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Lord of the Wolfyn (Royal House of Shadows #3)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,306 Ratings  ·  203 Reviews
Once upon a time...the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. 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 int

Kindle Edition, Harlequin Nocturne #123, 274 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Harlequin Nocturne (first published October 18th 2011)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Lord of the Wolfyn is the third book in the Royal House of Shadows series and is written by Jessica Andersen, the author of the popular Final Prophecy series. Lord of the Wolfyn is my first read by Ms. Andersen and I really enjoyed her writing. I found it an easy style to read and follow, and I even saw shades of J.R. Ward (one of my very favorite authors) scattered throughout — not too surprising considering that they are critique partners. Or perhaps I have it wrong and there are shades of Ms.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

There is nothing worse than not connecting with characters in a book. This being my first read by Jessica Andersen, I was very excited to read a new-to-me author. Unfortunately, I wasn’t captured by the characters in this story.

I felt that Dayn and Reda were one-dimensional, neither one bringing anything forward to make me want to finish this book. I’m sad to say this because I was really looking forward to reading about shifters, but couldn’t find the will to turn that next page.

This doesn’
Laura the Highland Hussy
3.5 flames

In this third installment of the Royal House of Shadows series, we see a Little Red Riding Hood theme. Our heroine Reda is a cop who froze during a robbery, causing her partner to get shot (she feels the weight of guilt and blame of his death, feeling she is such a coward). So she has since taken a leave of absence from the force, and is instead hunting down a painting and book. We enter the story as she gets the book.

We are given little snippets and hints that her mother gave her this
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: October 18, 2011 (Available Now!)
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Harlequin Nocturne
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 3 of Royal House of Shadows Continuation
Series Best Read In Order: Works well as a standalone
Steam Level: Steamy

To be perfectly honest, this one was a disappointment to me. I adore Jessica Andersen’s Nightkee
Four royal siblings magically sent to safety when an evil sorcerer takes over their kingdom and four authors to bring them back home for an epic battle to regain their kingdom.

On the whole I liked Lord of the Wolfyn, which is book three in the Royal House of Shadow series that also features stories by authors Gena Showalter, Jill Monroe and Nalini Singh. This installment gets off to a bit of a slow start, with the recap of the series setup which drops our hero, Prince Davyn, into the dimension
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3 stars

#3 in Royal of Shadows series

Lord of Wolfyn is the story of Dayn. The second prince of Elden Kingdom. After the assassination to their parent, and their enemy, Blood Sorceres took over Elden, Dayn was transported to Wolfyn realm, a despised enemy of Elden Kingdom.

Alfreda Weston or Reda, is a cop with problem. After facing her partner death with in front of her, she so shocked.That's when she found a book, an old version of Little Red Riding Hood, and she beca
I have reviewed this book; the review can be found here, on Booklikes, and here, on my blog. However, I will no longer be posting reviews on Goodreads, due to its recent changes to terms of service and, far worse, the boneheaded and incomprehensible way it is proceeding with the new policy. Deleting content, almost randomly, and without warning (whatever they may have said) is wrong, and a half-hearted apology later doesn't make it all better. Failing to provide a sitewide announcement is wrong. ...more
Hmm, I didn't particularly like this installment of Harlequin Nocturne's Royal House of Shadows series. Not having read anything from Jessica Anderson before, I wasn't sure what to expect... but IMO this was about on par with Gena Showalter's 'Lord of the Vampires' (the first in this series). Since I usually really like Showalter's work, I won't let 'Lord of the Wolfyn' deter me from potentially reading anything else from Anderson.

Each of the books in the Royal House of Shadows is inspired by w
Prince Dayne of Eden was cursed by the Blood Sorcerer and turned wolfyn. We already know the stories of Breena and Nicolai but Dayne and Micah have been a mystery to us. In this books, Dayne finally gets his own story and has to leave the wolfyn world in order to get back to the Kingdom of Eden. His guide and savior is Reda Weston. Reda's mother has often told her about a magical world but when she suddenly vanished, Reda had to stop believing for safety's sake. In truth, she always had her doub ...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
As a child, Reda's mother gave her a special book... a unique version of Little Red Riding Hood, filled with magic. After her mother's death, she refused to stop believing in the magic her mother assured her was real. Her father feared for her sanity, so he got rid of the book. But now, Reda has found it again. She realizes that there is more to it that she understood as a child... a sensuality... and she feels unquestionably drawn to both the book and the woodsman in the story.

After reciting so
Sep 18, 2011 Lisarenee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Good, then listen well. Because of our wounds and the sorcerer's power, the spell turned, warped as your mother and I cast it. The magic has sent you and your brothers and sister far away, as we intended, but it has also tied the four of you to the castle and begun a countdown. When this count enters its final four nights-and not before-you must all return to the island, retake the castle and kill the Blood sorcerer. If you do not, you will die and Elden will be lost. But you must wait until t ...more
If you've read my other two Royal House of Shadows reviews, you know that I'm not a fan of the series. It took me some time to notice that the 'mini' in mini-series was about the length of each novel. They're short. And it shows. But compared to the first two novels, this one was actually more satisfying and I actually am wondering why I can't give it a higher rating, though. The average 2.5 doesn't seem to be good enough, compared to Lord of the Vampires and Lord of Rage.

What I liked was that t
Book 3

I don't know if I can read this crap. Shitty dialogue already.. I mean who the hell talks or thinks like this? I don't know if I will be able to manage it.. will most likely skip to book 4, for I am already skimming.

UPDATE I managed to finish it, although I skimmed. It did get a little better. Hated the OW crap which immediately made me dislike the hero. The ending was horrible, rushed and incomplete.
Feb 19, 2015 Cindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
#3 in the series, this is Dayn's book. The theme is "Little Red Riding Hood". This book is what happens when you try to get more than one author involved in a series of books. It gets kind of messy & contradictory. This review might contain spoilers, so beware!

Dayn ends up thrown into a different realm than his siblings. He ends up in the Wolfyn realm, which is between our realm & the Kingdom Realm. Since the Wolfyn Realm isn't pure magic like the Kingdom's, they can use some of our te
Lynsey A
This had been a pretty slow series for me. I've enjoyed each book in the series but not one thing in each book stands out to me. In fact, I would rate this one about 2.5 to 3 stars. It was pretty steady through the whole book and not very interesting until almost the very end. Even then, it was a bit unexciting.

The next book by Nalini Singh seems like it will be quite interesting. I hope the last one in the series ends up better than the rest.
Sep 22, 2011 Jessica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: category-romance
The worldbuilding was good. Consistent and detailed enough to provide a clear idea of the different realms without venturing into info-dumping.

The writing was good, although the storytelling didn't engage me as much as I'd hoped.

The characters were.. uneven may be the best description can come up with.

I liked Reda at the beginning. I found her a very sympathetic heroine. She'd suffered a serious trauma shortly before the book started, and was struggling with her sense of self-efficacy and self-w
Sep 14, 2011 Becky rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"Lord of the Wolfyn" is the third book in "The Royal House of Shadows" series. Each book is written by a different author and is loosely themed around a classical fairy tale. This book had a" Little Red Riding Hood" theme to it. When the kingdom realm of Elden was attacked, the Queen and King cast spells to send their children to safety but that they would seek vengeance against the Blood Sorcerer who is trying to take over the kingdom.
Prince Dayn has been sent to the Wolfyn realm, which are
Amanda P
The night of the attack Prince Dayn was out tracking a Wolfyn riding out his anger at having to give up his woman of common birth, he is expected to marry someone of noble blood. When his father mindspeaks with him as vampires can do he sees the carnage that has become of the castle and his heart breaks that he was not there to help protect his home and family. His father manages to tell him before his death that he is being sent away for 20 years, then a female guide will appear and she
Sep 19, 2011 Aimee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
This may be my favorite of the series so far. I really liked the story of the wolfyn and I enjoyed the version of Little Red Riding Hood in this. I really do like how each of these, so far, has a fairy tale hidden somewhere in them. This was no different.

As each story progresses, we have less and less time until the four meet up and fulfill their destinies. In this one, we have just a mere three days once Rhea and Dayn meet up. I wasn't sure how that would work, seeing as we had a whole book to
Oct 26, 2011 Ally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with a need for vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.
Again this is another new to me author within this series and I would definitely read something by this author again. Actually I’ve been looking at Jessica Anderson’s other works and am quite interested. Lord of the Wolfyn is by far my favou
Oct 17, 2011 Kt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reda always knew there was something special about the Red Riding Hood book her mother gave her as a child. However, she never expected her to suck her in and launch her out into a completely different realm, putting her face to face with the man or well wolf she fears yet is inexplicably drawn to. Dayn was cursed to become both vampire and Wolfyn when his land was overtaken by the Blood Sorcerer. He has only lived for finding a way back to his royal siblings with the hope of taking back their r ...more
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Original Romancing the Darkside review:

This bad wolf can ravage me any day!

In a sexy re-telling of "Little Red Riding Hood," The Royal House of Shadows series continues with the story of Dayn and Reda.

Like his brothers and sister, Dayn was sent to another realm by his mother in order to survive the evil Sorcerer who sought his father's throne. The second son of the King and Queen of Elden, Dayn was cast into the world of the wolfyn, becoming a beast with d
Finished this a couple weeks ago and can't find my notes so please bear with me . . .

Yup, I was right! Red Riding Hood infused, fun but my least favorite of the Royal House of Shadows Series. I never GOT the characters. They had the chemistry required of all romance H/h (and why is heroine the little 'h'? Like Ds, are heroine's subservient?) . . . I digress . . .they had the chemistry needed but it did not go too far beyond that. This is the first book I've read by Jessica Andersen and I like he
This is the third book in the Royal House of Shadows series; this time focussing on Dayn, the second brother of the kingdom of Elden.

Reda Watson, a police officer who has just lost her partner in a bungled convenience store robbery, has finally found the book she has been searching for. A very old version of Red Riding Hood, one which her mother used to read to her before she died. After reading this book she wakes up to find herself in a world not of her own, having travelled through a vortex u
Sep 14, 2011 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is the Third installment in the House of Shadows series, each of the four books wrtten by a different author but all revolving around the same plot - The King & Queen of Eldon have been killed, murdered by the Blood Sorcerer and their land and people claimed as his own. With their dying breath they used magic to scatter and erase the memories of their four children, the rightful heirs of Eldon. All the four have is a desire to live and to avenge what has happened to their kingdom.

Susan (susayq ~)
3.5 stars.

This was the first book I've read by Jessica Andersen. Let me say, I loved her writing!

The 3rd book in this series got us a little closer to the battle. At least now we had one of the lost heirs on the Castle Island. None of them have met up yet, nor do they know if their siblings are there.

Reda and Dayn were an interesting couple. She was a human cop, he a misplaced Prince who is a vampire who can turn into a wolfyn. He was a selfish prince before being thrust into the world of the
Christi Snow
Oct 18, 2011 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Review:
Oooh, this was another great installment in this series. I really loved both of these character. The entire series is a bit complex, but I really liked the way that this installment came together.

Reda is from the human realm, but was raised with the magical story of the Woodsman and Little Red Riding Hood as told to her by her mother. In real life, Reda is a cop, but several months ago, her partner got caught up in a liquor store shooting and was killed when Reda froze in the heat of t
Oct 15, 2011 Christine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, galley
I've never read anything by Jessica Andersen before but I have heard of the Final Prophecy series, so I was interested to see what her style was like and if I would like it. Plus, I've already read the first two books in the series and I'm invested in this family who want to reclaim their kingdom.

First off, I liked Dayn. Sure, he'd done things he wasn't entirely proud of to survive, but he knew he'd one day be returning to avenge his parents and kill the Blood Sorcerer, so I'd forgiven him for a
Mar 15, 2012 Sian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
This was ok.
It had been a while since I picked up a story from this series but after giving myself a quick reminder I was on track in my head with what was what etc.

I have quite enjoyed the previous books so started this one with the same hopes I had for the others but I have to say for me it fell a little flat.
I didn't fall in love with Dayn or Reda. I feel like they weren't in depth characters and I didn't feel the story or the attraction between the two of them like I did the characters in pr
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Gena Showalter and Nalini Singh are two of my favorite authors, so when Harlequin announced that they would be releasing a series of paranormal romances with the first and last books written by Showalter and Singh, I was thrilled. I was really disappointed in the first book of the series by Showalter, Lord of the Vampires, because it felt disjointed and rushed, but Lord of the Wolfyn was much better. Before readi
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