Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Jordan L. Hawk
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 04/05/2016
Length: Short Story (<15K)
Genre: Fantasy, Gay Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal
Dominic Kopecky dreamed of becoming a member of New York’s Metropolitan Witch Police—a dream dashed when he failed the test for magical aptitude. Now he spends his days drawing the hexes the MWP relies on for their investigations.
But when a murder by patent hex brings crow familiar Rook to his desk, Dominic can’t resist the chance to experience magic. And as the heat grows between Dominic and Rook, so does the danger. Because the case has been declared closed—and someone is willing to kill to keep it that way.
Like many other readers/reviewers, I’ve been wanting to check out the Hexworld series, but I’m a purist, so I decided to start with this little (13k) gem of a prequel to the first proper novel, Hexbreaker – and I’m glad I did! It’s a strong introduction to a unique magical world; it has just the right amount of detail, and the characters seem “real” almost immediately. The dialogue in the sex scene did squick me out a tad, but that’s a matter of personal language preference and not necessarily an issue for everyone. I’m definitely going to continue reading this universe, as well as Ms. Hawk’s work in general.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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