Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Review: Broods of Fenrir by Coral Moore

Broods of Fenrir by Coral Moore

Amazon Product Description:
Shapeshifter Brand Geirson was raised to rule the Broods of Fenrir, but he refused his birthright. Instead, he killed their brutal leader–his own father–and walked away. For hundreds of years he’s avoided brood society, until a werewolf kills an innocent human woman and Brand finds himself dragged back into the violent politics of the shapeshifters. When the two brood women who mean the most to him come under threat, he must take up the throne and risk becoming the kind of vicious bastard his father was, or let the broods descend further into chaos–taking the friend he swore to protect and his lover with them.

My thoughts:
     Wonderfully written.  This is a story of loss and fear, anger, violence, and injustice; but it is also a story of hope, friendship, loyalty, courage and love.   Emotionally gripping and almost impossible to put down.  
     The characters are carefully created and drive the story, compelling the reader to turn the pages.  I found myself so invested into the emotions and situations of Coral Moore's amazing characters that I was drawn completely into the story, laughing and crying with the characters as their lives were unfolding.
     I am torn as to who is my favorite character.  
     Brand is tormented by guilt from his past combined with both fear of and desire for what the future holds for him and his kind.  His sheer will to protect and improve the lives of the wolves is astonishing; and his willpower puts most to shame.
     Dagny, what can a person say about her?  She is incredible.  Her spirit is unbreakable.  She is the perfect match for Brand.  
     Alice is  one of the most powerful characters in the book.  Gunni too, talk about courage!
Coral Moore has written a well paced, superbly woven tale that brings the reader to the very edge of that emotional cliff.  She has filled it with a thought provoking story, led by powerful characters.  Although the ending brings completion to issues and satisfaction to the conflicts, I was left wanting more...more pages!  It ended before I was ready to walk away from the characters.  So I plan to read everything else I can by Coral Moore, especially if it's about the Broods of Fenrir.   

So...for those who feel as I do:  Here are some links:
Broods of Fenrir
Feral Attraction
Chance Encounter

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