Wildfire (Sons of Olympus #1) by Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes

Wilder Pratt has given up trying to get his life together. Passed up for a promotion, left by his long-term boyfriend, nothing in his life seems to work how he planned. Wilder is just treading water . . . right up until the moment he trips over a dead student outside his office with a golden would-be murderer standing over the body.
Hermes has been running his whole life—from duty and danger, from a father who mistrusts him and siblings who outshine him. But when the students at Banneker College of magic start dropping dead one after another, Hermes’s ass is on the line. He finds himself playing bodyguard to a man who suspects him of murder, but that doesn’t seem enough to keep Professor Pratt’s hot hands off him.
An ancient evil has risen from the depths of Tartarus, and he’s coming for Banneker. The only thing standing in the way of a titanic apocalypse is one disappointing part-time professor and a god who’d rather abandon the world to its fate. But if they work together, they may just save everyone.

I think I mentioned this a while ago, but now’s the perfect opportunity to bring it up again. Mythology was my favorite subject in school. I couldn’t get enough of it and I’m pretty sure that has fueled my love of PNR and Fantasy. That pretty much guaranteed that I would at least like Wildfire, but Hermes and Wilder went way beyond my expectations. For the record, I love it when that happens. ❤

Banneker is supposed to be a campus that is a safe place for magical students to strengthen their craft away from discrimination. When students are suddenly dying for no apparent reason, Wilder gets unexpectedly drawn into the fight against powers he didn’t even know existed. Just as unexpectedly, Hermes finds himself for once not wanting to run, but to stand by Wilder’s side in a fight he’s not sure they can win. They both discover things about themselves that took them by surprise.

There was so much to love about Wildfire. Two characters who were broken in their own way. A sweet romance. Danger, magic, mystery and suspense. The supporting characters were intriguing and witty and… yeah, I think I’m going to adore this series.

I have no idea what’s next for The Sons of Olympus, but I do know that now that I’ve discovered this writing duo, I’m going to be stalking their back list. A lot of the characters in Wildfire were introduced in Fawkes and Burns Lords of the Underworld series. I can’t wait to get to know them better. 😉

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