I've been looking forward to learning more about Jason since book one of this series. He's the silent spymaster with the hinted at dark past. I was soI've been looking forward to learning more about Jason since book one of this series. He's the silent spymaster with the hinted at dark past. I was soooo happy when Singh announced Jason was getting his own book. Finally we get to learn why he is so silent and emotionless. His story is so sad and tragic. Gosh, I can see why he doesn't trust emotions, why he pushes them deep inside. He only sees darkness within himself and doesn't believe he could ever have a real connection with anybody.
But he finds himself captivated by Princess Mahiya. They meet when he offers his services to the archangel Neha to discover who killed her consort, Eris. Mahiya is the daughter of Neha's sister and Eris. Neha did not take their infidelity very well - killing her sister and imprisoning Eris. Mahiya is now virtually a prisoner in her aunt's court and dreams of freedom. And now that her father is dead, she fears there is no reason for her aunt to keep her alive. She's a very strong character. Mahiya never let her aunt's cruelty break her. And she's smart. Jason never really stands a chance - he's drawn to her almost immediately.
Added to that story line - we get some great moments between Dmitri and Honor. I was happy we got a little continuation of their story. And this book begins a story arc that hints at great upheaval and devastation. Label me intrigued. ...more
This book is a good reminder for me as to why I like to read series in order. Jones did a fine job filling me in on the story and character3 1/2 Stars
This book is a good reminder for me as to why I like to read series in order. Jones did a fine job filling me in on the story and characters, but I would love to have started this series from the beginning. New elements were added to the overarching plot in this book, so it would have been nice to have known the established story better.
But this book reminded me a lot of Christine Feehan's Ghostwalker series, though this series uses alien DNA to create the supersoldiers and I don't think the character's powers are quite as diverse as Feehan's. I think because it reminded me so much of the Ghostwalker series, I relied more on the characters for enjoyment of this book. And I did end up getting invested in the coming together of Lara and Damion. Lara held the most appeal for me. She truly believes she is doing something good against those people who hurt her family. But she is being manipulated and ends up running through a gamut of emotions as she deals with her unreliable memory. I think Jones did a great job portraying these emotions.
I was also left curious about the main couples in the previous two books and so ended up purchasing the first book in the series.
Plot was fine, but it was the characters that kept me reading.
Daisy is finally finished with the mourning period for her awful dead husband. Now she has the freedom to do what she wants. Unfortunately4 1/2 Stars
Daisy is finally finished with the mourning period for her awful dead husband. Now she has the freedom to do what she wants. Unfortunately on her first night of freedom she witnesses a werewolf attack and is able to save herself by hiding. Lycan, Ian Ranulf, comes upon the scene too late to stop the werewolf, but takes Daisy to his home to let her recover and clean up. He is very attracted to Daisy, and once it becomes clear that the werewolf is after Daisy, he becomes very protective.
Ian left his pack many years ago. Being alone has taken a toll. He has become jaded of late. Daisy becomes someone he can see settling down with. But her mortality is an issue. Daisy also has her own issues. Her husband really did a number on her and she does have some self worth doubts. She is trying to push past those negative feelings, but it does make her reluctant to get close to Ian.
This book had a very different feel to it than the first book in the series, Firelight. There was a lot more mystery to that book. We, and Miranda, had no idea what Archer was hiding behind his mask. In Moonglow, we know Ian is lycan from the beginning. Also, Daisy easily accepts the fact that there are lycan and werewolves because she grew up with a sister who has supernatural powers. Ian pretty much tells her right away what he is. It also didn't feel as dark to me. Ian's flirting and teasing is probably the main reason for this. He's just too adorable to be dark and broody.
I did enjoy this one just about as much as Firelight. I wish we could have explored Daisy's discovered power more. This book seemed to focus more on Ian's supernatural side. But overall, it was excellent and I relished getting back into Callihan's magical world.
Singh is really good at taking two characters you were kinda lukewarm about in previous books and getting you to fall in love with them dur4 1/2 Stars
Singh is really good at taking two characters you were kinda lukewarm about in previous books and getting you to fall in love with them during their story. I had liked Riaz in previous books but really didn't see the appeal of Adria. Probably because we mostly saw her in relation to her toxic relationship with her ex-husband. But I ended up really liking her - she's tough, but sensitive. She's afraid she will make the same mistakes she made in her previous relationship. It was just really great watching their relationship develop.
We also get to see Hawke and Sienna's relationship continue to develop and grow. It was actually really sweet. Hawke is trying not to be too demanding - too alpha - and works really hard at letting Sienna be who she is, even when that puts her in some very dangerous situations.
This book did not have a ton of action, but a lot of set up for the next book, I believe. It was just really great spending some time with the SnowDancer pack....more