Review | A Crown of Iron & Silver by Hailey Turner

Crown Iron SilverA Crown of Iron & Silver
Soulbound #3
By Hailey Turner
Urban Fantasy M/M
September 10, 2019

About the Book: 

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.

This is it. My first read/review of 2019. It also happens to be the first book I’ve read since September, and the first review I’ve written since beginning of October. That’s momentous. So…

Here’s hoping 2020 looks up!

Anyway, back to A Crown of Iron & Silver, it was amazing! I love sleeper series. That’s the kind that starts off slower. It was enjoyable, keeps you interested, but you didn’t really think about it much between installments. The second book was a little better, and this third one was awesome!

I mean, let’s be real, after not reading for months I was primed for enjoyment. My opinion could be skewed. That’s okay. All I know is I was hooked when I picked it back up. I wanted to keep reading. I wanted to keep thinking about it. I remembered exactly why I loved Patrick and Jono. They’re building a family, and their unusual family of dragons, tigers, mages, and oracles is my favorite aspect of the Soulbound series.

One word. Wade.

Wade is my everything. How do you not fall in love with a teenage dragon. (That is a bit of a spoiler if you haven’t read the second book yet. If you chose to read this review I’m going to assume you did.) Wade is spectacular! I would adore a novella following him for just one full day.

The series plot is really ramping up too. The war with the Dominion Sect is heating up. I have so many hopes for Patrick and his past and future, and as many times as we’re told it can’t happen, I want them anyway. Unfortunately this is the part of the review where I get stumped, because I can’t actually talk about any of it. How do you review a UF plot without any spoilers. I mean, I’d just be reiterating the synopsis. Go read that.

It was good. Good execution. Good final battle.

I can’t wait for more.

Man, do I love reading!

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