Review: Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Andersen

Lord of the Wolfyn
Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Andersen
Series: Royal House of Shadows (# 3)
Release Date:  October 18, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages:  288 pages
Source: NetGalley

Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.…

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 save Elden. 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 it to save his woman.

Review: I’ve been working my way through this series that had so much potential.  This third installment fell short for me and is so far the weakest link.  The story arc of the children of Elden trying to return t overthrow the evil Blood Sorcerer is advanced.  While this book may stand alone, it’s going to make much more sense if you start at the beginning of the series.

Lord of the Wolfyn is “based” on the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood.  Ms Andersen does a good job linking the two, which may be the strongest aspect of this story.  What didn’t work for me was the characters.  I had trouble caring for Reda, in particular, and Dayn.  Reda was just too whiny through much of the book, and while she grows, in the end I just wasn’t caring and wanted Dayn to get home so I could move on to the last book.

I’ll finish the series since I’m invested and want to know how it all works out.  But if this one had been my introduction, I’m not sure I would have continued.

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