by Hailey Edwards
Series: Foundling #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Luce is back in the third book of The Foundling, the bestselling fantasy series perfect for fans of Shannon Mayer, Jenn Stark and the Sookie Stackhouse novels
War burned her. Famine nearly killed her. Now Death is at her heels.
After her two worlds clashed apocalyptically, Luce Boudreau needed some time out. But Destiny had other ideas. When bodies begin washing ashore down the Mississippi River, Luce discovers they are part of a gruesome, lethal message. Her final sister, Death, is trying to break through.
Every sign is clear: the end is coming, but earth will be destroyed - quite literally - over Luce's dead body, even if that means she'll be battling her own nature. And her coterie will stand with her, though Cole keeps standing one step too goddamn far away. Her mysterious new partner, Adam Wu, on the other hand, seems determined to keep her close at all times. And the more Luce learns about the new world she's part of, the deeper the secrets go. Who - if anyone - can she really trust?
As the final pieces of an ancient war come together, Luce's chance to fight back comes sooner than she expected. Death can come at her . . . she's eager to return the favour.
Death Knell by Hailey Edwards is the third book in the urban fantasy series Foundling. Luce Boudreau and her coterie team up with the mysterious Adam Wu as they investigate a series of bodies washing ashore along the Mississippi River. It seems Death is sending her sister a message. Can she and her team stop an apocalypse and what other danger is out there for her and her team?
Because of the overall story ARC of the Foundling series and developments made throughout this series is best read in the order of its release.
Luce is other, a mighty warrior sent to prepare the way for her sisters to conquer Earth. A freak development caused Luce to come through as a young girl with no memory. Raised by the police officer who found her, she grew up to follow in his footsteps. Accepting her new reality has been difficult, but she is determined to stop her siblings and save the world. She will need her coterie, a team of others who can shift to aid her.
The world and characters Edwards has written continue to fascinate me. Without providing spoilers we see character and relationship growth in Luce’s team. Some of her “other” powers emerge and she has memories or flashbacks from a time before. Adam Wu the man who recruited her and her team has been a mystery throughout the series. Edwards rewards fans with answers and even more questions in Death Knell.
There is a romance between Luce and Cole, a dragon-shifter. Their relationship is both complex and touching. The author does a phenomenal job of allow us to understand and feel where they are coming from. I worry a little about Wu’s place and how it might affect Cole and Luce. Only time will tell as we learn more about who he is and what Luce is to him. It is killing me!
A virus is causing outbreaks among the humans, and the team continues to battle War. Now it appears Death is near. The story had a good pace with reveals, tidbits and action scenes that helped solidify the team.
The last section of the story had me gripping my Kindle and the ending… O.M. G. Edwards left me screaming for more.Fans of Ilona Andrews and Dianne Duvall will want to check out Death Knell and the Foundling series by Hailey Edwards #UrbanFantasy #NewRelease #MustRead Click To Tweet
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