Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Adel’s Purr

Title: Adel’s Purr
Author:  Sui Lynn
Publisher: Silver Publishing
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ISBN: 9781920484903
Genre: {M/M} Futuristic Fantasy Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Evan Hallvard is a stone mason. He lives alone in the mountains, in order to keep his gargoyle friends safe from the destructive power of the local priest. Years before, the world was nearly destroyed by war and in its aftermath, the Church rose to control almost every aspect of people’s lives. Evan has the power to create and call to life gargoyle statues and when he’s asked to rescue a large cemetery gargoyle, he rushes into danger to save it. 

Adel’s been hibernating for centuries but through the haze of sleep, he hears Evan calling to him. He awakens to the calm, soothing voice of a kind man who wants to help him.  But as a gargoyle, it’s Adel who’s supposed to be the protector…and Evan definitely needs looking after, because evil is afoot and after him. Father Michael wants all gargoyles destroyed and Evan in his control. Can Adel and Evan find love in such dangerous times? Can Evan feel safe wrapped in his lover’s arms while evil hunts them? 

Adel’s Purr is the first release in the new series by Sui Lynn Elements of Love and it’s a well written and compelling look into a future where war has changed humanity. The story is filled with thoughtful information and good descriptions on what’s happened to the world in which Evan lives and how the Church affects it. There’s the mythology of the gargoyles. The details of their existence are fascinating and I like how Ms. Lynn sprinkled the tidbits throughout the story. Then we have the different types of gargoyles Ms. Lynn created. They vary from the large forms such as Adel and sprites, to the Chinese lion-dogs and others.

The personalities of Evan and Adel are unique and interesting and they’re both likable guys. Their physical attraction is immediate but they don’t act on it for some time. It’s more of a slow simmer before it’s allowed to come to a full boil, where Evan is claimed. There’s lots of potential danger but it’s mostly suspense filled scenes while they try to out-fox Father Michael for most of the book. The real action doesn’t really come until near the end and then there’s fear, danger, near death…and did I mention demons… as they struggle to survive. Look for the next release Nico’s Fire coming soon.

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