readers without boring those of us who already knew about things.
The Firmament and the Dragon scale markings were nice additions.
All of the old characters were back, if only briefly. Portia was a nice protagonist. She was hilarious when she got drunk though! Best part of the book. Tempest was a complex new character. I wish we got the chance to be inside his head for a couple of chapters. The romance was sweet, but The Bad: Tempest is the first guy to speak to Portia, so naturally she falls for him.
It was too hard and too quick for my taste though. I can see her liking him, but thinking of him as hers after one meeting?