Druid Duo, Book #1
Heat Factor: Garden sex!
Character Chemistry: “Red flags sprouted from him with each passing moment, but my stomach tried to wave the white flag of surrender with each flip it made.”
Plot: Hahaha totally bananas Irish lore adventure
Hi, hello! We did not get our wires crossed and re-review the same book twice. Carly Spade revised Power of Eternity and reached out to ask if we’d review the revised edition, and I thought, “That could be fun.” So here we are!
Y’all. This book is almost exactly what I wanted when I read the first edition. I am so entertained.
I scheduled it for morality chain week because the first edition involved Erimon being less of a turd thanks to the power of love. The second edition does not follow that same path, and, to be honest, I think the whole story is better for it. So… sorry this is not actually a morality chain book anymore. 🙂
Okay, so. Erimon is an ancient immortal Druid. Abby is a relatively normal animal lover from the US. She and her best friend Phoebe go on vacation to Ireland… and end up in the middle of a battle for immortal control of the world? I think is the way to summarize that. By the time all the other immortals are in the fight, things are very exciting!
It goes like this (“” are direct quotes):
Abby: I am not into bad boys.
Erimon: Have you seen my tight white tee, sleeve tattoos, sexy jeans, beat-up motorcycle boots, and leather vest?
Abby: I mean, I shouldn’t be attracted to that. So I’m not. Totally. Not.
Me: I mean… I am a little.
Erimon: “Do you…have some Irish in you?”
Abby: “I have no idea.”
Erimon: “Would ye like to?”
Me: Hahaha Erimon is such a douche.
Abby: Ugh. Phoebe, let’s do something that has nothing to do with men.
Phoebe: Fine, but I was really having fun flirting with this Irish guy I met on our flight, and also he’s ah-maze-ing in bed.
Abby: I mean…the kissey face stuff is cool I guess. I don’t feel like a third wheel on my vacation at all.
Dullahan: Your soul is mine, puny human! Mwahahahaha!
Abby: Um, WUT
Me: Um, WUT
Erimon: Yeah, no. I’m totally going to protect my human, but I’m also going to make her think that I’m not doing it because we’re pretty much fated mates. Keep her guessing as to my intentions, dontchaknow?
Abby: So you won’t let that demon guy with the human spine whip kill me if I kiss you? That’s it?
Erimon: Yep. We will be no more connected than with one eensy weensy kiss.
Me: That is so not how that is going to go.
Abby: Deal. Now I’m going to go get eaten by a kelpie.
Erimon: JFC woman, how do you even stay alive?
Abby: It’s not like there are classes about deadly immortal creatures at school! Why are you such an a-hole?
Erimon: You know what, if you don’t want me, I’m gone.
Dullahan: Abby, Abby. This is my human guise, and I just wanted you to be super clear that I am 100% going to kill you
Me: This guy has a lot of face hair. I’m a little grossed out.
Abby: Erimon? Maybe I was a leeeeettle bit hasty?
Abby: Okay well that’s not great. Phoebe, help me get myself in mortal peril.
Abby: Okay, that Dullahan dude came back and now I’m pretty freaked out, so let’s talk like adults now.
Erimon: LET’S DO THIS
It’s all just so OTT. Like, Phoebe falls in love with Patrick after a handful of days, finds out he’s actually a leprechaun, and decides to marry him anyway because why wouldn’t you do that? They love each other.
Also saving the world, w/e, Patrick+Phoebe 4ever! Abby and Erimon are much more serious and fleshed out as a couple, and they’re in the thick of the drama, but the inclusion of all these secondary characters for not only action but comic relief is delightful. I am so amused by the characterizations. There’s so much action, and it’s all based on these legends, and there are superpowers and magic beasties and lots of pints of beer.
If you want something that just completely leans into the bonkers, this is very fun. Caveat: it’s part of a duology, so you’ll have to wait to get your resolution. Unlike the first time I read this book, though, I’m really excited to see what happens.
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