Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Review & Giveaway: PATRON OF MERCY by Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes (Lords of the Underworld #3)

Buy Links: 

Exclusive to Amazon and Available to Borrow with Kindle Unlimited

Length: 70,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Natasha Snow

Lords of the Underworld Series

Prince of Death - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Prisoner Of Shadows - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link


Lach has spent the last few thousand years counting only on himself. What he needed, he took. What he wanted, he won with charm. All except a god he turned his back on an age ago, when he had a different name and didn’t know what he was giving up.

Thanatos, god of merciful death, is one of the gentlest gods in the pantheon—easing the transition between life and death for billions of mortals. But he has faced eternity alone. After breaking his heart on the sharp words of a fisherman’s son, he hasn’t been able to connect with anyone.

Now, Lach is crashing back into Thanatos’s life, dragging him into an adventure that could save the world . . . or kill them both.


Carra's Review

From the moment I started this series, the authors had me hooked with the unique look at Greek mythology and their adaption of those stories to modern day.  Not as a retelling of those stories, but more as the evolution of them into our current world.  I was completely enthralled with the first two books, and eagerly got started on Patron of Mercy the moment I had it in my hands.

Thanatos is pretty laid back for the majority of the story, and demonstrates a lot of patience when it comes to Lach.  His approach and view of his role in the pantheon as the merciful guide to Elysium after death was actually quite soothing, and he fits well in that position.  Lach I found a tad bit hard to warm up to; I think this was more a “me” thing since characters who have such a flippant attitude towards taking from others are not high on my list of likability.  This was tempered some though with the remorse he had for how things went between him and Thanatos the first time around.

I was surprised that this time around the story seemed to move slowly, particularly for the first half through the plot setup and the beginning of their journey.  That of course led my attention to wander, so I had a little trouble focusing.  During the second half I was pulled more into the story.  I also found myself wishing for more information on the backstory between Lach and Thanatos from their past relationship.

Overall, Patron of Mercy was a 4-star read for me, and I attribute the majority of that to Thanatos—he was definitely my favorite character.  I also enjoyed seeing characters from the previous stories again, which helps tie things together with the series.  I think I can safely say if the authors were to continue exploring the multitude of myths out there, I’d follow the series until they couldn’t write anymore!  Patron of Mercy is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and sexual content.

About the Authors

Sam Burns 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.

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.


Hosted By Signal Boost Promotions

No comments:

Post a Comment