Admittedly, I was a bit weary going into pestilence. I never have been a fan of series that have diferrent characters per book. All I can say is I was wrong to be be hestitant about book 1. It was amazing.
Thalassa has a very specific voice in her books that rings out in each of her characters. Callie, Ember, and now Sara. The moment you start reading her words it's like okay...this book is definitely written by L.T. These are totally her made up words and phrases. They are hilarious and real. Cursing and making up different curses when everything goes to the crapper is a very real human trait and I loved it all the more in Pestilence since that's what we're trying to get at in the heart of the story: Humanity.
This is a post-apocalyptic novel that features Sara Burns, an ex-fire fighter who tries to kill Pestilence. The first of God's 4 horeseman to come to Earth in order to bring lost humanity to its knees in a highly virulent plague. Sara learns that the what can kill cannot be easily killed. Pestilence is a form of death incarnate, and he takes Sara prisoner. In her, he sees all the bad that humanity is. As his prisoner, she tries to teach him that he is wrong. That humanity is worth reedeming. In her, he finds humanity and compassion that he has never felt. Sara attempts to personify, in essence, the harbringer of death. The repercussions of her actions, and his are devistating. In what way? You'll have to read the book to find out.