Series: The Four Horsemen 01
Author: T.A. Chase
Length: Novel (143pgs)
Publisher: Total E-Bound (12th September 2011)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½Hearts
Blurb: For Pestilence, the White Horseman, love becomes the most powerful cure.
Having lost his wife and child during the Black Death, Pestilence accepts the fate destiny has given him as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. For centuries, Pestilence did his job, spreading plagues and disease around the world. He does it to keep the balance between good and evil, yet he hates every minute of it. He longs to be left alone, but suddenly fate seems to have a different plan for him.
When Bart Winston stumbles into an Amazon clearing, he’s terribly ill and sure he’s going to die. A tall white-haired man with unusual black eyes catches him in his arms and Bart’s life takes a turn into the unbelievable. Blaming the whole situation on his illness might have worked, but as he gets better and learns about the strange man who heals him, Bart must accept there are more things in the world than he ever guessed.
Pestilence and Bart heal each other, and begin to wonder if there can be a future for the White Horseman and the mortal he’s fallen in love with.
Review: I am a huge fan of T.A. Chase’s paranormal/fantasy stories. I have got to say she doesn’t let us down with this one. Bart has been abandoned in the middle of the Amazon by his colleagues; he’s ill and stumbling blindly to find his way out when he falls into the arms of Pest. Pestilence takes care of the man who collapsed in-front of him while juggling with his job as a Horseman; he ignores Death’s advice and ends up caring deeply for Bart.
This is a really good story about The Horsemen and I was fascinated by the premise of who they are, how they came to be and what their job really is. This story is focused on Aldo Bianchi, AKA Pestilence, who carries guilt with him. He hates what he is and hides deep in the Amazon as far away from humanity as he can. When he meets Bart something starts to change for him. Bart has his own problems to deal with, he is severely ill, stuck in a jungle with only primitive medicine and a crazy man to help him.
We get a good background on the MC’s and some really good story building on The Horsemen background. The sex is hot and the relationship between Pest and Bart is great. It isn’t rushed into or based just on sex. Bart helps Pest deal with his guilt and accept that there are just some things that happen. I loved Death and can’t wait for his story (it’s going to be a corker I just know it) and we met War briefly at the end, so is it War’s story next?
I will recommend this to everyone who loves hot sex, hot men, a great story and a brilliant paranormal plot.