Twelve years ago, our fates were sealed with a kiss.
We are all, for better or worse, doomed to love each other until death do us part. My heart belongs to Proserpina and St. Sebastian—even if he no longer wants it. Even if she has left it behind to follow him.
Delphine’s fled back home, and Becket’s holy calling is in peril.
And now only Rebecca and I remain at Thornchapel to face the unknown.
The door is open. The door that shouldn’t exist; the door that people have died to close. I don’t feel like the lord of the manor. I don’t feel like a king or a wild god. I am a friend and a boyfriend and a brother—and a failure at being all of these things. But the door doesn’t care about my guilt. It only cares about the sacrifice I’ll make to close it.
As the bruising dark of Samhain approaches, so does the fate of our circle, of Thornchapel and the village and the valley beyond it. And I must don the crown, because one thing is still true, even if I must face it alone.
Here at Thornchapel, the kings must go to the door.
Here at Thornchapel, all kings must die.
*Door of Bruises is the fourth and final book in the Thornchapel Quartet*
I hadn’t read for pleasure due to a very demanding caregiver career for many years, professional literature teacher absorbed my free time. This collection of books hypnotized means I sped through in just days, fascinated and entertained as well as titillated. Thank you for rekindling the fire in my mental relationship with my younger self and my younger same sex ( male) husband. I needed the spark! Auden and Saint provided it! I will truly miss them.
Kisses goodbye. Lindbergh in Houston
An all time favorite!
This series is fabulous, but the last one is absolutely amazing! The story and 6 main characters are so unique! Auden Guest , the main character is so sexy! The whole group and story is indescribable and complex. I loved loved this one!
This series was beautiful, haunting, sexy, forbidden, sensual, orgasmic, cosmic, contemplative, and so very multidimensional that I can’t find the right words to describe it. I read all the books and was waiting for Door of Bruises to be released on 11/30/2020 with impatience. I wondered if I was going to be disappointed because it’s the last book and with most authors rushing to finish their stories, I really didn’t have much hope.
The first 3 chapters were pretty much a recap of the previous book and copied over to augment the beginning of this one. So I casually skipped over content that was already fresh and familiar and began reading in earnest when the story actually begins to take shape after Poe returns... I was not disappointed at all! You will not predict the end. I tried to, but I was hooked because I had to just know.
The author is truly an artist. She is eloquent without being stuffy, contemporary yet sophisticated, and incredibly intelligent not just in an academic sense, but emotionally as well. This is the second series I’ve read by this author. The first was The Priest and I absolutely loved that as well. But this series definitely takes the cake!
Thank you Sierra Simone!