RELEASE DATE: 17th October 2016
BLURB: Faced with eternal banishment to hell, Anubis, god of the underworld, has found a loophole in one of the oldest laws which will allow him to unleash his evil on an unsuspecting human world. Orion’s only hope to stop him is to accept his challenge: send a champion to win the love of the wolf with the hardest heart. It will take someone with a pure heart to soften a closed one, so faced with the threat of losing not only the werewolves, but the destruction of the human race, the gods can only do one thing — send Adam, one of their own.
Adam quickly realizes that the werewolf whose love he must win is Jed. Wounded after the loss of his wife and son, Jed promised he would never love again or be responsible for someone else’s happiness. Adam has been given a near impossible task.
Anubis is eager to see Adam fail, and unbeknown to everyone takes matters into his own hands to make sure of it. Everything happening now is part of his master plan, and finally it has come full circle.
Even if Adam succeeds and wins Jed’s heart, will that love survive when Jed discovers the whole thing was nothing more than a bet? Or when Adam does the one thing he mustn’t and falls in love himself, will he not only break Jed’s heart but completely destroy his own?
I’m going to be totally honest here, this review has been rewritten so many times, I’ve lost count. I don’t know how to convey just how good this final book in the Sirius Wolves Series was, simply amazing doesn’t cut it – not even close, this book and indeed the entire Series has gone way beyond reviews, it’s a real classy act in a league all on its own.
But is this the end? The entire book had a different feel to it compared to the others, so much so that I don’t believe the final circle has gone through the required 360 degrees of the sphere to be a final circle! It felt more ecliptic, like an eclipse shading everything in readiness for new beginnings. Is the author already planning a spin-off series? If not, she should be.
To save the world, it all comes down to a bet –
“gain the love of a werewolf with the hardest heart”
But it’s not only just about that either, other things are brewing……..
But the all important one is the above mentioned bet – does good have an unfair advantage over evil? Anubis believes so (and yeah, he’s rotten to the core but he does make an excellent baddie) and is out to prove it, hence this bet.
I did see the “shocker, OMFG moment” coming, in fact I was counting on it, otherwise what happened wouldn’t have had the continuity and believability factor about it, I applaud you Victoria Sue, your devilishly clever and cunning mind must have worked overtime on that one!
Throughout the Series we have always been led to believe that Anubis wanted the wolves and another big shock that came out of the blue, is that he doesn’t, oh no. He wants something even more unique…..
This was page after page of delightful reading, it was lighter and fresher than some of the books with a joyous surprise at the end, we had some doors finally shut whilst others left discreetly but invitingly open and I want to open those doors, so please author, reconsider and get writing!
If I want to be picky? I could say that firstly I was disappointed that we didn’t see Blaze dispatch Alpha Saul to Hell and I thought the final bit with Anubis (and I mean the very, very final bit, not the build up as that was brilliant) was underplayed. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but I was expecting the Big Bang when Jed turned the tables on Anubis, but I got a Pop. But of course as always, the Big Bangs outweigh the little Pops, so it’s a final 5+* from me. Absolute superb reading, cannot recommend this enough, you are going to love it, I did.
****I would like to thank the author for the opportunity and privilege of reviewing this ARC. My opinions of this book, were entirely my own.****