From the acclaimed author of Green-Eyed Envy comes a tumultuous tale of unrest among the Furies...
As Boston’s Chief Magical Investigator, Riss Holloway has been responsible for solving any crimes committed by or against supernaturals. But now she’s taking a leave of absence from the Boston PD and heading home--to focus on her duties as a Fury: like assisting her mother with an unsettling friction brewing in the Sisterhood, a faction of Furies sworn to serve all the Deities equally. These days, someone is playing favorites, drawing Riss into a tumultuous civil war embroiling every god and goddess. What was once a precept, to stand as a united whole policing arcanekind for millennia, has been divided by something Riss never imagined—and choosing sides could be the most dangerous move she’s ever made.
Serise, Harpy Queen pays a visit to Rissa and Scott. They are caught in a make out session. Serise informs Rissa and Scott that an old enemy has returned. It is warhound, Sean Murphy. Yep, Scott's brother. Sean is connected to the death of a good friend of Rissa. Scott leaves to attend to Sean and the situation. Rissa on the other hand is taking time off from her job as Chief Magical Investigator and spending time focusing on her duties as a member of the Sisterhood of Furies.
While training her cousin, Rissa and her mother are summoned to see the Megaeras or Prime Furies. They are informed that they have been chosen by the Gens Immortalis to serve as nemeses against their enemy.
Blackhearted Betrayal is book three in the Shades of Fury series. I would suggest reading these books in order as each book progresses as a new book is added to the series. The first book is Red Hot Fury. I was addicted instantly to this series when I read the first book. I currently cannot remember another series about furies.
In this book, Rissa and her boyfriend, Scott are going strong with their relationship. Sadly, they do not spend too much time together in this book. Rissa is busy fighting with the furies and other gods and Scott has his own battle with Anubis and his brother, Sean. I would have liked to have seen more of Scott and Rissa interacting together but for this story, I could see why this was not possible. Just a hint for the next book.
Rissa is great. She is strong and I love the serpents on her arms. They are the best protection a woman can have. While, I felt like the book was slow to start and there was a little too much explanation going on, I did enjoy this book. The action picked up during the middle of the book and stayed until the end. I cannot wait to read the next book.
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