Book Review – True Order by Patricia Logan

Prosper Woods Chronicles #4
Publisher: Westburg Publishing
Pages: 296
Characters: Vincent/Romeo, Greg/Sam
POV: 1st
Genre: Paranormal, Series

Blurb:
Bloodthirsty vamps. Dire Wolf royalty. The Prince of unicorns. What’s next? All out war of course.

When I came to Prosper Woods, the last thing I expected was to be walking into a world of magic. Horror movies at the theater hadn’t prepared me for the realization that vampires, werewolves, witches, shifters, and ghosts were real. After six months, I’ve learned to live with it and I count many odd creatures as friends, not to mention my soulmate, a vampire who makes me tremble when he kisses me.

I’m hopelessly, helplessly in love.

When I came to Prosper Woods, my expectations were low. I brought Robert’s bones, numerous possessions, and regret for my role in my maker’s sheer bloodlust. I also brought Robert’s ancient tomes. When Sergio showed up demanding I give him the books, I banished him with the help of a spell and a friendly witch. I never expected those books to be the source of danger to my man and our life together.

I’m hopelessly, helplessly in love.

When the vampire came to town, I knew things were going to change. What I didn’t expect was to become alpha of my pack and fall in love with my best friend. Werewolf royalty moved into town, bad vampires were about to go to war with us, and the biggest surprise of all…the unicorns had a king of their own. I don’t know what’s about to happen, but I want to avoid war. With Sam by my side, I’m pretty sure I can face anything.

Because I’m hopelessly, helplessly in love.

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Review

I’ve enjoyed this series and sad to see it end, although I’m happy there is more stories coming that are set in this world. The characters are quirky, and I love the community, small town, family feel. I was very satisfied with the conclusion of this story, and the series, and hope we haven’t seen the last of these guys.

Vincent is an idiot, and I was very happy when Sid gave him a few home truths. I love Sid. He’s an interesting guy, and I loved getting his POV this time around. I’d love to find out more about him and his history. I love Vincent and Rome together. It’s very obvious in not just their words, but their actions, that they care deeply about each other. I thought Rome came into his own with his abilities in this story, and he totally rocks.

I liked the balance of Hannibal being powerful, but still a child with his reactions etc. I enjoyed seeing him, Rome, and Vincent becoming a family. The King’s Champions are a wonderful idea, though I was sad that not everyone survives. The three from the carnival were something I didn’t see coming—loved it!

Rome’s name for the Conclave of Eight is perfect. I loved how everyone comes together to fight to save not only Vincent, but their community, and the surprise addition of another character who has been there all along in his own way.

The worldbuilding in this story, as with the rest of the series, is fabulous, and I liked how it built on the previous books to bring it all together for the conclusion. I liked Castor, and his sister, so happy that he’s getting his own story next.

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 https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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