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Titles: Storm Wolf
Author: Jane Godman
Series: Arctic Brotherhood
#3 and 4
Publisher: St Martin’s Press, Swerve
Published: July 11th, 2017
Pages: 176 / 177
WOW! Two books from a paranormal series I’m already enjoying, both being published together – so there’s no need to wait to read the next phenomenal instalment – brilliant news for book addicts like me! I usually review books individually, but as both are released on the same date and I read them straight after each other, I decided to do a joint review for them . . . .
I had previously read the first two books in this series – Ice Wolf and Shadow Wolf – and found them both to be great reads and ones where I was looking forward to seeing how the series progressed so I had no hesitation when I realised these were available – I couldn’t wait to read them! I wasn’t disappointed. In my opinion this series just keeps getting better! They contain many of the same characters and the series is chronologically sequential, so IMHO it really does help if you read them in the correct order. The Brotherhood of the Midnight Sun are a group of god-appointed Arctic wolf shifters who have a role as protectors. They may not see each other for decades (or even longer) but when they come back together they just gel and are a real force for good to be reckoned with.Don’t expect these strong alpha males to be the only strong characters. There are also some really feisty, powerful females around, too, who also have major roles in helping combat evil and saving the day as well as providing severe distractions for the men in their lives.
Now, I’m trying to review without giving any spoilers away, so I won’t discuss the stories in detail – I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t read the earlier books! In both these stories there are great characters and dramatic events which are brought to life by the author’s skilled use of words to create moving images of events in the imagination of her readers. There are enemies to overcome, hearts to be won and an enemy to thwart. Just how everything unfolds make these enthralling reads, real page turners with a great mix of mystery, suspense and romance creating great additions to this fast paced adventure taking place in a wide variety of settings. As the series progresses, the reader learns more about the perpetrators working behind the scenes and their possible motivations. These are both great reads which I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys suspense along with their paranormal romance reading – this series is a great example of this combination of genre and one I have enjoyed reading!
I requested and was given a copy of both these books via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read them.
Storm Wolf (Arctic Brotherhood #3):
Ever since her father was killed just over a year ago by the Arctic fighting force known as the Brotherhood of the Midnight Sun, Odessa Santin has been the leader of the Siberian werewolves. The Arctics and Siberians have been at war for centuries. So when Odessa has sex with an Arctic stranger, it is the craziest thing she has ever done.
Dan Lowell is a member of the Brotherhood of the Midnight Sun. Lowell is aghast when he realizes his mystery Siberian lover is Odessa Santin, particularly as he needs to confront her because he believes she has been poisoning the Arctic environment. The physical passion they feel for each other is equaled by their sizzling animosity as they argue over the allegations.
Lowell soon discovers that Odessa is being framed, and someone is trying to reignite hostilities between the two packs. For the first time ever, the Arctics and the Siberians agree to put aside their differences and unite against a common enemy. As they work together, Lowell and Odessa begin to realize that their feelings for each other run deeper than they thought.
Wolf Slayer (Arctic Brotherhood #4):
Kyle Madden is the cop in charge of the elite task force hunting a murderer known as the Cage Killer. He is also a werewolf and a member of the Arctic Brotherhood. When his team find one of the Cage Killer’s victims alive, Madden faces some tough choices. It emerges that the crazed killer is targeting werewolves. Will Madden be able to uphold his vow to keep the human and werewolf parts of his life separate?
Maria Delgardo knows she is lucky to be alive after escaping the clutches of a serial killer. Even so, her injuries are horrific and the murderer has made it clear he intends to finish the job. She only feels safe with Madden, the handsome cop who rescued her from captivity. Maria’s whole world is turned upside down when he tells her the reason why she was chosen by the Cage Killer.