By Taylor Longford
Think you know about gargoyles? Think again. The beautiful winged race disappeared eight hundred years ago. Now they’re back.
Trapped in a harpy’s lair, Chaos must choose between his freedom and the life of an innocent young girl. To save the girl, he must agree to a lifetime of captivity at the end of a monster’s leash, a bleak existence that would crush his wild spirit and impetuous nature.
Starved and abused by the same harpy, Torrie doesn’t trust anyone, especially anyone with wings. She doesn’t realized that the young gargoyle imprisoned with her is her only hope for survival. And when she finally discovers her mistake, it appears to be too late for amends.
This was more like it. The last book, Defiance, was a bit of a letdown and I wondered if I had worked through my liking for the series and it was time to let them go, but Chaos got me in my happy place. It’s told from both Chaos and Torrie’s perspectives, and because we haven’t been introduced to Chaos previously this was fun to get to know one of the three Gargoyles we haven’t met yet. Chaos is captured by a harpy, and in order to get Chaos’s venom, the harpy abducts the first human female she sees, which happens to be torrie. Torrie has no idea that Chaos isn’t just an ordinary guy, and is freaked out to put it mildly at being kidnapped by a monster. As the two are thrown together Chaos begins to care for Torrie, and Torrie can’t help but be attracted to the stoic Gargoyle. She doesn’t understand that he is protecting her and has to make a horrible decision to save her life, because against all odds, he has fallen in love with her. This is a great addition to the series and one I really enjoyed reading. It also adds a little more mystery as to what happened to the other two Gargoyles.
I give it a 3.5 out of 5