On the Wings of War Soulbound Book 5 Hailey Turner MM Action Adventure Fantasy Independently Published September 2, 2020 395
Remembering the dead will always give them life.
The coveted Morrígan’s staff is up for sale on the black market to the highest bidder, and SOA Special Agent Patrick Collins will do whatever it takes to ensure the Dominion Sect doesn’t get their hands on it. Returning the weapon to its rightful owner is another step on the long road toward clearing Patrick’s soul debt, but he won’t walk it alone. Jonothon de Vere won’t let him.
Obeying the gods means Patrick must travel to London. For Jono, it means facing a past he thought he’d left behind forever. His return to England isn’t welcome, and neither is their pack, but Jono and Patrick will face the antagonism together. Politics aside, their priority must be the mission, but the bone-chilling secret they uncover in the London god pack will have far-reaching repercussions no one can ignore.
A race against time takes Patrick and Jono from the streets of London to the bright lights of Paris, where hospitality is thin on the ground, the air is filled with whispered prayers for the missing, and the Morrígan’s staff will end up in the one place it should never have gone—a graveyard.
For beneath Paris lie the long-forgotten dead, and when they rise to walk again, the living can only hope to die.
On the Wings of War is a 109k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to A Vigil in the Mourning. Reading the first book in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.
Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Please buckle your seat belt. Keep your hands and feet (and apparently your Jaffa Cakes) in the cart at all times. Because Hailey Turner has cranked up the action somehow and this fifth book is a RIDE!
Fans of this series are in for yet another amazing adventure with Patrick and Jono. Only this time, we are going international! Yep. Our destructive duo is taking their show on the road and into London and Paris. Jono has to face his past demons and some new actual demons as they head to London to try to find the Morrigan Staff. Watching Patrick try to negotiate the politics of international cooperation is entertainment enough. Then we add Wade and a new country of food discoveries.
I love this book. My favorite parts of this series are the bits of humor that are so strategically placed in the narrative and the ever evolving relationship between Patrick and Jono. The romance feels so natural and real. It truly fits into the story and gives the reader a very emotional and sexy touchstone amidst the action.
In true Hailey Turner fashion, there are gods and goddesses galore from all sorts of pantheons. Add in the catacombs of Paris and London were-packs, and WOW. This is such a great addition to this series. It completely engrosses the reader and sets us up beautifully for the next book. I am totally one of those fans that finished the book, took a deep breath, and checked to see when the next one is coming out. Fans of fantasy, action, adventure, paranormal, and/or good world building need to buy this book.