Review: The Sacrifice (The Soul Summoner Book 5)

The Sacrifice“Hello, Praea.”

There’s only one being on Earth who calls Sloan Jordan by that name—her biological mother, a demon named Kasyade. So why did she answer Sloan’s best friend’s phone? When Sloan reaches Adrianne Marx’s apartment to investigate, all she finds is a half-written list of things to do before Sloan’s wedding:

1. Order booze for the reception.
2. Send the final guest count to the caterer.
3. Register for gifts.
4. Don’t forget to—

That’s where the to-do list ended. Mid-sentence with a scrawled line like Adrianne had been dragged away from the task. If Kasyade was involved in the abduction, Adrianne probably had been.

The reason? Ransom.

The price? Sloan’s unborn daughter, the most powerful angel in all of history.

But hell can’t rival the fury of an angry mother protecting her child, and until the baby is born, her incredible power is Sloan’s to wield. Now the prey becomes the predator as Sloan seeks to put an end to Kasyade forever.



My Review:

The fifth installment of The Soul Summoner by Elicia Hyder picks up where the last book left off.  And it starts with a phone call and the gut punch that Adrianne is missing.   The blurb makes you think that Sloan will be actively hunting Kasyade. The action is there, but for Sloan, she is forced to sit some of it out.   There’s plenty of page turning action, and heart rending romance packed in.  Let’s take a look at that.

(Spoiler alert.)

The love triangle: Sloan – Warren – Nathan.    Two men who both love Sloan, and are willing to die to protect her.  Warren is faced with the ultimate decision to protect his fiancee and unborn daughter.  With out getting more specific, I feel he did the right choice. Do I think his story with Sloan is over? No, I don’t.

Azrael and Adrianne:  These two have been dating.  With Kasyade being in possession of  Adrianne’s body Azrael will make the ultimate sacrifice to aide Sloan and protect her and his granddaughter. Azrael’s last words for Adrianne was really romantic.   Do I think he’s gone forever?  I don’t know. I’d like to think no, and that he’ll find Adrianne again.

Fury. What a complicated character! Her story line would make for another great read.

I would give this book four stars out of  five.   I did enjoy the story. I could connect with the characters on a very personal level.  Most of the series does have some foul language and  mild sex scenes. (Never graphic, about a PG 13 movie.) For me, this one pushed the boundaries. It was an uh oh, how do I unsee that? As a reader I don’t need to see the body’s physical reactions. We know that Warren and Sloan are intimate–she’s pregnant. They are getting married.  It was a simple line that I would have liked if my reader had it blocked out.

Roxbury Rating:  Mature 18+ for sexual situations and adult language


*I received an ARC from the author.