Date Read: January 10th, 2013
I finally got my hands on the final installment in the Existence trilogy by Abbi Glines, and I’m so glad I did. I could not have been happier with how everything ended.
Ceaseless picks up a short time after Predestined ends, but everything is not as it seems. Dankmar has broken too many rules, Pagan knows too much, and as such things have to start fresh. Pagan’s memories of all things relating to her time with Dankmar have been erased. And she is given a chance to choose between her soul’s mate, Jay, and Dank, a complete stranger as far as she can remember.
If only Dankmar can somehow trigger Pagan’s memories then all will be right…
As I said at the start of my review, I am very happy with how Ceaseless ends. After Predestined ended and I read the synopsis for Ceaseless I was terrified of what was going to happen to Pagan and Dank. I didn’t know if their love was strong enough to overcome the bond between a soul and the match that was made just for them.
Dank doesn’t take very long before he is wedging himself back into Pagan’s life regardless of whether or not she remembers him, he is determined to remind her of what they once had.
My only problem with this part of the story is that I felt the author took some liberties here. Pagan has no recollection of Dankmar and yet she gets all comfy with him just days after meeting him for the first time? That’s not the Pagan we met in Existence, nor in Predestined.
Now when I say I felt like Ms. Glines was taking some liberties here it’s because while the idea of Pagan losing her memories, yet unable to resist Dankmar makes a good story, I thought the execution was a little rushed. Okay a lot rushed. I wanted them to get back together as much as the next gal, I just wish it had been a little better paced.
My only other issue with this book was an issue I had with the entire trilogy and that was the amount of grammar and punctuation errors. These errors didn’t take away from the story; they were just irritating for a stickler like me.
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I think the most memorable moment came towards the end when Pagan remembers everything and is heartbroken she could ever have forgotten Dank. That part just about broke my heart as well. She was devastated. I think I might have even cried for her a little. Bravo Ms. Glines!
Above all else, if you read the first two and loved them or even if you just liked them, you must read the finale and find out how it all ends. The Existence trilogy had it flaws, but ultimately it was a fun, quick read and I enjoyed every moment.
Can he make her fall in love with him… again?
When Pagan Moore proved worthy of Death’s devotion, he was given the gift of getting to keep her.
But Dank was never promised that Pagan would keep him.
When a soul is created, so is its mate. In every lifetime those souls find each other. They complete the other’s destiny. It’s time for Pagan’s soul to choose if she truly wants an eternity at Death’s side or if she wants the mate created just for her.
Dank didn’t think he had to worry about her choice. He knew where her heart belonged. Until he realized that every kiss, every touch, every moment of their time together would be washed from her memories. He would have to win her heart all over again and prove to her soul that he was where she belonged.
If only her soul’s mate wasn’t right there standing in his way.
Author: Abbi Glines
Source: My personal copy
Edition: Ebook, 190 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Self Published
Published Date: September 18th 2012