Review: On a Black Horse by Monica Corwin

On a Black Horse by Monica Corwin
Series: Revelations (# 3)
Release Date: October 27, 2016
Publisher: self-published
Pages: 143
Source: Book provided by the author for review



When a Sun God makes a prophecy, it’s best to heed the warning.

Katherine stands on the edge of ruin. With Ragnarok in full swing and her friends off finding their own lives she can’t find a purpose in her existence. When Baldir, their missing Sun God, kidnaps Katherine and entreats her to care for his friend, a wounded hellhound, Katherine makes a selfish choice for the first time in her life.

Arwan never expected to meet a God, let alone fight a group of them to begin the Apocalypse. After the battle between Bianca, the Horseman of Conquest, and Hel, the Goddess of the Underworld, Arwan, escapes home to the Welsh coast intent to die on his own land.

With Hel dead, the Horseman believe they’ve stalled Ragnarok. But Baldir has a dream that ignites the Horseman to take out the remaining hounds loyal to Hel, which includes the incapacitated Arwan.

Can Katherine go against her friends to save a man she promised to protect? Even if Arwan could end the Horseman for good?


Review:  When I venture into the paranormal genre, there’s nothing I like more than finding an author who is comfortable in his or her ability to show a creative imagination.

That is exactly what I found in Monica Corwin’s On a Black Horse. A word of caution, though, to note that this is the third book in the Revelations series. Since I haven’t read the other books, I found myself struggling a bit with the storyline. For optimal enjoyment, I would recommend starting in order because this is a fantastic story concept.

As an apocalyptic paranormal story, the author has pulled together mythology, shape shifting and some good old fashioned fiction to craft an intriguing cast of characters. Katherine caught my attention because of her sense of vulnerability. I was drawn to her because I knew she had several secrets to reveal.

Her interactions with Arwan were packed with intensity, especially since it was initially understood that any sort of relationship between the two would simply be impossible because of who they were. Dancing around the chemistry created an interesting sense of anticipation.

While the bulk of the story focuses on their relationship, the series storyline also continues. I was able to pick up enough to follow along, but I definitely want the back story from the other two installments. There is a cliffhanger, so I will have to wait for the next story to see the loose ends tied up.

Corwin did an impressive job with this story, especially in selecting a riddle for Arwan to solve.