Thanos by Ella Frank
Series: Masters Among Monsters #3
Publication Date: January 26th, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
CHARMED FOR LIFE?
Thanos Agapiou has always been a charmer. For over two millennia, the vampire had no problem acquiring whom and what he wanted with a flash of his handsome smile. He took for granted the boyish good looks he presumed he’d possess for the rest of eternity.
How very wrong he was.
A nearly fatal attack distorted his entire existence. With his appearance now matching the title many have bestowed their kind—monster—he hides away from the world and all of those who know him, including his Ancient, Eton.
Until one night when a stranger draws him out from the shadows.
OR CURSED FOR ETERNITY?
Ever since Paris Antoniou was thrust into a world of vampires, his reality has become stranger than the history and the myths he’s studied for the past decade.
When he learns the truth about his origins and the power he wields, his confusion and fear have him running for his life. What he doesn’t expect is to run into the arms of Thanos—a vampire who doesn’t intimidate him as much as he intrigues him.
WHAT HAS THE POWER TO MAKE YOU WANT TO SURVIVE?
As their worlds collide under extraordinary circumstances, an attraction neither can deny takes hold. But will that be enough to save Thanos from his demons, or will he condemn Paris to his fate?
Destinies have been changed. Lines have been crossed. And, with tales of the vampire race coming to an end, who will make the ultimate sacrifice?
After all, in a world run by vampires and gods, only one can be the true Master among the Monsters.
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Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***
“It appears that even when the heart stops, it still recognizes the one that it was destined to beat for.”
OMG, this series has been addictive from the very first page of Alasdair and has held me captive throughout Isadora and now Thanos. This is the last book in this trilogy and with the prophecies end coming ever closer you always knew that this book was going to be action packed and emotionally draining and Ella Frank didn’t disappoint. But, I am disappointed though…the series has ended. Ella Frank never fails to embed her characters into my heart and these crazy vampires are nestled firmly in there all cosy and in for the long haul and that is a great sign that an author has done their job, when the characters are so memorable that you don’t want to let them go.
This series must be read in order and Thanos picks up where Isadora left off with Thanos angry at the ancients for the current situation he finds himself in. With the threat of the Gods getting stronger by the day though, these vampires need to stick together and never before have their bonds been so conducive to their survival.
“…I see every line, every jagged scar marring your otherwise perfect face. And it’s a glaring reminder that we were sent here to hurt you. That we are the true monsters in this equation, not you.”
Thanos and Eton’s relationship has never really been explained in the previous books, but you always had an inkling that they were bonded differently than the others. Eton and Thanos’s dynamic was totally different to Alasdair and Vasilios and Isadora and Diomedes and I was always left wondering…why? It was the enigma surrounding these two that made this book all the more intriguing and as little by little we are fed their past, everything soon becomes clear and I never saw it coming.
“You are like the thorns on a rose, Thanos. A painful beauty. One I will always want to hold, no matter the blood it draws from me.”
Actually, there was a lot I never saw coming, especially the ending. I will say I was happy with how this ended although I would have liked a little more explanation. For me personally it did end a little too abruptly and after the intense build up I was just expecting more. Is this the ending I thought? Hell no…did Ella Frank blind side me? Hell yes.
“I am not the knight who will save you, Paris Antoniou. I am the night in your nightmares.”
With regards to Leo, Elias and Paris the dynamic has definitely shifted, Leo being bonded to Alasdair and Vasilios, Elias now very closely intertwined with Isadora and Diomedes and Paris trying to infiltrate Thanos and Eton... a ménage of ménage. Are these threesomes instrumental in the success of the prophecy or are these just a spanner in the works? Could the Gods really have underestimated the allure of the ancients and their first-sired?
“You and your friends…you are the fire. The flood. The plague. You are the end of all ends that we are helpless to resist or fight. And it has already started. Don’t you see? You are our destruction – but for me, you will also be my salvation.”
This has been much more than a M/M / M/M/M vampire erotic romance, while those scenes will forever be burned into my memory the story itself will always hold a special place. This trilogy has been plot driven from the very start and how this has all tied in throughout all three books has been a masterclass from Ella Frank. Unique, addictive, compelling, intriguing and totally unputdownable, this series has kept me on my toes from the very start. The research and the attention to detail has been mesmerising, the visceral scene setting transporting me with every book, a world I could picture through words alone and characters that came to life with ease.
“I will always save you, Thanos. Even when it is from yourself.”
As I said once before… “Once again, I am blown away by an Ella Frank book, she has taken me on a journey through multiple genres over the years and I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing this woman cannot write. She continually shocks me with her diversity and not only the fact that she tries to be different but also that she nails it every time. Extremely talented lady and one that is on my all-time favourite authors list, if you haven’t checked her out before, please do, you are in for some amazing reads.”
Other Books in Series:
Alasdair (Book 1)
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Isadora (Book 2)
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About the Author:
Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”
A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR. You can reach her on the web at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author
Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.
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