How was it?
I was eager to read this book, I read and re-read On The Wings of War multiple times with a sense of foreboding when the next book was concerned. The title itself, An Echo in the Sorrow, worried me. So it was with a lot of apprehension that I started reading it.
We’re definitely not easing back in, we’re thrown right in the thick of it. Patrick and Jono are backed into a corner, attacked on all fronts, and the secrets they keep will cost them at a time when they can least afford it. For a story that spans several books the quality hasn’t waned. The plot is really well thought-out, putting Jono and Patrick in the tightest spot they’ve been so far. The risk for their lives and livelihoods is felt, almost tangible. The legal ramifications they face feels all too real, so my anxiety levels were through the roof but Hailey Turner, the author, kept it interesting and exciting. I’m once again in awe of her talent.
I was so engrossed by the story that at some point I was shocked when I realized I was about to half way through. The way this whole world is set up, with pack law, god packs and the mundane human laws mixed in, made Estelle and Youssef legit threats, and you can see that in this book more than ever. In fact her vilains, likes Estelle and Youssef, Ethan or any God allied with the Hells are just as multidimensional as the main characters. They are witty and dangerous in the most delicious way, it’s a joy to read.
And when you think the story couldn’t expand anymore she weaves in more legends, lore and myths, giving an even bigger scale to the war at hand, broadening her readers’ knowledge while entertaining them. In Soulbound 6 as in the previous one, more allies and enemies are revealed, bonds reinforced or broken, making each side clearer. The story doesn’t feel as contained to a “smaller” mission but upgraded to the wider conflict we always knew was brewing.
An Echo In The Sorrow is action-packed with a pace that might give you whiplash. A lot of twists and turns – maybe one to many for some – but undeniably a great read. I am now waiting for Gary Furlong to finish recording the audiobook so I can enjoy this book in a whole new way. The next and final book, whose title was announced to be A Veilled & Hallowed Eve is already in my most anticipated list. I’m waiting.
My ARC copy of the book was provided by the authors in exchange for a fair, unbiased review and will be *FREE* with Kindle Unlimited membership on March 1, 2021.
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