Infernal Ties by Holly Evans 4/5
The Hawke twins are hunters. They keep the supernal community of Prague in line, and they’re good at it. The witches whisper their names when something goes bump in the night, and the lycans tell stories of them to make their cubs behave. When Quin doesn’t come home after what should have been a quick rogue-disposal, Evie begins to worry.
Evelyn Hawke is a force to be reckoned with. Nothing and no one will stop her from getting her twin back. She’ll do whatever it takes, even dive into the supernal world and work with those she despises to find Quin and dig him out of the very large hole he’s got himself into.
Little does she know the far-reaching consequences of her actions.
Evelyn Hawke is a hunter. The world as we know it, isn’t really all it seems. Supernatural creatures lives among the humans and it is up to Evelyn, and her twin brother Quin, to keep them in line. Only, Quin is missing.
It’s been a while since I’ve read an urban fantasy that I have enjoyed as much as this novella. Evelyn is a fiery, no nonsense MC, and her quest to find her brother is the sole driving force behind the narrative. Evans creates a solid relationship between the twins from the start via Evelyn’s inner monologue.
There are lots of things to go bump in the night, and nothing is free in her world. If she wants information, she has to pull a favour. The narrative moves along at a fast but steady pace, and the action keeps readers on their toes.
Another highlight is that the novella is set in Prague. It was refreshing to read and visualise the area, architecture, and culture. Most urban fantasies are set in America or the UK, so Prague was a hit for me.
There were times when I felt like I was dealt the same snippets of information twice, especially to do with Evelyn’s old love, but I could easily over look that considering the descriptive prose and well thought out narrative.
If you want a quick, fast paced, urban fantasy read, check this series out.
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