The Night Wolf The Wolves of Lydon Book 1 Parker Williams MM Paranormal Romance Shifters Dreamspinner Press May 26, 2020 206
The night wolf is a legend told to scare children into obeying their parents. It is said that to control a night wolf is to harness limitless power….
Gareth Blackthorn has been Alpha of the prosperous Lydon pack for nearly two decades. Breaking with tradition, Gareth doesn’t take over other packs by challenge. Instead, he lets wolves come to him and petition for admittance. He’s had his pick of the best, the brightest, and the most talented.
A power-hungry Alpha desires Omega Sean Adler’s talent… and his submission, whether given freely or not. He’s been on the run since he was fifteen, surviving any way he could, until one night, he knows he’ll finally succumb to the injuries from his latest attack—and he’s ready to go. That’s when Gareth finds him, and Gareth’s wolf insists on claiming Sean as his mate. But there’s something mysterious about Sean, something tied to the mark on his shoulder….
Now Gareth must decide. Will he keep Sean despite the dangers that will arise, or will he throw the young man back to the wolves?
Reviewed by Melissa Brus Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Parker Williams has created a great new mythos of shifters. In this new series, Gareth Blackthorn is the alpha of the Lydon pack, which is very much a haven of shifter life in a very dark and scary shifter world. Sean Adler has been living in that scary, dark place for as long as he can remember. Trusting in the Eden that the Lydon pack seems to live in is only eclipsed in difficulty by him trying to trust in Gareth.
The world building is very well done. Fans of shifters will feel very comfortable with the mythology presented. I loved that Sean was not a one dimensional omega wolf. The mystery of his background is unveiled in the best possible way, keeping the reader guessing until the big reveal. He is definitely my favorite part of this story and it will be interesting to see how he will impact the Lydon pack’s future. This is a great start to a series and I look forward to seeing who Parker Williams focuses on in the next book.