Review: An Echo in the Sorrow (Soulbound #6) by Hailey Turner

Rating: 5🌈

Well, that was brutal.

An Echo in the Sorrow, the penultimate book in Turner’s epic Soulbound fantasy series, naturally pushes our small group of characters towards a cataclysmic war by asking even more personal sacrifices of them than ever.

Here we find even more levels of gods, various cultures and mythologies, and demons aligning themselves to fight a war not even the Fates seem able to foresee the outcome of.

And Patrick is a pivotal piece both to launching it and ending it.

The deep pain and price he pays repeatedly for his soul debt is never more plain then what we go through with him during the events here.

Trauma thy name is Patrick.

In this story, the final fight for the title of the sole Godpack of NYC between Jono and Patrick’s pack and Estelle’s is fought with all the expected high losses and ramifications. A mighty battle for the city of New York that sets the atmosphere and type of warfare we can anticipate from the upcoming all encompassing war with Ethan.

Along with the almost unbearable pain and cruelty thrust onto our characters, there’s some tiny relief at the end. A brief respite amidst all the dead bodies, betrayals, and fears for the future.

Here the author tossed in another revelation and new divine “player” in the overall whatever hidden plots the gods have been driving everyone towards. What was incredible was the amazing twists in unseen or unpredictable sides to certain characters or elements we have “known” for six books and now only here have they been revealed.

Imaginative and perfection in the scenes. Had it been a movie, I’d been screaming in the theatre Love it so much even as I was hurting for the characters..

Turner has crafted a stunning epic fantasy series and now it’s headed towards its closure.

I’m on the edge of my seat here because I have no idea what more can be asked of Patrick and Jono but I know whatever is coming for them, it’s going to ask for something agonizing and the cost is going to be more than just a brutal event.

I only hope we all survive with just a few boxes of Tissues demolished, and not my favorite characters.

This is such a stunning, incredible epic journey. I highly recommend it to all lovers of this genre. Make sure you read the books in the order they are written.

Now onto the conclusion!

https://www.goodreads.com › showAn Echo in the Sorrow (Soulbound, #6) by Hailey Turner | Goodreads

Soulbound series:

✓ A Ferry of Bones & Gold #1

✓ All Souls Near & Nigh #2

✓ A Crown of Iron & Silver #3

✓ A Vigil in the Mourning #4

✓ On the Wings of War #5

✓ An Echo in the Sorrow #6

◦ A Veiled & Hallowed Eve #7

Synopsis:

Forgiveness is a hollow prayer you only hear in your dreams.

Patrick Collins has spent years handling cases as a special agent for the Supernatural Operations Agency, even as his secret standing in the preternatural world has changed. He should have confessed to his role as co-leader of the New York City god pack when he and Jonothon de Vere took up the mantle months ago, but he didn’t. Now that split loyalty will cost him at a time when he can least afford it.

Outmaneuvered, framed for murder, and targeted by the Dominion Sect, Patrick has to face a past full of lies to regain his freedom. Revealing the truth means he’ll need to give up the life that has defined him. Everything he’s fought to build with his pack is at stake, and losing them isn’t a price Patrick is willing to pay, but some choices aren’t his to make.

Jono knows they can’t cede any more territory if they want to win the god pack civil war spilling into the streets of New York City. But the souls of werecreatures are free for the taking when demons come to town and angels sing a warning no one can ignore. When Jono’s worst fear comes to life, and he loses the one person he can’t live without, the only option left is to fight.

Facing down the demons of their past and the ones in their present, Patrick and Jono will learn the hard way that some sins never wash away clean.

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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