Title: The Dark Deliverance
Author: D.L. Blade
Series: The Chosen Coven (#3)
Page Length: 272
Publication Date: October 31, 2019
Publisher: Fifth Element Publishing
Synopsis: Mercy is done being hunted—she’s now the hunter.
Mercy’s lost everything. Her coven . . . they sacrificed themselves to save her life.
But as she struggles against despair, she finds clues to their whereabouts. To Caleb’s whereabouts. Clues that lead to an ancient power that brought her back to life after she died at Gallows Hill in 1692.
She also puts together a plan—resurrect her friends.
With the help of Dorian, she embarks on a journey to uncover long-hidden secrets that can save her coven from purgatory, which is slowly collapsing around them. But her plan is intercepted by Maurice, who enjoys playing games with her. A twisted mind trying to draw her in. He’s about to open Hell and take her entire world away from her.
Time is running out to find the power to bring back her coven and defeat the undead.
If she doesn’t, Hell will be unleashed on the world.
This is the third book in The Chosen Coven series. The story begins where The Dark Underworld left off. Mercy has gained all of her coven’s powers since they sacrificed themselves to save her. Now, Mercy is determined to resurrect them. However, this is no easy feat. She must figure out how Caleb brought her back and try to do the same.
To make matters worse, the evil Maurice is intent on world domination, and his plans are starting to come to fruition. Mercy knows she won’t stop until she reunites with her beloved coven and rids the world of the biggest threat it’s ever known.
Like the last book, this story consists of dual narratives. However, instead of Caleb and Mercy’s perspectives, this book is told from Mercy and Maurice’s points of view. I like the switch in perspectives because it provides the reader with a broader view of what is happening with Mercy and her core group as well as Maurice and the other antagonists.
Alternating the point of view also gives a deeper understanding of Maurice’s motivations and goals. Why is he so focused on destroying Mercy? What is his ultimate purpose? The dual narration answers questions about Maurice’s intentions and actions. It also delves into Mercy’s feelings about her experiences.
Mercy has come a long way from the beginning of this trilogy. “I was not the same girl I was a year ago. I only thought about myself and my own selfish needs…I had been ignoring everything my coven wanted and doing what I felt was right.”
She realizes that she must think not just about herself. This selfless attitude is evident throughout the story as Mercy tries to find a way to bring back her coven while saving others from Marius and other evils.
Mercy and her friends engage in the ultimate battle between good and evil. As the story progresses, the stakes (pardon the vampire pun) get higher, the antagonists become even more evil and deadly, and the risks become greater. The heightening of suspense and the constant action makes for a fast, edge-of-your-seat read.
This is a fitting and fabulous conclusion to an epic trilogy! I loved the themes of selflessness, embracing love, friendship, forgiveness, and fighting for what is right. I can’t say enough about this immersive novel that’s filled with action, adventure, memorable characters, a lovely romance, and a cool supernatural setting.
- Mercy’s maturation. She has grown and matured so much from the start of the series, and it is fantastic to see.
- The supernatural world. Blade has created a magnificent and unique world of vampires, witches, demons, werewolves, and more.
As this is the third book in the trilogy, I recommend reading the The Dark Awakening and The Dark Underworld before you read this one. Readers who like action-packed supernatural stories will love this trilogy!