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Review: The Seventh Sons – Edward Kendrick

The Seventh Sons - Edward Kendrick

Genre: Paranormal, Romance

LGBTQ+ Category: Gay

Reviewer: Lucy

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About The Book

On his twenty-first birthday, Andre discovers something both amazing and terrifying. As the seventh son of a seventh son, he is now a werewolf. One of the relatively few in the world. If it hadn’t been for Mario, who was also a seventh son werewolf, being there for his first shift, Andre doesn’t know how he could have handled it.

Now he has to tell Donal, the man he loves with all his heart, what he has become. It won’t be easy, but he hopes his long-time lover will be able to accept it — and him — when he learns the truth.

Much against his will, Mario is left to watch over Andre until he gets a handle his new life. The only saving grace? He can spend his time at the same PI agency where Donal works. When they get a new case, Mario has no idea it will change his life forever … if he lets it happen.

The Review

This book is well-crafted, but it felt as if the author was going for a classic noir gum-shoe scenario and didn’t quite hit the mark.

The relationships were a bit confusing. What I thought would turn out to be a polyamorous relationship ended up with Mario having an unrequited crush on Donal, who is in a committed relationship with Andre. Then, Mario meets a human, Steven, who needs help. A large portion of the book is Mario avoiding Steven, who is pining for Mario.

There’s very little on-page werewolf-ness, so the main premise seemed to be that being a werewolf kept Mario from having what he wanted, which was the young human. There was also no real explanation for why only the seventh son of the seventh son becomes a werewolf. Since that’s the title of the book, I expected that to be a larger part of the story.

Although the pacing is slow in some places and then leaps forward with sudden time-jumps, the story does eventually arrive at a satisfactory ending.

The Reviewer

I’m an avid reader who loves pretty much all genres except math textbooks. As a kid, my parents exposed me to everything from fairies, hobbits, and dragons to the biographies of interesting arpeople around the world, interspersed with poetry, plays, and music. Into adulthood, I spent a lot of years with my nose buried in various textbooks. Now, I read whatever grabs my fancy.   

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