My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Whisper it quietly but I think Hailey’s written another amazing pair of lovers who might have just kicked Alexei and Sean to the curb in my list of favourites (but please don’t let the Russian pyrotechnic know okay?!).
I am absolutely head over heels for Patrick and Jono, both individually and as a partnership.
Patrick is everything I love in a flawed hero, both metaphorically and literally as his magic has been damaged beyond repair when first we meet him.
Jono is a British boy, and every time he spoke, visions of North Laandon (that’s the accent I hear) fluttered through my head, bringing with them the sounds of the city.
The world building in this book is beyond brilliant, the mythology of the Greek Pantheon is seamlessly merged with that of the Norse Gods, and with the folklore of West African, Egyptian and European cultures.
In terms of the plot, it’s fast-paced, complex, at times sets the heart racing and at others makes you melt and at the centre is a new group of characters I know I’m going to love just as desperately as the Alpha Team in Hailey’s Metahuman Files series.
I’m not giving away anything plotwise because I’m not spoiling it, but this is everything I want in the opener of a new series. The romance is present but doesn’t overtake the urban fantasy, and the fantasy is firmly rooted into the “real world”.
There’s good guys to root for and bad guys you want to see wiped off the face of the Earth and a bunch of brilliant secondary characters I want to know more about.
Now, I know this book isn’t even out yet, but when can I have the rest please?!
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.
All fangirling is my own work because I am such a mythology nerd.