Author: Angel Martinez
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Cover Artist: Mila May
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 04/27/2016
Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)
Genre: Action/Adventure, Gay Romance, Urban Fantasy
When humans forsake the temples, the gods need to find other employment. Hades opens Brandywine Investigations after his divorce and his subsequent move to the modern world. If he was hoping for boring infidelity cases and lost dogs, he’s sorely mistaken as murder and mayhem find his agency and his extended family at an astonishing rate.
Canines, Crosshairs & Corpses: Brandywine Investigations #1
No Enemy But Time: Brandywine Investigations #2
Dragons, Diamonds & Discord: Brandywine Investigations #3
Canines, Crosshairs, and Corpses, 4 Stars
I loved the idea of the gods all existing and what they would do in the modern age in the human realm! Open for Business was inventive and entertaining.
Hades was a much more sympathetic character than the god is usually portrayed and I appreciated that fact. He was a very real person with good and bad qualities. Ti was quite a sad character but I was glad that he had the opportunity to overcome his challenges. I could buy the relationship between the centuries old god and a young human.
The mystery part of the story wasn’t as in focus as the relationships between the characters but was still a good background. There were a few scenes that we only had related to us that I would have liked to have “seen”.
Overall, a great start to this series!
No Enemy but Time, 3.5 stars
Information in No Enemy but Time is doled out slowly, so slowly that I sometimes thought I had missed something only to be given the information several pages later. I found this a bit frustrating.
I did like the crossover of Sumerian and Greek myths. Zack was not a god I was familiar with and I’m not sure if he is a construct for this novella or a really mythological figure, but I liked the idea of him having a guardian angel. Right from the beginning though, there was something sad about Michael.
It was great to see so much interaction from Hades and Ti even though this is very much Zach and Michael’s story. I felt the end was bittersweet though definitely hopeful. I hope we see more of them in the next novel.
Dragons, Diamonds & Discord, 4.5 Stars
I loved Dragons, Diamonds & Discord! Fafnir and Hermes, they worked together so well. As always, Angel Martinez does an awesome job at world building. The plot was engaging and the characters entertaining.
I loved how grumpy and vulnerable Fafnir was; He and his “preciouses”. Hermes was a great blend of CEO and bad boy. I really enjoyed the inclusion of all the Greek family and was glad to see Ti, Hades, Zack, and Michael once again.
The action was exciting and the sex was hot. I liked seeing Fafnir trust and Hermes fall in love. I totally bought the ending and was happy.
Overall I loved this series, and hope for more in it
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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