Sentries book #6
New Colorado Protectorate fell with the assassination of Chancellor Clarke. Afterward, like many others, Todd and Nick Ruger left the land of their birth and made a home up north in Yellowknife. Though they have to say a sad farewell to friends and loved ones, they are taken in with open arms and in turn offer shelter to others.
They must still contend with angry ghosts, Windigos, and water spirits, but through it all, their love and devotion for each other never falters. Nick is awarded a degree in veterinary medicine and trains students from Yellowknife, while Todd becomes the town sheriff and takes on new sentry apprentices of his own. They remain steadfast in their duty as sentries as well, leaving a legacy meant to protect and defend those who need it the most.
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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Tropes: Arranged Pairing, Families/Raising Kids, Hurt / Comfort, Queer Wedding
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
Nick wasted no time disarming the man. He nudged the other man’s rifle to the side with his foot. Looking around at the others, Nick said softly, “I’m trained as a doctor. That man’s wound is serious, and I can stop the bleeding.”
“Leave him,” the woman snapped. “They’ve been tracking us and picking us off for two days. We’ve got three wounded and have buried two more because of them. We have children they’re shooting at.”
“You all need to be put down.” The wounded man struggled to get up as he talked.
Todd nodded at the man carrying rope. “Can you take care of this one?”
“Of course,” the man said and smiled. Todd got a better look at him. He was barely more than a kid. Todd wondered if he was even the required age, twenty-two, to be released from a slave village.
“What’s your name, kid?” Todd asked.
Todd held his captive tightly until Kells had him tied securely, then shoved him to the ground. While they did that, Nick knelt beside the other man. He reached out and tried to move the man’s clothes away, saying softly, “I need a better look at this.”
The man shoved Nick’s hands away and scrabbled for his gun. Nick pushed it farther out of the way, and the woman retrieved it. “Get your hands off me! You’re the one who caused this,” the man snapped.
“I… you’re bleeding,” Nick insisted. He looked up at Todd, exasperation all over his face. More struggling from the man pulled Nick’s attention back to him. “No, don’t do that!” The man grabbed Nick’s knife and yanked it out of his shoulder, screaming through clenched teeth.
“Damn fool,” the other man with Kells said and rolled his eyes. “Let him bleed out.”
Nick grabbed the man’s wrist and squeezed, making him drop the knife. “We can’t—”
“He refused treatment,” the woman countered.COLLAPSE
Critter Nymph on Literary Nymph Reviews wrote:
Rainbow Book Reviews: Christy Duke gives 5 stars and says: Thank you, Elizabeth, so much for this series, and these men. I've mentioned in reviews before that Todd and Nick truly were soul mates and there wasn't anything they didn't do to stay together.
Critter Nymph gives 4.5 stars and says: Sentries is a series that I have enjoyed reading. Getting to know the characters and the world they lived in was fun and I hate to see the series come to an end. Fans of this series are sure to love the way in which the author wraps everything up and those that have not yet tried these books should know that this is a series that must be read in order.
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