Missing Things (Men of Magic #2)

Title: Missing Things
Author: Hollis Shiloh
Publisher: self published
Release Date: May 3, 2017
Genre(s): Paranormal Mystery
Page Count: 155
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Is there a way to save the captive fae?

Jocelyn and Ellis, magicians and life partners, grapple with dilemmas and a miasma of magic and mystery.

Jocelyn searches out magical artifacts, and struggles with the troubling gap in his memories — and the feeling that his and Ellis’s partnership is falling apart.

Meanwhile, Ellis works desperately to dig into a wicked injustice being perpetrated against a kidnapped fae…and finds it may be too much for him to handle alone.

I found it surprisingly easy to slip into story despite this being book two in series. I was immediately drawn to characters, Ellis and Jocelyn, and intrigued by author’s approach: the POV switches between two of them, but while Jocelyn’s is in third POV, Ellis’ is in first.

The story draws on events from the first book, so I would suggest reading books in order. Ellis and Jocelyn are now partners and work as field magicians for the ministry. Their world just survived a war and both Ellis and Jocelyn have scars from living through it. They are trying to rebuild their lives and luckily found both comfort and strength in each other.

Ellis is in a bind. He is the only one capable of helping the captured fae return to its world. Fae’s captors unfortunately are Elllis’ employers, which leaves him without resources or allies. The emotional background for his decision is excellent window into Ellis and what happened to him in previous books. The pacing is slow and writing is gentle. There was no tension forcing me to swallow pages in a rush to find out what will happen next. It’s interesting plot, but allows reader to savor the story.

I can sincerely recommend this book and would love to read more in this universe.

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