Published: May 2018
E-Book Pages: 383
Audiobook hrs: 11 hrs 22 mins
They came to earth-Pestilence, War, Famine, Death-four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.
When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.
Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed.
Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her, and hers towards him.
And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she’ll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.
Pestilence, a fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague. -Google
We first start off the book with Sara and her fellow volunteers that have set out to help save their little town. In doing so, Sara is chosen to stay behind and face Pestilence trying her best to end him and his deadly path from making it any further across the world. Sara’s first attempts all failed, and she is taken captive and forced to watch the world die around her as Pestilence continues to run around the globe.
Pestilence, the definition provided is exactly what this character embodies. He has his mission, the only he knows is to bring on death as he rides across oceans. We are able to hear about his life and some information about his brothers, the other horsemen that have yet to come.
I have to say that I loved Pestilence’s characters. Pestilence is not human, so when we get to look at him and see that he does have human-like emotions, it pulls at your heartstrings. I know that some people might see Pestilence’s actions as abuse and that is true. The way that he handles Sara is abusive, and that’s not okay. But, yes I know there’s a but, when you have a being that knows not of human life and was only built and or designed to bring on death to all, what do you expect from the character. The reason why I loved the book so much is that you get to see Pestilence become more human as the story continues. Sara may have a bit of Stockholm Syndrome, she does fall for her capture, but she is also the one who is slowly changing his mindset and actions into human-like characteristics. The atmosphere of this world is very dark, but how many rainbows and unicorns could you expect when reading a book named Pestilence without there being death surrounding him?
What are your thoughts of Pestilence? Would you pick it up and give it a try, or is the thought of constant death, and actions abuse something you can’t overlook? I would really like to know your thoughts on these types of books, is there no way one can redeem themselves, let me know in the comments. Until next time, be sure to Read THS!