Conall Dary is the mightiest mage born to the Fae race in more than two thousand years, ever since the Sundering of the Fae and human worlds. But that power condemns him to an untouched, virginal life — sex calls to power, and his power is enough to drain the magick, the life, from his entire world. Exiled from the Realm for refusing to turn his talent to service a Noble’s petty revenge fantasies, his soul is torn in two and his magickal gifts blocked.
Josh LaFontaine is a gifted tattoo artist with a heart of gold. While doing a good turn for an ex-boyfriend, he’s stunned when a gorgeous red-haired twink appears out of nowhere at his feet during New York City’s Pride march.
The Marfach was thwarted in its first attempt to capture a Fae. But when a terrible accident separates Conall and Josh before they bond, it’s a race to see who finds the mage first, the monster who will use him as a weapon to destroy his race, or his SoulShare.
I kind of stumbled on this series and I’m glad I did. Fey being exiled to the human realm. Having their soul split in the process and becoming immortal until they find the other half of their soul in their soulshare adds to the uniqueness of the world that Rory Ni Coileain has created.
Gale Force is the second book and it takes a different twist than Hard as Stone. Tiernan had to wait over a century to find his soulshare, Kevin. Conall literally dropped at the feet of Josh the moment he was exiled. That was the only easy part about Josh and Conall’s story.
The Marfach continued to make things interesting and Tiernan and Kevin were also in the thick of things. Considering sex is the driving force behind the most powerful magic a Fey possesses, you can imagine how quickly things heat up between the characters in this series.
This book was a little longer than Hard as Stone, but the POV switching between characters kept things flowing pretty quickly. I have to say though, I could have done with less time in the Marfach’s head… it’s a pretty scary place. *shivers*
The author is releasing these books at a pretty steady pace so I already have Deep Plunge and Firestorm waiting to be read. Blowing Smoke was also recently released so stay tuned….