ONLY THROUGH BLOOD CAN THE DEEPEST REDEMPTION BE FOUND…
He was born to ascend.
He was destined to lead.
He was never meant to fail.
Prophet Cain lies broken and defeated on the floor of his cell. A cell he has been thrown into by the one person who was supposed to stand by his side until the end. His flesh and blood, his only companion. His beloved twin brother.
Cain has sacrificed everything for his people. He left the safety and security of his life of study to infiltrate the infamous Hades Hangmen. He lived with them, rode with them, and then betrayed them. All in the name of a faith he can now feel slipping away from him. Like everything else he once held dear…
But then his isolation is broken. Another prisoner is brought to the cell next to his. A woman fighting her own demons and fears. A woman who Cain understands needs him, as he needs her.
As the connection between them grows, so does Cain’s resolve. He will right the wrongs he has done. He will atone for the evil acts carried out in his name. He will save the one he loves…
… Even if the battle takes him to the gates of hell itself.
Contemporary Dark Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up.
5 ++ stars is the only way I know how to start this review. I had been anxiously awaiting this book and started it immediately. I’m a huge fan of this series and of Tillie’s, so once I started it, it blew me away!! I had no idea if Cain/aka Rider would even be redeemed in my eyes. I was so torn about my feelings for him and was so glad to get his book.
I re-read the entire series because I love it so much and you have to know what happened in book three, Souls Unfractured, because this book picks up right after that. This is Cain’s story and what a story it was! It was heart wrenching, raw, and gritty. There are so many shocking scenes in this book that I didn’t expect.
As we know, Cain infiltrated the Hangmen MC as Rider and fell for Mae. Once book three ended, he was now Prophet Cain, but he just wasn’t feeling like a leader to the people in The Order. As his twin is trying to help support him, it seems we find out his true colors. Looks can always be deceiving.
As Cain is suffering in his cell that he was put in to try to make him repent, he comes across Harmony and finally feels like he belongs to someone. Their connection is unreal and yet so beautiful. Their pasts are so heartbreaking, and Harmony has so many secrets that are revealed that I felt my jaw dropping with shock the more I read. She is one young woman you won’t forget, and her story plays a critical part in this book.
A friend asked me if the Hangmen are still a part of this book and that’s a huge YES! I couldn’t imagine another book without these hot, sexy, and dangerous bikers. Just when you think things are looking up, of course danger is approaching.
As the story progresses, you see a beautiful relationship growing between Cain and Harmony and you see him start to fall in love with someone. You may think he loved Mae, but Harmony is his true soul mate. As other players come to surface, this book continued to shock me. So many times, I felt my heart racing, just anticipating what was going to happen next.
So many truths come out and at times, even my stomach turned by some of the actions that took place in the book. But I loved that about it. It was far from boring and so gut wrenching and heartbreaking. The scenes were real and just made me cringe at times. I was happy, sad, angry, and even shed a few tears and that’s what I love in a book. When you can feel that many emotions while reading a book, it shows the author is really in touch with her characters, besides from being so talented. Not many authors can do that, and it’s another thing I love about Tillie’s writing. This book deserves more than 5 stars for me, and I could read a lot more books in this series as long as Tillie keeps writing them!
Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.
After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.
Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.
Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.
When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.