Told in multiple perspectives, the novel begins with Alessandra two months ahead. Alessandra is forced into a control symbiosis with Cleon, the Supreme Magistrate, who quickly forces her to do things that make leave Alessandra plagued with guilt. Alessandra wants nothing more than to cut their connection that was implanted by Lantos, but it may cost her life and power.
All the while Alessandra's power is growing and her visions of a fiery future plague her. Meanwhile the silent queen, Phoibe, is fostering up troops while on the run outside of the D.C. safe zone. Phoibe has learned to fight and kill a new threat which is gods possessing humans, and she takes great joy in vanquishing them. But when her forces are barely battling the harsh elements the young queen learns to take on allies she would normally destroy in a heartbeat. The problem is her bloodline curse may be the undoing of them all or something more.
As for Alessandra's beloved Mismatch, or Adonis, he too is seen struggling through his demons, trying to understand is he beast or man? Adonis finds his answer from an unlikely source and eventually returns. His return is not what he expects finding his best friend a betrayer, his descendant in danger and on the run, and his Alessandra locked away and controlled. His only hope in rescuing her is staying away, when Alessandra tells him it's his death that she see time and again in her visions of the end.
Overall, the was a great sequel, I feel as if I really understand the characters better. Their intentions are a bit more clear as the final pieces of the puzzle are revealed to show us what caused this and that. I'm a romantic at heart so I'm truly hoping for a big apocalyptic HEA, but I'm guessing some aren't going to make it. Alessandra is obviously a key player but so many others are as well making the story complex and luring you in. There are a few shocking moments in this novel and I'm so anxious to see how it all play out into the next book. Now I can't say much with out giving up spoilers. But I must at least this Alessandra and Adonis, love them soooooo much! OMG! If there's one couple that survives it better be them, okay that's all I say. So if you haven't read the first novel Omega do so and then grab this one you'll enjoy it.
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