Book Two in the powerfully addictive fantasy series The Foundling, perfect for fans of Ilona Andrews, Jenn Stark and Helen Harper
The bayou is burning, the battle is just beginning - and Luce Boudreau is smack in the middle of no-man's land . . .
Life as a cop in Canton Town, Mississippi, is never dull - particularly when hiding deep within you is a demon bent on the apocalypse. Luce is doing her best to pretend her two worlds aren't crashing into each other, but what should be a routine arson investigation takes a shocking turn when Luce discovers a link between the suspects and her own dark secrets. There's no turning back, even though her search for the truth threatens to burn her old life down around her.
Lines are being drawn in a war Luce barely understands, and she just might be on the wrong side of them. Now she must embrace her powerful destiny, or the ones she loves most will pay the ultimate price.
Readers LOVE Hailey Edwards:
'Edwards creates amazing fantasy worlds' - (Goodreads reviewer)
'A fantasy of a five-star read!' (Amazon reviewer)
'Hailey Edwards has exceeded all expectation' (Goodreads)
'Well-plotted fantasy with intriguing characters, heart-pounding action, suspenseful intrigue and subtle romance' (RT Book Reviews)
'Edwards has this way of writing that makes you feel like the narrator is talking to you and that you're old friends' (Goodreads)
'The world building is fresh . . . The characters are well-drawn and easy to root for. And the romance really hits the spot' (Red Hot Books)
'She builds dynamic character bases, using common mythology but takes it one step further using previously unseen species or imbibing currently known species with skills and know how that offers readers something new in the paranormal world' (Smexybooks)
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About the Author
Hailey Edwards writes about questionable applications of otherwise perfectly good magic, the transformative power of love, the family you choose for yourself, and blowing stuff up. Not necessarily all at once. That could get messy. She lives in Alabama with her husband, their daughter, and a herd of dachshunds.
Visit her website at www.haileyedwards.net
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2nd installment as good as the first, love the character development.
This 2nd book was just as wonderful as the first. I cant wait for the 3rd book to come out. Keep this series going because its very addictive.
Looking forward to #3 !!
Awesome book. Glad i read it. Hopefully the next book will be available soon.
Bone Driven by Hailey Edwards a five-star read that will drive you to read every page until the last. This is the second book in the Foundling series and if you haven’t read the first book go get it now and read it first, if you have read it, go back and read it now, as you will get so much more out of this book if you do. The love I have for this author is no small thing, I will admit that, but I enjoyed the first book in the series, but it wasn’t my all time favourite by the author, this one seems to have undone that, I don’t know if its that now we know everyone so much deeper and are more invested in the hurt and disappointment that some of the characters face in the story, but this book made it a much stronger series. Read this book get drawn into what has to be the opposite of typical small town life, every day is filled with adventure, I’m not sure I would be strong enough to live in Canton Town, Mississippi but I will tell you this life would never be boring. Luce Boudreau would make an awesome neighbour mind, can you imagine catching up over coffee or newspapers.
My ARC didn’t have a ‘previously on Foundling’ introduction and I really wish it had, because sooo much happened and I had forgotten so many of the plot twists. Anyhoo, Luce Boudreau lives in Canton Town, Mississippi. She was found in the swamp 15 years ago as a child, with no recollection of how she got there or her name. In the first book – spoiler alert – she found out that she was actually Conquest, a Charon from another dimension, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse but her breaking through the dimension somehow affected her memory. After 15 years of living in Mississippi Luce feels human, albeit she struggles to allow others to touch her and she fails to recognise her own face in the mirror. She has an old rotary phone in her bedroom and once a year, on her birthday, a mysterious man called Ezra calls her. At the end of the first book there is an epic showdown with her sister War, who has also broken through the dimension, in which Luce’s human father witnesses more than he should and has his mind wiped, her BFF Maggie is mortally wounded and Luce makes the decision to ask a skin-walker to merge with Maggie to save her life, Luce finds she ‘owns’ a coterie of Charon with various shape-shifting abilities who all loathe Conquest for enslaving them and killing their friends/ family etc but are starting to like Luce a little bit. Luce also has a soft spot for one of her coterie, Cole, a dragon-like shape-shifter, unfortunately Conquest has treated him as little more than a sex slave and he is conflicted as far as Luce is concerned. Oh, and a shadowy subset of the FBI, called the NSB, has recruited Luce to hunt Charon and sterilise them. This book opens shortly after the last book ended, Luce has two weeks before she needs to leave the Canton Town PD and join the NSB, her father is still in a zombie-like state, her BFF has gone missing to bond with the Charon who now shares her body, her coterie are still conflicted and War is on the loose. All she can do is watch and wait for Famine and Death to make an appearance and try to either neutralise them or persuade them not to colonise/ enslave the Earth. In her dual role as Charon hunter and police officer Luce is simultaneously investigating a series of horrific murder/ suicides by fire and a Charon who is killing and mummifying small household pets, whilst also looking after her father, rebuilding their home which was destroyed in the battle with War, and looking for Famine. Oh, and she needs to break the news to her old partner and get used to her new NSB partner, Adam Wu, who is also not what he seems. This is a great book which solidifies the world-building from the first book, Luce is still blundering about in the dark with regards to Conquest’s abilities which she cannot control/ use but she is starting to draw her own personal lines in the sand, her mantra, her code of ethics which sets her apart from most Charon. It’s clever, intriguing, confusing, grisly, scary, sexy and gross all at once and all the time. It was so good I want to go back and reread both books again just so I can spot the clever clues hidden in plain sight! I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.