Blurb: Thomas’ race is dying. To protect those left, the Elders create a safe haven. However, the safety of their sanctuary is threatened by the cause of their kind’s decline. A human. But, she’s not like the rest; and despite his hatred of humans, Thomas wants her for his own.
When females start dying while trying to reach safety, Thomas realizes it’s no longer just humans who pose a threat, but desperate males. Thomas must secure his place at Charlene’s side as leader of sanctuary, or everything they’ve worked together to build will crumble, and any hope of a future for Thomas’s race will die.
I was surprised at my interest in this book. Although I suppose I shouldn’t be, it seems if I don’t like the girls story, I love the guys.
This story was different due to the fact that this is the beginning of the cycle. (You would understand if you read them all) We get to see how some of the elders came to be. Along with some insights into the enemies camp and the extent of their influence to the shifters and the damage they have done. Not to mention how far they will go for control and power. These bad guys are INSANE!
Since no one knows who Charlene is, she gets a very different welcome than the other judgments. It was nice to see a different POV. Thomas may be one of my favorite out all the guy novels so far. I feel like his character had the most growth because of the difficulty they went through striving to bring order to a pretty lawless and violent species. He didn’t want her there at first, even though she was clearly his mate. This was telling for me in several ways. His pride in the old ways conflicted with the fact that he knew his race would die out if they didn’t change. The parts where he started to realize this and was opposed by his own species was very intense to read.
Grey was my favorite and reminded me of Jim. And they hint of Jim’s future in this pack at the end of this book guys so keep your peepers peeled. Wini is in this one again – she has a pretty prominent role in this book. We see the progression of Mary and Gregory – in fact, a whole lot of holes are filled in this book.
I was never a fan of Charlene and I gotta say this book didn’t change my opinion of her in the least. She came off as over-aggressive and even a bit condescending at times. Thomas was no angel either. He constantly used every advantage available to him to get his way. I’m just glad he was called on it.
The ending brings us back to current timeline. I’m very interested in reading the rest of this series.