Rating: 4.5 🌈
An Iron Fist, third novel in Nazri Noor’s Arcane Hearts series, gives us a greater sense of Jackson Pryde and Xander Wright ‘s growing relationship as well as each character’s individual growth.
Jackson continues to learn more about his heritage from hidden vids his deceased parents left within the family’s AI . He’s also growing more determined to rebuild the Hall of Makers, the one who’s explosion killed most artificers, including his folks, a task Xander is supporting him on.
But the deadly purple Chrysanthemysts and the chaos left behind is center here. Noor starts to enlarge the mythology and creates a another layer that’s beginning to encroach on the one our main characters inhabit.
There’s mystery, exciting action, more of our found family, maybe even adding a member of two, but most importantly we get the revelation of who’s coming…The Who behind all the murders, the upheavals, and the chaos.
It sets up the next book and the biggest fight looming in the future.
Noor has a great arc with excellent characters with an extremely fascinating universe to explore.
I’m ready to dive into the next story and see where the author takes his characters and storylines.
In the meantime, I’m recommending this book. But read the series in the order they are written in order to better understand the progression of events and characters relationships.
Arcane Hearts series:
✓ A Touch of Fever #1
✓ A Stroke of Brilliance #2
✓ An Iron Fist #3
◦ A Velvet Glove #4
Might and magic, fist and flame, to send evil back from where it came.
Jackson Pryde and Xander Wright delve into the mountain halls of the dvergar, the dwarven people of Norse myth known for their mining and metalwork. Seeking jewels and ore, they make a deadly discovery instead: a cluster of Chrysanthemysts. How did they grow underground? Where are they from? And who sent them?
The masters of the Black Market’s guilds grudgingly unite to stop the fatal flowers at their source. But digging deeper only reveals another conundrum: a legendary gemstone known as the Heart of Oberon. The fae haven’t walked the earth in forever. Why has the Heart resurfaced now?
And why is the gemstone whispering?
An Iron Fist is a 70,000-word M/M urban fantasy romance with a HFN ending. Join a fast-talking artificer and a snarky sorcerer, childhood friends who become bitter enemies, then lovers, as they explore a world filled with strange flora, mythical fauna, and magical murders. If you like your urban fantasy with humor, horror, and a whole lot of heart, you’ve come to the right place. Experience An Iron Fist today.