Vassago (Dark Soul #2) by Randi Cooley Wilson

Vassago Book Cover Vassago
Dark Soul
Randi Cooley Wilson
Urban Fantasy
Secret Garden Productions, LLC
Septeber 25, 2018
Kindle E-book
240

A Seeker with one desire.
A Goddess who safeguards an ancient curse.
Sometimes even love cannot save a dark soul.

Hope Annandale barely manages to survive the Circles, only to end up back at Shadowbrook alone and afraid; while Stone takes his rightful place by his father’s side, as Prince Stolas.

Vassago, the Seeker, is possessed by his dark soul, making him a danger to everyone around—except Lore, the beautiful goddess. She has loved Vassago for centuries, but he has always chosen his duty to the Circles above all else, even her.

Torn between duty and love, Vassago and Stone will be forced to decide where their loyalties lie, and whom they will fight for. It will take an ancient curse, and a vow that can’t easily be broken, to prevent a war—a battle for revenge and redemption that will ultimately decide the fate of the dark souls’ hearts.

**Vassago is the second novel in the Dark Soul series and is a riveting tale of passion, danger and forbidden love. Intended for mature readers 18+ due to language, violence, sexual situations and dark themes. **

Seeking Love in all the Dark Places

The first thing I need to say about The Dark Soul trilogy is that it is definitely not for the prudish or faint of heart. As someone who adores the writing of Randi Cooley Wilson…and her gangs of gargoyles and other delightful mythical creatures…this was a vast departure from her norm, to the dark side. An enjoyable trip to the dark side, but one I would be remiss in not warning readers about. But then again, what would you expect from a tale revolving around the reign of Lucifer and his sons in the seven circles of hell?

Well, for starters, you might not expect the sparks of humanity, goodness, devotion, and love that live in the dark hearts of those sons, or their plots to dethrone dear old dad and make some changes. Graphic violence and sexual encounters aside, Vassago (and Stolas, the first book in the series) are really love stories mixed in with a quest to save one girl’s divinity and safeguard ancient secrets that help maintain balance in the human world. Lofty goals for the princes of hell, right? Image result for couple kissing surrounded by fire

As one might expect from Randi Cooley Wilson, the plot and character development in Vassago is superb, and although references are occasionally made to events in Stolas, this book could easily stand alone. To my surprise, I found myself just as enamored with these characters as I have been with Randi’s gargoyles over the years…her writing is simply incapable of disappointing me. So place your judgements and preconceived notions of the princes of hell aside, and try out the Dark Soul trilogy…I can almost guarantee you will be as pleasantly surprised as I found myself to be by the end of the book. It does end with quite the classic cliffhanger, but hey, now you’ve been warned!

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