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.
©2013 Poppy Dennison (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
This was Cormack and Liam's book; however, it revolved around Simon and Grey so much, I would say this is a mixture book of Cormack and Liam's love story with Simon and Grey as main secondary characters with their own side story going on.
Simon release that he is also a triad. Also we find out who the bad triad is.... It was a good ending.. Not as much smexing going on...maybe 3 scenes in totally. It you have listen/read Body and Mind Magic...then this one is well worth a listen/read.
Narration was awesome... so perfect for these characters.
I dont know why i dont like Rocky who is one of the main characters in this book, but that makes the book a little hard to like. If you feel differently you might like this story just as much as the first. And i might be getting used to the narrator, because i think he is a little better in this one. Still have a tendency to sound surprised all the time, but he seems to rein it in a bit in this one.
In the final installment of the Triad (yes, there is a book four but it is unrelated to the original series), we finally get to find out who the bad guy is and what he wants and how to stop him.
We see the development of Cormac and Liam as a couple. First, we see Liam merely trying to keep Cormac from hurting himself, Simon and others. Then, we see their mutual attraction and need for each other. Finally, their deep devotion.
However, the bulk of this plot is the story-line regarding the evil being who keeps causing trouble to Simon and his pack. It turns out he knows Cormac and that gives them a clue as to how to stop him. But… not before he attempts to steal the children again and forces Simon to do something so horrible the entire pack wonders whether or not Simon should be allowed to stay. (It’s very sad – just a warning!)
Fortunately, Simon’s actions inadvertently lead them all to the final piece of the puzzle – the thing they need to defeat the evil being.
With some tremendously heart rending speeches to the tune of “If I die I want you to be strong without me” Cormac, Gray and Simon set out to defeat the monster and (I’m not surprising anyone here) emerge victorious!
We also get a really juicy Epilogue (I’m a sucker for the Epilogue!) and the entire debacle ends neatly tied up – bow not included.
I really enjoyed this entire series and watching the growth and development of Gray and Simon as a couple. We still never see too much of Cade and Rocky, but we do see a bit more with Cormac and Liam.
All in all the romance was really nicely laden in this fantasy about wolves, vampires and warlocks. I’d say the romance was at least equal to the fantasy elements in this case.
I thought the first and third books were the best, book two was great in terms of moving the story forward, but I felt cheated at not seeing more between Cade and Rocky (who I thought were a great couple.)
Watching Garon and Riley grow was an added bonus and I found myself saddened by the end of this delightful series.
Again, Robert Davis did excellent work narrating book three. I loved his grumbly Liam, his stuffy mage Councilman, the grumbling Were councilman and his little kid voices.
He infused emotion and tension at the right times and did a tremendous job with the dialog.
As I noted with book one, I was still bugged on occasion by his inflections here and there, but mostly I was impressed and entertained.
I really enjoyed reading (and listening) to this series and give both the book, the audiobook and the series a 4.5 of 5 stars.
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