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Rise of the Fianna Book 1
Amy Brock McNew
Shifter Adventure
Amaeris Designs Productions
April 28, 2018
446

A throne with no ruler.
A beast stretching awake.
A goddess unleashed.

Makenna is a self-proclaimed freak with abilities she can’t control. She’s clawed her way through life, fighting to maintain her sanity. Her lonely existence has only fed the vicious animal within her, one she barely contains and doesn’t understand.

Rhys has prepared since birth to be alpha and king of an ancient race of wolves. Instead, he leads half a fractured clan against a depraved madman. But victory begins to slip through Rhys’s fingers. Only one thing can save them. A single requirement for him to claim the throne:

Bonding with his mate, the one warrior queen born to each generation, the incarnation of a primal warrior goddess who holds more power than any of them can imagine.

When Rhys finds Makenna, he believes the battle has shifted in his favor. He never imagined his heart would want her as much as his body. While Makenna is drawn to Rhys with terrifying intensity, his arrival triggers an acceleration in her abilities, the beast within her rising to the surface.

Will discovering the truth give Makenna the peace she craves, or will it ignite a savage escalation in the war, drenching their lives in blood?

*This book contains hot wolf shifters, a fierce warrior goddess, and a hero and heroine who set the page on fire. Mature content suitable only for those 18 and up.*

Reviewed by Melissa Brus

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild review team

This is a well written adventure.  The paranormal universe is well established early on and is an interesting blend of Celtic and shifter worlds, made even more intriguing by being set in the New Orleans area.  The main characters, Rhys and Makenna, have strong personalities.  Their path is not an easy one, and there were times where I was very frustrated by their inability to just have a conversation.  McNew does throw in a really amazing twist into this story.  At that point I was invested and couldn’t wait to finish the book.  What kept it from a five star read for me was the amount of on page violence.  It was too much for me.  Yes it was a war/battle.  Just didn’t feel like it was all necessary.  I found myself skimming those scenes and had to go back and read them again to make sure I didn’t miss anything critical to the storyline.  I didn’t.