Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain. For him, nothing stands in the way of victory. Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, tempts him to the razor's edge of surrender.Known among her people as The Disappointment, Kaia must bring home the gold in the Harpy Games or die. Strider is a distraction she can't afford because he has an agenda of his own-steal first prize, an ancient godly artifact, before the winner can be named. But as the competition heats up, only one prize will matter-the love neither had thought possible...
Definitely one of the better books in this series. Strider & Kaia were the perfect couple...I mean literally they were written for each other.
Stride who is possessed by the demon Defeat cannot loose a challenge without going through much suffering. And my o' my did Kaia challenge him in this installment of LOTU. I necessarily didn't care for Strider in some of LOTU books I read...thought he was a little cocky & yeah he still is (as he would say...ego check) But you got to know more about him and his feelings towards Kaia.
Kaia, a harpy looking to redeem herself to her people after an incident that involved herself as a child is invited to the Harpy games, along with her sisters and a couple of allies after being banned for centuries. As she fights her way through the games, she must go through her own challenges (namely keeping Strider from distracting her as she competes & finally gaining her mother's love & respect).
I also thought there was a lot going on this book too. I like hearing about the other couples & warriors while I'm reading a book, but I don't want read TOO much about them. I want the story to stay on the main characters and as much as I enjoyed reading this story, I don't think (in my opinion) this book did that enough.
This one gets 4 Black Orchids...