Priest by LC Davis ~ Book Review by Caroline

Title: Priest
Series: Kingdom of Night Book 4

Author: LC Davis

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/24/2017

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal, Trans*

Blurb:

Lunar priest. Amateur monster hunter. Witch. It’s all in a day’s work for Hunter, a young werewolf bound against his will to serve the fallen moon goddess, Selene. With the goddess trapped in the aether and the end of the world narrowly averted, Hunter is still struggling to juggle his various roles within the Kingdom of Night, and the pack he isn’t even sure he wants to be a part of. Oh, and to top it all off? He also has to deal with the ups and downs of being transgender and having a destined mate with a complex identity of his own.

It’s been months since Clarence’s memories of his true nature as an angel returned, along with his angelic powers, but he’s still keeping secrets. Hunter is getting a little tired of hearing that it’s “for his own good” when Clarence’s double life comes back to haunt them both. Hunter soon realizes the mate he was destined for might not be the man Hunter thinks he is. To make matters worse, the leader of the Family, the deadly clan of supernatural monster hunters who decimated Hunter’s pack, shows up asking for…help?

Will Hunter be able to put aside the trauma of his own tragic past to help a sworn enemy and maintain a tentative treaty between the Kingdom of Night and the Kingdom of the Sun? Strange echoes of the past leave Hunter’s heart as torn as his allegiances. Then again, no one ever said being a holy man was easy.

***This is a continuation of the Kingdom of Night Series. While it is complete at ~99k with an HEA, it is meant to be read within the context of the series.***
Warning: This book contains graphic sexual content and violence and is intended for adult audiences. See inside cover for additional content warnings.

My View:

This is book 4 in the Kingdom of Night series and the first book that really moves away from Remus, Victor and Sebastian and concentrates on Hunter. If you have followed my reviews of the previous three books in the series you will know how much I have come to love these characters and LC Davis has written a pretty epic tale that looks set to continue.

Priest is definitely a story of two parts. First we have the present which is a continuation of where we left off in Equilibrium; Hunter has been forced into a role he wants absolutely no part in, he has had to move away from what he now considers his pack, he feels like he is often wading blindly through his transition and to top it off he has a mate with a whole host of issues of his own.

Then we have the past and this is where there is a very big twist in the story. Without giving away anything let’s just say past meets present and suddenly everything becomes unclear. This part of the story was tense and it wasn’t obvious how it was going to be resolved until almost the end. The other thorn in Hunter’s side is The Family – they are still as cray cray as ever and now they want help! It seems the fated peace between The Kingdom of the Moon and The Kingdom of the Sun may lie with Hunter and his few trusted allies – again.

Parts of this story definitely set up more story-lines for future books. I hope we get to see more of the dynamic between Remus, Victor and Sebastian again and Arthur’s story just changed by virtue of what happened here so that will be very interesting when we get to watch it play out. This is way more than your normal shifter book and the world building has been fantastic and intense since book 1. I would highly recommend the entire series.

Links

Priest on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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