Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Draakenwood by Jordan L Hawk

Someone is killing members of the old families…and the evidence points to Whyborne.

Widdershins has been unusually quiet for months. But now a mysterious creature from the Outside is on the loose, assassinating members of the town’s old families by draining their blood. Whyborne and Griffin set out to solve the mystery—but as the evidence piles up, the police begin to suspect Whyborne himself is the murderer.

Now Whyborne must both clear his name and stop the horrors the monster threatens to unleash. His only hope: an alliance with his old enemies the Endicotts.

Because something terrible lurks in the Draakenwood, and it will stop at nothing to seize control of the maelstrom itself.

Draakenwood is the ninth book in the Whyborne & Griffin series, where magic, mystery, and m/m romance collide with Victorian era America.

Who thought it possible that there could be more evil for Whyborne & Griffin to face?  Apparently Jordan L Hawk.  And what a world she has created centered around these two, Widdershins, and their ever growing circle of friends, family, and allies.  When I first stumbled upon this series, book 4 Necropolis had just been released and I had no idea how far the series would go, I can safely say that whether Miss Hawk writes one more or a hundred I'll be right here waiting to devour them all.

For me at least, it is very rare to find a series or even a standalone where the secondary characters not only factor into the tale but find myself loving them almost as much as the main characters.  Well that is what happens in the W&G series.  Christine and Iskander are by far my favorite but Persophone and Miss Parkhurst are definitely edging their way in too.  I never expected to find myself liking Whyborne's father but he is starting to grow on me and considering how he began it takes real talent to make him even partially redeemable.

Not wanting to give too much away I will say that one of my favorite moments in Draakenwood was when Whyborne called on others for help and the librarians appeared, just brilliant and I smiled so big I probably scared the neighbors as I was sitting in my front yard at the time.  Once again we learn just what it means when its said that "Widdershins knows its own" and we know when we have a brilliant piece of art in our hands.  If you are a fellow W&G lover than you don't want to miss out on the newest installment and if you have yet to begin, well now is the perfect time to start.


Author Bio:
Jordan L. Hawk grew up in the wilds of North Carolina, where she was raised on stories of haints and mountain magic by her bootlegging granny and single mother. After using a silver knife in the light of a full moon to summon her true love, she turned her talents to spinning tales. She weaves together couples who need to fall in love, then throws in some evil sorcerers and undead just to make sure they want it bad enough. In Jordan’s world, love might conquer all, but it just as easily could end up in the grave.



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