Fury’s Bridge, Fury’s Choice, Fury’s Death – Brey Willows

A trilogy I hadn’t come across until Fury’s Death hit my inbox, these three are an interesting mix of fantasy and realism with a romance on top.

Fury’s Bridge - Brey Willows In Fury’s Bridge Alectho (Alec), one of the three mythical Fury sisters, is given the job of saving the world by the Fates. She must convince Selene Perkton, an atheist philosophy professor in LA who think humanity would be better off without religion, that the gods exist and work at a company called Afterlife in LA. Together they must defeat the forces of darkness threatening to overwhelm the world, and along the way work out how to deal with their obvious attraction.

34722522Fury’s Choice sees second Fury sister Tis having a breakdown, exhausted from the workload of punishing evil doers in a world where humans seem more crazy and cruel than ever, she is also tasked with writing a contract for the gods during their new phase among humanity. Taking a much-needed break she meets playgirl philanthropist Kera Espinosa whose medical research nearly led to a horrendous outcome. Kera now spends her time trying to do good in the most war torn and run-down places. Tis and Kera are drawn to each other, but both are unsure of how it could possibly work.

37793299Fury’s Death brings the trilogy to a neat and perfect circle. Third Fury, party girl Meg, is capable of more than the rest of Afterlife suspect. While she loves her hedonistic lifestyle and hates the growing workload, she loves her job, and has some seriously good ideas about how the gods can better interact with humans. Death, Dani Morana, has been crushing on Meg for millennia, but while they are close friends the sexy Fury has never seemed interested. Drawn together by the growing Chaos around them Death and Fury must combine to save the world, and in the meantime become their true selves.

The whole is an intriguing concept, light and playfully done but well researched and constructed, with enough ancient and mythological detail to make it work without ever becoming an theology lesson. If you believe in a higher being how would you react to God or Jesus, Jehovah or Mohammed, being available by email? If you don’t believe, how would you feel if the gods – all of them – materialised?

Brey Willows has created an amusing cast from Fates and Furies to the gods of old; led, managed and bullied along by Z, (Zeus). The gods are extremely well done, literally personifying the characteristics we associate with them, drawn with wit and humour, they are exactly who we would expect them to be. God (that’s the Christian God, he’s called God) is a bit stuffy and takes himself very seriously, Jesus has some level of resentment towards his father but does well with his sandal business, Azrael is really concerned with how people perceive Hell and wants to do a complete overhaul, Death is contemplating what happens to those who believe Death is a destination.

The romances are well done, unusual issues when eternal forces fall for mortal humans and mental concepts collide. But while the romances are central, the stories are far bigger, dealing, albeit lightly, with the constant battle between good and evil, forces of Chaos and destruction wanting humanity to destroy itself while the gods make a stand for peace, love and ecological sanity.

Thoroughly enjoyed these; romances with a difference, fantasy set in the here and now with an interesting twist. Highly recommended.



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(publisher review copy received)

Fury’s Bridge:

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • First published 2017
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (March 14, 2017)
  • ASIN: B06WP98KL2
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Fury’s Choice:

  • Paperback: 271 pages
  • First published 2017
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes (September 12, 2017)
  • ASIN: B074V9STQH
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Fury’s Death:

  • Paperback: 247 pages
  • First published 2018
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes (March 13, 2018)
  • ASIN: B079WRMC4N
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