REVIEW: “CIVIL WAR – THE FINAL CHAPTER” by Shannon West

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TITLE: Civil War – The Final Chapter
AUTHOR: Shannon West
SERIES: Dark Hollow Wolf Pack – book 15
PUBLISHER: Dark Hollows Press, LLC
GENRE: Paranormal
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 4,99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 142 pages
RELEASE DATE: 14th September 2016

 

BLURB: Marco has made the heart wrenching decision to leave the pack after a stunning decision by the council.   To add insult to injury, Ian, his beta and best friend, agrees with the council, and they have  asked  a new alpha to take Marco’s place if he refuses.   Furious, Marco storms out, renouncing his leadership and vowing to start a new pack, one not bound by the old-fashioned laws and beliefs of the Dark Hollows pack. Joined by his most loyal pack members, Marco knows that the days ahead will be dangerous and challenging.

On an isolated mountain trail, Marco’s pack is ambushed and attacked by the very men he once called friends.  Nicky, Logan and Landry are all taken, and something shocking happens, something so tragic that it stuns all the alphas and unites them in their need for revenge. With violence and intrigue swirling around him, Marco has to rely only on his instincts and his ingenuity. He needs to discover who his allies and his enemies really are if he and Nicky are to make it out of this alive.

 

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For me, this whole series has been unequalled. Shannon West is incomparable in her talent, she pushes boundaries that others fear to tread, she marches forward and leaves a wake of conflict, heartbreak, betrayals, intrigues, love and WOW moments (and I love her wow moments).  But the bugle call has sounded and now after 15 books, it’s all over!

I would love to say that a truce had been called, casualties were minimal, but this was WAR and a bloody war at that and there could only be one winner.

Even now when writing this, I’m still in shock that’s it the last one, but I have to say that if you are going to end a Series, this is the way to do it. She delivered a stylish, well thought out plot line, settling unanswered questions, strengthening loyalties within the Pack, but at the same time, reminding us that wolves are top predators, they defend their territory fiercely, competition is not tolerated, the weak will be driven out as well as the un-loyal. Marco is Alpha, he’s going to remind everyone of that fact and he’s taking back what is his – Dark Hollow Wolf Pack.

That’s it. That’s all I going to give away, no spoilers from me, except……..(and it’s a big one), their’s a death! and it’s a big shocker of a death.  Shannon West didn’t take the gutless route of a minor character, she went guns blazing (or maybe rocks falling…) and went big time.  She went with a main MC who featured heavily throughout the Series.  I’m still howling at the moon, still in shock and still wiping the tears.

However, they say that true love will beat all odds and find a way, and without giving another spoiler, I think our very cunning and clever wolf has found a way…..

Is this the end or the start of new beginnings? Let’s hope it’s a new start, time will tell (hint, hint author).

Five, big fat war of secession stars from me.

 

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***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reviewing this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book***

 

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