My lovely readers, I am thrilled to announce the review tour post of Sam Burn’s collaboration work with W.M. Fawkes, Prince of Death, the first book in their Lords of the Underworld series.
If this picked your interest read further what’s the book is about, also be sure you don’t miss the giveaway at the end of the post. Good luck.
But enough of the rambling, happy reading. 🙂
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*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
Stories where we have a large part of the characters being paranormal, supernatural or mystical creatures are always my thing.
With this collaboration work author Sam Burns and W.M. Fawkes – (latter is a new to me author) – blew me away tbh. I was hooked the moment we met our hero Theo and his character strength even if some people around him don’t see it that way.
Theo is a main character you can see yourself in a few of his character traits. He is a magic teacher at a university and knows about his abilities – or at least thinks he knows about them. He’s pretty sure his magic isn’t that powerful in comparision to his colleague’s fire magic – but what a surprise for Theo and the reader experience during the book. I won’t spoiler how Theo shows that he is capable of a lot things I just say: wow.
When Theo meets Lysandros we have the romantic plot blossoming and the way we are introduced to Lysandros’ family – his father is the God of the Underworld, Hades and his mother Persephone, Goddess of Springtime, also his interesting two sisters Macaria and Melinoe – is definitely intriguing and you’re curious to learn more about them and the world they live in – where humans have magic but don’t know what’s going on in the Underworld.
The book has an overall topic I really liked and the action was well balanced to the growing interest between Theo and Lysandros. From their first encounter they feel insta-lust for each other but soon it becomes more. The way it evolves feels natural and not rushed.
We have a shift in the POV sometimes, we follow a few scenes Lysandros’ sister’s POV. We hear Melinoe’s thoughts which give the book another dimension and I really liked these insertions.
This book is the start of a new series and at the end we have a glimpse of book two.
I am really excited to see what we can expect in the next books. This book is highly recommended; 5 out of 5 stars.
Title: Prince of Death
Series: Lords of the Underworld # 1
Author: Sam Burns, W.M. Fawkes
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: March 7, 2019
Publisher: self published
Length: 82.000 words
Cover artist: Natasha Snow
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Gifted power over life and death, Lysandros has spent millennia in the underworld, listless and alone. The youngest child of Hades and Persephone, he’s been sheltered from the threats in the world above.
Theo Ward hasn’t been so lucky. After watching his mother wither away, he’d do almost anything to have her back. When a messenger appears at the Banneker College of Magic and offers the young professor a chance to save her, Theo can’t pass it up, even if it means going straight into the underworld and dragging her home. But Theo gets more than he bargained for when he crosses paths with the prince of Hades.
Set against the king of Olympus, they must shed their past burdens and learn to trust in each other, so they can face down a storm that threatens to wipe the nation’s capital off the map.
Author bio – Sam Burns
Sam wrote her first fantasy epic with her best friend when she was ten. Like almost any epic fiction written by a ten year old, it was awful. She likes to think she’s improved since then, if only because she has better handwriting now.
If she’s not writing, she’s almost certainly either reading or lost down a wikipedia rabbit hole while pretending to
research for a novel.
Author bio – W.M. Fawkes
W.M. Fawkes is an author of LGBTQ+ urban fantasy and paranormal romance. With coauthor Sam Burns, she writes feisty Greek gods, men, and monsters in the Lords of the Underworld series. She lives with her partner in a house owned by three halloween-hued felines that dabble regularly in shadow walking.
There is a giveaway to win any backlist title by the two authors
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