Sacrifice is the second book in the Mortal Path series by Dakota Banks and an EOS Urban Fantasy.
A demon's enslaved executioner - a ravager of lives and souls - Maliha Crayne has been reborn, willing to sacrifice her immortality for a chance at freedom . . . and salvation.
Now she has an opportunity to prevent the death of thousands - perhaps tens of thousands - to make up for the countless lives she has obliterated over the centuries. To do so, she must locate and destroy an evil cabal of madmen in possession of a weapon of unspeakable power - and survive the immortal assassins who are now after her blood.
But it means reverting to the old ways and surrendering once more to the darkness. And if Maliha dies before the mission is accomplished, the hell she once knew will seem like a picnic compared to the eternal torments awaiting her.
Sacrifice was submitted for review and I retain my copy. :)
Susannah was accused of being a witch and burned at the stake in 1692 Massachusetts - on that same day she was reborn as a demon's slave, Ageless - her first task was to kill those who had wronged her. And she did.
She then went on to kill countless numbers of people at her demon's bidding - until one assignment gave her pause. Made her stop and think - what had this innocent child ever done to anyone to warrant death at her hands?
Now known as Maliha Crayne, she has found a loop hole in the contract the demon holds over her.
This loop hole says that if she balances the scales - saves as many lives as she has taken, before her death - the demon contract is void. This makes her a rogue - and it also makes her demon very unhappy.
In Sacrifice we find that Maliha is not the only Ageless. And she is hoping that these new players will join her in her quest to find the Shards of the Great Lens - an object that will help her read the Tablet of the Overlord - which will give her control over the demons.
But before she can look for the Shards she must stop a group of people who are trying to unbalance the world's financial structure - and they are using the poorest countries as a test site for a weapon of unbelievable destruction.
Though no longer Ageless, Maliha still has some of their unique abilities - super speed, advanced healing and the ability to read a persons aura - and it will take all of these abilities combined with her years of experience to vanquish this foe.
I really enjoyed Sacrifice. I love the whole concept of Mortal Path and find Maliha to be fascinating.
Mortal Path has become one of my favorite series and I can't wait to see where Maliha goes from here.
I give Sacrifice: Mortal Path Book Two 4 out of 5 stars.