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Lord of the Wolfyn

(Royal House of Shadows #3)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  2,923 ratings  ·  238 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

Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Nocturne #123, 282 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Harlequin Nocturne
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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.

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’
Mindy Lou's Book Review
An ok read. The narrator was good but for some reason I just couldn’t get that excited about the book. Nothing really stands out for me. I do like seeing the different couples in the series and how they are connected.
Book 3

I don't know if I can continue reading this. Immature dialogue already.. I mean who 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 drama which immediately made me dislike the hero. The ending rushed and incomplete.
Jul 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
I've always been baffled by books that are put out with spoilers in the blurbs – like mysteries telling who the victim in chapter 5 is going to be – or even in the jacket art. Putting one in the title, though, is even dumber than having a title which actually means little to the story (thinking of Across the Nightingale Floor here). On page 172 of Lord of the Wolfyn (about which title I wondered, since the main character is many things but not Lord of the Wolfyn), something happened which made m ...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
Aug 27, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Ren Puspita
e-ARC provided by Net-galley

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
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
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
RECEIVED FROM: Net Galley for Review


Reda Weston used to be a cop, now she’s a destroyed woman, broken from having watched her partner die. When she begins having dreams for a lost fairy tale book in her childhood she has to acquire it. But opening the book and repeating the magic words from her childhood takes her to a world she never thought really existed. A world of shapeshifting wolves called Wolfyn and a woodcutter vampire who needs her help to sa
Sep 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
"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 ...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
Jen Davis
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
Susan (susayq ~)
Oct 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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.
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: elib, paranormal, x-2017
The best of the series so far and It was a great start for my 2017 book-list!
You can also read this review at Reflections on Reading Romance

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
Heli - So Many Books - So Little Time
3.5 stars
Little Red Ridinghood has nothing of Reda and Dany’s story.

Dany’s been trapped in the land of the Wolfyn for over twenty years, waiting for his guide to get him back to his own dimension. He has only four days after her arrival to make it to his family’s castle if he’s going to defeat the Blood sorcerer.

Reda is a police officer whose partner got killed when she froze during a robbery. She’s having a hard time dealing with it. As she search’s for a solution she remembers the story her maman use
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
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
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under The Covers

You know not to judge a book by its cover but...the cover, how do you judge?

Francesca: DE.LICK.CIOUS! All that delicious chest, and the colors are really pretty as well. Wouldn't mind curling in bed with him at night, I mean with the book of course!

Suzanne: LOVE. IT. I would get this book for the cover alone. I know BAD Suzanne, but have you seen that gorgeous man chest. I am not saying that I would lick the cover, but I am just warning don't be surprise
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
Aug 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Christi Snow
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it

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.

In this
Feb 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, paranormal
#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 technology
Sep 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
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
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Jessica S. Andersen is an American writer of mystery and medical romances. She obtained a PhD in Genetics, but when she finally settles on a single career, she will have been many things: a doctor of molecular genetics, a patent agent, a freelance editor, a professional horse trainer and riding coach, a fiance and the proud owner of a pair of corgis. But if you ask her who she is, Jessica will say ...more

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