Author: Gabrielle Faust
Publisher: Dark Regions Press
Date (to be) Published: October 2010
Synopsis: (from publisher)
Where Did It Come From?
Gabrielle sent me a preview copy to review.
Why Did I Choose It?
I love her writing and couldn’t wait to read something different from her.
This was one that I didn’t really know much about prior to Gabrielle approaching me to review it. I read her blurb about it and thought, I love her other books, I’m sure this will be just as good, even if it’s not about vampires.
I was not to be disappointed. Regret is another stunningly beautiful yet disturbing book by Faust.
The story of Marcus, who meets Desiderium, the Demon of Regret, and in an interesting twist, takes the place of Desiderium, leads the reader through various parts of Hell, and forms of Hell on Earth. Following a ‘newer’ demon through his duties, watching him become accustomed to his new form, and life, such as it is, reveals much about the mythos of our various demons. Marcus encounters a handful of demons, of varying ranks and power, making a pact with one, and irritating another, all while trying to obtain the one soul he truly feels is his to take.
The story is haunting and beautifully written, yet another book to add to my collection (and if you so desire, you can purchase a gorgeous copy for your collection as well from the publisher’s website above.)
Since discovering her about a year ago, I find myself wanting to devour her books with voracity, but find that I savor them, drawing out the experience far longer than necessary. I have an insatiable desire to read anything that Faust releases, but knowing that she doesn’t put out a book just to get the next one out, but delves into her story and her characters, only increases my desire when a book is finally released. I highly suggest you check out her books if you have not already done so and if you need some other prompting, check out her website or any of the other reviews of her previous books here on my website.