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Werewolves of London by Angie Fox
Series: Monster MASH #3
on February 23, 2021
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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In The Heat Of Battle
The hard-won cease-fire between the battling immortals doesn’t last long. In the blink of an eye, human surgeon Dr. Petra Robichaud is back on the frontlines, and starring in yet another of the oracle’s prophesies. As the only healer who can talk to the dead, Petra doesn’t have much choice about her role—even when her breathtaking ex-lover shows up at exactly the wrong time…
Two Hearts Fight To Survive
Petra may have moved on when Commander Galen left her, but she never forgot him—and the passionate moments they shared. Seeing him again is a distraction she really doesn’t need with both armies honing new weapons, and wounded all over her M*A*S*H unit. But how can she resist him? It’s now or never for the demi-god Galen to become Petra’s mate…but with the fate of humanity at stake, will their desire be worth the cost?
The title of this trilogy says it all Monsters + MASH equals lots of zany supernaturals, out of this world war, and a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital group of personnel for the ages. If you have to serve in the army of the gods at the edge of a war zone on another plane, this gig has its little perks and I enjoyed this grand finale set of adventures and relationship conflicts that bring it all to a close.
Werewolves of London is the third and final book in a trilogy of books that are really only separate segments of one story.
Dr. Petra Robichaud, a New Orleans’ native, has been drafted into a dreary war of the gods. Naturally, it is not the gods who fight, but everyone else who are their pawns. Petra and the other exhausted army doctors and staff have seen too much death and misery and just want it all to end. The oracles have prophesied that a healer who sees the dead along with her bronze weapon will lead the charge to the finish. Petra’s secret, dangerous talent of seeing the dead is a death sentence if discovered, but then again so is harboring an enemy dragon and her ex who come in wounded needing the help of her and her current boyfriend to keep them alive and hidden. If that weren’t enough, a baby shower invitation from Medusa, investigators looking for the rogue agent and the enemy dragon, and more fun words from the Oracles are making the mystery meat on the menu look like the best news she’s had all day.
I do love a good tongue in cheek, sarcasm-laden action packed story and I’d seen another reader raving about the series, not to mention I already enjoy the author’s other series so it was an easy decision to grab this up. But, wow, I wasn’t paying attention and had myself the last book in the trilogy which I didn’t realize until I was well into the story and didn’t want to stop. There were enough references back and the author’s writing was good on description so I had no trouble getting caught up on the situation and all the players. I think I would have enjoyed it more in order, but what I got was fun, too. Actually, I got to thinking afterward that missing out on the ex becoming the ex and the current boyfriend who was actually her first love returning might have been more than I would like in the romance department so catching that at the tail end worked out even better.
So, Werewolves of London, was a good blend of gritty wartime medical camp scene and the gritty humor that goes along with it to keep people sane. I loved the whole cast of quirky characters that were based on the MASH TV show characters. It was fun to pick out who was who and more fun that they were all various types of supernaturals. Anchoring them all was Petra. She was a great blend of vulnerable with her fears and struggle to trust that things can go well for her and a tough, snarky gal who doesn’t want to get messed with after everything that happens. She has a generous, tender healer heart and has been forced to bury it deep doctoring in a war zone when she knows that both sides have soldiers dying and they are just grist in the mill of the gods.
I loved the way this story bustled along with side tangents and building main series arc conflict creating good tension to the big finale. There was always something going on, but it wasn’t distracting. The scene-stealer for me was Medusa. Lord have mercy, that baby shower scene cracked me up. But, it was also special seeing Petra come into her own with her romance and with who she was and what she could do.
All in all, this was thoroughly fabulous and I want to read the earlier stories to get it all and probably read this one again. Those who like mythology, MASH, humor, engaging characters, and mildly spicy romance all tossed into one sizzling tale should definitely give this Urban Fantasy trilogy a test drive.