Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Unlike the first two books in the series this one is about two shifters. The female is the ice age shifter, not the male. Of course, the auction house is still in full force. This is where our two shifters first become aware of each other.
Skyla Chekal and her sister Rayne were kidnapped and are now being held in a prison where they are put on the auction block until they are sold. Skyla is a dire wolf with free magic. With her magic she can hide her identity. Unfortunately, even if she was able to escape, she would not leave without her sister and the mate she knows is also in the same prison. Although she has no knowledge of who her mate is, his scent is all she needs to know he is the one. Her sister, Rayne, is beaten to death in front of her by the guards. Now she only has her mate to concern herself with.
Nic Paletin is a Siberian tiger. Like Skyla, he is aware his mate is near. An earthquake hits, giving them a chance at escape. Helping all the other shifters and magical beings get free, Nic and Skyla come together and make a run for it with the wizards close behind. They are hoping to make it to Kotoyeesinay, the sanctuary town, but have no idea that they have been bugged. With help from her dryad friend and her car they keep going and the car’s computer, Mauk, informs them of their bugging devices and helps contain them.
Mauk was quite a new character, a character with his own magic. Another recurring character, Tinsel, comes to Nic and Skyla’s aid in addition to Chance and Moira, the couple we met in book two. This story was suspenseful, had new characters and introduced a new sanctuary, Fort LeBlanc, that was destroyed and all in there killed. It was interesting as Nic and Skyla learned about the Fort and tried to help in bringing it back to life.