Undertow is the 7th novel in Rainbow Award-nominated M/M Fae Soul-Shares series by Rory Ni Coileain. Rhoann Callte, Rhoann Half-Royal, is an impossible Fae. As a shape-shifter, he carries the blood of Fae water elementals and has a once-in-a-generation healing gift. Which is his blessing, or his curse, depending on how you look at it – his gift is needed among the exiled FUndertow is the 7th novel in Rainbow Award-nominated M/M Fae Soul-Shares series by Rory Ni Coileain. Rhoann Callte, Rhoann Half-Royal, is an impossible Fae. As a shape-shifter, he carries the blood of Fae water elementals and has a once-in-a-generation healing gift. Which is his blessing, or his curse, depending on how you look at it – his gift is needed among the exiled Fae of the Demesne of Purgatory, and he’s coerced from his beloved solitude and sent on a one-way trip to the human world.Vietnam veteran Mac McAllan has been through hell in the last few months, and not just because his new C-leg isn’t performing up to spec. He and his partner of 34 years, stocky bald muscle bear Lucien de Winter, were working at Purgatory when what the owner said was a gas explosion collapsed the building – and put Lucien into a coma back in August. Now it’s October, and an impossibly handsome stranger says he can heal Lucien. But there’s always a price…A Fae who wants only to be left alone, SoulShared with a human who’s already found the love of his life… and the Marfach testing their incomplete bond, seeking the key to its watery prison. What could go wrong?...
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+Digital copy gently provided by Netgalley +2.5 aquatic starsI chose this book at random, because reminded me nostalgically of other collections.Not a bad story, but fail to get me emotionally involved.Mac and Lucien have been through a lot in their years together; and when Lucien is injured after an explosion that left him comatose, Mac feel afraid and lost. He didn't know that they get entangled in an ancient war between fae and their enemies. But help is in the way. Rhoann is solitary and is pushed in a strange world with other rules.The good: A mature couple over their 50s; living together for more of 35 years.But to get a 'plus' after all that years is kind of awkward.I don't feel very pleased with the self-sacrificing type. Despite the resolve, as I say, is very rushed, but maybe that's a PNR thing.
It has been a little more than a year since I first laid my eyes on the first book of the SoulShares series and it was love at first sight. Just like in love, there were ups and downs in my reading experience (honestly, it’s 99% up-s) and I waited for Undertow with bated breath.And once more I was stunned by the richness of the world Rory Ni Coileain continues to create. Just when you think there’s nothing new to be added, a pleasant surprise jumps at you from the pages.In the seventh instalment there is not only a new kind of Fae but also a new kind of Soul Sharing. The Fae of the book, Rhoann Callte, fascinated me to no end. He’s truly special, not only because he is Half-Royal and a shape-shifter. It’s because his attitude and behavior are world apart from most of the other Fae we already know. For him love and self-sacrifice are woven one into another and this makes his magick so special.Another thing I liked very much about Undertow was the story of Mac and Lucien, past and present with so much heartbreak and sweetness going hand in hand. Deep in love from the very beginning and going through so much together, they have even more love waiting in store for them.We have, of course, special appearance from all other Fae and their beloved humans from the Demesne of Purgatory. One of my absolutely favorite scenes in the book is the conversation between Kevin and Tiernan. (You’ll see what I’m talking about when you read it).Talking about scenes, one thing is certain: Ms. Ni Coileain has seen every single one of them while writing. There is a huge difference between a book that was seenand where the characters were really talking and one that was simply fabricated.Undertow was definitely a book of the first kind. It deserves its five stars and like for the first book of the series, I’m inclined to say it actually deserves more.*I was given an ARC in exchange for a honest review*
Undertow is #7 in the Soulshares series by Rory Ni Coiliean. Although you might think the well of unique stories might be running a little low by now let me assure you it is not! For the first time in this series we have a relationship among three men. Rhoann is a new kind of fae, not seen in the previous books, and it is a treat to learn more about him as he is sent to the human world to fix something only a fae can. If you have read any of the other books you know that when a fae is sent to the human world it is a one way ticket through a brutal grid that cuts his soul. Mac is a Vietnam veteran whose partner of 34 years, Lucien, was badly injured in an explosion. Lucien has been in a coma for over two months when Rhoann arrives and tells Mac he can cure Lucien. But how? Lucien already has a partner who loves him very much. How does Rhoann fit into the picture?The Marfach are the villains of the piece and are trying to find something important that they can use against the fae. If Rhoann remains in his watery isolation he risks being caught and destroyed by the Marfach. If he tries to cure Lucien he may sever the relationship between Mac and Lucien. Rhoann can’t go home but he can’t stay here. It’s a conundrum of epic proportions that will take all three to solve.The sex is hot, the twists in the plot are shattering and exciting to follow, the characters are wonderful and so easy to fall in love with them. I’m afraid to give more details for fear of spoiling the story. You can jump in with this book but I really think you would enjoy it more if you had the background of the previous books of the series. At least read #1, Hard as Stone, first to get the world building that Ms. Ni Coiliean is so expert at crafting. Great book, excellent series, fun to read.
3.5 starsThis is the first M/M/M pairing of the SoulShares series featuring Rhoann Callte - a half water Royal bastard - and the Purgatory's human established couple: bartender Mac and bouncer Lucien. I'm usually not keen on relationship that started as 2+1 instead of 1+1+1, but the way Lucien's life left hanging at the end of Mantled In Mist?? There's no way I skip this installment!! Lucien and Mac made quite a few appearances on the series though I genuinely didn't thought they would become part of the Fae community they unwittingly worked for. 65 year old Marine vet Mac and his partner of 35 years (standing applause to this couple), 55 year old Lucien, worked in the night club Tiernan Guaire owned for close to two years. The Marfach last attempt to gain access to living magick resulted in Lucien got viciously hurt and fell into a deep coma doing his job. Mac kept vigil by his bedside for months. On one his break Mac went back to where hell broke loose and captured the attention of the new fae to the human world, Rhoann. Like every other books in SoulShares universe, this was quite a busy story with multiple POVs (bad, good, existing and new characters). And I really recommend new readers to read the book in order as not to loose the thread of events that gathered momentum from Hard As Stone to this one. As part of the series, Undertow: Book 7 of the SoulShares Series served as a great continuation of how the Fae of the Demesne of Purgatory doing after the blast that demolished the night club the Fae named the demesne from. As a single book, with such busy actions going on I didn't get as much account of Lucien, Mac and Rhoann as I like. Yes, I felt for Rhoann with the way he had been brought up, the solitude, the confusion and the struggle. Individually there were also a few flash back moments from Lucien and Max's POVs that get me how strong their ties was. What I hoped for more was the building connection between these three as a threesome. There was hesitation, understanding, and acceptance for the inevitable between Mac and Rhoann (which was understandable considering Mac was practically married to Lucien). It was the flip on the lake-bed that I felt was rather instant; from heartbroken to everything-bright-and-wonderful-in-this-world. There were that soulshare pull at play and the magick's voice - I get that. But I just wish there were more exposure of immobile Lucien to Rhoann than what we had here. That saying, I'm glad the Marfach and Janek didn't appear as prominent in this book. And as much as I grumbled the lack of Lucien/Mac/Rhoann here, I was also glad to get to meet the other Fae and their scair-anam (I guess I'm greedy that way). As for steamy department; worry not, readers got plenty to enjoy here - in and out of water. Overall this rounded up another great force to the motley group (of Purgatory fae) and promise of more interesting things to come. I couldn't wait for Stone Cold to release in a few months!Advanced copy of this book is provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Undertow by Rory Ni Coileain Love this world. Undertow is well written and the story and characters pull you right back in to this universe. I devoured this one in one setting.
Always a fantastic readRory never disappoints. Her Fae are hot and sweet and hilariously human all at the same time!! This is a bit of a different Soulshare, but no less awesome as any of the others. Can't wait for the next book!!!
A great addition to an already super series just gets better cant wait for the next one loved it