In the 1800s, Felix Leblanc makes a
deal with a greed demon and gets what he covets the most:
immortality, wealth, and the interest of the rich and
beautiful women of New Orleans. His hedonistic existence
crashes down around him when one of his clients comes to a
bad end. Felix puts his greed behind him, but his deal with
the demon canít be so easily revoked.
Now, in present day New Orleans, Felix
is a voodoo practitioner, and a successful one at that. But
what used to bring him joy now just marks time. That is,
until Regan Henry crosses his path. Regan is newly free of
a horrible husband and has bought herself a mansion that
holds more history than one would expect. The mansion is
haunted and holds more danger to Regan than she knows. Itís
up to Felix to free Regan from the forces of evil which
threaten to overtake her, and to do so heíll have to risk
everything, even his burgeoning relationship with Regan.
New Orleans is the perfect backdrop for
this haunting tale of ghosts, voodoo, demons, and more.
Erin McCarthy beautifully sets up the past versus present,
greed versus love, and evil versus good in this fascinating
tale. The Taking features two charming
protagonists who have to take charge of their lives in order
to overcome the obstacles that face them. I truly liked
Felix and Regan and wanted them to be together, to overcome
the odds stacked against them. Their love story was very
much central to The Taking, but what intrigued
me more was the supernatural world mixed in with modern day
New Orleans. Ms. McCarthy made the world of The
Taking come alive for me; parts of the story drew me
in so that I felt I was really there with Regan and Felix.
That, more than the romance, made The Taking
memorable to me.
The Taking is the third
in Ms. McCarthyís Deadly Sins series, but as I have not yet
read My Immortal or Fallen, I can safely say
The Taking stands on its own. Though the
protagonists from the first two Deadly Sins books didnít
appear in this story, I will definitely be going back to
read them because the world Ms. McCarthy has created in the
Deadly Sins series is fresh, original and not to be missed!