Dog with A Bone is the first audio in the Black Dog Universe by Hailey Edwards. Narrated by Mooreghan Martin. The author introduces us to Thierry, a half-blood living in Texas and straddling the world between Faerie and human. She is the newest member of the Conclave Marshalls.
by Hailey Edwards
Series: Black Dog #1
Narrator: Mooreghan Martin
Length: 3 hours 44 minutes
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Half-bloods with Thierry’s skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave’s marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you’ve just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie.
Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she’s not going anywhere. Even if it means following in her notorious father’s footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens her eyes to the fact sometimes fae need protection too, and that sometimes humans are the real monsters.
I loved Edwards The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy and Black Hat Bureau series. In fact, most of her series are on my wishlist, so when I saw Dog with A Bone the first in the Black Dog series, I jumped at the chance to listen and dove in blind.
I didn’t realize this was a novella, and we quickly jumped into the action of learning the world and characters as things unfolded. We come in as Thierry is going through an obstacle course. One she must complete if she hopes to graduate from the program. In this world, halflings either become peacekeepers or get shipped off to Faerie, leaving the human world behind.
Thierry is young and has abandonment issues. She often thinks with her heart and not her head. So naturally I liked her. Shaw, her instructor and partner, is an Incubus who dismisses Thierry’s concerns about humans being hurt. He a bit of a mystery and I am reserving judgement.
I loved the world-building and creatures we encounter. As always, Edwards delivered unique characters, lots of action, and kept the listener completely submersed in the moment.
Mooreghan Martin was new to me, but brought the characters to life in her narration. I quickly settled in and felt she enhanced the overall tale. I am looking forward to the next audiobooks in the Black Dog Universe.
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This is a new author to me but it sounds interesting thanks Kim
Another interesting series. I just love that title!
The worldbuilding sounds like it was well done.
I enjoy this author Nadene.
Anne - Books of My Heart
I read this as an ebook freebie a few years back. I enjoyed it and hope to read more in the series at some point.
So many books, so little time.
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Great review. Glad you enjoyed. Ya, this one is a novella and I didn’t realize that either until I started it. I ended up reading all the books in the Black Dog World. I read Black Dog, then Gemini, Lorimar Pack, and last the 1 book in Mai Hayashi. I’m currently listening to the Black Hat Bureau. I also loved The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy and the spin-off Potentate of Atlanta Series. Hope you continue to enjoy this series.
I am looking forward to the next one.
I was a bit mixed by this one
Yeah, we were thrown in. I am reserving judgement until the next audiobook.