** spoiler alert **
Most people give this series a bad rap because of the charters names. Well, to me they are at least easy to pronounce unlike most books.
This whole series has lots of rituals and most of them involve sex.. I myself like the different rituals in this series, to me its separates them form the rest of shape-shifting series or at least none I have came across.
I normally steer away from books with quite a bit of abuse. I don’t like pain or, to read of pain in animals or humans, this book has both. If you can get by the abuse please try this book it kept me turning the pages just to see what happens next, most books like this I just put down and never pick back up but Palmer keep things interesting and doesn’t drag.
Skye is a mage or a witch she is the enchantress of animals, she has been abused by Birik form the young age of eight you say why did she not leave well, she has tied over and over he holds something over her, you have to read to find out what that would be I can‘t give everything away. But Birilk has Skye to kidnap Peanther so, he can become more powerful, That’s a little bit of Skye side of the story..
Peanther’s animal is a panther of course, but he has himself been abused by a mage named Ancreta more less tortured is more like it.. Because of the mage Ancreta he is losing his panther this is where Skye comes in she can help him connect back to him again, but it’s a long journey before she gets to do just that.
This book was a fantastic read for me.. I will be waiting for Vipers book, I think Palmer will make it very interesting especially after reading this one.