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Thursday, April 16, 2009

To Hell and Back (Dante Valentine, Book 5) by Lilith Saintcrow

To Hell and Back is the fifth and final book of the Dante Valentine series.

I'm pretty conflicted about this book. Dante is a good character, but my own personal trust issues just can't be happy with the way things turned out.

And in a lot of ways this series reminds me of those action movies where the last third of the movie is just a series of action sequences. One of those movies where you know the movie is coming to a close when almost everyone is dead.

Here is the blurb from the author's site.

Plot. Counterplot. Betrayal. Intrigue. When you’re working for the Devil, it’s all par for the course. You just have to live with it. Right?

Wrong. When you’re Danny Valentine and the Devil double-crosses you one too many times, there’s only one thing to do.

Fight back. No matter how hopeless it is. No matter how suicidal it is. No matter how far the game is rigged in the Devil’s favor.

Those first three words pretty much sum things up. Plot. Counterplot. Betrayal.

The only problem is that there are some things that were not completely resolved. I wonder if the author knew this was going to be the last book, or if she had hopes of there being more. It almost seems as if she left a few loose ends in the hopes she would be writing more books.

I'm going to give To Hell and Back a 7 of 10, and the series is going to end up at a 6 of 10.

Book Rating: 7 of 10
Series Rating: 6 of 10

1. Working for the Devil
2. Dead Man Rising
3. The Devil's Right Hand
4. Saint City Sinners
5. To Hell and Back

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