Monday, February 23, 2015

Azure's Warriors by Honor James

AzureTitle:Azure’s Warriors
Series:Beyond the Veil, 5
Author:Honor James
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/F, M/F/M
Word Count:65,216
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb

Siren Ménage Everlasting: Erotic Futuristic Paranormal Sci-Fi Romance, M/F/M, HEA

Being given an assignment to assist royalty hadn’t been high on Drake or Volos’s list of things to do. Finding out the royalty they are protecting happens to be their mate makes the assignment a lot more interesting. Azure Bloom isn’t anything like they’d expected, she’s a whole lot more in every way.

Her race has stayed hidden for centuries. Azure Bloom knows that now is the time to change that. Her abilities are needed to protect the Races from a threat no one knows exists. It won’t be easy, it takes so much out of her each time, but it has to be done in order to protect everyone.

Nerves will be tested, patience worn thin, and a love between mates forged as they do what they must. Azure must rely upon her mates, her warriors, if they are all to survive the coming days. A storm is brewing on the horizon, one that will push all their limits in the days to come.

Azure’s Warriors by Honor James is fifth in the Beyond the Veil series.  This story is best read in chronological order.  With Azure Ms. James threw in another wrinkle in this series; people learn who and what she is only to forget that knowledge.  And unfortunately that is the case for one of her mates.  How can there be equality if your “otherness” is known by two-thirds of the mating.  I think Ms. James handled it well.  There was respect between Drake and Volos which made something that could have caused major issues bea non-issue.  I love that each mating begins and ends with respect between the partners.  It makes issues that could destroy a relationship all just background noise.  I love that Ms. James starts with that premise so that it feels real and natural as partners who share a female are able to focus on being what their female partner needs.  Azure has issues that are different than any other prior but Drake and Volos handle them with aplomb.  I love that Ms. James didn’t make it super easy.  Volos appreciated that he had a mate but he struggled to accept Azure’s connection to the dead.  I love that Azure gave him the space and time needed while Volos communicated his discomfort without being disrespectful to the female meant to be his.  I adored watching this trio find their footing even as they added to their family and provided closure for other families. 
I thought Ms. James gave us a unique story in Azure and her mating.  It was well written and added yet another layer to this series.  Ms. James continues to whet my appetite to learn more as the others and humans deal with the consequences of the falling of the veil.

                                     Four Twinkling Stars 

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