Sorcerer Percival Endicott Whyborne and his husband Griffin Flaherty have enjoyed an unprecedented stretch of peace and quiet. Unfortunately, the calm is shattered by the arrival of a package from Griffin’s brother Jack, who has uncovered a strange artifact while digging for gold in Alaska. The discovery of a previously unknown civilization could revive the career of their friend Dr. Christine Putnam—or it might kill them all, if the hints of dark sorcery surrounding the find are true.
With Christine and her fiancé Iskander, Whyborne and Griffin must journey to the farthest reaches of the arctic to stop an ancient evil from claiming the life of Griffin’s brother. But in the rough mining camp of Hoarfrost, secrets fly as thickly as the snow, and Whyborne isn’t the only sorcerer drawn by the rumors of magic. Amidst a wilderness of ice and stone, Griffin must either face his greatest fear—or lose everyone he loves.
Jordan L Hawk has done it again. How does she do it?
In this, book 6 of the Whyborne and Griffin series, our duo heads to Alaska to help out Griffin’s brother Jack who may be in danger. Of course Christine tags along since there may be an archeological find that she could claim. And since she goes, her fiancé Iskander does as well.
What’s in Alaska? Umbrea…lots and lots of umbrea. But that’s not all. Sorcerers abound just where they don’t expect them and Jack might not be who Griffin hoped he was. Before they know it, they’re way underground battling shadows and acidic monsters who could eat them. Only one is safe. The Endicott’s make a showing that is unexpected and the Mother of all Shadows has a connection with Griffin that changes everything.
Another winner from one of my favorite authors. I just wish Whyborne and Griffin had more time together in this one. And that she had chosen to tell it in a slightly different way. Tales from two different people in Third person is easy to get. First person is a bit more confusing.
And now we have to wait for the next book. Sigh. I do hope it takes place in Widdershins. Then it will involve Whyborne’s crazy family 🙂