Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Although the books in this series have no cliffhangers and can be read alone, I would suggest reading book three which would make what happens in this book much more entertaining.
Rayne Chekal is a dire wolf who was thought to be dead. She remains a prisoner in the auction house and lay dying in front of her sister Skyla, who was able to escape when and earthquake hit. Rayne is a shifter tribunal agent. She allowed herself to be kidnapped but never intended for her sister to suffer for her actions. Now thanks to the healing help of Arvik Inuktan, a wizard working for the slavers, she is once again up for auction.
Arvik like Rayne is an agent, only for the Wizard Imperium. While saving Rayne, he couldn’t ignore the fact she was probably his mate. Rayne also knew that Arvik was her mate but wondered what sin she had performed in life to give her a true mate that is part of an illegal group selling shifters.
When both Arvik and Rayne discover their real purpose at the auction house, neither of them make a move to make the mating bond despite its urgent call. Arvik has secrets, secrets he is sure will turn Rayne against him. Although Rayne feels an attraction to Arvik, she is obsessed with finding her sister. War is coming, and both Rayne and Arvik will be right in the middle of it.
There was lots of excitement in this book, the battle to save the shifters at the auction house, the fight to escape, and the fight to put an end to an age old enemy responsible for the disappearance and death of all those at Fort LeBlanc, an enemy once again on the move.
Although these books are all standalone, I would recommend reading them all since they each have wonderful characters and it is quite different from most shifter books.