After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.
So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.
An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…
What I Liked:
I loved how the pack was still very much in Kate and Curran's lives even though they have separated from it and I like how the Guild is coming back into the stories.
The book is very much to the tune of the older books in the series. There is a mystery bad guy, steeped in mythology, to defeat alongside general pack, family and life drama.
The pack/family.life drama focuses mainly on the bears and it was pretty cool getting to know George and seeing how Curran fits into their family as a son/brother as opposed to the Beast Lord.
I also liked Julie a lot better in this book than in previous books. She's still a bit annoying but she's maturing and she's showing potential for future spin-offs... Or maybe that's just my wishful thinking? I SO don't want this world to ever end!
Say something diplomatic . . . something . . . “If you build a tower in Lawrenceville, I will smash it, set it on fire, and salt the ground it stood on.”
“It’s funny how loud horrified silence can be."
"We let each other be who we are," Curran said. "I don't have to like all of the things she has to do. I love her.”
“Can you actually do that?”
Curran frowned. “I don’t know. I mean theoretically if you broke the spine above the pelvis, you could, but then there are ribs . . . I’ll have to try it sometime.”