Happy Saturday 🙂
I received an ARC of Infernal Ties from the brilliant Holly in exchange for a review!
Well here it is!
Spoilers, this novella is a wonderful gem!
The Hawke twins are hunters. They keep the supernal community of Prague in line, and they’re good at it. The witches whisper their names when something goes bump in the night, and the lycans tell stories of them to make their cubs behave. When Quin doesn’t come home after what should have been a quick rogue-disposal, Evie begins to worry.
Evelyn Hawke is a force to be reckoned with. Nothing and no one will stop her from getting her twin back. She’ll do whatever it takes, even dive into the supernal world and work with those she despises to find Quin and dig him out of the very large hole he’s got himself into.
Little does she know the far-reaching consequences of her actions.
Infernal Ties is a thrilling urban fantasy novella that follows Evie, a hunter, through the streets of Prague as she searches for her missing twin. Encountering lycans, elves, witches and necromancers, Evie delves deep into a mystery that is bigger than her imagining and the end result is a tantalizing tale full of action, intrigue guided by a new butt-kicking heroine!
Evie is just one of the reasons why Infernal Ties is as amazing as it is. Holly has created a strong voice in her protagonist who knows how to fend for herself. She has a can-do, never-say-die attitude that burns like a flame within her and it infectiously leaps off the page! On the other hand, Evie’s profound love for her brother and her drive to protect him is just as poignant, giving her a human side and a strong motivation to push her through every conflict.
And boy, is there conflict! Each step Evie takes on the road to reunite with her brother is fraught with obstacles and challenges that she has to face on her own — for the most part. And that’s another great part of the fun! The supporting characters! Kadrix. Elise. Serena. They guide Evie on, fleeting in and out of scenes, but leaving an impression nonetheless.
Holly knows how to craft a thrilling story and draws us into her world of Prague, creating such vivid imagery so that the setting becomes our own. She offers excitement and wonder with every page!
I only wish that it could have been longer! Because it was so wonderful!. The story set out in the beginning reaches a satisfying conclusion, but there are still so many questions that hang in the air and the promise of further adventures is just too much to deny. No sooner had I finished the last word that I wished for the first word of the next novel to catch my eyes!
If you’re looking for a great urban fantasy and a new author to become enamoured with, then I highly recommend you pre-order Infernal Ties (releases July 1st) and prepare yourself to be hooked!
Find out more about Holly and her writing on her BLOG!
May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,