Pub. Date: January 25, 2011
Publisher: Disney Press
Format: Hardcover, 384pp
Source: Disney Hyperion
BEWARE: SPOILERS (If you have not read DEVIL’S KISS)
New enemies, new romance, and new horrors, Billi's back, and it seems like the Unholy just can't take a hint.
Still reeling from the death of her best friend, Kay, Billi's thrust back into action when the Templars are called to investigate werewolf activity. And these werewolves are like nothing Bilil's seen before.
They call themselves the Polenitsy - Man Killers. The ancient warrior women of Eastern Europe, supposedly wiped out centuries ago. But now they're out of hiding and on the hunt for a Spring Child -- an Oracle powerful enough to blow the volcano at Yellowstone -- precipitating a Fimbulwinter that will wipe out humankind for good.
The Templars follow the stolen Spring Child to Russia, and the only people there who can help are the Bogatyrs, a group of knights who may have gone to the dark side. To reclaim the Spring Child and save the world, Billi needs to earn the trust of Ivan
Romanov, an arrogant young Bogatyr whose suspicious of people in general, and of Billi in particular.
Dark Goddess is a page-turning, action-packed sequel that spans continents, from England to the Russian underworld and back. This is an adventure of folklore and myth become darkly real. Of the world running out of time. And of Billi SanGreal, the only one who can save it.
DARK GODDESS wastes no time throwing readers into the thick of the action as Billi faces a foe even deadlier than the last. Billi continues to kick ass against these Unholy (all the supernatural evil that preys on mankind). These creatures are formidable and strike with deadly efficiency. It was nerve-racking to see if Billi and fellow Templars would survive the night. This action packed and drama filled installment had me holding my breath in anticipation of the dangers to come. Sarwat continues to enthrall me with his world building, great cast of characters, and the ever so dangerous life of a Templar.
Billi is still grieving over the death of her best friend Kay. In order to cope, she’s put her duties as a Templar above all else. Soon, Billi finds out that things aren’t as simple as living in the past with the dead. Now, she has to live and look to the future, even if that future involves an Oracle powerful enough to end the world. She will do everything to keep this from happening. Her journey soon leads her to Ivan Romanov, the new love interest in this installment and he’s as delicious as they come. Billi is epic as far as strong heroines go. She’s been through so much at the young age of fifteen. And just when it seems like she’s out for the count, she continues to surprise me with her strength. She’s the kind of protagonist that I love reading about.
In DARK GODDESS, no one and I mean no one is exempt in this kill or be killed world of Unholy. Get ready for a fast paced world, full of creatures that go bump in the night, as Billi and fellow Templars try to save the world. I’m ready for more adrenaline packed and rip-roaring adventures from Billi and crew. Bring ‘em on! I would love to see this series on the big screen.
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars