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Derik's Bane (Wyndham Werewolf #3)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  4,306 Ratings  ·  183 Reviews
Werewolf Derik Gardner must save the world by destroying the reincarnation of history's most wicked sorceress. Unfortunately, the beautiful but ditzy Sara Gunn hasn't a clue that she's the epitome of pure evil. To make matters worse, Derik's falling in love with her.
Paperback, 305 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Berkley (first published January 4th 2005)
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Jennifer Wardrip
I've not previously read a Wyndhma Werewolf Tale, so I came into DERIK'S BANE with no preconceptions. I enjoyed the story, the characters, and the typical MaryJanice Davidson wit, although I did find the ending (which happened in about two pages) a wee bit far-fetched.

Derik Gardner, hottie and member of the Wyndham Pack, has recently been feeling a little out of sorts. When he loses control one morning and gets into it with alpha Michael Wyndham (his leader and best friend since childhood), he
Jul 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Maryjanice Davidson is an amazing writer. I love how all her stories have a seriousness with comedy. I never read a book by MJD that I never liked. This is the 3rd book in the Wyndham Werewolf series and it follows the story of Derik and Sara. It is also the longest of the series. Most of her books are not that long, and that's the only thing I wish different. I really took to this series, the werewolves and their love lives always have interesting, fast plots and ste ...more
Jan 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. Both of the main characters, Sara and Derik, were lovable and funny. Derik is a werewolf and Sara is the reincarnation of Morgan Le Fey. He thinks he is supposed to kill her in order to save the world, but ends up falling in love with her instead. She has no idea who she is and ends up falling for him, too. They end up going on a journey to stop the "bad guys", save the world, and prove she is not evil. It may be just the teeniest bit far fetched... Ok. It was ...more
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
In diesem Buch geht es um die Wyndhamer Werwölfe. Die Wahrsagerin des Rudels prophezeit die Auferstehung der mächtigen Morgan Le Fay (Schwester des Königs Artus), die die Welt zerstören will. Nur Werwolf Derik ist in der Lage dies zu verhindern, also macht er sich auf die Reise nach Kalifornien mit der Absicht, die Magierin zu töten. Die hübsche Krankenschwester mit Doktortitel, Sarah Gunn soll die Reinkarnation der bösen Magierin sein, hat davon jedoch keine Ahnung und es beginnt ein ständiges ...more
Carolyn  Storer
2.5 Stars

I have read and really enjoyed the first couple of books from Ms Davidson's 'Undead' series, so I was looking forward to reading this werewolf tale. Although it is a fairly fun, quick read, it didn't engage me as much as the 'Undead' books.

The story is an interesting one: a werewolf sent to kill a powerful sorceress who is about to end the world. Derik, the werewolf, is tall, blonde and very good-looking, and Sara, a doctor who doesn't actually know she is a powerful sorceress, is a red
The Flooze
I'm used to MJD's stories being light on plot. They're usually more focused on romance and laughs than on finer details and I've been okay with that.

But this was ridiculous.

Derik's Bane started off relatively well. Derik is sent on a save-the-world mission thanks to Antonia's visions. He hunts his target, only to find a hot redhead he instantly lovelusts. Naturally.

What follows is not terribly amusing or all that sexy, so the plot problems become painfully obvious. Even though an enemy is estab
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-adult
I'm not sure why I gave it two stars. Some of the stuff didn't make sense. The story was lackluster, the "romance" was to sudden no build up and the whole story just came off one tone. The ending didn't even a really big ahhhh moment....I will be finishing Monster Love by this author and I won't be reading another of her stories.

*I have decided not to read Monster Love as reading the reviews have really disheartened me* Rape is a horrendous ordeal. To have an author (female no less) have a victi
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fortunately, even though Derik is an alpha werewolf, he’s not in the way of behaving way too alpha for me to enjoy reading about him. Derik is given a mission by the Pack’s seeress to go take care of an “evil sorceress” before she ends the world. But, she totally isn’t evil. So, that’s nice. But, they’ve still got to save the world. And that’s cool.
There’s a lot more plot to this latest installment of the Wyndham Werewolves than the last, which makes me pretty happy. I’m not a fan when a story,
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're reading or had read MaryJanice Davidson's Queen Betsy series and want more Antonia and the Wyndham Werewolf Pack, pick up this fun-filled quick read. Derik is Antonia's best friend in the Pack and leaves on a quest to "save the world" after Antonia has one of her visions of the future. He's to find the most powerful sorceress EVER, Morgan Le Fay (from King Arthur) reincarnated at Dr. Sara Gunn and "take care of her" which he interprets as a hit order like from the Godfather or somethin ...more
May 28, 2012 rated it did not like it
This author is just not to my tastes, I guess. Too rude, lewd, crude, and with very weak plots. I don't care for the constant (and creative) cursing, and the 'romance' is anything but. I'll be passing on anything else by this author.

ETA: Oh, and a word of warning to those that hate such; the story at the end of this one "Monster Love" is a trite sample of the "kidnapped and raped repeatedly, she can't help but fall in love with him..." school of 'romance'. I'd avoid it, personally.
Diane ~Firefly~
This is a humorous book where a werewolf goes to kill the reincarnation of Morgana Le Fay to save the world. But he soon finds while he didn't want to kill Sara, he can't as she has remarkable luck and always escapes. They decide to team up and search for the monks devoted to Arthur that were also trying to kill her and hopefully save the world.

There road trip is funny and her luck always manages to save them.
Barbara Elsborg
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book just cracks me up. It's so funny. Maybe you have to 'get' MJD sense of humour to fully appreciate it but I adore it. I wish I'd written it! The plot is preposterous but works. The characters are totally over the top and that works. Her turn of phrase is just perfect. Third time I've read it and it's a keeper. If I ever needed a book to make me smile - I'd turn to this one.
Jun 02, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I read it while stuck in an airport for 3 hours. It was quite entertaining & I laughed aloud in several sections (much to the curiosity of my fellow travelers). This is a really fun read.
Sep 27, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you've seen my last review, you'll wonder why I read another one. I have no answer. There is only...shame.
Dec 29, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this was a really funny book...but i still dont know what the cover means????
Paranormal Romance
Normally easy going and laid back, the hero doesn't understand his new attitude towards his Alpha. He's irritable and defiant and it's time to figure this out before he loses his friend. It's pointed out to him that somewhere along the line, he's developed into an Alpha himself. It makes sense but what to do with this knowledge is still the question. Thankfully, he's given time to pounder this dilemma as they are told about a vision of the future and it shows death and destruction. If the hero d ...more
MaryJanice Davidson- Derik’s Bane
292 pages

This book made me really happy. I like the Wyndham werevolves, and this is there first full length novel. The three stories were really good, but there’s only so much you can get out of a short story. Derik was always one of my favorite wolves. Don’t get me wrong, I like Michael and Moira just fine, but Derik just resonates with me better.

Like with the Undead series (the one intertwined with this one), this book has a very silly lighthearted vibe. The pl
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Zwei Sterne gibt es, weil ich aufgrund der Kürze bis zum Ende durchgehalten habe. Auf die Bonus Geschichte verzichte ich allerdings. Die Guten sind die schönsten, klügsten, stärksten, ... Die Bösen eher dümmlich, tollpatschig, ... Die Protagonistin hat die wundervolle Fähigkeit, unbewusst alles Schlechte abzuwenden & glückliche Zufälle geschehen zu lassen - entsprechend langweilig ist die Geschichte. Wenn so viele Fans der Autorin nach dieser Geschichte verlangt haben, wäre es vermutlich bes ...more
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The carry on and everything that happens was just enjoyable reading from start to finish.
My only gripe was the sex scenes were once again coming across as forced. Derik basically just has sex with poor Sara with no foreplay or getting her ready. He comes across more like an adolescent than a grown man.
If the sex scenes were better written with more care for Sara's needs this would have been so much better.
May 04, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It was an impulse pick up at a Little Lending Library totally based on the idea of a werewolf. (I'm a huge Ann Rice/Vampire/True Blood Series fan). I realized it was going to to be quick Chick Lit read and it was that and less. Major plot holes, quick and easy resolution in the last three pages that pretty much invalidated the rest of the story. Won't be seeking out the rest of the series.
Amanda Rusk

The book wasn’t great but was an enjoyable read. I’d recommend if you like books about the super natural and are looking for a series to get into.
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not one of her best.
Adam Duclos
This was readable - the story moved right along - but the relationship between the two main characters was completely unbelievable.
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Found it dragged in parts for me. Not as amusing as many of her books.
R. Pion
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I read along time ago about supernatural. Its a short and easy read.
Mimi Hodson
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is so fun to read. I am trilled to find a good werewolf series.
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Stephanie  from Books Paradise
Meine Meinung: Nach den Empfehlungen von The Best Reviews und LoveLetter war ich mir eigentlich sicher, dass dieses Buch es in sich haben wird. Weit gefehlt - leider. Die mit dem Werwolf tanzt ist mein erster Roman von Mary Janice Davidson und wenn ich nicht wüsste, dass dieses Buch im englischen Original das dritte Buch in der Wyndhamer Serie ist, wäre es garantiert auch mein letztes Buch von Davidson. Das eigentliche erste Buch kenne ich also nicht und weiß auch nicht, ob die Autorin dort eine ...more
May 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2009
This would be the first romance novel I've read that begins with the hero doing his darndest to end the heroine's life. It's probably the only attempted-murder scene that's had me laughing out loud too! But then again, I would expect nothing less from Mary Janice Davidson. She is just insanely funny. I have this mental image of her sitting in her office writing, having a big belly laugh as her characters run off at the mouth yet again. Man, if I was Mary Janice Davidson I would be in constant de ...more
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Die Beschreibung von amazon geht nah am Buch lang, erzählt aber mal wieder n bissl Blödsinn. Die Wahrsagerin ist ein Mitglied des Werwolfrudels. Aus der Beschreibung würde ich lesen, dass es eine außenstehende Wahrsagerin sei. Morgan Le Fay ist auch nicht auferstanden, sondern wiedergeboren. Großer Unterschied. „[…] scheitern ein ums andere mal kläglich.“ Naja, er versucht es auch nur etwa drei mal. Ein ums andere Mal klingt doch eher nach mehreren Versuchen über längere Zeit. Und sie ziehen nic ...more
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