Series: The Secret Warrior #3
Release date: September 30th 2016
Publisher: Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Being the seventh Morcant has its perks: Morgan is learning to fly and wield magical blue fire.
But the coyote shifters are growing bolder. Mateo and his panthers seem impossible to defeat. And vampires aren’t real – are they?
When the elusive and enigmatic Chief Okema disappears and the wards protecting the Wapicoli territory falter, Morgan and Jackson are forced into the role of leaders.
Badly outnumbered and outgunned, do they have time to search for the secret of the Divining Tree, and will it help them in the final battle?
Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles, and nonfiction about gardening, herbal lore, and country life.
The books start off with the typical damsel in distress where the hot guy knows all about what happens to her on her birthday, she is a werewolf, and she is part of a prophecy that includes him. I am truly a sucker for these types of stories!
These stories include Native American and American history which I find really interesting because even though there are some books out there with Native American back tones (Mercy Thompson) and American History back tones (Beautiful Creatures), I rarely get both in a book. There is a lot of magic and mystery in the back stories so the author does a good job of keeping me interested.
There is a pretty good mix of shape-shifters in this series. There are werewolves, were-panthers, and thunder-birds which by the way, I have NEVER read a book with thunder-birds.So, the author popped my cherry on that. It is a very interesting mix and the characters are developed easily.
I felt the relationship between Morgan and Jackson came a little to easily and quickly. I mean, this is the reason I only made it through 4 chapters of Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse series because her relationship with Bill started before I got out of Chapter 2. However, I know it was part of the prophecy and needed to happen the way it did in order for the story to progress the way it does. So, it wasn’t a series killer for me.
The second book starts right into where book one leaves off. There is a lot going on! The book is very action packed and there are more relatives introduced in this immensely complex world Morgan and her younger brother are thrust into. A witch makes a appearance in this book that kidnaps Morgan’s younger brother so she has to save him. There is some pretty good humor dropped in this book which is always so refreshing. I find it very interesting that the witch’s’ name is Lilith and that she is a lizard witch. Well, because Lilith is said to be Adam’s first wife. That she was created at the same time as Adam. She was cast out of The Garden of Eden because she would not be subservient to Adam and had had relations with the Archangel Samael, And, the snake came to trick Eve and I always believed it was Lilith’s jealousy of Adam and Eve that she went to Lucifer and Lucifer instead sent Lilith as a snake (these are my own opinions).And, there are some legends that tell the story that Lilith was the first vampire! So a lizard witch named Lilith made my day!
Book three continues along in the world they are immersed in. Morgan and Jackson are thrown into roles they are unfamiliar with as they try to take down the coyote-shifters. There is more action, more adventure, and more magic. These books don’t stop from beginning to end. I enjoyed them immensely. A solid 4 stars!