Review: Saving Eve by Dianna Hardy
Title: Saving Eve
Author: Dianna Hardy
Published: April 30, 2015
Publisher: Satin Smoke Press
Author's Note: Saving Eve is the story of what happened to Lucifer afterThe Last Dragon (The Witching Pen series) - the only character who had a "loose thread" in that series. If you haven't read The Witching Pen series, stop now and read no further. Read that first. I tried really hard (too hard, actually) to make this book readable for all, but just as with The Last Dragon (for which I had the same intention), I failed. Lucifer's personality, hinted at story, and the creation myth set up in that series proved to be too complex to explain all over again, in this book's context, without losing some of the intensity of this story and making things more complicated than they needed to be. So, the end result is that Saving Eve - even though not directly part of the arc of The Witching Pen series - is truly one for Witching Pen fans, and in particular, for those who had a soft spot for Lucifer, the first angel to fall. It begins at the point we left Lucifer in The Last Dragon...
Amid long, wild grass, a snake slithers, hidden.
Hidden until a man opens his eyes…
Awaking with amnesia in St Mary's Hospital, after a near-fatal freak accident, he is known only as Luc. With the help of Evie Gold, the kind, young woman who found him, he starts a new life – a second chance, a clean slate.
A bond burgeons between them.
But disturbing dreams of dark deeds become waking recountings. A blackness is uncoiling – seductive, familiar and dangerously provocative.
An ancient craving stirs; an old addiction rises.
Nothing is as it seems, and as reality crumbles, Luc finds himself asking, not just who he is, but...
Who is Evie?
From the author of the international bestselling Witching Pen series, Dianna Hardy takes a seed from The Last Dragon, and brings you an existential story of two beings in search of completion. Expected release: April, 2015.
I have loved this author's stories since I first started the Witching Pen series. Though with this story I felt confused at what was going on at first 10 % into the story I had to go and look up my review of the Last Dragon to see if maybe I had missed something and if my review would clear it up for me. Being as it has been a while since I read the last book. (This was all me and nothing to do with author or the writing) Luckily as I kept reading the story slowly started to make sense for me and when I got to the big revelation of it all and who Evie or Eve really was and the world surrounding her it all made sense and clicked.
This is the last installment in the Witching Pen series so please make sure you read the others way before you read this story.
Lucifer is made to seem the bad guy but all he is is angel who has fought off the blood lust when he fell because of his love of one person. Eve. She is the one person that he has thought about for centuries just the same as her, they are meant to be even though she was always promised to Adam.
Eve finds a man in front of her house and she feels she should take care of him, now this man who shall be named Lucky and later on named Luc has no memory of who he is, but as time progresses his memory returns and that is thanks to Eve.
When you learn about Lucifer he is this bad person but in this story we learn he wasn't all that bad and it makes you have a heart for him.
The love that Eve and Lucifer have for each other is magical and the way she describes him "entering" her is just pure bliss. I really liked how the author used the biblical characters to make this story work but didn't cram religion down your throat, it was like her own spin on how everything in the world came to be and it was refreshing.
Though I enjoyed the story a whole lot being as we get to an insight to Lucifer it wasn't my most favorite story out of the series.
UK author of The Witching Pen and the international bestselling Eye Of The Storm series.
Dianna combines a titillating mix of contemporary and paranormal romance, as well as urban and dark fantasy, into her writing, to bring you stories that are action-packed, fast-paced and not short of heat, with the focus on both character development and the plot. She writes full-length novels and short fiction in various genres. She has also written poetry (first published in 1997) and esoteric books and articles. Nowadays, she chooses to concentrate on writing fiction.
Although quite active online, Dianna prefers the quiet company of nature and animals to the hustle and bustle of people. She loves anything paranormal (she doesn't really consider it "para"), organic food, walking barefoot, the smell of the woods after rain, and summer days.
However, she is also sustained by coffee, chocolate and the occasional vodka.
She currently lives in Surrey, England with her partner and their daughter, where she writes full time.