Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Never promise a life that isn’t yours to give.
The Blurb: 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.
A Crown of Iron & Silver is a 107k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to All Souls Near & Nigh. Reading the prior books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.
MMy Thoughts and Review:
Celtic Irish/ Welsh Pantheon
I absolutely fell in love with the first book in the Spellbound Series because it featured my favorite pantheon, The Greek.
Book #2 kept me in its thrall with the mystery surrounding Patrick’s soul debt to Persephone and now dealing with a new case involving Santa Muerta. Encased in all of this are the problems still going on with the NYC Godpack, Jono, a pending vampire war over territory, and Patrick’s never ending “daddy issues.” Oh, and there may or may not be a fire-breathing fledgling who needs a family.
Book #3!!! Holy Celtic/ Irish/ Welsh Deities, Batman! Do not blink or you baby may be swapped for a changeling by the fae. This triggering an avalanche of paranormal assertiveness, creepy creatures, rival deities, secrets, half-truths, riddles, and trickery, like you could NEVER have imagined!
There is so much going on in this book, I read it, AND listened to the 🎧Audible version. I was captivated by the genius that is Hailey Turner. She goes above and beyond to stay as true to the history, and legends of these Pantheons, and it is evident in the countless details that weave this story on your soul like an ancient tapestry. The colors, sounds/ cadence/ dialog, character facets, and subplots all work together in a beautiful, majestic, and often dark way so your only option is to fall in love with the story.
I cannot express enough what this series has meant to me so far, but Fenrir be praised I am loving every paranormal moment! This family reunion of Gods, Goddesses, and Monsters makes this old Crone’s heart very happy!
You are a true wizard, worthy of your craft, Hailey Turner! Goddess Bless!
As for the Audible version, Gary Furlong does an amazing job with accents, pronunciation of the names and of the phrases used. He has made Jono so stinkin’ hot in my mind’s eye, it’s a wonder my skull candy buds haven’t incinerated.
***sigh… So much more I could say, but I will close with this- paranormal goodness, sMMexy times, action, mystery, ongoing character arcs, a thrill ride you will take more than once! Change your name to Nike (name the pantheon – make me proud) and, “JUST DO IT!”
5+ fan-freakin-tastic-stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I received a complimentary audio copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!🐺