lunedì 28 dicembre 2015

Bound by Sin by Jacquelyn Frank -Immortal Brothers #3

From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes a blazing-hot novel in her thrilling new series featuring four immortal warrior brothers whose fate lies with themselves as much as with their stars.
After being chained to a star to burn endlessly as punishment for stealing immortality from the gods, Jaykun has been unshackled to wage war alongside his brothers, in the name of a goddess. But his freedom comes with a price: Each night Jaykun must still suffer—his body burning from the inside out. One early morning, recovering from his torment, he encounters a beautiful stranger on the beach. Naked from her midnight-black hair down to her sandy toes, she approaches him with starry-eyed innocence and the unmistakable full body of a woman.
Soon Jaykun is swept up with the force of a comet, his desire for her hotter than any sun. His brothers fear he is blinded by her radiant beauty, that she has been sent by their enemies to seduce and destroy him. Jileana is indeed from another world—one Jaykun cannot begin to imagine. But will their passion burn brightly enough to light their way through the darkness that threatens to consume all in its path?

Bound by Sin is the third and penultimate book in the series Immortal Brothers by Jacquelyn Frank, which tells the story related to four brothers who dare the wrath of the gods by drinking the water of a fountain that made them immortal. They must face a terrible punishment: each of them is condemned for eternity to a different kind of torture from sunset to sunrise.
The protagonist of this story is Jaykun, the youngest of the brothers. He has no wish to further infuriate the goddess Weysa, who holds in her hands the fate of his brothers, and he agrees to take the command of the army led by the brothers.
Their mission is to conquer new cities, where they could build temples in honour of the goddess of the conflict to keep alive her cult.
This is perhaps the book I liked a little less than the other.
The setting is charming and particular, between mythology and fairy tale , since the female protagonist Jileana is a sea creature, a selkie.
I loved her character for her spontaneity, her adventurous spirit, which causes it to cross a portal between her world and the humans' one. She wants to try to experience the freedom that is denied by her family. She is a creature very open and artless in a way, but at the same time stubborn.
She is fascinated by Jaykun and having witnessed his greatest secret, seeing him as he turns into a human torch, she becomes one of the few people capable of giving him comfort with her company.
Jaykun devoted himself body and soul to his task as a fighter, and for once he decides to let go and live this adventure "with borrowed time" along with Jileana, before returning to his mission of conqueror.
Initially, the story is pretty focused on their physical attraction and the enthusiasm of Jileana to find out all she can about the world of humans. Subsequently is Jaykun to venture into the world of Jileana, to try peacefully to convince the Empress of the selkie Island to build temples in honour of Weysa.
I cannot say  I didn't like absolutely the book, at the beginning I really enjoyed getting to know Jileana and see her reactions quite unusual, while living her adventure, but then I found the story a bit too repetitive and monotonous and I went on more slowly with the reading of the book.
I wasn't impressed very much with Jaykun as character, I preferred his brothers in the previous books.
I adored the first book in the series, the second quite so, this is a "ní".
I am however curious to read the final book, about the last of the four Immortals Brothers  to discover his story and his destiny and above all, see what the gods have in store for them all.

Thanks to Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group for the book.


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