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Beyond the Red Door, everything has a price.
Eons ago, the comet Biel passed through Earth’s atmosphere, depositing Travelers and leaving behind remnants that drastically altered the planet and its inhabitants. Hundreds of years later, mutation and evolution have left behind a desolate wasteland and dangers beyond comprehension.
The last remnants of the human race are clinging to life, living in the ruins of Earth’s major cities and struggling to survive. Technology is scarce, and what little remains comes from the very thing that almost destroyed them. Monsters roam the streets, and fear and duplicity rule.
The fallout from the comet has mutation spreading, disfiguring men and twisting their minds, turning them into carnivores and savages that threaten the city and its people. Amidst the chaos, one man rules as Sovereign and corners the market on both technology and trade. To Lavarious Diamond, everything is for sale or trade. The only question is how much it’s worth.
When a mysterious woman comes to the Quarry and promises a huge payday, Diamond’s tidy life is shaken up, and he finds himself uncharacteristically helping her. Along the way, secrets and deceit abound. When the truth comes out, nothing and nobody will ever be the same.
***This was an Uncorrected ARC and thus cannot speak of any errors within my copy***
This is perhaps one of the best books Tigris Eden has written to date and as you guys know by now, I've read (and edited) everything's she's written (with the exception of editing this book, time was not on my side for it).
If you're looking for the normal detailed sex scenes that Tigris is known for, keep looking. You won't find any sex at all in Diamond. You will, however, find a story that is far more darker and grittier than anything else Tigris has released to date.
There are all manner of new things to discover in the dystopian world Tigris has set up for her fans. From Ragers, which are intelligent (to an extent) zombies to Reapers (I have no idea what these guys are but they're terrifying). We won't get into the diversity of the beings that work for Lavarious Diamond, but I promise, you will love them all.
As usual, the story line is amazing and leaves the door wide open for more works from this new world. As is Tigris' style, you won't find a damsel in distress. You will find a female that will do whatever it takes to get what she needs done, done. Diamond is no different in this respect. Nadya is a strong, hardheaded, stubborn, mainly independant female who knows what she wants and goes for it, dangling the one thing Diamond knows can set him up for awhile over his head like a prize.
If you're like me and like the amazing plots and worlds Tigris Eden plucks out of her imagination, and don't mind the lack of sex scenes, this book is a perfect edition to your collection. Even if you do like the sex scenes, don't bypass this book, you guys know Tigris' books are worth the read every single time.
There's the same real emotion that flows off the characters, and more twists, turns and surprised than normal, but all of it is worth the read. Whether you like Dystopian, End times, or Zombies, Diamond is a must have and a must read.
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