"Body of sin" Book 4 in the Otherkin series by Eve Silver masterfully culminates a gripping tale of love, betrayal and retribution.
Three cheers for Eve Silver's Body of Sin! Finally all is revealed regarding Lokan Krayl's fate and his destiny. I was so happy to see that Lokan's story would be told. Through the first three books of the series our poor hero spent countless hours in agony, pain and despair, as plots and betrayals were revealed.
The books is a fantastic heart stopping tale of the adventure of Lokan Krayl as he travels the labyrinth of the underworld in his attempts to return to all he hold dear. I think of all of the sons of Sutekh, Lokan is my favorite. Lokan is a heady combination of Dagan's fierceness, Alastor's gentlemanly reserve and Malthus' recklessness all rolled into one. His ability to think in a multiple dimensional manner makes him the perfect emissary. His shinning attribute is his love for his daughter, Bryn and his brothers.
As in the previous installments, the individual character dialogs and development are in perfect unison with of the brothers personalities. The oldest and the most protective Dagan's abrupt gruffness successfully mask his inner desires to keep safe what he holds dear. Malthus' sardonically laced humor allows glimpses of his inner turmoil. Alastor's gentleman's courtly exteriors belie the lethalness coiled to strike. But it is Lokan, who by his father's own desires, has shed his diplomatic attach‚ persona to evolve into a combination of all three of his brothers. What makes this series such a load of fun is the level of love commitment that the brothers have for each other. Their trust in each other no matter the situation is the core of the series.
The depictions of the pettiness and greed of those that seek ultimate power reverberates throughout the series and in Body of Sin those transgressions are balanced in a most satisfying manner. One thing about dealing with gods is you never get the entire picture; there are always layers to be explored. Ms. Silver's development of all of the hidden agendas makes Body of Sins an exciting political roller-coaster.
Ms. Silver does a wonderful job of re-telling Lokan and Bryn's story in a series of flashbacks. Through these flashbacks a reader is able to understand the natural progression of their relationship and how Lokan ultimately made his sacrifice. Body of Sin paints a very humanistic approach to the couple's relationship. All of which adds weight to the sacrifices that each is willing to make. The chemistry between Lokan Krayl and Bryn Carr is more that physical; something that existed from their initial encounter and only strengthen as time pasts. Again the dynamics of their relationship really allows the two of them to see beyond the exterior.
The writing is crisp and concise and the scene transitions are smooth and seamless. What else can I say about the book? It's a great wrap up to what I hope are many more ventures into the world of the Otherkin. I highly recommend it.
Once the favorite son of the Lord of the Underworld, Lokan Krayl held enviable privileges and powers. Powers that led to a devastating betrayal—murder.
Resurrected by his immortal brothers, Lokan is still trapped in purgatory. He has no way to contact his family. He has no answers. In order to find the truth about his death and who killed him, he must escape his prison. And there’s only one way out: through the twelve gates of his eternal enemy, Osiris.
But Lokan has help. Bryn Carr, the woman who duped him once before, is his beautiful yet unwanted guide. She’s been sent by his brothers to aid him. She’s his last hope. Lokan must place his fate—and that of the mortal and immortal worlds—in the hands of the one woman he can never trust.