Title: An Iron Fist
Series: Arcane Hearts: Book Three
Author: Nazri Noor
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 268 Pages
Rating: 4.5 Stars
At a Glance: I loved all the new characters introduced in An Iron Fist, even the villains because they were the catalyst for all the trouble. This is hands down my favorite book in the series so far.
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: Might and magic, fist and flame, to send evil back from where it came.
Jackson Pryde and Xander Wright delve into the mountain halls of the dvergar, the dwarven people of Norse myth known for their mining and metalwork. Seeking jewels and ore, they make a deadly discovery instead: a cluster of Chrysanthemysts. How did they grow underground? Where are they from? And who sent them?
The masters of the Black Market’s guilds grudgingly unite to stop the fatal flowers at their source. But digging deeper only reveals another conundrum: a legendary gemstone known as the Heart of Oberon. The fae haven’t walked the earth in forever. Why has the Heart resurfaced now?
And why is the gemstone whispering?
Review: Big things are happening in the Black Market, and this time it passes through Norway on its way to all the suspense and danger Jackson Pryde and Xander Wright seem to continuously find. Or, suspense and danger seem to continuously find them. Whichever the case, this installment of the Arcane Hearts series delivers every ounce of trouble and action I’ve come to expect, and its share of surprises too, especially for Jackson. He could have been a one-note character—a charming, sassy, flirty, funny note, to be sure—but author Nazri Noor is taking Jackson places, and I’m loving this journey for him.
When it comes right down to it, Jackson has one goal: to rebuild the Halls of Making. The building was destroyed in a fiery explosion, Jackson’s parents perished along with the artificers he considered family, and SEER has yet to discover the cause. It looks less an accident and more a crime, and Jackson will do anything, including compromise his own wellbeing, to restore both the building and the guild of artificers to a place of respect amongst the other guilds. He’s so entirely single-minded in this pursuit that it causes no small amount of friction between him and his friend Preston, not to mention everything is complicated by the discovery of more Chrysanthemysts in a place that ought to have been impossible for them to exist. But then, at least six impossible things happen before breakfast in this -verse, and the pedals aren’t even the worst of the discoveries.
I loved all the new characters introduced in An Iron Fist, even the villains because they were the catalyst for all the trouble, but especially Ingrid of the Hammerhearth guild and Snorri of the mountain halls of the dvergar, who contributed to the unraveling of the mystery and were instrumental in Jackson and Xander’s quest. The goddess Freyja makes a cameo appearance along with her frienemy Hecate, and it’s sheer chaos until they decide that teaming up on Jackson might be interesting. That the fae are now sticking their collective noses into things promises to make things interesting going forward. But more than anything, it’s Jackson’s latest discoveries about himself that will prove to be some fun.
An Iron Fist is my favorite book in the series so far. Jackson and Xander are so great together, although trouble might be brewing, and the potential for Jackson to build upon what he’s already discovered about himself and his power leaves me anxious for the release of The Velvet Glove.
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