Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Retired SearchLight agent Jason Campbell stumbles into intrigue in Kansas. Never attracted to women or men, he finds himself compelled by a fox demigod who gets to him through the magical medium of music. As Jason falls deeply in love with Reynard, he discovers an awful secret: Reynard is slave to a monster. As Jason struggles to free both Reynard and the fox-god’s son, he must do so without weapons, without backup, and without all the facts, which could lead to death’s retirement.
It was nice to read another story in the SerchLight universe however even though this doesn’t need to be read in order with any other story I felt as if there was a lot of little information missing. Jason doesn’t know what to do with himself when is forced into retirement by SearchLight. Reynard has been captive for so long he doesn’t know how to react to the confusing human who stumbles upon him.
I felt as if I was watching this story from a distance and didn’t really get to understand the characters. I loved that Jason wanted to help Reynard but never felt as if these two really connected and they didn’t seem to get it either. It also didn’t make sense to me how Reynard is a demigod but doesn’t always know when he is using his powers. There was just so much talking in circles and around topics that while I liked the story it just seemed disjointed.
Cover art by Fiona Jayde is nice and follows the style of other SearchLight stories but the models seem way too young for two guys in their forties.
ebook, 127 pages
Published: November 20, 2017 by Loose Id
Edition Language: English
Series: SearchLight Universe