Den of Sorrows, The Grey Wolves Series, Book 9
Author: Quinn Loftis Release Date: March 25, 2016
The Romanian and Serbian Canis lupus rest in an uneasy peace. One of their own, Sally Miklos, the young and powerful gypsy healer, aids Perizada in her quest to defeat Volcan, a long forgotten nightmare returned to our world. These two packs watch as their brothers across the world, wolves from Spain, Ireland, and America, join their own forces in the battle against the evil dark fae. At the same time, the packs hope against hope that their presence might reveal a mate bond between a pack member and one of the five recently discovered gypsy healers. While Jacque and Jen miss Sally, their longtime best friend, they have bided their time dealing with their own domestic issues. Jacque and Fane are anticipating the birth of their first child and Jen and Decebel face the challenges of caring for an infant. Both girls are eagerly awaiting Sally’s return, and have Perizada’s word that she will be back in time for the birth of Jacque’s baby. Vasile and Alina, the Alpha pair of the Romanian pack, are enjoying this time of peace. But Vasile did not become the most powerful Alpha in centuries by being a fool. He has lived long enough to know that there is always another battle on the horizon. As long as evil exists in this world, his race must step forward and stand in the gap, shielding those who cannot protect themselves. But the battle he is anticipating is bigger than he could have ever imagined. As Perizada has recently discovered, creatures of the night that have for so long remained hidden from the human realm, have slithered from their underground lairs and begun preying on the young and innocent. The high fae has declared war, and she expects Vasile and his wolves to be the ones to carry out the attack. The Alpha is more than happy to oblige. But with his first grandchild on the way, and the gift of five vulnerable healers coming under the wolves’ protection, he understands that he must be very careful not to place any of them in harm’s way. Such is the job of the Alpha, protector, and provider. He and those he leads must stand as sentinels and warriors to safeguard those they love, and the humans who know nothing of the supernatural world. It will be their job to destroy the creatures that threaten to expose them all. And if they fail, the world as they know it, both human and supernatural, will never be the same.
About The Author
Quinn Loftis is a wife, mother, and self-published author. She currently has 16 novels, and 1 novella, available for purchase. Quinn gives all credit to God for her success, because He is the one who created her.
Okay, first things first, I'm always up front and honest about my reviews...so, here it goes.
When Quinn Loftis announced this book I had been both nervous and excited. This is book 9...yes, 9! And as serious lover of book series I always become more antsy after book 5 or so. Here is why:
1) I become emotional invested in the characters
2) I grow attached and love the author as much as the characters
3) There becomes more and more intertwined plots and it can either be GREAT or SUCK!
Now, back to this book...
When I open it I can clearly see that Quinn isn't going to mess around with a long drawn out process of 're-living' the last book (something, I love about her)
Quinn has all our favorite characters in this but the plot seems to thicken a bit when more conflicts seem to pop up for our Wolves!
This is what I love:
Even though I was nervous about this book...I'm a dorkfish for thinking that way. This is Quinn and with her comes her impeccable talents of keeping the story lines fresh, funny, serious, and overall page-turning.
I adore that she keeps us in the loop of every character without making it feel as she HAS TO tell us about them. She brings in the plot changes/twists at time you don't think anything bad is going to happen. And most all (and my favorite) she keeps the LOVE going. Yes, there are fights, bickering, and even more stress than any wolf can handle, but it all comes together. The way it should.
I like seeing our pack growing into mature adults (minus Jen's comments - hehe) and not staying the same high-schoolers we met in Book 1. Quinn does it with grace and not at some high speed. I hate seeing them go from being 17 year with a crush in chapter 1 to married with kids by chapter 5.
I know I'm being a bit vauge, but there's a reason: this is book 9!! That means if I start spouting off every single detail and you have not read book 6, 7, or 8...then I'll be getting the emails telling me how I SPOILED the plot (and I don't want them).
This is what I didn't like:
It's more of my own personal issues per se...I need more Decebel! It's true. I've been fan-girling over this wolf since 2011 and still he hasn't shown up at my door...This is a serious issue Mrs. Loftis!
Other than that ... no issues with the book (haha! love you Quinn!)