Erryn reviews ‘An Echo in the Soul (Soulbound Book #6)’ by Hailey Turner. The audiobook, narrated by Gary Furlong was released October 15, 2020, and is 10 hrs and 37 mins. The ebook was published March 1, 2021, and is 417 pages. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this: I’m loving this series.
Forgiveness is a hollow prayer you only hear in your dreams.
Patrick Collins has spent years handling cases as a special agent for the Supernatural Operations Agency, even as his secret standing in the preternatural world has changed. He should have confessed to his role as co-leader of the New York City god pack when he and Jonothon de Vere took up the mantle months ago, but he didn’t. Now, that split loyalty will cost him at a time when he can least afford it.
Outmaneuvered, framed for murder, and targeted by the Dominion Sect, Patrick has to face a past full of lies to regain his freedom. Revealing the truth means he’ll need to give up the life that has defined him. Everything he’s fought to build with his pack is at stake, and losing them isn’t a price Patrick is willing to pay, but some choices aren’t his to make.
Jono knows they can’t cede any more territory if they want to win the god pack civil war spilling into the streets of New York City. But the souls of werecreatures are free for the taking when demons come to town and angels sing a warning no one can ignore. When Jono’s worst fear comes to life, and he loses the one person he can’t live without, the only option left is to fight.
Facing down the demons of their past and the ones in their present, Patrick and Jono will learn the hard way that some sins never wash away clean.
An Echo in the Sorrow is a 118k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot. It is a direct sequel to On the Wings of War. Listening to the first book in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.
Hailey Turner’s Soulbound books are complicated. I definitely recommend reading them in order, if at all possible. Could you step in at any point? Sure. Would you get the Loki jokes? Maybe not. Have to say, I laugh every time he appears. And Wade. Can’t forget the perpetually famished fire dragon.
Patrick Collins works as a mage and agent for the SOA. What he neglects to mention to his bosses is that he’s got a soulbond to the werecreature Jonothon de Vere. Slowly, through no fault of their own, they’ve been accumulating a pack. That brings them in conflict with other established packs in New York City. This all comes to a head in this book. Jono and Patrick have to fight to save their pack. But the battle is all-out and epic.
I enjoyed the book, but I won’t go into many details. Best left to the listener. I am desperate for Hannah’s outcome, though, so I’ll definitely keep listening. And speaking of listening, Gary Furlong is the narrator for all these books and he’s just amazing. I can’t wait for the next one.
9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
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