TITLE: Dead Camp 5 The End Game Part 2
AUTHOR: Sean Kerr
SERIES: Dead Camp
PUBLISHER: Extasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Angela Waters
LENGTH: 266 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 23, 2018
PRICE: $4.99 e-book
All stories have a beginning and a middle, but it is how those stories end that we remember them.
Everything must come to an end, and as Eli contemplates the loss of Malachi in a London ripped apart by war, he knows that the final battle looms ever closer.
Where is Ethan? Eli can feel him, their love for each other calling through time, but History conspires to keep them apart as Morbius uses him for the final game.
Desperate to find a way to end the war, Eli once again delves into the distant past in search of answers, but as Jack the Ripper taunts him from the pages of his dead lover’s diary, Eli is left despondent. So many lies, so many terrible secrets bleeding across his memories, and all of it to keep him safe from the fingers of those who would destroy him.
Love. All of it for love. So much lost, and all of it because of love. As Eli says goodbye to London for the last time, he can only hope that love will be enough to end the madness.
He has a plan to rescue Ethan. An audacious plan and it will take all of History by his side to see it through to the bitter end. It is time to break Ethan free from the bonds that enslave him, and as they hurtle towards Berlin, the final sacrifice begins.
Sean Kerr has really outdone himself. This final book of this wonderful series has left me speechless and full of tears. Please, do not attempt to read Dead Camp 5 until you have read the other four. Otherwise, this final book will confuse you. You MUST read the series in order to capture the pure beauty that Sean has created in this epic series. Trust me when I say that this series has hardly been about beauty and has a lot of angst and ugliness in it. But what Sean has done, is nothing short of remarkable. The series starts with questions and continues to add to the mystery and suspense through each new installment. The characters’ stories are revealed one at a time in one of the books making it an on-going serial. Before DC 5, Sean had left us on the edge of our seats questioning who, if anyone, will get their HEA!
So now that we’ve reached DC 5, everything is finally answered, and things make sense. But to get to these answers, there is so much pain and hopelessness. So much so, that it’s hard not to give in to the evil that lurks around every corner. Eli is in such a distraught frame of mind that my heart feels bad for him. In the same breath, I just want him to man up and get out of his pity pot. I would feel bad for him but then get mad at him too.
And of course, there’s Malachi, my beloved Malachi. This ghost weaved his way into my heart from the beginning. He has stood by Eli through the worst of the worst. But how long can that last until Mal follows his heart and tries to find what true love can bring him? To be loved unconditionally is something he has strived for from Eli for centuries and it was never given.
Gideon, my dear Gideon. You have sacrificed so much because of love. Are your sacrifices worth it? Is Eli worth it? You, of course, have been through so much heartache and he just hates you for it. You are my hero, and I felt so much in my heart for you. I can’t really say much other than continue to be you and never change.
There is so much history in this series, and it brought about so much imagination of beautiful places throughout history in my brain. The amount of research that went into the world-building of historic sites was fantastic, and had me wishing to visit them. The story starts at the beginning of time, through the worst of times. There is beauty and ugliness, hope & hopelessness, love and hatred, fear and courage and it’s all wrapped up in this finale. I don’t feel that I have captured what this book has, but please know, it is worth it to the very last words of the very last chapter as Sean has stated. I leave you with one of my favorite lines in the book.
“A kiss is a wonderful thing, but it is also the cruelest thing of all, for it may break that which it was meant to heal.”
***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***
Review edited by : Laura McNellis