Once Lost Lords by Stephan Morse
Released: January 12, 2016
Buy it: Amazon
Humanity hasn’t been alone for almost two thousand years. Elves, wolves, vampires, all joined together with mankind to eradicate the ‘darker’ races and maintained a tentative peace until modern times. Society adapted, everyone has rules that help keep the peace in this modern era. Yet, absolute genocide is impossible when talking about creatures beyond the pale. Some hid, some buried, other were re-purposed.
Some, like Jay Fields, pass for human with a little bit extra. His abilities didn’t belong to one of the major races, but any information was buried along with the long dead boogie men. All Jay cared about was those closest to him and a job that let him hit people. He used to be a bouncer at a bar, a part-time enforcer for a loan shark, and even a fight club champion. That was four years ago, before betrayal by someone close sent him packing.
Now he’s back and trying to recover a life he left behind. Questions of origin aren’t his only problems. His ex-girlfriend is a vampire. His part-time boss doesn’t think he’s up to snuff anymore. There’s a missing elf who might have some answers, and Jay’s best friend is caught up in something dangerous
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was off to a great start it got me interested in the characters and the story. I was invested for most of the book. It took a few fantastic turns and had a great mystery surrounding it.
I felt that it was dragging on a bit in the middle and was a little confusing. It definitely picked up again in the last part of the book.
The characters were great. Each adding to the story. A couple of characters annoyed me at times, like Daniel and Evan. Overall they all kept me excited over the story. The main character Jay Fields, who seems Human, has a special gift of tracking others. Soon tries to figure out why an Elf he is tracking called him a Lord. He was a wonderful character to follow and was definitely my favorite.
In the end, I found Once Lost Lords a great story, filled with interesting characters that I was excited to know more about. I gave this books a 4/5.
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