Book Review – Blind Warrior by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

Weavers Circle #3
Publisher: Indie
Pages: 256
Characters: Grey/Cort
POV: 3rd
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Series

Grey Ackles

The Soul Weaver feels useless.

A burden endangering his brothers.

The last battle with the pestilents cost Grey his sight and powers.

Now he’s dependent on his vision rehabilitation therapist Cort to learn how to function on a daily basis.

But as he grows closer to Cort, Grey is left wanting his powers back for a new reason—how will he ever know if the man he’s falling for is actually his soul mate?

Cort Newton

There is some really weird stuff going on at that house.

Spell books, guns, and a giraffe in the backyard?

But no matter how strange it gets, Cort is not going to leave the grumpy writer.

Adjusting to sudden blindness is hard for everyone, but Grey clearly has deeper reason for needing his vision back at any cost. Cort just wished Grey would confide in him.

Even with Grey’s secrets, Cort has never been drawn to a man like he is with Grey and he will do anything to keep this man safe.

Blind Warrior is the third book in the Weavers Circle series. It includes fast-paced action, running through Savannah, secrets, shapeshifting, brainwashed assassins, a gorilla, sexy times, fun with water, insecurity, three crazy old ladies, and magic!

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I love these writers, and this series. I’ve enjoyed every book in the Weavers Circle and I liked how the events of the previous book fed into this one. While each book focuses on a different couple, the overarching series thread, and the family vibe also makes for compelling reading.

I’ve always liked Grey, and thought his ability as the soul weaver was a tough one to handle. I loved the way Cory was able to see past Grey’s often difficult exterior and fall for the man underneath. I also liked how, although Cort is a good guy and loves Grey, he doesn’t stand for any nonsense. I thought Grey’s blindness was portrayed realistically and that it was obvious the authors had done their research about rehab therapy and the day to day challenges of his new reality. Grey’s frustration comes through well, and I liked how his being a writer isn’t shoved to one side, but is something he needs to work through too. I enjoyed finding out more about his books in this one.

One of the things I like about this series is that although these guys are taking on a big bad, they still have to work and keep their jobs going, so those concerns are addressed too, especially for Cort who has to go out to work with his clients. I also liked that, although Cort has no choice but to believe what’s going on around him, he struggles with it.

John is a nasty piece of work, and downright creepy. I liked the way Grey’s blindness tied into the ongoing plot, and although I’d figured out why, it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story, and my concern that he might not regain his sight. I also liked how his ability adapted to his blindness. I love the other weavers, especially Baer who is a lot of fun. I like how they relax around Cort very quickly and forget to watch what they’re doing. Although there’s a serious side in this story, and the very real threat of the pestilent, the humour and banter is fabulous. The Aunts, as usual, are wonderful, and the battles with the pestilents rock.

Already hanging out for the next book in the series, which is on my ‘must have in hardcopy list’.

5 out of 5 stars.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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