Review: A Ferry of Bones & Gold (Soulbound #1)

Author: Hailey Turner

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novel in a Series

Received from Publisher

 

 

Blurb:  When the gods come calling, you don’t get to say no.

Patrick Collins is three years into a career as a special agent for the Supernatural Operations Agency when the gods come calling to collect a soul debt he owes them. An immortal has gone missing in New York City and bodies are showing up in the wake of demon-led ritual killings that Patrick recognizes all too easily from his nightmares.

Unable to walk away, Patrick finds himself once again facing off against mercenary magic users belonging to the Dominion Sect. Standing his ground alone has never been a winning option in Patrick’s experience, but it’s been years since he’s had a partner he could trust.

Looking for allies in all the wrong places, Patrick discovers the Dominion Sect’s next target is the same werewolf the Fates themselves have thrown into his path. Patrick has been inexplicably attracted to the man from their first meeting, but desire has no place in war. That doesn’t stop Patrick from wanting what he shouldn’t have. Jonothon de Vere is gorgeous, dangerous, and nothing but trouble—to the case, to the fight against every hell, and ultimately, to Patrick’s heart and soul.

In the end, all debts must be paid, and Patrick can only do what he does best—cheat death.

 

Review:  This book was amazing. The world created here has endless possibilities. The many characters involved include mages, witches, gods, shifters, vampires and demons. Some are soldiers and part of super secret government agencies. As a lover of all things Urban Fantasy it’s practically impossible for me not to want to read this book! This was a new to me author and this book didn’t disappoint. I’ll definitely be checking out other books. Then there’s that beautiful eye catching cover.

Here on Earth the battle between good and evil is once again being fought in New York City. Patrick is out on loan to the NY office from his Supernatural Agency after a string of unusual murders the locals can’t solve. Patrick doesn’t want it to be true but soon he can’t ignore there’s more than just ritual murder happening. His instinct and boss tell him to keep information from the local PD but things are escalating quickly. He’s been through one of these wars before and barely lived to tell about it. The scars have left him magically handicap. He’s still armed with the knowledge and courage to take it all on though. The deeper he gets into the case the more he realizes he’s been drawn into an old fight he’d hoped to never have to fight again.

Patrick is sort of a loan wolf type. There are very few people he trusts. He finds support in the shifter community. Another loan alpha wolf he’s attracted seems to be tied to him by the Fates but how it’ll all play out nobody knows. I liked the dynamic between the MCs. There’s some good push and pull between them. Good chemistry. I felt their connection was read despite them barely knowing each other. The pack dynamics were interesting. I LOVE the vampires in this book. They’re not nice but will fight for the greater good. The powers and strategy of the gods kept me on the edge of my seat the entire book because they can literally do anything at any given moments. There are good and bad gods too. I liked how everything is revealed it pieces.

Basically I loved this book. The romance was good. Patrick’s struggle was compelling. The huge list of supes and magic users promise non stop action. The mystery is still unraveling so there’s much more to come. I can’t wait for book 2. This is a must read for all Urban Fantasy lovers

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