“Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; wherever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable.” ― Earl Nightingale
BLURB: Asherkan Iblis is a blood demon, a slave to elves and a soldier. He keeps the fact he has royal elvish blood a secret. His half brother returns to broker peace but reveals he is actually there for much more and Asher faces a decision that could lead to his death.
Simeon Blue, brother of the leader of the Feline Guild, mountain lion shifter, is tasked to accompany Phin on a mission over the Red Mountains and into the Second Kingdom. He has to talk to the Guild but all they want to do is stay in isolation and his mission is fraught with danger.
When Simeon is wounded Asher hides him and suddenly, next to a kings death, a cousin’s hate, and Ludvik’s black magic, love falls on the agenda.
REVIEW: In this fourth book in the Supernatural Bounty Hunters series, we seem to be getting closer to the final battle that is inevitable. We also get to visit with Phin, Joseph and Reuben again. Joseph is sending his mate, Phin, back to the Second Kingdom. Phin has to travel with a bodyguard, so Joseph sends Simeon Blue. Not only will Simeon be able to watch Phin’s back, but he can speak with his brother Jason, the feline Guild leader, and try to sway him to throw the support of the Guild in with the resistance.
When Phin and Simeon travel to the Second Kingdom, they end up at Asher’s house. Asher is Phin’s older half-brother, which by right makes him the heir apparent. However, the way segregation has always worked in the Second Kingdom, Asher is a soldier, little more than a slave, since he is also half blood demon. Phin has always pushed Asher to take his rightful place in the kingdom, but Asher has never had any reason to fight for the throne. Once Asher and Simeon meet, the sparks start to fly and the two men fall for one another quickly.
When Phin, Simeon and Asher make their way to the castle to see the king, they find a usurper to the crown and a poisoned king. Phin escapes with the king by using his magic, while Simeon and Asher fight their way through a large group of guards. The two men hide out in a warded hideout and during that time, they form an unbreakable bond.
Once the king is healed, he calls for Asher. Asher really doesn’t want to meet the man, but he does it for Phin. In this conversation, Asher finds answers to the many questions he has had during his life and he finds a purpose he will live by. As a mated pair, Simeon and Asher set out to gain the support of the Feline Guild, put the new king on the throne, and start the change that is needed so badly in the Second Kingdom.
This is one of my favorite books in the series so far. I loved to see Asher start to come into himself. He has always known what his place was, but he didn’t have the fortitude to fight for it. It took the love of his mate, the support of his brother, and the honesty of a king to give him the push he needed. Once Ahser and Simeon put their strength together they realized there wasn’t anything they couldn’t accomplish.
I am looking forward to the next books in the series, I can’t wait to see how the resistance will gain power and when they will finally strike out and take down the evil that is threatening their lives. If you haven’t read the first books in the series, I would highly recommend you do. These aren’t really standalone stories, and you would miss a lot of important information. RJ Scott has gotten me hooked once again on a series, and I am loving every minute of it.