Early Review: Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin

, by Kt Clapsadl

Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin 
Grigori Legacy #2

When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a police bulletin, she knows that Heaven's plan to halt Armageddon has gone terribly wrong. As the only mortal who knows of Seth's true nature, only she can save him. Aramael was a hunter of Fallen Angels until a traitor forced him into earthly exile. Now, with no powers and only a faint memory of Alex, his mortal soulmate, he will stop at nothing to redeem himself—even if it means destroying Seth in the name of the Creator...

Despite wanting to stay far away from all of the Angel business, Alex finds herself dragged back into the thick of things when she finds out that the plan to stop Armageddon is in shambles. Seth was that plan, until he lost all memory, greatly endangering humanity. She rushes to save him so he can save the rest of the world, but there is more going on than meets the eye. Her soulmate Aramael, who she thought dead, is on his own mission, only his ends in taking Seth's life, and triggering the War between Angels and Fallen. 

Sins of the Son dove a lot further into the mythology behind the Angels than the previous installment, which really was great for me because that was my favorite aspect of the series. So much was revealed, and it was great to get the insight into how things came to be the way they are between the Fallen and the Angels. I also really enjoyed seeing Lucifer's perspective. Previously I had thought him to only be a force for evil and that his betrayal of The One was absolute, but I was wrong. Trust me, even after seeing his perspective, I still think he is quite bad considering his hatred of humanity. However, I don't think his betrayal of The One was absolute, and it seems like he would give almost anything to be back with her. It just somehow makes him seem a little less nasty.

While reading Sins of the Son, a certain part really stuck out to me. When The One (Creator) is asked why she continues to love Lucifer despite everything he has done and chooses him over the rest, The One responds: "It is not in my nature - not in my capacity - to favor any one life over another, every living thing in this universe is a part of me, created from me. Who I am, what I am, demands I love them all." Even if you ignore all of the damage Lucifer has done and that she has allowed to happen to mortals, she still has chosen some of her creations over others. The Angels that remained loyal to her were stripped of their free will to a certain extent, but even worse, they were also stripped of their ability to love. I mean what is life other than simple existence with out love in its many forms? Even worse, whenever one of them started to regain those abilities, he was still forbidden to embrace love, all the while Lucifer gets to carry on his merry way. I guess in the end, her powerful love towards him has really blinded her.

I have to admit that Sins of the Son really caught me off guard. I wasn't the biggest fan of the first installment, but I did like the mythology behind everything. So I knew I would be giving the series another shot. I'm really glad I did because Sins of the Son did not have any of the issues that had bothered me previously. In fact, the procedural aspect was pretty much non-existant this time around. Granted, there still wasn't as much as I would have preferred in the romance department, but being an Urban Fantasy, that is to be somewhat expected. So, in the end Sins of the Son has firmly cemented my enjoyment in Grigori Legacy series, and I look forward to the next installment.

(Received a copy from the publisher)


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