Lord of the Wolfyn (Early Review)

, by Kt Clapsadl

Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Anderson
Royal House of Shadows #3

For practical Reda Weston, nothing could explain how reading a sexy version of “Little Red Riding Hood” catapulted her into another realm—face-to-fang with the legendary wolf-creature who seduced women. A wolf who transformed into a dark, virile man . . .

Dayn cursed the Sorcerer that turned him wolfyn and damned him to a lonely fate. As a beast, he mated with women to gain strength. Strength he needed to rescue his royal palace. But as a man, he craved Reda’s heated, sizzling touch. With little time left, Dayn had to either embrace his wolf to save his kingdom…or fight to save his woman.

Reda always knew there was something special about the Red Riding Hood book her mother gave her as a child. However, she never expected her to suck her in and launch her out into a completely different realm, putting her face to face with the man or well wolf she fears yet is inexplicably drawn to. Dayn was cursed to become both vampire and Wolfyn when his land was overtaken by the Blood Sorcerer. He has only lived for finding a way back to his royal siblings with the hope of taking back their rightful kingdom. All that changes when Reda stumbles into his lair. He'll have to decide between his heart and duty, a decision no man should ever have to make.

Like Lord of the Vampires, this book is set many years after the siege of Elden. However, what makes this book a little different than the others is that Dayn is not comfortable with who he is. He is constantly at war with both his natures and holds not a little bitterness for his curse. Reda is quite similar to him in that she is waging her own internal war as well. She knows that magic is real, yet those believes have been drilled out of her by therapists and her father. She also has a problem with confidence and freezes up under pressure which in turn makes her feel like a coward. The two of them are quite damaged from the start, and it will take a lot for them to open up to one another.

I'm not really sure how I feel about Dayn and Reda as a couple. As individuals, they were a mess, but as a couple I'm not sure they were much better. Neither one opened up to the other really at all throughout the book, so I didn't really feel any depth or emotional attachment. Both of them just kept making rash decisions and continued to repeat the same mistakes over and over again. Reda in particular really bothered me with this as she went from feeling utterly betrayed to making a MAJORLY life altering decision with Dayn with no real transition. The believability of the relationship was stretched a little thin and ultimately it lowered my enjoyment of the book.

While I have been enjoying this series, it is becoming quite frustrating as nothing seems to be progressing. It just seems like the same similar stories are told over again with new characters. There just hasn't been much satisfaction thus far, and I'm afraid Lord of the Wolfyn has been the least fulfilling of them all. Things just ended too abruptly for me to really believe in their ongoing happiness. That being said I realize now that things won't be wrapped up until the final book (at least I hope), so it isn't as if there was a lot to work with as far as the ending. I guess I just would have preferred a little bit more concreteness when it came to Reda and Dayn together. In the end, the book was enjoyable, I just wished for a little more. I look forward to the final installment to see where everything has been heading.

(Received a copy from Netgalley)


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  2. Lord of Rage
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