RELEASE DATE: July 1th, 2015
BLURB: When Quinn, the Supreme Alpha of all the Nine Territories first sees a young man in the arena, he is struck by his beauty and by the fact that despite his chains, he’s barely contained. Quinn recognizes him almost at once as the human who led an assassination attempt on him just weeks before, yet when he tries to take him into custody, he’s shocked to find the human is his fated mate. He has only one option to keep the council from executing the young man for his crimes—to make an example of Aaron, and to debase and degrade him as his love slave so that none of Aaron’s followers will celebrate him as a martyr or a hero.
Aaron is on a quest to find his brother, separated from him during the plague that devastated the population, killing seventy percent of all the humans on the planet. When he gets word that his brother is among the rebels, he joins them too, hoping to find him. Instead he gets caught up in a failed assassination attempt on the Supreme Alpha, a strong, powerful wolf shifter who now has Aaron right where he wants him–at his mercy.
Despite his growing attraction to Aaron, Quinn has to try to keep his heart from getting too involved, and when another assassination plot is uncovered, Quinn has to make a difficult decision. He must put Aaron aside despite his feelings for him and imprison him, even though the mating bond between them means Aaron will suffer and die without Quinn. And when Aaron disappears and word gets back to Quinn that he’s dying, he has to take a leap of faith to bring him home and back to Quinn’s bed where he belongs.
Well I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but move over Mary Shelley/Lord Byron or Harper Lee/Truman Capote, as their is a new writing duo on the block – Shannon West and Victoria Sue!
Wow, what a great start to a new series. We got everything and I mean……..everything – I read it in one sitting.
I have said in the past that I am a book-slut when it comes to Shannon’s books and not knowing Victoria Sue, was afraid that Shannon would stamp her dominance all over the book – but she didn’t, I had trouble distinguishing between the two writers, both complimenting each other so well – twins in a previous life maybe?
The blurb covers the story really well and anything I add could be classed as a spoiler, so I won’t. However, I will say that the moral undertones of the storyline – humans destroying the world as we know it, through greed and thoughtlessness and the wolves taking over due to their immunity to human illness was a very thought provoking idea. I really liked it, it was clever and original. It also had a counter-claim of the wolves making the humans virtually slaves, no education for the young as such and the wolves in their arrogance, believing that they were actually protecting the humans, missing the point, that – slavery is slavery! but I will let you make your own mind up about that.
Yes, their were similarities to Shannon’s Dark Hollow Wolf Pack series – but that’s why I read her books, I can’t get enough of them!
Amazing start to this new series and I thought the reference to White House – inspirational!
5* ride all the way!