Amazon reviews:

P.S Winn

October 28, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition
Paula Shene

I was blessed with a copy of BLACKWING and was ecstatic in getting my hands on this before my allowance would permit to purchase next month.

This is another book by Drake, I was unable to put aside until finished. Knowing his fashion from his other series, this read would be a bumpy but enjoyable ride. There is tragedy, a lot of love if one discerns it, but a walk on the faewyld is not even easy for the Dark Enforcers- the storm bringers.

The belief there are seven known planes of Fae reality and the forbidden plane of the humans who are considered as cattle for the fae, instantly stirs up problems as Blackwing has been sent to hunt on the forbidden plane.

I Sincerely hope Drake will be giving us more adventures into the faewyld. This, adventure, left me wanting more of Blackwing and his human ‘minions’.

 New voice in urban fantasy November 7, 2017
This one is worth trying. Take a bit of Harry Dresden, mix with equal parts C. E. Murphy’s Urban Shaman series and Judge Dredd, toss with a dash of the Hollows, and season with a pinch of cynicism. The result is a highly enjoyable urban fantasy that leads the reader through familiar territory — or is it? Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, Stephen Drake takes you in a different and unexpected direction. Fantasy worlds, a dystopian future setting, wizards, corrupt cops, and magic. This ride is well worth taking. Strongly recommended. It would be five stars, but I didn’t even give Jim Butcher five stars!

GoodReads Reviews:

K.J. Simmill

Aug 04, 2017 K.J. Simmill rated Blackwing: it was amazing (*****)

Socrates Blackwing was a war hero, he had felled dragons, and helped to bring a time of peace for his people. But they were vain, and his injuries served only as a reminder of the ugly truth. He continued his tasks, ever vigilant, hunting down criminals and upholding the honour of the seven planes. But then he was given his most challenging mission yet, a realm consisting of a human planet known as Earth had been infiltrated by some of his own kind, seeking to exploit those there. He has been charged with the retrieval of those breaching the most sacred laws of his kind. But nothing could have prepared him for what he would discover.

I have read every book this author has written, so needless to say I am a fan of his work. This book tackles a new genre and style to his Displaced series, and it is done so with skill. I really enjoyed reading the tales and exploits of Blackwing, his challenges and hardships. The world building is fantastic, as is the interpretation of things as perceived through the eyes of a stranger. The characters show great development and depth, and I found myself quickly pulled into an adventure which is anything but predictable. Treachery, betrayal, manipulation, magic, mythology, and loyalty this book has it all.


Aug 02, 2017 Jennifer rated Blackwing: it was amazing (*****)
An amazing mix of science fiction and fantasy, with well explained and defined magical concepts. The characters are vivid and relatable, the world is well build and based on the modern world, set in a slightly more advance future. I really enjoyed this story, I can’t wait for a sequel, which is sure to follow. Stephen Drake is a talented, if unknown, author, he deserves every success.