Today is really a good day! First only one day left before the release of Omega, third book of the Penton Legacy trilogy which i already told you i really love. You can see my review of the precedent books if you haven't already Redemption ( book1) and Absolution ( book2)
But even better we have just learned that while it's the last book of the initial trilogy the probabilities are high that it won't be the end of the series! Sussanah Sandlin has announced that she was thinking of writing something ( what we will need to wait a little more to know) to close the loose ends still existing after Omega. I can't tell you how happy i'm because as you will see that's what i pointed in my reviews, written a few days ago, as elements that bugged me a little after this fabulous reads So yes! Susannah is even better in my opinion that she was a few days ago.
To be kept updated and to discover even more good news i encourage you to visit her blog and to follow the omega blog tour, you could even win big!
Now without waiting, here is my opinion on Omega! Enjoy!
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: paranormal romance, vampiresSource: e-arc received in exchange for an honest review
I’ve waited so long for this book that I was anxious to start it in good condition. The last book of a series is always special… we want to have a conclusion and in the same time we don’t want to leave characters we have come to enjoy a lot. It can either make of a good series a wonder, either crash all the authors’ efforts put in it. Omega is keeping his promises really well and gives us a wonderful insight on Will’s personality.
Before in Redemption Will was the one who kept the ambience light, making fun, laughing, playing video game but still a real member of Penton Scathe. Later in Absolution, we got to see how he was also the strategist and the mind of Penton, always thinking ahead and supporting Aidan more ways than that was under the light; and a good fighter when needed.
Omega shows us Will in all his complexity with the explanations from his past – though I would have loved to have more details how he met Aidan- and glimpses of his future opportunities. Will is full of potential like the readers could have guessed from the precedent instalments of the story but there is so much more he is unaware of. Under his cool boy façade is a young man who lacks confidence in himself, who fights to prove his worth and thinks that for that he must keep his weaknesses hidden. He is underestimating himself as a result of years of insults and recriminations, to cover how deeply he is hurt emotionally he hides under his façade.
Randa is a new lieutenant of Aidan and the most recently transformed, coming from a military family where she was the only girl surrounded by brothers she has learned to be though and that hasn’t changed when she became, against her will, a vampire. But it’s mostly a mask too to keep people at distance. At first, she judges Will only on his looks and doesn’t give him a chance but circumstances will force them to open to each other and she will be really surprised as well as be surprising.
Aidan did pick his lieutenants really well^^; .
I was also really happy to see Hannah learning more about her powers and staying a child, I think she found a great playmate in Barnabas ^^; and perhaps a new father ‘s figures but that’s to be seen if we get more books. Mirren and Glory as well as Aidan and Krys are still perfectly in character and it’s a pleasure to keep this stability along the story. Now we also get new characters like Cage and Edward…. Cage is a former psychiatrist and it’s needed in omega as well as a bonus to form strategy. He is Edward’s emissary and loyal to Aidan. He is a great addition and I loved to see how he loved and was loyal to Penton first, yes he plan to try to export the idea but the city counts a lot for him. I liked how he was responsible enough to give Mark a chance even if he was really interested (though as a psychiatrist he should think about the saviour syndrome and takes a step back to analyse what part of his feeling are real and which one is due to the circumstances) To be honest that part of the things that bothered me a little, but mostly because of his profession, and I was terrified to have guessed what Matthias did… I don’t want to uncover anything to let you the pleasure to find out but the fact I understood so well his mind as to guess his next move *brrr * terrifying Susannah made it possible by describing him so well in the precedents books and by the description of the final scene in Absolution but still ^^;; I was surprised to right on my assumption. (Perhaps I’m watching Criminals minds a little too much too^^;;)
Omega is really well written with the focus put on the characters’ psychology thanks to Cage input but not only. Secrets are revealed and we can see a side we don’t often get to see from the heads of Penton. I’m glad they were alone. It’s really perfect, since it’s true: living in Omega and under pressure must have an impact on everyone vampire or not. The intrigues thicken, allegiances are revealed, alliances are created and new perspectives are opened. Not a minute to get bored!
The action is strong and fast paced, with some moment to take our breath and reflect on what we are learning and the romance is burning after hesitations, and so many risks the sparks left place to a real inferno^^;; who would have guessed the seductive power of the military undergarments.
Really it’s a good book, if I don’t give it a 5/5 it’s only because personally I didn’t bonded well with Cage’s attraction (only a little) but more because of the ending. Susannah did it well in the sense that the main plot and secondary one have found their conclusion, nothing is amiss but in the same time she let the door open so future books to be added to this universe so we could be happy if it’s the case and not feeling like we are missing something if the publisher don’t contract for more. However, with my personality I would have loved to see more of what happen next, would Mirren take his ex job back only a last time just for pleasure? Since there was some corruption is there no risk at all with the situation?
I would recommend this book without a doubt for those above 18, it’s really a wonderful paranormal romance one you will enjoy more if you read the books in order. Still, I think it’s better if I inform you that there are mentions of rape, child abuse and some torture.
Disclaimer: Source: a copy in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.
To have more info about the tour ( it last until february 28th) or the series check Susannah's Blog
What do you think of open ending? Do you like them or do you prefer the see all looses end fixed?