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Forgiveness is a hollow prayer you only hear in your dreams.

Patrick Collins has spent years handling cases as a special agent for the Supernatural Operations Agency, even as his secret standing in the preternatural world has changed. He should have confessed to his role as co-leader of the New York City god pack when he and Jonothon de Vere took up the mantle months ago, but he didn’t. Now, that split loyalty will cost him at a time when he can least afford it.

Outmaneuvered, framed for murder, and targeted by the Dominion Sect, Patrick has to face a past full of lies to regain his freedom. Revealing the truth means he’ll need to give up the life that has defined him. Everything he’s fought to build with his pack is at stake, and losing them isn’t a price Patrick is willing to pay, but some choices aren’t his to make.

Jono knows they can’t cede any more territory if they want to win the god pack civil war spilling into the streets of New York City. But the souls of werecreatures are free for the taking when demons come to town and angels sing a warning no one can ignore. When Jono’s worst fear comes to life, and he loses the one person he can’t live without, the only option left is to fight.

Facing down the demons of their past and the ones in their present, Patrick and Jono will learn the hard way that some sins never wash away clean.

An Echo in the Sorrow is a 118k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot. It is a direct sequel to On the Wings of War. Listening to the first book in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.

©2021 Hailey Turner (P)2021 Hailey Turner

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  • April Reads and Listens
  • 2021-04-17

I’m Not Ready!

The biggest difference between reading the ebook version and listening to this audiobook is that everything is magnified almost ten-fold. That’s in big thanks to Gary Furlong’s excellent narration.

Because this is the second to the last book of this magnificent series, several things are happening, all of which are keeping me on the edge of my seat.

I’d definitely recommend this entire series to those who love urban fantasy with mythology of different pantheons and one hungry dragon. Seriously, it’s an excellent series, it’ll suck you right in.

I can’t wait for the bittersweet conclusion book of this series.

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  • Judy F
  • 2021-04-04

A Great Buildup

In this next to the last book, events are barreling toward the final confrontation between Patrick and his father. But first, the problem with Estelle, her wolf pack, and the demons they've allied with, must be dealt with. Is Patrick's lover, Jono, up to this? Of course! And Wade steps up as well. Wade is a favorite---and his moments of comic relief are a nice dash to add to this hearty meal of an adventure. As always, the narration is superb. Gary Furlong does a terrific job with accents, and with the voices of various gods and werewolves.

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  • RACHEL REED
  • 2021-05-02

Amazing Narration!

I absolutely love this series and listening to the audiobook version was such a transcendent experience!!

The narrator did an exquisite Audio delivery and narration which left me amazed!!

I absolutely enjoyed listening to this one.
Recommend reading this in the series order.

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  • Robert
  • 2021-04-27

Characters being stupid is not a fun plot mechanic

There's much less sex than previous titles, which I found nice.
The dialog is well done.
The main character making ridiculously stupid choices, which seem inconsistent with his usual behavior, almost ruined my enjoyment of the book. It's hard to care what happens to characters who behave so stupidly.
Seriously, there's lots of good fun with the book. But that just makes it more annoying when main character does stupid stuff.

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  • Trarv211
  • 2021-07-29

Another great book in series

This is another great book in the series. We get more into the packs, laws, and mystical side.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-07-26

Best MM Fantasy Series

Clever, sharp, erotic, passionate.. I couod go on and on. Every book is so well written with a complex world weaving myth with the modern worl. Patrick and Jono are some of my very favorite main characters. So incredibly well done.

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  • Thomas
  • 2021-06-27

Wow 🤩

I love this book series and it was a wonderful performance by Gary Furlong. I don’t like spoilers so, your going to have to get this book to find out how great it is.

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  • JWatson
  • 2021-06-22

Another Triumph

Hayley has done it again. This series gets better with each volume which is a tall order because all the books are really excellent. Gary's narration is superior and makes the story come alive. I recommend each and every volume in the series and hope that Hayley continues the story.

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  • Jovan
  • 2021-06-15

buckle up!

Hailey Turner has mentioned that her running subtitle for “An Echo in the Sorrow” was “Actions Have Consequences, Patrick, FFS”, and she meant it! One by one almost every secret, lie and bad decision Patrick made (willingly or not) is bared to the world.

Patrick has been on desk duty since the events in “On the Wings of War”. Being requested by Casale for a simple stolen artifact case starts as a welcome slice of freedom, but quickly spirals into imprisonment as Patrick finds himself the prime suspect in a murder that exposes his ties to the werecreature community as a God Pack alpha.

While Patrick is being stripped of the protection of his badge, Jono and the packs under their protection are being targeted in increasingly violent ways by Estelle’s pack and the Crossed Knights, all with demons riding their souls. As Patrick and Jono battle in the streets and the legal system, they are assailed on too many fronts to manage as more gods and supernatural beings enter the fray or disappear, alliances are tested and unseen magic works to aid the Dominion Sect. With the God Pack civil war spilling into the streets and causing worsening collateral damage, Jono and Patrick plan to stand side by side as they finally take down Estelle. But they should both know by now that their plans don’t mean much in the chaos of gods and war, and Jono is presented the ultimatum of protecting his packs or the man he loves.

I am once again in awe of how Turner manages to create such densely action packed stories without sacrificing the emotional development of the characters. There is A LOT happening in “Echo”, and it’s not always action. Patrick’s legal issues are intense in their own way; there is a plethora of information, characters and maneuvering throughout—all of it having the emotional impact of a meteor strike. Of course, Patrick doesn’t do himself any favors. He’s a product of his upbringing and with the importance of secrecy drummed into him from an early age, he can’t seem to make himself share when he should. It’s difficult watching Patrick deal with the fallout and hard not to feel his pain (even when he makes it worse for himself).

While it’s good to see Patrick relieved of the burden of most of his secrets, it’s hard to see him stripped of all his shields—his badge, his name, his magic—and left so vulnerable and exposed. Patrick is left raw in so many ways by the end of this book; however, the cohesion of his pack/family, the support and love they have for one another is on full display. With Wade’s love language being food, him trying to feed Patrick or offering to buy him cupcakes are some of the many quiet moments of love conveyed throughout the book. And I am HERE 👏🏾 FOR 👏🏾 IT 👏🏾.

I was also pleased that the god pack civil war plotline was closed in the penultimate book of the series, as the threat the Dominion sect poses, their number of powerful allies and the lengths Ethan will go to to achieve godhood has grown in every book along with Estelle’s, and having to split their forces and focus on two extremely powerful battlefronts seemed like impossible odds.

Turner also did one of the best jobs of providing synoptic information without sounding overly repetitive or dragging the pacing. That was the only hindrance to my enjoyment of “On the Wings”—so. much. basic. info from earlier books about established characters and previous plots. I guess it’s to help make the book more accessible to those who decide to randomly jump into the 5th book of an ongoing, connected series, but it was tiresome filler for me. In "Echo" much of the backstory is more condensed and presented in a way that clarifies previously alluded to ideas/importance.

Turner also finally picks up a thread from the second book (“All Souls Near & Nigh”) dealing with a known Dominion sect member in the government that I was bothered had no follow up because it seemed kind of important. Patrick didn’t try to find out more, pass the info to Setsuna, follow up on the lead, nothing. To be fair, Patrick was in a bad headspace and I guess even he can’t keep track of every Dominion sect mole. Fortunately, the resolution in "Echo" doesn’t feel shoehorned into the narrative to obviously tie up loose threads.

The books in the series with the larger emotional connections/payoffs are my favorites and “An Echo in the Sorrow” is another heavy-hitter for me. It’s editing is tighter (probably because of the sheer number of new supernats and legal chess taking up so much space), and it doesn’t really let up—ever. Breathing room? A brief reprieve? Who needs it? Not you! Be prepared for crisis after crisis to fall on Jono and Patrick like dominos, perfectly setting the scene for the final book in the series.


Gary Furlong does an amazing job as usual when it comes to emotion, nuance and inflection. However, this is one of his weaker performances in the series as he completely removed Leon's accent, which fluctuated a bit in the last audiobook but in now practically nonexistent. Moreover, Leon often sounds like Merrick and since they tend to be in scenes together, it is even more noticeable. However, he handles the almost obscene amount of new character voices with a deft hand so overall the listening experience is still great.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-05-19

NOW THIS IS A STORY

I really like this series. It has everything and more. Waiting for the last book.