Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Snooke

Title: Snooke
Author: Lynn Hagen
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61034-634-3
Genre: {M/M} Fantasy, Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

After searching for centuries, Kane has finally found the man he’s certain is his mate but why does Snooke keep running away from him? And knowing someone is beating the small demon…putting bruises on his pale skin makes Kane see red.  

Snooke’s been crazy about Kane since the moment he first laid eyes on him. He isn’t proud of the things he done for his family and doesn’t feel like he’s worthy and struggles to stay away from the warrior. Above all else, he wants to keep Kane out of his messed up life and out of danger. 

They still have to find the missing crystal, Snooke’s life is being threatened and someone is playing tricks that could endanger them all. Can they find out who has the crystal and Kane keep Snooke safe so they can lead a happy life together? 

Snooke is release two in Lynn Hagen’s new Demon Warrior series and it begins shortly after the first book left off.  Note: Despite the publisher’s assurance that each release can be read as a standalone, please be aware that due to the close relationships of the characters and ongoing plotline, the reader would be better served if they are read in order. 

I liked Snooke when he was introduced in Hondo. With him, Ms Hagen has created an interesting little demon whose life is filled with secrets. She used him effectively to propel the story forward but the mystery behind his life stayed hidden until near the end, which I appreciated. Kane’s a big macho guy and having his little mate in danger was a nice showcase for all of his protective instincts. What I really liked was how Ms. Hagen had him turn into a puddle of tender goo when it came to his love for Snooke. It was so darn cute, it could almost give you tooth decay. 

The villain - the thief of the missing crystal - has become obvious and now it’s a matter of keeping him from using it to endanger their world.  That mean finding him and it and I’m certain the warriors will be busy with that task in the next release. I have to admit Ms. Hagen surprised me with this guy’s identity and the twist of how he relates to our characters. The world of the demons is even clearer and this time, we got to go to the human world a little where we met Dillion, who will be featured in the next release, Rainerio. My big complaint is the number of short snippets of scenes near the end. It was confusing, leaving me feeling unsettled and puzzled on what was going on.

1 comment:

JC said...

Where did you get the name of this book? Snooke is very rare???