Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden.My Thoughts: This is going to be one of those odd reviews where my thoughts are bouncing around. I apologize for that ahead of time. What can I say except that sometimes it happens.
To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance.
Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.…
For practical Reda Weston, nothing could explain how reading a sexy version of "Little Red Riding Hood" catapulted her into another realm—face-to-fang with the legendary wolf-creature who seduced women. A wolf who transformed into a dark, virile man….
Dayn cursed the Sorcerer that turned him wolfyn and damned him to a lonely fate. As a beast, he mated with women to gain strength.
Strength he needed to rescue his royal parents. But as a man, he craved Reda's heated, sizzling touch. With little time left, Dayn had to either embrace his wolf to save his kingdom…or fight it to save his woman.
I thing I keep getting stuck on with this series is that I feel like we're not moving forward very quickly as far as getting a resolution on the overriding story arc. Yes, each of the siblings gets their HEA in their book but there's this big, overwhelming badness they're going to be fighting and I feel like we're no closer to that final battle in this book than we were at the end of book 1. I understand why the books were written this way and intellectually I can see that you need to get all your ducks in a row before the big finale but... BUT it's frustrating from a readers perspective.
Now, aside from that, this was the hardest book in the series for me to read. The characters are rather... introspective. They take a lot of time thinking about each other. And then they think some more. There's plenty of action, deceit, anger (righteous and otherwise), and they sex each other up with enthusiasm but I kept getting tangled up by all their deep thoughts.
Which makes me sound shallow, now that I'm thinking about it. I don't like sounding shallow.
I like that we're at the point where things are going to happen and we're going to get a final showdown but it feels like we've taken a long time to get here.
Other reviews in this series:
Book 1: Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter
Book 2: Lord of Rage by Jill Monroe
More books by Jessica Andersen
Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Paranormal Romance Challenge, The Shifter Challenge
Lord of the Wolfyn was provided for review by Harlequin through NetGalley.