My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Paperback, 370 pages
Expected publication: June 15th 2014 by Pink Narcissus Press
edition language English
series Demimonde #3
other editions None found
Source:Digital copy from AUTHOR in exchange for honest review
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BOOK SYNOPSISSince becoming oracle to the demivampire two years ago, advice columnist Sophie has battled werewolves and survived a vampire attack (or two). However, not only was she powerless to save her lover Marek when he slipped to the brink of evolution, she also witnessed his transformation into a falcon, the symbol of Horus United.
Sophie’s quest to save Marek is further complicated when rock star Dierk Adeluf – who also happens to be the king of the Werekind – invites her backstage after a concert. Just when it seems she will find respite from heartache, Sophie is bitten by a werewolf and Dierk decides she is destined to be his queen.
Sophie is caught between the demivamps she loves and the Were who commands her to love him. Throw in his jealous wanna-be girlfriend and an ambush by witches, and there you have the big mess that Sophie calls her life. And, hello? Her soul mate is still a bird.
She’s supposed to be the girl with all the answers, but Sophie needs more than a little advice--she needs divine intervention.
My ThoughtsAs the 3rd and final book in Demimonde series you would hope for the author to finally provide a happy ending for Sophie, that wish is granted but on the way to it is one obstacle after another that will come as no surprise to readers of book 1 Bleeding Hearts and book 2 Blood Rush.
In Wolfs Bane we find Sophie Galen finally embracing the power she wields as the Sophia, we also find her still pining for her lost love Marek with a hole in her heart that nothing seems able to fill.
Trying to relax and relieve some of the stress she has been under Sophie consents to attending a show with Dally by one of her longtime favorite rock performers Dierk Adeluf, this proves to be very much to her liking as she actually gets to meet Dierk and even go backstage where they talk about everything and nothing.
The connection that Dierk and Sophie form is not one to take lightly, according to his beliefs she is his fated mate and in accordance with Werekinder history if she turns into were on the full moon after being bitten than as King of the Were’s she will become his Queen.
While I will admit that Dierk was great he was not as good a fit for Sophie as Marek, she knows deep in her heart that her love was given to one man and no matter how much she wishes otherwise there will never be another who can make her feel the same.
Focusing on the relationship that Dierk slowly builds with Sophie, her conflicted feelings about him and her duties to the DV’s, the story brings the reader into new territory while also resolving past issues by the end of the book.
There is a very nice twist or two that author Ash Krafton throws into the mix that manages to clear up the confusion and brings a resolution that finally gives Sophie a chance to make her long awaited fondest wish come true.
Without a doubt this was my favorite of the trilogy, it ended on a positive note which made me happy.
[Digital copy from AUTHOR in exchange for honest review]