Old Dog, New Tricks
While Thierry is away, the Morrigan will play. Snatching the crown from her daughter-in-law’s head wasn’t the motherly thing to do, but Thierry doesn’t mind trading the throne in Faerie for the ratty couch in her Texas apartment. The old crow is welcome to it. But ruling one world is not enough. The Morrigan wants an all-access pass to the mortal realm to ...more
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Once again Thierry is at odds with the Morrigan, this is a bit of "save the world" plot which sometimes is overly dramatic and boring but this was not the case here thankfully and while it does not sit in the forefront of the motivation it is in the background of the plot.
In the paranormal genre of urban fantasy you ...more
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And so we have reached the end of the Black Dog series, and I am totally gutted about it as there was so much potential for the story to carry forward.... yes, I have heard about the series Hailey Edwards is putting together based around Mai and I am excited about it but I'm afraid it won't be the same.
In this final book Thierry has to step up to the pate and defend her unwanted ruling title among the Fae against the Morrigan, her errant mother-in-l ...more
Old Dog, New Tricks is book four in the Black Dog series by Haliley Edwards. This ends the Black Dog part of the series and it was done nicely.
The Black Dog series is one you must read in order to get the full plot and characters. Thierry was left in a bind from the last book Lie Down with Dogs. Her dad is back, her Fae husband is captured, and now she must go into fairy to save earth realm from the death Goddess Morrigan. Being the Black Dog’s daughter is not e ...more
So what is it? Two things, I ...more
And it had Thierry and Shaw. THOSE TWO. They've had a bumpy road to navigate, but they managed. Let's face it, their relationship wasn't always pretty and it certainly raised a few hackles along the way. Literally, in the case of Mac. BUT...I really, really enjoyed watching Thierry and Shaw ...more
I love Thierry. She is a great heroine with a lot of depth. She continually grows and fights for justice. The Morrigan is the ultimate antagonist. She is wicked and ruthless. The plot was carefully thoug ...more
In the conclusion to the Black Dog series, Thierry and her father travel to Faerie to subdue the Morrigan, dissolve Thierry' s marriage to Rook and to rescue Shaw. All in a day's work for this magical duo. Except when they reach Black Dog's den in Faerie, they find a near dead Rook inside, a victim of Morrigan's anger and madness. They will need allies to defeat the Morrigan and ...more
Of course, now I'm kicking myself, because it was excellent. I will avoid spoilers, but suffice it to say Go #TeamShaw, this is still and will likely always be one of my all time favorite authors, and honestly this book could not have possibly been a better ending for the series.
It doesn't hurt, of course, that there are already two books in the spin-o ...more
The series, as a whole, was just plain fun to read. I love Thierry in all of her vulnerable but smartness. I always felt like her honest mistakes were ones I would have made, and I never felt like screaming "Don't go in there!" She fumbled her way through a mess that she didn't cause with the perfect amount of sneakiness, humility, and balls.
On the re-read list for sure!
Now that Marshal Thierry Thackeray and daddy dearest Macsen, aka The Black Dog, have been reunited, Thierry’s life consists of practicing fighting and having her dad bunk on her couch. That doesn’t leave much time for her and her hot incubus boyfriend Marshal Jackson “Shaw” to spend some quality time together. Add all of that together with the fact that Thierry just found out that her mom and Mac are “ ...more
Old Dog; New Tricks, Hailey Edwards
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: Fantasy and paranormal
** Spoilers for earlier novels **
Final stretch of what has been a terrific fantasy series. I love series like this where there’s lots of magic, unusual creatures ( the Morrigan, Shape-shifters, Fae, Trolls, Selkies are just some of what's been through the series) some suspense and a romance running through. At the start when I though Shaw had cheated I hated him...Poor Thierry, she was s ...more
Wow, what a fantastic finale to the series!
I must admit that I have flip-flopped around with the previous books, loved the first, got confused by the second which veered off in a completely different direction and was happier with the third. But this book wrapped it all back together in a gift box with ribbons and a bow.
Mac is back (and his hidden identity did not go over well). Thierry and Mac start traini ...more
There is some secondary character growth that I enjoyed in book 4. We get a new peek at Thierry's mother.. I saw her as a bit of a weak woman before, bu ...more
I'm sad that Thierry's journey is over. Don't get me wrong, it's a happy-sad moment, but it is over. It was an EXTREMELY excellent run so to speak. That is pretty much the only spoiler I'll ever put out is when a great character's story has been told...
Having read some other Kindle Unlimited offerings, I was pleasantly surprised that the author took great care in her work, grammatically, editorially and format-wise. In e-book offerings this seems to be sorely lacking.
All in all I am h ...more
This book was full of twists and turns that had me at the edge of my seat for the duration of the book. I refused to sleep until the very last page because the book was just so amazing.
I really liked the ending of the book, it was what I was expecting but it all happened in a different way. Wa ...more
The challenges that Theiry encountered made her into an unsung hero. She is strong, loving, fair, and smart. It was refreshing to see her family change and learn to live and trust one another. I thought this was the final book, and maybe it is, but I hope there are additional answers to come along with more details on Shaw's and Theiry's relationship. In addition, it would be great to sees if Mai ever finds her mate.
This really did feel like the last book. It read like Hailey wanted to put an end to it because her thoughts were on another book. By the looks of things, it probably was. I wanted to see more humor and more Shaw.
I love this series and the world building. I fell in love with all the characters. I'm going to read the next series and hopefully I'll get back the humor from Hailey Edwards crazy ass-kicking world.
I loved the amount of time that Thierry spent with the Black Dog. He taught her more in the time they had together than any other fae had been able teach her outside of Shaw. But even Shaw wouldn't have been able to teach her the tricks the Black Dog did, since it was a blood relation thing. I will definitely be keeping up with this cast of characters in the spin off series.
As I have read this series I’ve heard of all different types of honey. I star ...more
The ending was great. I like how it ended for Faerie and for Thiery as well.
What I am although missing, if this is end of the series for Thiery (not the world), then I think the mole catching should have been described or it is a backdoor for next, 5th book. Or it should have not been mentioned also in the last chapters of the book.
Other than that, I like the ending and I am maybe gla ...more
Great ending to a great fae UF series. This was probably my favorite of the series because Thierry really shined in this one. She had to use all of her hard-fought knowledge, guts, and street-learned ingenuity to not only survive, but also to solve the overarching conflict. Thierry is a genuinely likable character and her story kept me riveted. My only issue with these books is that as hard as I tried, I wasn’t really invested in the romance, or any of the side characters (exce ...more