Marc reviews Bloodline: Whyborne & Griffin book 5 by Jordan L. Hawk. Published on October 7th, 2014 by Jordan L. Hawk.
Also check out my audiobook reviews of Widdershins (Book One), Threshold (Book Two), Stormhaven (Book Three) and my eBook review of Necropolis (Book Four). If you already read Necropolis, you might be interested in the in-depth Interview/ Discussion I had with Jordan about her forth book and what her answers revealed about Bloodline (Book Five)
Why I read this book: Well, I am addicted to the series and could not (nor did I want to) refuse the review copy I was offered. It might be a 300 pages book, but I devoured it like it was half of that! 😉
Between his bullying father and dissolute brother, Percival Endicott Whyborne has quite enough problematic family members to deal with. So when his sister returns to Widdershins asking for help solving the mystery of a derelict ship, Whyborne is reluctant to get involved. Until, that is, a brutal murderer strikes, leaving Whyborne and his lover Griffin no choice but to take the case.
The investigation leads them deep into a conspiracy of blackmail, murder, and darkest sorcery. But worst of all are the secrets held within the family itself, one of which will destroy everything Whyborne believed to be true, not only about his family, but about himself.
Great cover 😉 I love that the models for Whyborne and Griffin are on every other book and I’m happy to see ‘Whyborne’ again. He looks serious, confident, powerful. The water behindhim speaks of ower and freedom, changing the face of the stone in time. Very fitting!
The Title: ‘Bloodline’ is to the point. This story is about Whyborne’s bloodline and origin.
The Story: This story is a game-changer. 😉
A lot of things happened in ‘Necropolis and created many more questions(which is why I needed to ask Jordan some of them in an interview after reading book four – link above), but I didn’t quite believe that so many of them would be answered in this follow up. When you see the title, you can believe that it is true. Readers find out about Whyborne’s bloodline, if a certain comment about his origins was true and what it means for him.
We will meet his sister and his relationship to his brother, father and mother develops further. We will find out how his deceleration to intensify his study of the arcane will influence his relationship with Griffin, how his power changes and how he changes.
We will encounter monsters that were glimpsed before in one of the previous books and explore Whyborne’s connection to the sea.
So many things that were teased in the previous book come to fruition. You can’t miss this book and I will be interested how the next books will be, because book 5 will forever change the dynamics of our heroes!!!
God, this review is hard. I read an advanced copy of the book before it was released, but I really don’t want to reveal any of the wonderful twists and revelations.
There is love, adventure, betrayal, elements of horror, magic, monsters, faces of the past, friendship and many changes.
I LOVED IT!!!
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Jordan L. Hawk grew up in North Carolina and forgot to ever leave. Childhood tales of mountain ghosts and mysterious creatures gave her a life-long love of things that go bump in the night. When she isn’t writing, she brews her own beer and tries to keep her cats from destroying the house. Her best-selling Whyborne & Griffin series (beginning with Widdershins) can be found in print, ebook, and audiobook at Amazon and other online retailers.