Review: Old Dog, New Tricks (Black Dog #4) by Hailey Edwards

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Black Dog #4
Hailey Edwards
Urban Fantasy - Magic - Fae
July 30, 2015


Black Dog, Book 4

While Thierry is away, the Morrigan will play. Snatching the crown from her daughter-in-law’s head wasn’t the motherly thing to do, but Thierry doesn’t mind trading the throne in Faerie for the ratty couch in her Texas apartment. The old crow is welcome to it. But ruling one world is not enough. The Morrigan wants an all-access pass to the mortal realm too.

An attack on the marshal’s office leaves Thierry shaken…and Shaw missing. Now the fight brewing since Thierry took up the Black Dog’s mantle has landed on her doorstep, and the only way to save the man she loves is to defend the title she never wanted.



~ 4 Old Dog, New Tricks Stars ~

Old Dog, New Tricks is book four in the Black Dog series by Haliley Edwards. This ends the Black Dog part of the series and it was done nicely.

The Black Dog series is one you must read in order to get the full plot and characters. Thierry was left in a bind from the last book Lie Down with Dogs. Her dad is back, her Fae husband is captured, and now she must go into fairy to save earth realm from the death Goddess Morrigan. Being the Black Dog’s daughter is not easy.

She is back with her dumb luck, talent, and self assuredness. Though she still has a lot to learn, but this is the Theirry I have come to enjoy, not the self pitying one from Lie Down with Dogs. Here she is training for a big battle as well as learning new skills from her father.

The romantic relationships have truly never flown with me, but that is ok since this is mainly an urban fantasy story. The vast majority of this story revolves around Thierry and her father, which worked for me. Her father is trying to be a part of her life. I liked that feelings and past issues where discussed and that healing in some way is starting to take place between father and daughter, as well as with her mother. As for the romantic relationships we do get closer with her Fae husband and also learn that she is officially mated to Shaw.

I liked this novel. The story is fast paced with a few surprises I did not see coming. The action is good and the ending was well done. From what I gather this is the end of the Black Dog, but it looks like the next story might revolve around her friends.

Urban fantasy fans will enjoy the Black Dog series. I look forward to the next story and recommend giving this series a try.

*Disclaimer: Review copy provided by CrushStar Multimedia LLC via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

2 comments on “Review: Old Dog, New Tricks (Black Dog #4) by Hailey Edwards

  1. I hope you get a spin off considering how good this series is.
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    • I believe we do. I saw a cover picture and a little blurb for a spin off at the end on the review copy. I hope we do. I enjoyed this UF series and the characters.
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