Reviewed by Susan65
Title: A Ferry of Bones & Gold
Author: Hailey Turner
Series: Soulbound #1
Heroes: Patrick Collins/Jonothon de Vere
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 401 Pages
Publisher: Hailey Turner
Release Date: September 9, 2018
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
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.
Wow, talk about a complete and fabulously-written new paranormal series. I admit, the main reason I grabbed this was because I am a huge Metahuman Files fan, I love Hailey Turner’s writing style, and I was hoping for something new that was half as good. Send in the fighter jets and drop the banner that reads: Mission Accomplished. This was everything I was wanting, and more. And this coming from a person who is not normally a mage or magic fan. I know, I am the only soul on the planet who is not a Harry Potter freak, but this new Soulbound series may have turned me.
Patrick, a disabled but still deadly mage, and Jono, a god pack werewolf, have been played by the gods. These immortal were not the loving kind, but the type who use a person, a mage, a wolf because of what they can get out of them. In this case, Patrick has been played since he was eight years old and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. The only good thing to come of it was Jono. And even that was forced onto the both of them.
Jono is a wolf without a pack, but he is so much more than an average werecreature. And he and Patrick together save the world, or at least in this installment, New York City. If you’ve read the Metahuman Files, then you already know you get more than the brief description above. It is very obvious the author did not write this book overnight. You can tell this book was a labor of love as every word, sentence, and dialogue was written with precision and care. I am hooked and I can’t wait to see what craziness Patrick and Jono deal with next!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*