Publisher: Less Than Three Press, LLC (October 1, 2014)
Book Provided by: Author
Author: Lexi Ander
Posting Date: October 13, 2014
Rating: 4.5 Star
This book took me by surprise. Fantasy stories really aren’t my thing and then add to that world building with names that hard to pronounce, I will usually always pass them up. First off I have to say shame on me for setting these limits on myself, if I hadn’t of taken the leap to read this I would have truly missed out. Lexi taught me to be more open with myself about what I choose to read and for that I am thankful.
The characters in this story are wolf shifters but this isn’t your typical shifter story, in my perspective it is a bit more. Most shifter stories contain story lines that deal with mates and the bond they have. This book takes a different look at this with what the author called Twin Flames, in her World the mate or twin flame is of the soul and that it carries on through each life cycle. As the soul is reborn the flames work to find the other during that life. I guess fate does make mistakes and it happened with Tristan, after learning that his mate had been cheating on him he has requested that their tie be broken.
I could go on about how each step and ritual were intriguing and inventive but then I would have to tell you the whole story. What I got out of this book was a very enjoyable and new twist on a story and characterizations for a shifter book. This being the first book in the series it is executed perfectly as the set up and introduction to what the series is going to be about. The ending didn’t leave me hanging but left me wanting the next chapter, which I have to say Thank you for. Cliffhangers are a peeve of mine so I’m happy we didn’t have one here.
A Lycan descendant of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Tristan is not as extraordinary as his ancestors. He is an average warrior, unremarkable throughout. But this fact does not trouble him because he has found his Twin Flame, the one person destined to be his, who will love him unconditionally, life after life.
Then his Flame betrays him, leaving him shattered and dying. Brokenhearted, Tristan dissolves the sacred bond and leaves. His best friend, Ushna, accompanies him, vowing to guard and protect him, and Tristan slowly comes to realize that love does not require a sacred bond.
But if he hopes to keep the love he chooses, they will first have to survive ancient secrets, lies, mythical creatures, and the return of absent gods…