I liked the blend of mythology into the storyline and how it follows Diego and Finn's relationship as it develops. What I enjoyed about the read is also the blend of, well, innocence and strength of the characters. Diego has an innocence tempered by the darker side of life and it is that innocence that gives him strength. Finn is, in his own way, innocent, tempered by a certain cynicism and is strong physically and mentally.
The first time Diego Sandoval saw Fionnachd, Finn was crouching on top of a bridge as if he was going to jump. Diego talked him down and took Finn home to his apartment.
However, the city is, quite literally, toxic for Finn's system and the two men make their way to Mirriam's (Diego's agent) cabin up north. All is not quite rosy there either as trouble finds them there. What will become of them?
When Diego rescues a naked man from the rail of the Brooklyn Bridge, he just wants to get the poor man out of traffic and to social services. He gets more than he bargained for when Finn turns out to be an ailing pooka, poisoned by the pollution of the city. To help him recover, Diego takes him north to New Brunswick where Finn inadvertently wakes an ancient, evil spirit, the wendigo.
While Diego and Finn struggle to find a way to destroy the wendigo before it can possess Diego or kill nearby innocents, Diego wrestles with his growing feelings for Finn. Can they succeed in killing the monster and in navigating a relationship between a modern man and a centuries-old fairy?
CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-edited re-released title.