**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from as part of a tour from TBR and Beyond Tours.**
Title That Dark Infinity
Author Kate Pentecost
Release Date October 19, 2021
Date Finished October 8, 2021
By night, the Ankou is a legendary, permanently young mercenary. By day, a witch’s curse leaves him no more than bones. Caught in an unending cycle of death and resurrection, the Ankou wants only to find the death that has been prophesied for him, especially once he begins to rot while he’s still alive….
After the kingdom of Kaer-Ise is sacked, Flora, loyal handmaiden to the princess, is assaulted and left for dead. As the sole survivor of the massacre, Flora wants desperately to find the princess she served. When the Ankou agrees to help her find the princess, and to train her in exchange for her help in breaking his curse, she accepts. But how can she kill an immortal? Especially one whom she is slowly growing to understand—and maybe even to love?
Together, they will solve mysteries, battle monsters, break curses, and race not only against time, but against fate itself.
I fully expected to not read this book because I thought it would be too scary. I’ve said this before and then realized that I was being silly. I decided to apply for a tour for this book and was really excited to be chosen. I was eager to get out of my comfort zone.
Some Things I Liked
Cinnamon roll, semi-immortal love interest, The Ankou. I am obsessed with Lazarus. He was literally the most perfect character. Kind, understanding, but also dark and mysterious. Normally, I’d think a character like that is hiding some devastating secret but I never got that feeling from him. He was just so good.
Themes of acceptance, trauma, and recovery. I think this was handled with such care and respect. My heart hurt when Flora and her land were attacked. But, Flora’s journey was so beautiful to see unfold. She grieved for who she once was and could have been and became so much stronger.
Found family vibes. Atonais, Lazarus, and Flora are the found family I want to adopt me. Their routine and the way they accepted each other was just perfect.
I’d love to read more about this crew and their adventures but the ending of this book left it on such a perfectly mysterious but resolved note. I want to preserve that feeling the ending left me with.
However, I would love to read more of Kate Pentecost’s books. The writing here was phenomenal.
Never have I ever been so wrong about my initial feelings about a book. How dare I ever think I wouldn’t like this book. I can honestly say this is a top 10 read of the year for me.
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