The third in Poppy Dennison’s werewolf shifter High Moon Pack series …
Author: Poppy Dennison
Narrator: Robert G. Davis
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
My Rating: 4.25 of 5 stars Overall
Story Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Narration Rating: 4.25 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Sequel to Body Magic
Triad: Book Three
Blood runs soul-deep. Cormac hasn’t been the same since the night the High Moon Pack was attacked. With his magic weakened, he’s consumed by a bloodlust he hasn’t felt since he first became a vampire. His need to replenish his power makes him a danger to his last remaining family member, and his hunger makes him careless. And that’s just the beginning of his troubles. Feeding from pack beta Liam Benson was supposed to slake his appetite, not leave him craving more.
Simon Osborne and Gray Townsend are trying to fight a being history says shouldn’t exist—one with all three types of magic. The pack must use all of their resources to combat the mysterious triad, even turning to the shady Council of Mages for help. While Cormac struggles to reconcile his past failures with his current desires, Simon must attempt the impossible: an alliance between mind, body, and soul.
Unlike many romances that are first and foremost a romance with an accompanying non-romance storyline, Soul Magic is a story about magic with some accompanying romance. Soul Magic is the conclusion of the High Moon Pack series of three books, and contains the action packed battle between the triad of mage Simon, werewolf Gray, and vampire Cormac as they battle evil Silas who grows more powerful with each magical person from whom he drains their magic.
In Soul Magic, the attraction and romance between Cormac and High Moon Pack Beta Liam evolves into a relationship after their attraction is kickstarted when Liam allows the thirsty vampire to drink from him. Although they do have one particularly sexy scene together, the chemistry between Cormac and Liam is not always readily apparent, and the story is not primarily about this coupling. Simon and Gray’s loving relationship is again key to the story of their battle with Silas, as is their love and fierce protection of their children, Garon and orphaned Riley. Surprisingly, Rocky and Cade from the previous book Body Magic are included only on the periphery of the story, which I feel left the status of their new and somewhat tenuous relationship largely unresolved.
Overall, Soul Magic is a nice conclusion to the mystery surrounding the decimation of magical people, and while the discussion of mind magic, body magic, and soul magic is at times overly detailed and repetitive, Dennison provides the reader with a satisfying conclusion. Also, there is a particularly lovely and enlightening epilogue giving the reader a glimpse into Simon and Gray’s family’s happiness twenty years into the future. I recommend Poppy Dennison’s High Moon Pack triad to anyone who enjoys paranormal m/m romance filled with intrigue and an interesting story line.
Robert G. Davis does a nice job narrating Soul Magic. His voice is pleasant, his cadence soothing, and he provides easily discernible character voices. Davis’ strength is voicing the characters’ dialog, whereas sometimes his rendition of the non-dialog text is doesn’t flow as smoothly. Nevertheless, I enjoyed listing to Davis’ narration of Soul Magic, and I look forward to listening to future works for which he provides the narration.
I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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