Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Mephisto Covenant: The Redemption of Ajax by Trinity Faegen

*** 1/2

Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father. When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger—she is an Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx’s biggest threat.
A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant—God’s promise he will find peace in the love of an Anabo. After a thousand years, he’s finally found the girl he’s been searching for: Sasha.

With the threat of Eryx always looming, Jax knows he has to keep Sasha safe and win her over. But can he? Will Sasha love him and give up her mortal life?

The Mephisto Covenant is the first in a series about the sons of Mephistophles, known as the Mephisto, and their search for redemption and the light to balance out their darkness.  When Ajax first sees Sasha he is drawn to her light and terrified that he will lose her, only the second Anabo his brothers have found.  If Jax loses her, he will lose the chance for salvation and eternal peace in Heaven after the war with his brother, Eryx, ends.  Sasha did not think things could get much worse after her father died, until she finds herself the target of Eryx disciples, her mother is deported and she is sent to live with an aunt who dispises her and her psycho-spawn.  The only light is Jax, but what he wants from her is overwhelming and perhaps more terrifying than losing him...
The Mephisto Covenant was phenomenal, fast-paced and fun.  Trinity Faegen did a great job creating realistic characters and responses in a fantastical world.  Sasha's struggles and resistance to Jax felt real and honest and Jax's sense of desperation and growing selflessness heartbreaking.  I definitely recommend The Mephisto Covenant for fans of paranormal romance.  I look forward to book 2, The Mephisto Kiss, the Redemption of Xenos. 


  1. I am still dying to read this one. There are so many great books out there that I have yet to get. But this is one of those I really really want it type of books.
    Great review!

  2. I know! I checked it out from the library a couple of times before I actually got to read it. A very good start to the series. Thanks!