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Ice Age Shifters, Book 4
Carol Van Natta
Occult Fiction, Paranormal Romantic Horror, Witches & Wizards
Chavanch Press
October 18, 2018

The magical world stands on the brink of war, unless two extraordinary shifters can bridge the gulf between them. 

Dire wolf shifter and Shifter Tribunal agent Rayne Chekal poses as as a prisoner to take down an illegal auction house that trafficks in shifters. Arvik Inuktan, agent for the Wizard Imperium and secret mythic shifter, infiltrated the auction staff with the same mission objective. When the auction house finally falls, Rayne and Arvik form an uneasy alliance born of trusting each other more than their respective agencies. Once last gambit puts them together and constantly on the move.

Rayne finds him sexy as hell, but confusing. Her inner wolf says they’re in the mating dance, but to her, it feels more like a flailing tumble down the stairs. Arvik finds her irresistible, smart, and gorgeous. His inner beasts say Rayne is their mate, but he realizes he must track down his dark, forgotten past if he hopes to have a future with her.

Unfortunately, war is coming. Every sign and prophecy point to Arvik's former tribe as lighting the fire, and he's nowhere to be found. Rayne makes the hard choice to tell the defenders all she knows, and hope he can forgive her.

When Rayne and Arvik meet on the battlefield, can they overcome their differences and work together to stop the evil, or will the conflagration burn them both and engulf the magical world?

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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.