Title: A Ferry of Bones and Gold
Author: Hailey Turner
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 9/9/2018
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal
Page Count: 390
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
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.
A Ferry of Bones & Gold is the first book of Hailey Turner’s new book series Spellbound
I found this book very difficult to read, which I found disappointing considering how much I love her previous work. It took me a while to pick this book up, being that it was an urban fantasy which is not a genre that I usually tend to read, so I was dubious on if I would enjoy it. While I did in fact enjoy the book by the end, it took me a long time to finish. Usually I pick up a book and finish it in a day or 2, this one took me almost 2 week to finish as I was constantly picking it up and putting it down. It wasnt until over half way through that I started to get invested in the story and the connection between characters.
One aspect I cannot fault the author in is world building, this book just like all her others has some amazing concepts. The details is amazing and intricate, and it creates such a vivid imagine in my mind when I read it. This is something I’ve come to expect from Hailey Turner and this book is no exception.
Overall, although slow going I did enjoy the story by the end so I have opted to rate this book 3*