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Rating (out of 5): 5 stars
Note: Because I love you guys — and I believe this novel can work as a stand-alone — there are no spoilers from the previous three novels. No spoilers at all, actually.
I did not want Body of Sin to end. I was actually sad when I hit page 378, because I wanted more — more Lokan, more Bryn, more of the Underworld. Body of Sin was just that good.
Our hero and heroine are forced to come clean about who they truly are, what they mean to one another as they journey through the Land of the Dead together. Lokan awakes in purgatory alone. He’s given a guide to help him navigate the 12 Gates, and it’s his daughter’s mother Brynja. The two had fallen into a casual comfort while raising their daughter Dana, but when the immortal Lokan was murdered (using the term loosely, go with it) both are shocked to realize how it’s not just Dana that brings them together, but one another. Unfortunately, the person who killed Lokan will go after his daughter. As he’s the only one who can protect her, Bryn entrusts Dana to her brothers and enters the Underworld to guide Lokan back to the Topworld.
They have to work together, to strip away the lies, to be tested repeatedly in order to get back and keep Dana safe.
It’s a harrowing journey of self-sacrifice, transformation and love set to the backdrop of Egyptian mythology. The plot is gripping, the characters are endearing and the writing offers powerful visuals. Those who have read the earlier Otherkin novels may think they’ve picked a favorite character. You’re wrong. It is impossible not to be drawn to Lokan. Even in his confusion about who and what he is, he always has his priorities straight with Dana and Bryn at the top.
Brilliant use of Egyptian mythology, soul-exposing honesty and love as only Eve Silver can do it. Also, expect sizzling and plot-driven sex scenes and (unrelated) a ridiculous amount of snakes.
You could read Body of Sin without having read the earlier Otherkin novels. It will work on its own. However, the book does tell you who “killed” Lokan and how he ended up in Purgatory. That was all revealed in Sins of the Flesh, the third Otherkin novel. Please know that going in. The other books are remarkable reads, as well, and I highly suggest reading them.
Sexual content: Sex scenes