Title: Wolf of the West
Author: Belinda Burke
Genre: Fantasy and Fairytales/ Wereshifters
Length: Novel (304 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (February 27th, 2015) Available for early download January 30th, 2015
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75Hearts
Blurb: In the hour of the wolf, the dark moon rises…and the night comes alive.
Eire is a land of gold and bronze, bought with fire and blood. Yet for thirty years, there has been peace in the name of the High King. Now, his quest for immortality has unleashed Crom Cruach, the bent one, Crooked King of the void.
The faoladh, wolf-protectors of man, have sought to suppress those that would bring Crom Cruach into the world. It is Marcas, one of those wolves, who will confront darkness in the name of duty—and beside him, Connor, prince of Connacht.
Connor is a wounded warrior, marked with brightness to foil the dark—a mark that means Marcas must protect him. Yet the longer Marcas spends at Connor’s side, the more he finds himself wanting Connor for his own, and from the moment Marcas shows himself to Connor as a man, not a wolf, the attraction between them is obvious.
Connor wants just what Marcas wants, if only he can convince him of that in time, but the same question is before each of them, waiting to be answered. Which must they serve—love or duty? For Marcas, the weight of his service may prove too much—a deadly burden. For Connor, only son of a king, even victory may have its price in separation.
In the end, it may not matter either way. The shadow is already moving…
Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/wolf-of-the-west
Review: Marcas is a guardian wolf bound to his wolf form for seven years, which I found intriguing, as I’ve never read a shifter story where the person couldn’t shift from the beginning. His job is to protect certain humans from an ancient evil, Com Cruach. Conner is one such human thatMarcus is to protect at all costs. Well written.
This book is a good story. However, it is confusing at times. Danger all throughout. Marcas ends up falling for Conner. When his seven years is up and he reverts to human form he is free to be with Conner but his duty is not yet done.
Intense, heart stopping scenes as well as tender moments between Conner and Marcus.
Good versus evil seems to be the theme throughout this story with battles that are bloody and a ritual of sacrifice that lets the evil that confined free to wreak havoc on the world.
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