RELEASE DATE: 26th January 2017
BLURB: The Kingdom of Askara has been torn apart by conflict for centuries, where humans exist as subservient beings to their werewolf masters. Legend says it will only be able to heal itself when an Alpha King and a pure omega are mated and crowned together, but a pure omega hasn’t been born in over a thousand years.
Luca is an Alpha-heir eagerly awaiting the choosing ceremony on his twenty-fifth birthday and the gifts granted by whichever omega he mates. His small pack is destitute due to the decisions of its ruling council, but being only an Alpha-heir, he has no authority to challenge them. Not until now—this moment he has waited a long time for.
Kit grew up as a street-rat, an unlicensed human who would never be more than a slave for whichever master owns him. Then one day he came across a young Alpha-heir, attacked and dying of poison, and found out their fates were suddenly entwined.
Luca needs to take over his pack and save his people. He cannot afford to be distracted. But when he meets Kit, he develops abilities indicating he is not just a pack Alpha, but the King his world has needed for a thousand years.
Is Kit really the cause of Luca’s newfound power, the true mate he needs? How is it possible when the young man isn’t even a werewolf, and as merely a human, a mating is not only forbidden, but for Kit, a sentence of death?
With so many Shifter stories out there, why read another? I’ll tell you why…….because this was one of the best-of-the-best, the cream of the crème de la crème and also offered a couple of delectable little cherries at the end for the perfect finishing touch.
I not only devoured it but I savoured it as well. And that’s partly due to a Pure Omega in the name of Kit (well I suppose some credit should also be given to the author as well, lol).
In the world that the author created, Werewolves rule and humans mere slaves to their Werewolf masters. Gross injustices happen on a daily basis and the humans are not happy with some thinking of taking matters into their own hands.
Birth rate amongst the humans is limited by the Werewolves in a “licensed and unlicensed” way – a bit like the old population planning of China. Kit is “unlicensed”. Even if you are “licensed”, life is hard but being “unlicensed” is the equivalent of a living hell and Kit goes through hell everyday but he knows it’s all for a reason – great changes are going to take place, upsetting the Werewolf hierarchy and things will never be the same again.
At a young age Kit saved a Werewolf from a poisoning and stabbing incident, he knows even then that their destiny was to be together and when they meet again years later, can they fulfil the prophesy that has been so secretly hidden away?
Victoria Sue then presented us with a big jigsaw puzzle giving us little pieces at a time, but slowly all these pieces coming together in a perfect, meticulous fit, nothing left uncovered which is so synonymous with her writing style. I was enthralled.
We had angst, lots and lots of angst but to counterbalance that, there was also lots of sexy love as well – two men bonding together so tightly that against all the odds, they come through together as one and show that that love is love and can conquer all.
Loved it. Can’t wait for book 2.
All the stars from me (that’s five big fat alpha stars).
****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.****