The Hob & Hound Pub by Seana Kelly is the fourth audiobook in the Sam Quinn urban fantasy series featuring Sam Quinn, newly married werewolf & book nerd owner of the Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar. She and Clive, her vampire husband, are on honeymoon where Sam can’t shake the feeling she is being watched….
by Seana Kelly
Series: Sam Quinn #4
Narrator: Samantha Desz
Length: 10 hours and 9 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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’m Sam Quinn, the newly married werewolf book nerd owner of the Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar. Clive and I are on our honeymoon. Paris is lovely, though the mummy in the Louvre inching toward me is a bit off-putting. Although Clive doesn’t sense anything, I can’t shake the feeling I’m being watched.
Even after we cross the English Channel to begin our search for Aldith—the woman who’s been plotting against Clive since the beginning—the prickling unease persists. Clive and I are separated, rather forcefully, and I’m left to find my way alone in a foreign country, evading not only Aldith’s large web of hench-vamps, but vicious fae creatures disloyal to their queen. Gloriana says there’s a poison in the human realm that’s seeping into Faerie, and I may have found the source.
I knew this was going to be a working vacation, but battling vampires on one front and the fae on another is a lot, especially in a country steeped in magic. As a side note, I need to get word to Benvair. I think I’ve found the dragon she’s looking for.
Gloriana is threatening to set her warriors against the human realm, but I may have a way to placate her. Aldith is a different story. There’s no reasoning with rabid vengeance. She’ll need to be put out of our misery permanently if Clive and I have any hope of a long, happy life together. Heck, I’d settle for a few quiet weeks.
Ah, Paris, the city of love… but Sam keeps gets the feeling she is being watched, and that feeling persists when they cross the English channel in their search for Aldith the vampire plotting Clive’s demise. Kelly pulled me right in from the chess set Sam spies in a shop to the plot against the Fae.
It seems the magic of Fae is seeping into our world and destroying their lands. Sam accidentally stumbles upon the cause, or at least she thinks she has. Then there are Aldith and her henchmen. This trip is anything but romantic as the danger mounts and Sam and Clive battle for their lives and those of the Fae kingdom.
This is such a fun series. I quite enjoyed this time away from the Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore & Bar. We have met Gloriana, the Fae Queen, previously, but if Sam doesn’t solve the problem, she may send forces here. Did I mention the Dragons? Aldith is horrible and needs to go. You’ll need to discover why for yourself. There are vampires and then there are bloodsucking villains.
We are really seeing Sam come into her own and to trust herself. A lot of the steps they took were based on her gut feelings or intuition. Of course Clive and his unwavering support help.
I love Sam and Clive’s relationship and we see it strengthen as they must learn to trust when all is not what is seems. From dragon caves to mist and dungeons, the author gives us an action-packed tale with battles, twists and plenty of excitement.
Samantha Desz gives voice to Sam and the other characters. Her narration enhances both the story and the characters. The story itself works wonderfully in this format. I am looking forward to the next story in the series.The Hob & Hound Pub by Seana Kelly delivered as Sam & Clive travel abroad on their honeymoon while tracking down his enemy. #UrbanFantasy #SamQuinn #AudiobookReview #audiobook #SamanthaDesz #TantorAudio Click To Tweet
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