Title: The Devil’s Right Hand (Dante Valentine #3)
Author: Lilith Saintcrow
Release date: March 7th 2011
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Rating: 4 stars
Dante Valentine, Necromancer and bounty hunter, just wants to be left alone. But the Devil has other ideas.
The Prince wants Dante. And he wants her now. And Dante and her lover, Japhrimel, have no choice but to answer the Prince’s summons. And to fulfil a seemingly simple task: become the Devil’s Right Hand, hunt down four demons that have escaped from Hell, and earn His gratitude.
It’s a shame that nothing is ever easy when it comes to the Devil. Because of course, he doesn’t tell Dante the whole truth: there is a rebellion brewing in Hell. And there is a good chance that Lucifer is about to be pushed off the throne.
But Dante is getting really tired of being pushed around. And this time, she might be angry enough to take on the Devil himself…
So, after the second book’s torture of not seeing Japhrimel, my wish is granted in this book!
Just…well, after reading this book, I feel like my wish has come true too much. No wonder people always say, “Be careful what you wish for!” *sighs*
This book is well-paced as compared to the previous one, Dead Man Rising. There are lots of content in it and yes, my favourite couple is baaaaack! Japhrimel and Dante! The Devil’s Right Hand got me hooking onto every page from all the character plot twists!
So the book start out slow and relaxed, with Dante and her Fallen lover together. Everything was blissful until the moment where Dante finds Japhrimel hiding things from her. Though, that’s for her own safety.
Lucifer, the Prince, wants Dante to be his Right Hand and hunt down rogue demons. Japhrimel was once in that position until he fell for Dante and became a Fallen. That, my dear readers, is when the character plot twists will start!
Yes, yes, I did wish for Japhrimel to come back into Dante’s life BUT, he is being an arse towards Dante. Yes, an arse, ass, asshole! He needs to take on some counselling session on how-to-make-your-relationship successful. Dante only wants him to do one thing, and he didn’t.
How do you make a relationship successful? You tell and share with each other things! Not keep them to yourself, thinking it’s for the greater good that your other half not knows what’s going on! Especially so, if your other half is someone like Dante Valentine.
I’m done with my ranting. I would like to say that though I disagree with whatever Japhrimel did, I understand why he did it. Though, I still don’t like it. Whereas Danny, who has been my favourite person since the first book, is STILL my favourite gal because she is done being pushed around. She is going to fight with everything she got, even against her lover when the need arise.
I love how Danny is still the same woman who acts on her instincts and refused to be controlled by anyone! Well, the only thing that changed was her temper and no, her temper did not become mild. In fact, she’s more foul-tempered than ever!
You guys would never have guessed who is starting the rebellion in hell. Honestly, it was a shock and a pleasant discovery soon followed!
Be prepared for a book filled with action-packed fighting and constantly pissed-off Necromancer with a Fallen demon, which you will either really hate him or love him for what he did to Dante, in the third instalment of the Dante Valentine series!
High recommended for fans of Lilith Saintcrow’s writing and the Dante Valentine series! You will not be disappointed!