War by Laura Thalassa
They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.
The day Jerusalem falls, Miriam Elmahdy knows her life is over. Houses are burning, the streets run red with blood, and a traitorous army is massacring every last resident. There is no surviving this, especially not once Miriam catches the eye of War himself. But when the massive and terrifying horseman corners Miriam, he calls her his wife, and instead of killing her, he takes her back to his camp.
Now Miriam faces a terrifying future, one where she watches her world burn town by town, and the one man responsible for it all is her seemingly indestructible “husband”. But there’s another side to him, one that’s gentle and loving and dead set on winning her over, and she might not be strong enough to resist.
However, if there’s one thing Miriam has learned, it’s that love and war cannot coexist. And so she must make the ultimate choice: surrender to War and watch humankind fall, or sacrifice everything and stop him.
This is a long story. War has found the one made for him, her name is Miriam and she bears a scar that marks her as his wife. He is waging his war against humanity while trying to win over the heart of his wife. He is just doing his job, but it his job that Miriam hates. Not the man. All he needs is for her to surrender to him, like everyone else so that he can love her like a husband loves his wife. Will she? Or will she deny and defy him till her end? Turn after turn she defies him, underminds his power, yet he can’t hurt her. She is his wife, but she needs to learn a lesson. A powerful one.
Miriam is only trying to survive. She’s made it this far on her own, but now War captured her and thinks she is his wife. Fat chance buddy. War asked her to surrender to him, but she can’t. That’s not her nature to surrender and not to someone like War. He is killing innocent people. Burning towns. For what? For whom? It makes no sense and Miriam will NOT be part of it. Yet, she can’t help but fall for him. He is kind to her, he cares about her, he even loves her. Does she feel the same? When the tables are turned would she protect him as he does her?
Another great book in The Four Horseman series by Laura Thalassa. I love the struggle between War and Miriam. The setting of the book couldn’t be in a better place. So fitting. I did struggle with the length of this book. I felt like it was rehashing things. The twist at the end was amazing and I was not expecting that at all.
Looking forward to book #3 in the series!