This book would have been four stars but I felt cheated by the ending, it felt like we missed a chapter where the lead couple determine** 3.5 stars **
This book would have been four stars but I felt cheated by the ending, it felt like we missed a chapter where the lead couple determined how much they loved each other while actually talking to each other and we don't really know if they are mates yet or what the heroine decided about moving to him or what happened to her job. The last part was from Cyn and Raphael's POV that showed us that Vincent and Lana are together but we definitely were missing details. Before this, the story was pretty decent, not as good as Cyn and Raphael especially romance-wise but the action was pretty good.
Maybe we will get more closure in a future short story? I hope so....more
I wish I was writing about how awesome this long awaited book was but the days of me truly enjoying Feehan's books seem to be gone. There were some deI wish I was writing about how awesome this long awaited book was but the days of me truly enjoying Feehan's books seem to be gone. There were some decent parts to the story but unfortunately the annoying parts happened just as much.
First to the good stuff: the fight scenes and the set up to rescue Dmitri kept me interested and wondering what would happen. Also it was great seeing some Carpathians we haven't seen in a long time (Gabriel and Lucien in particular). I think the wolf pack thing is cool and hope we get an update on how Skylar and Dmitri are adjusting in the future.
Now all the bad stuff: the made up language drives me nuts! Just stop please! I listened to this on audio and the name for the "Guardian of us all" Carpathian/werewolf hybrid in the fake language sounds like that red haired girl in Wedding Crashers using her fake language with her imaginary friends. I laughed every time the narrator said it. The endless chants, where she goes into long, boring detail are just dumb and annoying. The early books did not have this (for the better!).
The flower fertility ritual is another very dumb and strange thing Feehan added. Skylar basically gave head to the flower in detail, it was weird and funny (not in a good way).
I barely felt the romance with Skylar and Dmitri, it was overshadowed by his captivity and wounds and all the werewolf politics going on as they deal with the mixed blood issue. There were some ok scenes but the romance really felt short changed. I know they have known each other for a long time and had a nice telepathic relationship but I wanted to see more sparks between them. I swear Skylar spent more time with Joseph and Paul than Dmitri in the book.
I wish the author would stop with the incessant boring details and get back to what made this series interesting - the excitement of the doomed warrior finding his lifemate and how he claims her and seeing them learn to live together. Skip the fake language, the endless chants to "Mother Earth", the creepy flower ritual, the endless politics with werewolves and just get back to the basic romance.
I have been a fan of this series for many years but it's getting harder to keep going when the books aren't as good and are getting boring. I am not ready to stop yet but I am still hoping for better entries into the series in the future.
I listened to this on audio so my thoughts about the narrators: I loved that it had a female and male narrator. The female narrator could have used a little more excitement and life in her voice but wasn't too bad. Phil Gigante, as always, was great....more
I enjoyed this one for the most part but had a few issues. There were some really strange scene transitions between chapters, we would* 3 1/2 stars *
I enjoyed this one for the most part but had a few issues. There were some really strange scene transitions between chapters, we would suddenly be in a new place and were barely given information on what happened between scenes. There was too much time spent in the character's thoughts and conversations and not enough action. I felt the book had potential to be more exciting than it was, though the romance itself was nice. The hero was a much better guy in this book than the last one.
I will complain one more time about the ridiculous fake language! So unnecessary!...more
This wasn't a bad book, I just liked the first two books better because I like the leads more. The leads in this one each annoyed me. The heroine keptThis wasn't a bad book, I just liked the first two books better because I like the leads more. The leads in this one each annoyed me. The heroine kept secrets too long and acted TSTL sometimes, while the hero pushed the heroine away for too long. The story itself was decent....more
This wasn't a bad read, it just wasn't great. The characters weren't fleshed out enough for me to truly care much about them. The h*** 3 1/2 stars ***
This wasn't a bad read, it just wasn't great. The characters weren't fleshed out enough for me to truly care much about them. The heroine started to annoy me when she was so mean after she found out what Sampson was then she pulled an idiotic TSTL move. The hero was a little too lovey dovey nice too. But it was an okay story and free on Kindle. Others friends liked it more than I....more