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The book I have been waiting for
Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2019
Ever since I started reading M/M about 2 and a half years ago I have been waiting for this book to come out. Hexbreaker was my 2nd Jordan book, and 2nd M/M book and first audiobook too, and it left me in awe. To this day it is still the most re-read book in my library, except maybe the first few Harry Potter books, and the story always intrigues and captures me anew. as an Israeli, I was fascinated by Issac's character, him being Jewish and all and have been waiting to read his story ever since that first book.
Jordan skillfully and delicately makes sure ll her books are as accurate and her characters, diverse and unique, are authentic and all the facts are correct. I can't help but admire an author that goes to such great lengths to make sure not only her books are inclusive but takes the time to get every character just 'right'. Issac's character has been with the Hexworld heroes for three books, in the background, longing and hurting and just so compelling, and Bill was right there waiting for him with that gentle care and acceptance he has.
Never were there two men more fit for each other then Bill and Issac. I loved the anticipation, built trough three books quietly, loved how the just effortlessly admit how they feel when they do get the nerve to do so.
The other books in the series all had the 'one true witch' theme, where the familiar finds his witch and doesn't want to admit or accept it, and the struggle around the mutual attraction and growing feelings peaks until they face the truth and bond. Here we have another story, we know Issac has a 'one true witch' the one who's power is most compatible with his. We also know that man is hateful, cruel and rejected Issac (from book 1 it is known) so this story is unique in the Hexworld universe too. It deals with choosing what is right for you and that is not always the best, most technical compatible option like the other books have shown us. It's a story of love being stronger then instinct, or magic, and the mind being stronger that the past trauma.
I like how Issac is broken, in a way, and he learns to find power in himself and not letting fear rule his life, he is much more powerful that way, and choosing Bill with his unending understanding and acceptance of him is just wonderful to read about.
Plot wise this book had the least amount of action for me, when the other books had intricate ancient artifacts that we learn about and explore, here they seem less detailed. Talking with my friend about this book, in comparison to others in the series, she made in interesting point of this book being a sort of break, quieter and more emotional story then a plot mover in the general scheme of the series. And I have to agree even if I liked how each book expanded the Hexworld and it's history. So I was missing a bit of 'action' but it was to give Bill and Issac the time to find each other so it was something I was willing to 'miss'.
Jordan is my auto-click author, there has never been a story by her I didn't like. and each series is unique and unlike anything else I read so far. I like her rawness, world buildup and diversity so much.
I have a feeling about the next book in the series and I can't wait to see if I am right!