The Acropolis - #TeamGargoyle
There are not enough books in the world about gargoyles. There just aren't. So I am extra thankful that R.K. Ryals picked up her pen and has begun a new series about Conor the guardian gargoyle bff of Dayton and Monroe, from her Redemption series.
The writing is better. The edit is better. The storyline is better. The characters, hello -- gargoyles!, are better. The demons are better.
The Acropolis is not a sequel or a prequel to Redemption, it picks up in the heat of the Redemption action -- while Datyon and Marcas are dealing with hell (for reals), Conor is off on a mission to escort a hybrid demon named Emma to the Acropolis, (a school/prison for demon hybrids.) He's had a demotion, because he "let" Dayton go off with demons when he was supposed to be her guardian. Emma does not know she's a demon, she's spent her whole life moving from doctor to doctor because she thought she was dying. Turns out, all of those weird symptoms were related to her being the daughter of a very powerful, and ancient, demon.
Conor pretty much takes one look at Emma and feels a connection -- he also begins to really grasp the idea that not all demons are evil and that the lines that were so clear before, are maybe a little fuzzy. (Funny how that happens, isn't it?)
Besides Conor, his mom, his cousin and Luther, we do see a few characters re-appear from the Redemption series -- but most of that happens at the end, where there are some big surprises in store.
Because of the cross-over characters, I do recommend you read the Redemption series BUT this is still a good book, if you haven't read Redemption. I suspect it will be more important to read Redemption in later books -- because there are going to be some big changes in the demon/hybrid/angel/gargoyle world. I can hardly wait to see what happens.
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