While recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen—Conquest, Famine, and Death—are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.
Now—bound, bloodied, and drugged—Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for—not to mention all of humankind—he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.
But will anyone believe him? @goodreads
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I thought this book was brilliant! A young adult version of THE FOUR HORSEMEN, totally awesome.
Gideon is the first one we find out about in the book. He's in the military, he dies in said military, but comes back as WAR. He has a cuff on his arm and has abilities he knows nothing about. He is clueless as to what is going on. Gideon finds out when he's visiting his sister Anna at school and some girl named Daryn tries to get him to leave with her (no, not for that) In walks some mean looking peeps and Daryn takes off, she tries to get Gideon to follow...but..he's stubborn and has anger issues. He soon finds out these are not normal peeps and luckily doesn't get killed. He does hook back up with Daryn and she explains he is War and that they have to find his other horsemen brothers. You can imagine his reaction.....................................BOOM! MIND BLOWN!
Now Daryn, she is a person that gets things done for others. I'm not going into all of that, but at the moment she's trying to help the horsemen get together and defeat the Kindred, they are trying to get something that Daryn is carrying. The only way the men can possibly defeat them is to fight together otherwise they will just die. Now, all of that being said, they are not the REAL horsemen, they have their abilities and horses. --->Read the book :-)
They finally get all of the horsemen together. Sebastian is Famine, Marcus is Death, and Jode is Conquest. Each of these men have their own unique personalities and I love each one of them. I also LOVE their horses, the author takes time to include them and the men getting to know their own horse and how to be one with them.
The story starts where Gideon is in a government installation being interrogated, we learn the whole book through him explaining it. Don't get me wrong, this does not hinder the book in any way, I think it actually makes it better because of the end game.
The book isn't all doom and gloom either, there is a lot of funny times and snark, a tiny bit of love and a lot of setting up the world for the next book. There is something that is worrisome that happens at the end but it's gonna be all good, I just know it :-)
I would recommend this book to anyone that loves the thought of THE FOUR HORSEMEN in a different kind of setting, but still bad to the bone!
I can't wait until the next book! FIN......
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