*I received a free ecopy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Ok so, this book was basically my dream come true. I mean, it was a m/m/m menage-esque relationship that included both a vampire and an incubus—my top two favorite paranormal creatures! Seriously I couldn’t even snatch this book up fast enough when I saw that in the blurb.
But of course a book still has to have good characters and plot and writing and all that in order for me to like it… and thank goodness it did or I would’ve been so disappointed!
The characters were easily my favorite thing about the book. Each one of the three was different and unique, and each one was likeable. Anders (the incubus) was funny just because of who he was, because he was so crude and crass and gruff and said the most ridiculous, inappropriate things. And Curtis (the wizard) was funny because of his actual sense of humor and sarcastic remarks. However, Luc was still my favorite. (I can’t help it. I’m partial to vampires. So sue me.) He wasn’t all that brooding or tortured, but the little references to his past, being bullied by the other vampires, really made me feel for him and also made me so happy for him that he finally found his own unique, little coterie. And he was also funny in his own way because his refinement and general vampire-ness gave him his own brand of snark, though he usually kept it to himself rather than saying things out loud. So altogether this group of characters really had me smiling and just enjoying the time I was spending with them, and I enjoyed getting to see things through each one of their POVs.
The plot was also great—it made sense, it flowed well, and it had a nice medium pace. And there was a fantastic, action-packed climax and a resolution that left me satisfied but still looking forward to more.
I also liked how much thought the author put into the supernatural society and even the way each creature worked regarding their souls and abilities. It was complex, but in a good way, and I was fascinated every time I got to learn more.
I do have to admit that I was actually bummed there weren’t any real sex scenes between the three guys because, come on, vampire and incubus, but maybe in the next book… (A girl can hope!)
Overall, this was a fun, well thought-out, supernatural-filled book with super likeable characters whom I can’t wait to see more of!
Urban fantasy and m/m(/m) readers, especially those who like vampires, incubi, and wizards, who want a fun read with lovable characters.
More Books in the Series:
The law of three is unbroken: three vampires form a coterie, three demons make a pack, and three wizards are a coven. That is how it has always been, and how it was always to be.
But Luc, Anders, and Curtis—vampire, demon, and wizard—have cheated tradition. Their bond is not coterie, pack, or coven, but something else. Thrust into the supernatural politics ruling Ottawa from behind the shadows, they face Renard, a powerful vampire who harbors deadly secrets of his own and wishes to end their threat. The enemy they know conjures fire and death at every turn. The enemies they don’t know are worse.
Blood, soul, and magic gave them freedom. Now they need to survive it.
Book Author: 'Nathan Burgoine
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Genre: Fantasy, LGBT, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
My Book Rating: 4
Series/Standalone: Part of a Series
Setting Location: Canada, Ontario, Ottawa
Sexual Orientation: Gay (Love Interest), Gay (Main Character)
Non-Human Type: Incubi/Succubi, Vampires, Witches
Romance Type: M-M, M-M-M
Romance Aspects: Biting/Blood Drinking, Menage, Sex but No Romance
Extra Love: Favorite Male Character, Funny