Book Reviews

Elemental Faith (Warlocks 3) by L.M. Somerton at Pride Publishing

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Magic / Warriors/Soldiers / Erotic Romance / BDSM
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 05-April-2021

Book Blurb

Evrain Brookes had thought that being a warlock was about genetics—a freak offshoot of evolution that somehow allowed him to manipulate the elements. So when his godfather explains there’s a deeper purpose for warlocks being around, one that stretches back into the reaches of time, Evrain is intrigued.

 

Warlocks have been using their abilities to tweak the course of history for the better since records began but before Evrain can be allowed to fulfill his destiny, he has to pass a test. This challenge takes him and his life partner, Dominic Castine, back to Scotland, to the Isle of Skye. What they both face there will determine the course of their future.

 

Evrain has no way of knowing if he will prevail, but both their lives depend on it.

 

Book Review

I owe an apology to the author for missing this third installment in her ‘Warlocks’ series, particularly after inhaling the first two volumes. Better late than never, though, is my motto… and I’m sticking to it! It was nice to return to this interesting world along with Evrain, the very powerful warlock, and Dominic, his partner, plus some really great secondary characters.

 

“My brain clearly isn’t working so how about you give me the idiot’s guide to warlock history?”

“Think of a time in the past when the elements have altered the course of events,” Gregory said.

“I think I should have paid more attention in class,” Evrain muttered.”

 

Discovering that elemental warlocks exist in order to assist throughout history to give the good guys a nudge here and there (think Battle of Long Island in the Revolutionary War and the fog that prevented the British from seeing the Continental army moving away) was as interesting to me as it was to Evrain and Dominic. The warlock trial made more sense to Evrain as he realized that once he passed that, then he’d be allowed to assist with natural disasters or anything else where his powers could be used for good.

 

As always with this author’s tales, the romance between Evrain and Dominic continues to be sweet and, at the same time, smoking hot in their Dom/sub lifestyle. I really enjoy Dominic’s snark as he remains my favorite character of the two. Evrain has always been a bit difficult for me to understand and I had hoped this third installment would shine some light on him for me, but alas, I believe it’s my failing and not his.

 

There were a few things that disappointed me with this story. Assuming (I know, I know) that it’s to be the finale, and based on how it ended that is certainly the impression I’m going with, I found it odd that Evrain is only just now being given the information about the role warlocks have played throughout history. This is a really big deal and important in terms of why warlocks exist at all, and yet it hasn’t really been mentioned until now? That bothered me a bit. Also, the blurb gave the impression that this book is completely focused on this warlock trial that Evrain is to be subjected to, and yet, that is actually a very small portion of the storyline. Granted, it was nice to see Evrain and Dominic be able to spend some “normal” time together without a psycho warlock and equally crazy witch coven coming after them, but it was a bit of a letdown that there wasn’t more build-up and action involved in Evrain’s trial.

 

The ‘Warlocks’ series by L.M. Somerton is an interesting worldbuild, has very hot BDSM elements, and contains a fat and sassy cat. Regardless that I had some issues in a few areas, I can easily recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good urban fantasy.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 187 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 10-December-2019
Price $3.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/elemental-faith