Book Reviews

Semper Fae (Endangered Fae 3) by Angel Martinez at Pride Publishing

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Elves/Fairies/Sidhe / Magic / Mythological Creatures / Royalty/Nobility / Shifters / Vampires / Wizards & Witches / Interspecies / Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 11-February-2019

Book Blurb

Zack thought he had a strange job before. Working as a Marine medic in a secret government installation was odd, but working as a human liaison to the fae and as the personal assistant to a sidhe prince is downright bizarre. Throw in the fact that he's pretty damn sure he's fallen in love with his boss, and things are close to unmanageable.


Of course, around the fae, one never says 'things can't possibly get any worse'. Unexplained events plague the human world. Strange sightings, spontaneous magical explosions, and odd bends in reality crop up. When Finn falls ill and a monstrous creature attacks Zack, things quickly slide into disaster. Lycanthropy, loose-cannon mages, and Lugh conspire to make a hellish mess of things—but the real peril begins when Diego loses an important piece of his mind.



Publisher's Note: This book is part of a series and is best read in order.


First edition published by MLR Press, July 2014. It has been revised and reedited for rerelease with Pride Publishing.

 

Book Review

This third book in the ‘Endangered Fae’ series adds more depth, new characters, and an unexpected turn in the series arc to what has already become one of my favorite worlds. Finn, the pooka, and his partner Diego, a human writer turned powerful sorcerer, continue to play a central role, but Zack, a former Marine, and Lugh, the sidhe prince who is now the fae’s ambassador to Earth, are the focus of this breathtaking adventure. Newly rediscovered sidhe and modern-day humans are in contact after centuries of being closed off from each other, and this situation has unexpected, dangerous consequences. The role of magic in the world, interconnections between Earth and the Otherworld, and more twists and turns than should be legal in one novel kept me on the edge of my seat yet again.

Zack is one of the many interesting characters from previous books – mainly because he has so many layers. He is a warrior, a former marine, but also a medic and healer. He has worked in a secret government installation, and now he is an aide to Lugh, the sidhe prince and the fae’s top diplomat on Earth. He and Lugh have been friends for a long time and while Zack has always wanted more, he doesn’t think it would be fair to ask Lugh to be monogamous or to make a lasting commitment. Zack believes that what he needs in a relationship cannot possibly be what the prince can give – not that they have ever discussed it.

Lugh has fallen for Zack without even realizing it. Once he does, he has no idea what to do. Honor tells him to tread carefully and to do nothing that might ask too much from Zack. His feelings are close to overflowing on a daily basis, but he thinks Zack’s reticence means the marine is not interested. Lugh may be a diplomat, but he is also a royal pain when he tries to be too nice and had me wanting to smack him upside the head several times. But then he “gets it” and things are still extremely complicated.

Amidst all the back-and-forth between Zach and Lugh, Zack has to deal with the attack of a monster that causes a permanent change in his life. Nobody is even sure he can survive his injuries, never mind leading a seminormal life once he does. But, as bad as this is, it quickly becomes the least of Zack’s problems when dark magic rears its ugly head, human children suddenly have magical abilities, and the level of general chaos is such that some of the ancient dragons come out of hiding. Not a good sign!

If you like super-intense stories where you won’t know what will hit you next, if you think that a former marine and a sidhe prince can learn to get along when they follow their hearts, and if you’re looking for a suspenseful read with plenty of mystery, action, despair, hope, and an ending that promises more books to come in this fantastic series, then you will probably like this  novel as much as I do. I didn’t think this was possible, but it’s even better than the first two!

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 276 pages/96910 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 23-October-2018
Price $4.99 ebook, $14.49 paperback
Buy Link https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/semper-fae