Death is a bitch - for real. But what else could you expect from a work-a-holic harvester of souls. Azrael wants her to relax and have some fun, some fun with him that is. Death was a great character and I loved seeing it portrayed as a female. I don't think I'd ever seen that before. Death is all business. She loves her job. Comforting the good souls as they pass and catching the ones that don't think it's really their time. The only draw back is Damien. The demon that tries to barter with the souls. He offers them a little more time in exchange for an eternity of servitude. He also has a serious psycho crush on Death that gets very out of hand
Damien was a great opposite to showcase Azrael as a good guy. Damien is everything you don't want in a guy. He's manipulative and controlling and he would do anything to make Death his - even trapping her until she "sees the light". The addition of Sisyphus from myths as his somewhat unwilling sidekick was a great idea and a fantastic way to tie the story into lore.
There is a lot going on for a novella and it was written very well. With two man-hunts and a backlog of work, Death has her work cut out for her - and Azrael has his cut out for him in trying to win her over. Death's family plays a minor role, as does Satan, and the mix was a great way to add some fun side characters into the story line.
Cate Masters is definitely a favorite of mine now. She does an awesome job with her lore and giving old legends and myths a modern twist to bring them into today's world.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*