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Series: Arctic Brotherhood #1
Title: Ice Wolf
Author: Jane Godman
Publisher: St Martin’s Press, Swerve
Published: March 7th, 2017
Events which occurred four hundred years ago had a dramatic impact on Elliott Wilder. He’s an Arctic wolf, one of seven members of the Arctic Brotherhood whose role is to protect werewolves. Four hundred years ago, he and the other members of the Brotherhood were captured and tortured by Siberian wolves. When the leader of the Brotherhood was almost murdered, Elliott blamed himself for not protecting their leader. He’s become a lone wolf, currently working as a college professor in Alaska, one who rarely interacts with others, has no friends and doesn’t socialise any more than he has to. When Jenny Piper turns up to speak to him, his life changes – and it isn’t totally her fault – as the leader of the Siberian wolves also returns….
This is a fast paced story, packed with paranormal and mythological characters. It has romance, peril, intrigue and magic in full measure. Elliott doesn’t feel worthy of his role in the Brotherhood, believing he had let them down four hundred years ago. Nor does he feel worthy of Jenny’s love, even though the two are attracted to each other and he’s initially determined to resist mating with her. Jenny is tough, determined, intelligent, social and faces challenges head on. The adventures as they travel to prevent the Siberian wolf and his minions succeeding in their schemes lead them into mythological realms, lethal danger, some double crossing and double dealing. It is a well paced story and I really enjoyed it.
Many thanks to the publishers for gifting me a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review.
They are the Arctic Brotherhood.
They are deadly fighters, fierce protectors and loyal mates.
Elliott Wilder is a mild mannered Alaskan college professor. Wilder craves the things most people find boring. Seclusion. Monotony. Anonymity. But what Wilder craves most of all is the thing he can’t have… memory loss. Four hundred years ago, Wilder and the other members of the Arctic Brotherhood were captured and tortured by the leader of the Siberian werewolves. Wilder is still haunted by memories of that night, when he wasn’t able to protect his leader.
Now the Siberian wolf is on the loose and seeking revenge. Not only must Wilder lead the brotherhood, he must fight the attraction he feels toward its newest recruit, Jenny Piper. Jenny offers Wilder a glimpse of the life he can’t have. As the brotherhood races against time to save humanity from the horror their enemies unleashed on the world, Wilder must reach inside himself to find the leader the brotherhood needs and the mate Jenny craves.
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