Extinguish is a short story by Sempre author J.M. Darhower.
Read: June 2013
I rated on Goodreads: 5 Stars
I Declare War
Serah always believed the world around her was perfect. As a Power, one of the warrior angels, she has spent her existence defending the innocent from evil. After tragedy strikes, tearing Serah’s brother from her life, she’s given the task of stopping the approaching apocalypse before it’s too late.
Only one thing, though: she has to venture to Hell to do it.
Lucifer—or Luce, as he prefers to be called—has been biding his time in Hell, longing for revenge against those who oh-so-easily cast him into the pit. When the heavenly beauty shows up at his gate, he’s just as captivated by her presence as she becomes of him. The attraction between them is palpable, and Serah’s willpower slowly slips. How can this charming creature, this scarred Archangel, be the one annihilating the world she so loves?
As the war wages on, the world entwined in chaos, Serah starts questioning everything she ever knew. When the light and dark, hot and cold, finally collide, she has to make a choice—a choice that sets her world on fire, black and white exploding into colorful flames.
Serah has questions. She wants answers.
Wow. I’m not even sure where to start. This book was such a departure from J.M. Darhower’s first book Sempre. A good departure, but departure none the less. I was excited to find out she had another book coming out, as I loved loved loved Sempre. I have to say that I loved loved loved Extinguish as well. It was a quick read, read it all in one night, but it was enough to keep me enthralled from word one.
Extinguish gives a look into the world of Lucifer and Serah. Serah is tasked with trying to get Lucifer to stop the war he has with the Angels, which of course he has no intention of doing. I was intrigured by their relationship as it progressed through the times that Serah went to visit him, and the waining interest she had in her relatioinship with Archangel Michael, Lucifer’s brother.
I was a bit shocked by the end of the book, but had the feeling that something like it was coming. Almost makes me want a sequel, but suprisingly I’m ok with the way it ended. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a story about an Angel and the Devil.