Title: Native Wind
Series: Native Ingenuity: First Chronicle
Author: A.M. Burns
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction
Length: Novel (216 pages)
Publisher: DSP Publications (July 19, 2016)
Heat Level: Nil
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: After his family is killed by thieves, sole survivor Trey McAlister is taken in by a nearby Comanche clan. Trey has a gift for magic and the clan’s shaman, Singing Crow, makes him an apprentice. While learning to control his powers, Trey bonds with a young warrior and shape-shifter, Gray Talon. When they are sent out on a quest to find the missing daughter of a dragon, they encounter the same bandits who murdered Trey’s family, as well as a man made of copper who drives Trey to dig deeper into the magics that created him.
It doesn’t take them long to discover a rancher near Cheyenne, Wyoming is plotting to build a workforce of copper men—and has captured the dragon’s daughter they’ve been searching for. Trey and Gray Talon must draw on all their knowledge and skills to complete their quest—one that grows more complicated, and more dangerous, with each passing day.
Review: Grey Talon, a Comanche shapeshifter and Trey, an orphaned Shaman who was taken in by the tribe are lovers. They are sent on a mission to find a dragon’s daughter.
I liked the combination of different genres in the story as it added a unique element to it. The Wild West theme fit the story as the two men journeyed. One of the things I found fascinating is Grey’s ability to turn into any animal he has seen. I love that as I don’t think I have read that before.
Trey’s Shaman abilities were interesting. There were a few characters introduced throughout that added more to the story rather than a book about two men which I liked.
While I liked the story I was a little confused by certain things that I felt would have benefitted from more details and other things with less. But overall it was a good read.