**REVIEW** Octavian’s Undoing (Sons of Judgment) by Airicka Phoenix
No good deed goes unpunished.
Riley Masters learns this the hard way when she finds a wallet and decides to do the right thing. But returning it will cost her much more than she bargains for.
Abandoned by her mother, raised by an indifferent father, Riley has accepted the fact that she would be alone always. She has no idea that a single act of kindness would propel her into a world where creatures that shouldn’t exist guard the human race from the demons that lurk in the shadows. That it will cost her the lives of those she loves while unearthing a destiny she never imagined with a man who is forbidden to love her. She finds passion, romance and the family she’d been searching for her entire life, but at what cost and what is she willing to sacrifice to find answers and happiness?
Octavian Maxwell has always known his place. He is a Caster, a Son of Judgment. His job is to protect the mortal world from the creatures plotting to destroy it. Instead, his world is shattered when a human girl walks into Final Judgment, a girl he has been searching for his entire life, a girl he is forbidden to ever touch. Being with her will break the oath he’s sworn to never love a mortal. But his heart has already found its mate and it refuses to let go.
Final Judgment… a place undetected, a gateway to evil and a legend that will undo everything anyone has ever known about our world.
This book was amazing. I didn’t know what to really expect when first reading it but WOW is all I can say. Airicka Phoenix came up with some great and interesting characters in this book. I love seeing a Authors imagination coming up with things you would never think of. Thankfully she does a great job at explaining every one of them so you can understand better.
Riley is a sweet 19 year old struggling to keep a roof over her and her dead beat dads head. Her mother left them when she was 5 and she has had to grow up extremely fast. Her father does absolutely nothing but sit in a chair watching TV leaving her to pay all the bills. She stumbles upon a wallet while leaving the post office which brings her to Final Judgement. Getting a job there as a waitress and her world begins to change.
Octavian is a Selkie. Only way to compare it is to a Mermaid type but not exactly. Octavian is a hot man who looks in his twenties but is way way older. His family are the gatekeepers to Hell for the North. They run Final Judgement which is a restaurant/bar for demons waiting for a night pass to get out of Hell for a little while. Humans are not suppose to be able to find Final Judgement and the only reason they can figure out why Riley did is because she is his mate.
These two go threw a lot of crap trying to be together. Riley taking the most of it. But in the end they always figure out some way to stay together. They show true love. There is nothing that either wouldn’t do for the other. Octavian is truly a sweetheart which I didn’t think was possible with how he acted at the beginning.
Kyaerin (Ki-ren) and Liam or the parents of Octavian, Gideon, Reggie, and Magnus. This family is funny as can be. Kyaerin and Liam are so sweet and understanding. The parents that so many wish for. I love Octavian of course but out of his brothers Gideon was the best. He was funny and sweet and just all kinds of crazy. I can’t wait to read more about him.
There are a lot of different characters. So many I can’t name them all. Even if I tried you would read this wondering what the heck I was talking about. This is truly a book that you have to read to understand what anything means. I started out trying to do my normal reviews where I tell a little about the book but I kept getting stuck around certain creatures. I knew that when anyone read it they wouldn’t understand what I was saying. This book had fighting, laughter, and love. This shows how real families stick together and help each other no matter what the consequences are. I really loved this book. It is another great book by Airicka Phoenix. I definitely recommend this book. It is a must read.
About the Author
Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of The Touch Saga, Games of Fire and Octavian’s Undoing with short stories in Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology. She also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix.
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