Author: J.K. Hogan
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Can a traumatized veteran-turned-mercenary who is tormented by voices in his head be saved by the love of a wayward single mother with demons of her own? Afflicted by PTSD from serving in Afghanistan, and tormented by a childhood trauma, transient veteran Matthieu Rousseau struggles with the choices he’s made in his life. Estranged from his family, Matthieu drifts from one mercenary job to the next, until one thing stops him. Fate.
In hiding from her abusive ex-husband, musician Fate Callahan lives in New Orleans with her seven-year-old daughter. She remains in constant fear of being found, and her worst nightmare comes alive when a dark, dangerous stranger tells her he’s been hired to locate and kill her—but wants to save her instead.
Fate and Matthieu find themselves on the run together, fleeing from the hitmen and an unseen evil worse than anything else they’ll face. While just trying to stay alive, they become entangled in the battle between the Vigilati and the Lochrim; an archaic sect of witches and the evil creatures they are bred to fight. Unbeknownst to Fate and Matthieu, they are more deeply connected to the Vigilati than either of them could ever imagine.
They must join family and allies of the Vigilati to help save the human world, possibly saving each other along the way. Matthieu teaches Fate how to trust in love again, while she gives him back the one thing he never thought he deserved—family.
The Serpent’s Fate is one heck of a ride. The book provides us with interesting characters, puts them in dangerous and difficult situations, and puts the reader on the edge of their seat for the entire book.
Fate was my favorite character. I liked her more than Matthieu. She’s strong, independent, and would do anything for her little girl. She and Matthieu are a good match, both scarred, both dissapointed in life, both struggling to get away from their past.
The action scenes were great, and the writing was top-notch. The author obviously has great writing skills, and managed to craft an intriguing world with its own history and unique characters.