Shift (Shifters Series #5)

Shift (Shifters Series #5)

by Rachel Vincent

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Overview



Being the first female werecat enforcer isn't easy. Scars accumulate, but I'm stronger in so many ways.

As for my personal life? It's complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother's death and my father's impeachment, it's all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe.

With the body count rising and treachery everywhere, my instincts tell me to look before I leap. But sometimes a leap of faith is the only real option….

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426849596
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Series: The Shifters , #5
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 130,629
File size: 627 KB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent loves good chocolate, comfortable jeans, and serial commas. She’s older than she looks and younger than she feels, but is convinced that for every day she spends writing, one more day will be added to her lifespan. Now absorbed in the dark, tangled loyalties of her UNBOUND world, as well as the travails of a teenage banshee in her SOUL SCREAMERS world, Rachel can be found online at www.rachelvincent.com or urbanfantasy.blogspot.com.

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"You should leave. Now." My father's growl of warning resonated in some dark, primal part of me, and suddenly I craved torn flesh and fresh blood glistening in moonlight. Wave after wave of bloodlust crashed over me and I swayed beneath the onslaught, struggling to control it. We would have justice for Ethan. But this was not the time. Not the place.

Though my father's office practically sizzled with the rage that flowed through me and my fellow enforcers, Paul Blackwell, acting head of the Territorial Council, seemed completely unaffected. I watched him from my place near the closed office door, both arms—my right still in a cast—crossed over my chest.

Blackwell planted his old-fashioned wooden cane firmly on the Oriental rug and leaned on it with both hands. "Now, Greg, calm down…I'm only asking you to consider the greater good, which is exactly what you claim you'll honor, if you're reinstated as council chairman."

Unfortunately, that seemed less likely with each passing day. In the week since we'd buried my brother, Nick Davidson had announced his support of Calvin Malone as council chair, which meant that my father now needed the last remaining vote—from Jerold Pierce, my fellow enforcer Parker's dad—just to tie everything up.

And a tie wasn't good enough. We needed a clear victory.

My father sat in his wing chair at the end of the rug, and his refusal to rise was—on the surface—an uncharacteristic show of disrespect toward a fellow Alpha. But I knew him well enough to understand the truth: if he stood, he might lose his temper. "You're asking me to let my son's murder go unavenged." His voice was as low and dangerous as I'd ever heard it, and I swear I felt the rumble deep in my bones. It echoed the ache in my heart.

"I'm asking you not to start a war." Blackwell stood calm and steady, which must have taken substantial self-control, considering my father's comparative youth and bulk. And his obvious rage. Even in his late fifties, Greg Sanders, Alpha of the south-central Pride and my father, was a formidable force.

My dad growled again. "Calvin Malone started this, and you damn well know it."

Blackwell sighed and glanced around the room, and as his tired gaze skirted the three other Alphas grouped near the bar and the scattering of enforcers along the walls, I got the distinct impression that he would much rather have been alone with my father.

The other Alphas and two enforcers apiece had arrived early that morning for one last strategy meeting before the south-central Pride and our allies launched the first full-scale werecat offensive the U.S. had seen in more than six decades. It was Saturday. We planned to attack in three days—just after sundown on Tuesday night. Anticipation hummed in the air around us, buzzing like electricity in my ears, pulsing like passion in my veins.

We could already feel the blows, every last one of us. We could taste the blood, and hear the screams that would soon pierce the still, cold February night. We were living on the promise of violence in answer to violence, and several of the toms around me teetered on the thin edge of bloodlust, riding adrenaline like the crest of a lethal wave.

Surely Blackwell had known his mission was a failure the moment he walked into the house.

Our allies were expected, but Paul Blackwell's arrival had been a total surprise. Just after lunch, he'd pulled into the driveway in a rental car driven by his grandson, a cane in the old man's hand, determination in his step. But that wouldn't be enough, and neither would the authority of the Territorial Council, which he wore like a badge of honor. Or more like a badge of shame, considering that nearly half of the council's members were present, and not one looked happy to see him.

Blackwell shuffled one foot on the carpet and closed his eyes, as if gathering his thoughts, then his heavy gaze landed on my father again. "Greg, no one is happy about what happened to Ethan, least of all me. Calvin has been formally reprimanded, and the enforcers involved—" the surviving ones, presumably "—have been suspended from duty indefinitely, pending an investigation."

"Who's leading this investigation?" My uncle Rick asked from across the room, a half-full glass of brandy held near his chest. "And who will be allowed as witnesses? Do you honestly think the council is capable of justice, or even impartiality, in its current state?"

Blackwell twisted awkwardly toward my uncle—my mother's older brother. "Frankly, I think the current state of the council is nothing short of a disaster. But abandoning the very order that defines us is no way to repair the cracks that have developed in our foundation." Then he turned to face my dad again. "Fortunately, I believe you dealt with the actual guilty party yourself."

In fact, my father had torn out Ethan's murderer's throat before my brother had even breathed his last. The offending tom was disposed of in the industrial incinerator behind our barn, his ashes dumped unceremoniously on the ground several feet from the furnace, then stomped into the dirt by everyone who tread over them.

But that small act of revenge did little to ease the blazing wrath consuming all of us.

"Calvin Malone is ultimately responsible for Ethan's death, and he will pay that price." My father's words came out cold, as if he didn't feel a word he'd said. But on my right, Marc's hands clenched into fists at his sides, and Jace went stiff on my left. From the couch, Michael was nodding grimly. We were ready. Vengeance was overdue.

"The council has taken official action on this matter," Blackwell continued. "I know you're not satisfied by that action, and that's understandable, but if you strike at Malone after he's accepted censure, you'll be throwing the first punch."

"Are we children, playing this blame game?" My father finally rose from his chair, and Blackwell had to look up to meet his fury. "Are you so focused on who's at fault that you can't see the larger picture? Calvin Malone is out of control, and if the council can't rein him in, we will."

On the other side of the room, Uncle Rick, Umberto Di Carlo, and Ed Taylor nodded in solidarity. They'd thrown their support behind my father and pledged their manpower to fight alongside us.

"The larger picture is exactly what I'm looking at." Blackwell held his ground as my father stalked toward him. "You're talking about civil war. How does that benefit the greater good?" He glanced down at his cane, but when he looked up, resolve straightened the old man's thin, hunched spine. "My eyes may be old and weak, but I see this clearly, Greg. The U.S. Prides cannot afford to go to war."

My father met his gaze steadily. "Neither can they afford to be led by Calvin Malone." He stepped around the older Alpha and took the glass his brother-in-law held out to him, sipping from it as Blackwell turned slowly, leaning on his cane while he scanned the room.

The council chair's gaze fell finally on my mother, who sat stiff and straight in a leather wing chair in one corner, half-hidden by the shadows. Long before I was born, she'd sat on the council, but I couldn't remember her ever taking active part in council business during my lifetime. Yet no one had objected when she'd filed into the room behind our unexpected guest, after showing him into the office.

"Karen…" Blackwell said, and the irony of his appeal to her irritated me like a backward stroke of my fur. The old man's record on gender equality was solidly con, yet he had the nerve to address my mother in her own home. "Would you really send your sons to die at war, if it could possibly be avoided?"

My mother's eyes flashed in anger, and my breath caught in my throat. She stood slowly, and every face in the room turned toward her. "In case you haven't noticed, Paul, I don't have to send my children to war to watch them die. Less than two weeks ago, Ethan was murdered on our own land, the result of an action you sanctioned." She stepped forward, arms crossed over her chest, and suddenly the resemblance between me and my mother was downright scary. "Yet you stand here, in my own house, asking me to speak against justice for his death? Asking my support for a council leader who stands for everything I hate? You're a bigger fool than Malone."

Blackwell stared, obviously at a loss for words, and the tingle of delight racing up my spine could barely be contained.

And my mother wasn't done. "Furthermore, if Calvin Malone takes over the council, the status quo will sink to an all-new low. What makes you think I want you, or him, or any other man to tell my daughter when and whom she should marry, and how many children she should bear? Yes, I want to see Faythe married—" my mother glanced at me briefly "—but that's because I see in her—sometimes deep down in her—the same fierce, protective streak I feel for my own children. And because I want to see her happy. That's a mother's right. But it is not your right. And you won't convince a single soul here that you bear the least bit of concern for her happiness."

"Karen…" Blackwell started, but my mom shook her head firmly.

I squirmed, in both embarrassment and pride, but my attention never wavered from my mother's porcelain mask of fury and indignation. "Listen closely—I won't say this again." She took another step forward, her index finger pointed at the council's senior member, and those spine-chills shot up my arms. "Do not mistake my even temper and my contribution to the next generation of our species as either docility or weakness. It is that very maternal instinct you're appealing to that fuels my need for vengeance on my son's behalf, and I assure you that need is every bit as great, as driving, as my husband's.

"Now," she continued, when Blackwell's wrinkled jaw actually went slack. "You are welcome here as a guest. But if you ever again insult me or any other member of my household, I will personally show you the exit."

With that, my mother tucked a chin-length strand of gray hair behind one ear and strode purposefully toward the door, leaving the rest of us to stare after her in astonishment. Except for my father. His expression shone with pride so fierce that if he hadn't still been mourning the loss of a son, I was sure he would have called for a toast.

Silence reigned in my father's office, but for the clicking of my mother's sensibly low heels on the hardwood. Without looking back, or making eye contact with anyone, she pulled open the door—and almost collided with a pint-size tabby cat.

"Kaci, what's wrong?" My mother took her by the shoulder and guided her away from the office, obviously assuming she'd been about to knock on the door. But I knew better. Kaci wasn't knocking; she was eavesdropping.

At least, she was trying. But I could have told her from personal experience that she wouldn't have much luck. The office door was solid oak and beneath the Sheetrock, the walls were cinder block and windowless. While those features didn't actually soundproof the room, they rendered individual words spoken inside nearly impossible to understand. Even with a werecat's enhanced hearing.

"I…" Kaci faltered, glancing at me for help. But I only smiled, enjoying seeing someone else in the hot seat for once. "You guys're talking about me, aren't you? If you are, I have a right to know."

My mom smiled. "Your name hasn't come up."

Yet. But now that Blackwell had been shot down on the uneasy-peace front, I had no doubt he'd start in about Kaci. Calvin Malone was desperate to place her with a Pride that supported his bid for control of the council. His own Pride, if he could possibly swing it. In fact, Ethan had died defending Kaci from an attempt to forcibly remove her from our east Texas ranch.

And Kaci knew that.

"What's going on, then? Is this about Ethan?" Her chin quivered as she spoke, her gaze flitting from face to solemn face in search of answers, and my heart broke all over again.

Kaci had been closer to Ethan and Jace than to any of the other toms, and though she'd known him less than three months, she was taking my brother's death every bit as hard as the rest of us. Maybe worse. At thirteen, Kaci had already been tragically overexposed to death and underexposed to counseling. And in addition to the grief and anger the rest of us suffered, she felt guilty because Ethan had died defending her.

"Come on, Kaci, let's get you something to eat." My mother tried to herd her away from the office, but the tabby shrugged out from under her hand.

"I'm not hungry. And I'm tired of being left out. You keep me cooped up on the ranch, but won't tell me what's going on in my own home? How is that fair?"

I sighed and glanced around the office, loath to miss the rest of the discussion. But now that Ethan was gone, no one else could deal with Kaci as well as I could except Jace, and I wasn't going to ask him to leave. The impending war had as much to do with him as it did with me; Calvin Malone was his stepfather, and Ethan was his lifelong best friend.

"Come on, Kace, why don't we go kick the crap out of some hay bales in the barn?"

She looked at me like I'd just gone over to the dark side, but nodded reluctantly.

Marc took my hand, then let his fingers trail through mine as I stepped past him toward the door. Then I stopped and deliberately brushed a kiss on his rough cheek on the way, inhaling deeply to take in as much of his scent as possible, lingering for Blackwell's benefit, as well as my own. To reiterate for the old coot that I would choose my own relationships.

But on my way into the hall, my gaze caught on Jace's, and the tense line of his jaw betrayed his carefully blank expression. As did the flicker of heat in his eyes. We'd agreed not to talk about what happened between us the day Ethan died. There was really no other way to keep peace in the household, and keep everyone's energy and attention focused on avenging my brother. And I'd sworn to myself that Marc would be the first to know. That I would tell him myself. He deserved that much, as badly as I dreaded it.

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MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
I bought this book. Since this is the fifth book in the series readers really should be familiar with Faythe, Marc, Jace and the shifter world before picking this volume up. If you start here you should be able to pick things up, but the true levity of the situation is more complicated than this one book can explain. In fact, when compared to the rest of the series Shift is clearly a focusing book, eliminating some plot lines and focusing as the series comes to an end. Faythe Sanders is a werecat, the prized female of her family, but abhorred by much of the rest of werecat society, which holds females to be used and manipulated for power (and to pop out babies to get more of the rare "tabbies".) But in her family Faythe is an enforcer, bodyguard and extension of the alpha (her father)'s rule, and an unheard of position for the valuable females of the species. But living in a society that has fallen to such extremes such as women being kidnapped and bred over and over like in puppy mills, children being snatched to be raise to be broodmares instead of real people and women's voices being overridden by any male in the area, has made Faythe unwilling to let herself of her cousins and extended family to continue being treated unequally. Her father has risked much to train her to be his own replacement, rather than forcing her to marry off. And for his own choices he's now facing a full on werecat civil war against the clans that want things to remain as they are (with the power where it is as well). However, Shift tones down the gender play and focuses on the family and pride dynamics. This book almost side steps from the direct plot arc to the werecat civil war and instead pits Faythe's pride against a rookery of thunderbirds, avian shifters not seen in decades, who suddenly descend on the pride's ranch out for blood. Shift is partly side quest, part calm before the storm, which is saying something since most of the book is spent with the werecats fighting the onslaught of werebirds. But the focus is on untangling the depth of the situations Faythe finds herself in and in her learning how to work autonomously, making her own decisions. In essence, Faythe by this book is no longer working on defending her own right to be a valuable member of her pride rather than a valued possession of it, she's learning the complications of being an alpha, no doubt preparing her to face the man out for her father's blood. Readers might find this the weakest book in the series, since most of the tension comes from an entirely new adversary and most of the drama comes from Faythe being torn between two men. It is still a fast, enjoyable read, pushing the series to a (hopefully) powerful conclusion. The growing up is hugely evident in this book, as is the focusing and accumulation feel to the overall plot line. Readers should savor every word and be ready for the final scene, Alpha, the sixth and last book due out this October (2010).
Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
My Synopsis: Shift by Rachel Vincent (Shifter Series - Book 5) Shift is the highly anticipated 5th book in the Shifter Series by Rachel Vincent. Shift will be released in March 2010. In this book we find Faythe Sanders and the entire South Central Pride about to become embroiled in a fight with Calvin Malone and his cohorts. A civil war between the werecats is inevitable with the death of Faythe's brother fresh on the minds of everyone involved. The lines are drawn for a political fight as well, as Faythe's father tries to regain his council seat. But, they are about to be surprised by the entry of a new foe, the thunderbirds. It's up to Faythe to figure out how to make peace with this new enemy even though her personal life is in turmoil as well. How will this new enemy effect their fight with an old foe? Will Faythe be forced to decide between the two men in her life? Will the thunderbirds get revenge for the death of a member of their flight? You'll have to read the new book to find out! My Thoughts: Book 5 of The Shifter series certainly did not disappoint. We have seen Faythe's character change so much over the course of the series. In this book we see her learning to make some really tough choices, as she matures. She has to decide between what is right for herself and what is right for the pride. On top of everything else her personal life is in turmoil. Mark's return from exile has created quite a love triangle for Faythe. Finding comfort from the pain over her brother's death has brought about some serious choices in Faythe's life. Readers will definitely identify with the struggle Faythe has with what her heart is telling her and what her mind is telling her about her relationships. Faythe's relationship with Kaci has become more than just protective in nature. She has taken on the role of "mother" whether she wants it or not. When it becomes a choice of whether to let an innocent Tabby die for the crime of another, or finding the proof to set her free, Faythe is forced into action. I really loved this book. It was definitely my favorite from the series so far and the ending just left we wanting more. The final book in the Shifter Series, Alpha will tie it all together. I hate to see the end in sight with this Series. It has become one of my all time favorites.
mzserena on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm still loving this series, however, I wasn't as big of a fan of this installment. There was a lot of drama and death, but there was no real climax to the book. I was left wanting and if I had been reading a paper book, I would have thrown it.I am hoping that Alpha satisfies me.
BellaMiaow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm left with little to say that won't be a spoiler other than, "Dangit, why can't more authors work in some polyamory instead of using the same old jealousy-based plots?" Because I do NOT find that entertaining or interesting at ALL! The Thunderbirds are very interesting, and I'd like to know a lot more about their culture than what we get here.I'm having a lot of trouble believing some of the political machinations in the plot, but I suppose I'm extremely naive about what people will believe when they want to ignore the truth.
SimardyPants on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I find reviewing books that are a part of a series difficult because I if you haven¿t read the previous book(s) I don¿t want to spoil anything for you. I have seen many bloggers add ¿spoiler warnings¿ before their review however as a curious reader I always ignore that message so I am left with the same dilemma. So bare with my hopefully spoiler free review and forgive me if it is not as in depth as others but this series is a gem of the urban fantasy genre so what I leave out you will hopefully gain when you read the series yourself!I began reading this series when the first book, Stray was released in June of 2007. I had read quite a few novels featuring shifters but never a novel focused on were cats. I was and still am enamored with Rachel Vincent¿s magical and descriptive writing style, characters full of depth and genuineness, and ability to leave me screaming, ¿WHAT!¿ at the end of every novel. The fifth and second last book in the Shifter series titled, Shift is the best novel in the series so far; which is saying a lot since the entire series is by far one of the best in the urban fantasy genre. Now is where this review gets difficult as one of the best parts of this book is the romantic relationship(s). Without giving anything away this book had me with my face pressed against the pages, drinking tea out of a straw so I didn¿t spill on myself (I don¿t have good hand eye coordination when my eyes are focus on the pages), closeted in my room for three hours with a do-not-disturb sign on my front door, and my phone on silent. The relationship dynamics between Faythe, Marc, and ******* (see no spoiler) had me freaking out in books four and five and I am not yet over having to wait to find out more until Alpha, the final installment in this series is out.There are some truly fan-frickin-tastic authors out there in the Urban Fantasy genre; Laurell K Hamilton, Kelley Armstrong, and Kim Harrison to name a few, but with Shift, Rachel Vincent established herself as one of the top writers in her genre.
ABookwormsHaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I am only sad that I have to wait 7 months for Alpha to come out :( I also liked that we were introduced to a new species, the Thunderbird¿s, they were unlike anything I have read about so I found them particularly intriguing. Their shifting ability is also really neat, they are so fast! I bet Faythe wishes she could shift that quickly. Anyways, in this story Kaci has been taken by the Thunderbird¿s and Faythe finds herself trying to rescue her.I am going to vent about the Faythe/Jace/Marc puzzle for a minute and for the record I am totally team Marc. Marc has nowhere else to go literally, no other pride is going to take in a stray, especially Marc, but I fell like Jace still have has options if Faythe does not choose him. And, Marc has always been there believing in Faythe and Jace has grown up over night and just realized he wants to fight for Faythe, I don¿t know, I just don¿t feel the connection with them as much as I do with Faythe and Marc. I also hope that in Alpha none of those three die because I feel like that would be too easy of an ending. I really want her to choose and all parties to make it out alive.Ok, I am done with that now, I did like this book because it had a lot suspense and it kept me reading so fast I think I need to go back and re-read just so I pick up all the details I missed. I have to say I did think it was really clever have Jace, Marc and Faythe have to spend the whole book together I was just laughing at the tension it created for the book which made me just want to turn the page more to see what mess the three of them were going to get into next. Oh and Calvin Malone, yeah I still hate that guy, I hope he gets what is coming to him soon, in Shift he has stooped to a whole new level of low! Anyways, if you are a fan of this series then read Shift, it does not disappoint and watching Faythe continue to grow is just fascinating. Seriously, is it October yet?
mary1963 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review for ¿Shift¿ by Rachel VincentFaythe and her family of Werecats are trying to sort out an attempted political takeover. That is especially difficult when a group of shape shifting Thunderbirds attack the Pride. To save Kaci, a female teenage Tabby, Fathye and the boys will have to prove the prides innocence in crime against the Thunderbirds. As always, I enjoyed this book. This was the fifth in the series, each adds to the intricate world the writer has built.
RuthiesBookReviews on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Now, it's been a while since I read the last book in this series but it was really easy to pick up where it left off. Again, we're following Faythe through her turmoils with the pride and now she is an enforcer - the only female enforcer in her Pride. But along with the thought that her father could lose his place in the council, she also has to admit something to Marc about her and Jace. Really there is not a right time to tell him.Then things start to get really interesting. With everything that has been going on and her father trying to gather up forces to go against Calvin - they have a new threat to their numbers. Kaci, the young tabby whom they rescued and took into their home is snatched by some huge birds. Thunderbirds to be exact. After managing to save her from what they thought was going to be a certain death, they retreat into their home like captives. There were several lives that were lost to those birds and really now what were they going to do. The Pride managed to capture a Thunderbird, Kai and he advised them that they were avenging the death of one of their own. But there is a lot more to the story than meets the eye. All fingers point to Calvin but they need the proof before moving forward.While this book contained plenty of action, there was a lack of romance. But to make up for that, was the amount of sexual tension and well, moody tension going on in Faythe's little love triangle. After saving her own life and stepping up to the plate as a 'someday' Alpha - Faythe's little secret comes out into the open, but the reader is left hanging at the end, wondering what she is going to do? So are we prepared to read Alpha when it is released in Oct. ? Well, I know I am. As for the rest of her Pride, they have to prepare for the next war to come. I can't wait for Alpha.This is one series that everyone will fall in love with - it has a strong, stubborn heroine and plenty of heat and claws around for everyone! I expect nothing less from Ms. Vincent! So hopefully, even with some of the spoilers here - I haven't ruined the story for anyone! Enjoy!
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This series couldn't get any better (unless Faythe ends up with Jace, that is!) The first few books in the Werecats series were good but shaky. The last three or so have been UNSTOPPABLE. The world of these werecats is an amazing, evolved, detailed and emotional place. As "Shift" opens, the family is gathered together and reeling from the death of Fayth's brother. Calvin Malone is set to fight Faythe's pack for the the powerful leader of the council position. As he has proved before, he is not afraid to kill for this power and will stop at nothing to get it. Few people outside of Faythe's father's pride actually believe Calvin has killed and plotted to take control but they need to convince the others to choose their side and fight with them because this war is immenent. Even more deaths come to pass when Thunderbirds, (rare, shape-shifting birds) stalk the Pride's home and occupants, including some members of thier allies Prides. The Thunderbirds quickly establish that they are after vengence because someone from the Pride killed on of theirs. This ends up being due to some more conniving from Calvin Malone and when one of their tabbies is kidnapped it is up to Faythe, Marc and Jace to get her back, along with the evidence to call off the Thunderbirds. The love triangle here is truly wrenching, and while I don't mind Marc, I have always adored Jace. I think he would be a better match for Faythe and with only one book left to close the series, it won't take too long to find out whom Faythe chooses. The story never wavers from being thrilling and I have to give the author kudos for this. The pacing, the intensity, the emotional is all on target. The Thunderbirds are intriguing in their own right and I loved all the interaction with them, especially in their own aviary. (I wouldn't mind seeing this world further explored!) Faythe has grown from an annoying, whiny child to a strong, caring, woman who can do the right things for the right reasons. While I absolutely can't wait until "Alpha", I do dread losing a series that is this amazing.
1983mk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Shift" by Rachel Vincent is the fifth book in her "Shifters" series. This book considers to follow the life of Faythe Sanders and the South Central werecat pride. In this book the South Central Alpha, Faythe's father, is at risk of losing his seat as the Council chair. The pride is prepared to go to war to avenge the death of Faythe's brother and restore order to the council.While negotiating the political world that Faythe avoided for so long, she is also forced to confront the fact that she is in love with not one, but two, of her fellow enforcers. The kitten that she has sworn to protect is put in danger more than once throughout the story and the entire pride is faced with a species of shifter that they believed to be a myth.I have read this series and this book held up as well as the others. Ms. Vincent brings the life of a werecat into clear focus and keeps you intrigued with romance and suspense. You will finish this book and run out to get a copy of the next in the series, "Alpha". Although this book can stand alone, I highly recommend that you read the previous novels first as it will greatly increase your enjoyment of this book!
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Samantha57 More than 1 year ago
This series just keeps getting better and better as the characters get sassier and sassier. Totally recommend it to those who liked the first three as well. If you want a more in-depth video review go to youtube and one will be posted on Booknerd1993.
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butchiezmom More than 1 year ago
I readylly enjoyed reading this whole series! Want more!
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