Thursday, April 9, 2015

H is for Hear No Evil by Lizzy Ford

It’s only the end of the world at stake … 

Nathan’s job for the past three thousand years has been to clean up supernatural messes. Jaded, ruthlessly effective and selfless, he’s seen it all and can handle anything - demons, homicidal angels, even bad bosses. 

His latest challenge: A creature named Shadowman is seeking out the three keys it believes will open portals between earth and hell. Nathan must eliminate the human host guiding Shadowman to the keys. Except Nathan isn’t expecting the woman anchoring Shadowman to the human world to be beautiful, witty, innocent and completely unaware of the creature manipulating her. Worse, she makes him feel alive for the first time in his long existence, and he haphazardly discovers she’s meant to become the love of his life. 

Life becomes more complicated when Nathan helps rescue one of the key holders, a deaf girl charged with protecting the secret of who Shadowman really is: the first of four demons headed to the human world, intent on bringing about the Apocalypse. They will succeed, unless Nathan kills the woman he loves, and sends the demon back to Hell.

My Review:

First let me be clear...I am a major Lizzy Ford fan! Second even being a massive fan I have put off reading this one...I can't really give an explanation for that. I mean I love her other series, but this one I just wasn't sure about. Gosh I'm kicking myself now!  

Hear No Evil is an amazingly written story. Even though the ending makes it clear it's not a stand alone novel, the book just draws you in and doesn't let go.

Let's start with the world Ford has created.
I have to say it's quite impressive all the different worlds she has built and how she makes each one distinct.  In Hear No Evil she's brought quite an interesting spin to the world of good and evil.  Her angels and demons aren't monochromatic. There aren't definite lines to show who's on which side. Also the way the angels are reincarnated and experience life on earth. Throughout the story Ford gives just enough of a look into her world to tantalize the reader.  I personally can't wait to continue reading the rest of the series to learn more about it.

As for her characters...
Ford has a way of creating characters that are easy to fall in love with.  Not just her leading ladies and men, but the supporting players as well. Even some of the bad guys have a way of causing you to want to root for them. I have to say one of my favorite characters was Eddy, who is definitely not a good guy. lol. But he is so sweet in his own way! I can't wait to see where his story goes. 

Also Ford's main character in Hear No Evil is deaf. Ford is able to work her disability into the story without making the story about her disability, but it isn't. Yes, Amira's disability is an important part of the story. If she could hear she would be able to figure out what the stones are saying to her and she  wouldn't need to find the rest of the girls.  But throughout the story it's easy to forget that she's deaf. Ford is able to make it her weakness, while at the same time making it a strength.

I highly recommend anything written by Lizzy Ford. She creates beautiful worlds and addicting characters. But I seriously suggest picking up Hear No Evil. It's main character proves that you don't need physical perfection to be a heroine and the things that people with disabilities are able to do.
The world is one of her best creations. The story...yes it ends on a cliffie, but it's one that makes you want to keep reading.  I'm giving this one 5 outta 5 stars an I can't wait to see where this series goes.


I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.