A Crown of Iron & Silver by Hailey Turner
Series (name + # in series): Soulbound III
Release Date (Print & Ebook): September 10, 2019
Length (Print & Ebook): 107,043
Subgenre: LGBTQ Urban Fantasy
Never promise a life that isn’t yours to give.
New York City is decked out for the holidays, and Special Agent Patrick Collins is looking forward to a reunion with his old team when he gets assigned a new case. A human child is missing, and the changeling left in her place causes a prominent witch family to demand justice from the fae.
Meanwhile, continued harassment from the New York City god pack forces Jonothon de Vere to formally establish his own with Patrick. Doing so will mean a civil war within the werecreature community—a war they risk losing from the start without alliances. Making bargains with the fae is never wise, but Patrick and Jono have nothing to lose when a fae lord comes asking for their help.
The Summer Lady has been kidnapped from the Seelie Court, and if they can find her, Patrick and Jono will cement an alliance with the fae. But the clues to her disappearance are found in Tír na nÓg, and the Otherworld has never been kind to mortals.
Venturing past the veil, Patrick and Jono risk losing territory, time, and their very lives while searching for answers. Because the Queen of Air and Darkness knows they are coming—and the ruler of the Unseelie Court has an offer for them they can’t possibly refuse.
A Crown of Iron & Silver is a 107k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to All Souls Near & Nigh. Reading the prior books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.
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“Secured, sir,” Patrick said. “Is this about the kappas? I turned in my report.”
“No. This is different. We got a report of a missing child.”
“That’s usually a police matter, not federal, unless it crosses state lines.”
“It becomes ours when it’s believed the child was replaced by a changeling.”
Patrick banged his forehead lightly against the door a couple of times. Crossing the veil between worlds definitely put a case within federal jurisdiction. “Gods fucking damn it. I hate dealing with the fae. Are you sure?”
“The PCB forwarded the case at the couple’s request. They want an agent to take their statement, and they want it done immediately.”
“Tonight? Sir, if it’s a changeling, the kid will still be there tomorrow morning.”
“Tonight,” Henry said firmly. “I know you just got off the clock, but I need you to take this case. The family involved is the Wisterias.”
Patrick banged his forehead against the door one more time for good measure. “Well, fuck.”
Patrick turned to face the Wisterias and opened his mouth to speak. “I can call—”
The nursery window shattered as if a bomb had gone off, the home’s threshold buckling beneath the blow, but it didn’t break. Glass exploded through the room, the lights above going out, and Patrick reacted without thinking. He ripped his shields out of his body, expanding them to engulf the people around him. Arianna screamed and hunched over the baby whose real name Patrick still didn’t know.
The explosion allowed cold winter wind and rain to enter the home—but that wasn’t the only thing that came inside.
The roar of the wind twisted into screams as a deep cold filled the nursery. Patrick conjured up a mageglobe in his left hand while yanking free his gods-given dagger with the other. His breath puffed in the air from the cold, skin stinging from the supernatural chill.
Gliding into the nursery through the jagged hole in the building came the spirits of the restless dead.
“Park there,” Patrick said, pointing at a spot in front of a mansion that happened to be empty due to the fire hydrant at the curb.
“You want me to get bloody towed while I wait for you?” Jono asked in an aggravated voice, but he still parked where Patrick wanted.
“The Mustang has government plates.”
“Yeah, but I don’t have a badge.”
“I shouldn’t be long.” Patrick leaned across the console for a kiss Jono couldn’t deny him. “If anyone asks, tell them you’re waiting to pick me up for lunch.”
“It’d be more like brunch at this hour.”
Patrick rolled his eyes as he pulled on his gloves. “Are you still hungry? You had breakfast.”
“I made breakfast.”
“See if Wade left any snacks in the back seat.”
“Wade leaves wrappers, not food.” Jono turned off the engine and took the keys out of the ignition, not really bothered by the cold and the snow outside. “Go work. I’ll be here if you need me.”
About Hailey Turner:
Hailey Turner is big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story. Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.
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