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The Lion and the Gods – S.H. Steele

I loved this final installment in the Lion’s Head series. Seeing River and Lacey’s story come to an end was so exciting and the intensity had me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book!


River and Lacey continue to work against Frieze solutions, saving supernaturals from capture. In this book, it’s become even more intense with supernatural powers being bottled and sold to high paying individuals, practically turning them into gods. 

River and Lacey must overcome their romantic tension before taking on their biggest villain yet, but can they both overcome their boundaries to take Frieze solutions down once and for all?


I’ve always loved River’s character, however, this series has been a struggle for him and his powers. The fact that he couldn’t change into women or animals is a boundary that he hasn’t been able to cross due to mental blocks and finally, in this book we’re able to see him become not only a woman through his powers, but a few animals too. I loved seeing him develop his character since he had been holding back throughout the Project Chimera series and the previous books in the Lion’s Head series. 

Lacey is a character I’ve always enjoyed. I feel like her presence is really good for River and they fit so well together. There was a lot going on with Lacey in this book. Her confidence has been unwavering, however, it felt like she was super into having supernatural powers. I get where she’s coming from, but at the same time, she’s been perfect without them for all of the previous books. 


New York is pretty much New York! It’s a fun setting and we see more of Nexus headquarters as well as a bit of Central Park during the ending of the story. 

I feel like a space as open as Central Park is kind of the perfect place for where everything happened in the end so I’m pretty happy with the setting. 


Steele’s writing has a habit of capturing my attention and not letting it go until I’ve finished the book, and this was the exact same. I sat down to read a chapter or two and ended up finishing the book in one sitting (which I’m totally fine with). 

In Conclusion… 

This was a great ending to the Lion’s Head series. I’m definitely going to miss Lacey and River, but I’m so happy with how it ended and I feel like it’s the conclusion I needed from these characters and this series!

Rating: 5/5⭐

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