Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Review Broods of Fenrir by Coral Moore

Title: Broods of Fenrir
Author: Coral Moore
Source: Author Request
Format: eBook
Release Date: November 19, 2011
Shapeshifter Brand Geirson was raised to rule the Broods of Fenrir, but he refused his birthright. Instead, he killed their brutal leader–his own father–and walked away.

For hundreds of years he’s avoided brood society, until a werewolf kills an innocent human woman and Brand finds himself dragged back into the violent politics of the shapeshifters. When the two brood women who mean the most to him come under threat, he must take up the throne and risk becoming the kind of vicious bastard his father was, or let the broods descend further into chaos–taking the friend he swore to protect and his lover with them.

These are not the normal werewolves you read in most novels today. These are cold, violent and ruthless werewolves and women are nothing more than slaves and property. Brand was sired by a horrible male who cared nothing about women and craved violence. Brand spent his childhood watching his mother be mistreated and couldn't bare to see it. Finally the day came when he was able to kill his father, but he walked away from taking his place as king, wanting nothing to do with the callous and brutal lifestyle of being leader.

Unfortunately, there is another who plans to force him to take his place no matter how she has to manipulate things/people to make that happen. Ingrid stoops to a low level by using her daughter Dagny against Brand. What Ingrid didn't count on was Dagny truly falling in love with him. In the middle of all this drama, a few humans have discovered werewolves exist and they are kidnapping them for medical examination.

I loved Brand. Unlike most of the werewolves, he has a conscious and uses it. He doesn't want to get bogged down in the political and pyschological head games involved with being part of a brood and just wants to be left alone. His interactions with Alice, who he rescued from a horrible life, show what a wonderful person he really is. After being alone for so long I was happy to see him and Dagny together. When it all turns out to be part of a plot, I was as heart broken as Brand.

As if things weren't bad enough for Brand, he now has to face a conclave over Dagny and the killing of the werewolf from Alice's past. The outcome of the conclave could mean death for him. I won't say anymore since I do not want to spoil the ending, but I will say I wanted to cheer and cry.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post. I haven't heard of this before. I have to read it now!


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