A Crown of Iron & Silver by Hailey Turner
Series: Soulbound III
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Subgenre: LGBTQ Urban Fantasy
Never promise a life that isn’t yours to give.
New York City is decked out for the holidays, and Special Agent Patrick Collins is looking forward to a reunion with his old team when he gets assigned a new case. A human child is missing, and the changeling left in her place causes a prominent witch family to demand justice from the fae.
Meanwhile, continued harassment from the New York City god pack forces Jonothon de Vere to formally establish his own with Patrick. Doing so will mean a civil war within the werecreature community—a war they risk losing from the start without alliances. Making bargains with the fae is never wise, but Patrick and Jono have nothing to lose when a fae lord comes asking for their help.
The Summer Lady has been kidnapped from the Seelie Court, and if they can find her, Patrick and Jono will cement an alliance with the fae. But the clues to her disappearance are found in Tír na nÓg, and the Otherworld has never been kind to mortals.
Venturing past the veil, Patrick and Jono risk losing territory, time, and their very lives while searching for answers. Because the Queen of Air and Darkness knows they are coming—and the ruler of the Unseelie Court has an offer for them they can’t possibly refuse.
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“Come on. Let’s go to bed.”
Patrick led him back into their bedroom, ignoring Jono’s huff of laughter when Patrick pushed him onto the bed. He shrugged out of his own jacket and stripped out of his sweater, tossing it aside. His dog tags were warm from body heat, even if he couldn’t feel where they rested on his scarred chest.
Jono watched Patrick undress the rest of the way, methodically getting rid of his weapons and clothes. He crawled onto the bed, pushing at Jono’s shoulders until he was lying down, with Patrick straddling his hips. Long fingers curled around his dog tags, tugging at the chain to pull him into a kiss that went from lazy to deep in the span of seconds.
Warm hands gripped Patrick’s hips, thumbs pressing against bone. Patrick bit down gently on Jono’s bottom lip before pulling away, dragging his mouth over the stubble along Jono’s jaw, to his throat.
“They drew first blood, and I don’t like that it was yours,” Patrick murmured against the skin stretched taut over Jono’s pulse.
He could feel it when Jono swallowed, and he tried his hardest to suck a bruise against Jono’s throat.
“Better mine than yours.”
If the reader wants to really enjoy and understand this book, the first two in the series need to be read first.
Patrick enjoys coming home to Jono. Slowly coming to believe that Jono was there because he wanted to be, not just because of the soul bond they shared (a fact that could be deadly for both if known). They are solidifying their bond and Jono is coming to believe he can make his small god pack bigger.
Patrick is called to deal with a changeling baby. Which starts him and Jono on a new (adventure?, quest?) lets just say it’s not going to be pleasant.
This was an amazing story. Still has a lot of acronyms but there is a glossary at the end of the book that helped with that. We finally get to meet the Hellraisers (big surprise waiting there).
I love how the author has taken the Gods, Weres, Vampires, Fae, and otherworldly beings and woven them all into a kick-ass story. It’s a long story but didn’t feel that way. Family, once again at the forefront. I enjoyed watching Patrick and Jono’s love and trust in each other growing
I adore Wade. His never ending hunger for snacks (and an occasional Fae), brought a lot of smiles. I pretty much liked everything about this book.
Review Copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads.
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About Hailey Turner:
Hailey Turner is big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story. Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.
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