How was it?
This is a review based on a re-read, I remember how reluctant I was to start this book the first time. I didn’t hate it but wasn’t trying to love it either, it did that by itself.
I recall being a little overwhelmed by the agencies acronyms, Patrick’s history with the military, the different magic wielders’ ranks, it all sounded complicated at first because I just didn’t want to pay attention. So back then I sort of fell in love with the characters first and picked up on the rest along the way because it is explained and re-explained throughout the book. Now, I realized how brilliantly set up the Soulbond series is. I have four books under my belt but everything was spelled out from the get go. The world building is complex but not overly complicated.
Even on a re-read it wasn’t tedious, more like a warm-up to race, because once the action starts it goes at a good clip. Patrick is both the lone hero and a team player/leader. He does the best he can with the tools he’s given. The other characters are a colorful array of personalities, and morals that is delightful to read. Soulbound is one of the few series that I read and then also get as an audio-book.
Although I first picked it up for the romance aspect of the story, I’d say that A Ferry of Bones & Gold is an Urban Fantasy novel featuring a queer main characters. This ex-military mage special agent with his vampires, werewolves, and Gods friends and foes will win you over and keep you wanting more. It went from a 4 to a 5 stars read.
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