Author: Sylvain Reynard
Title: Gabriel’s Redemption (Gabriel’s Inferno Series #3)
Publisher: Penguin Berkley
From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Gabriel’s Rapture and Gabriel’s Inferno comes the epic conclusion to the captivating romantic trilogy.
Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julianne. Together, he’s confident that they can face any challenge. And he’s eager to become a father.
But Julianne’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans, as the pressures of being a student become all consuming. When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront Julianne about the subject of her presentation—research that conflicts with his own. And in Oxford, several individuals from their past appear, including an old nemesis intent on humiliating Julia and exposing one of Gabriel’s darkest secrets.
In an effort to confront his remaining demons, Gabriel begins a quest to discover more about his biological parents, beginning a chain of events that has startling repercussions for himself, Julianne, and his hope of having a family.
If you have been following my blog, then you must know how much I enjoyed this series. This book was no exception, I enjoyed it just as much as the others, if not more, but it did leave me with a bittersweet feeling in the end as it is the epic conclusion of the series.
What I love most about this book is the way the author used Dante’s Inferno as a starting point. This book is full of cultural references, it even makes references to the Bible which is quite unusual in this type of books. But what truly attracts and hold the attention of the reader is the level of elegance and style of the writing. You cannot, by any means, call this book cheap or shelved it along with the other romance books.
We do not know much about the author, as he chooses to remain anonymous, but since the male character is so complex,I believe it is safe to assume that the author resembles his character. If it were someone who would like to be like Gabriel, the books and the character would not be as “perfect”.
I have trouble finding the right words and I am also incapable of writing at the level I am required to ( hopefully, one day ( sooner rather than later) it will happen – according to some I should be able to write articles at the same level as those published in academic journals :|) so this is another reason why I loved this book. The novel is so well written, strangely enough, it remind me of the texts I am supposed to read as part of my degree. Usually, romance books lack this trait.
I do no want to talk about the story because I do not wish to give you ant spoilers, but I am going to tell you that it is just as beautiful as the one in the previous book, even more so. The plot is complex, the first few chapters were a bit different, but then was immersed, once again, in the universe of the book and I started loving it. It was like all those feeling I had towards the book came back, all at once.
In conclusion, I would like to add that I am glad that I was given the chance to enjoy this masterpiece, that’s right, it is a without a shadow of a doubt a masterpiece of contemporary romantic lit. I am glad that Gabriel finally found the power to forgive himself for his sins, that he finally found redemption.
From me:5/ 5