Author: Clarrissa Lee Moon
Source: From Publisher
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Paperback, 280 pgs
Release Date: January 11, 2011
The Chess game of life is on between The Nightwolves and General Robertson's Dark Coven. Challenge has been issued and accepted between the two. Both now move their pieces into place that will lead to a either end game or a stand off. While the moves are crossing the board, Cat's children find their own games to play that could turn deadly for all of them.
This third novel in the Nightwolves series has the dark arts practitioners and their minions stepping up their efforts to capture Cat and put more of their forces in place preparing for the shift of 2012 when the portals will open to let the Greater Magickal Races back onto Earth. In addition to the dark arts practitioners and Dark Adepts, Cat and the Nightwolves encounter two of the Seven Lords of The Grand Coven (more high level bad guys), a new pack of werewolves, a Bokor masquerading as a Vaudoun Mambo (voodoo priestess) and an Elven Duke to name a few on their "save the world quest".
This installment starts with Cat in an unusually good mood that has her family questioning her fitness for duty, wondering if she's losing her edge. But she thinks, "With six handsome mates, what woman wouldn’t be smiling most of the time?"
This time the dark arts practitioners have gone after her kids and that is so NOT the thing to do, very bad move. To make matters worse, her "Mommie Dearest" (her earthly plane biological parent) decides she needs to make a few visits causing all kinds of mayhem. And then to top it all off, Cat is hit with a really nasty voodoo curse. She's having a really rough few days. But she's been able to create an alliance and has good prospects for another, both of which will tweak the General who's after her. She continues to throw monkey wrenches into his efforts.
This action packed novel is a quick read. It is also the least sexy of these first three in the series. With very little time for more than the action, romance and sex have had to take a back seat. So this story reads more like an urban fantasy than paranormal romance, especially with there being no finale yet, just the continuing story. Still, I do think fans of paranormal, fantasy and urban fantasy genres will like this book as well as the series. The characters are vibrant and the worlds Moon has created are imaginative. This is a good read.