Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Redemption of the Beast

Author: Amylea Lyn
Publisher: Silver Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 9781614958895
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

When Sasha had to kill his twin, he knew he could no longer live in the Katrian village.  Now in self-imposed exile, he expects to always be alone, but then he meets his mate and wonders if he will ever be able to claim him. 

Redemption of the Beast is the third book in the Outside the City series.  Because one of the main characters was just a child when first introduced, the story picks up fifteen years after the end of the last story. 

Sasha has continued to live away from his people, only coming into the village when he has to deliver lost humans from the city.  The Katrian warrior continues to evade his mate, Micah, worried that he is not worthy of the young human male.  Readers will remember both characters from the previous books.  I found it interesting that after Micah matured, Sasha was able to continue to stay away from him even though his urge to mate was strong.   I understood why Sasha felt he had to stay away from the younger man and wondered how the author was going to have the tough warrior overcome his fears. 

While I liked Sasha, I must say that Micah became my favorite.  Introduced to the readers as a child, Micah is now twenty-one and while no longer as sick as when we first meet him, he still suffers from the occasional medical issues.   As the reader can expect, this causes those around the young man to be overly protective.    Needless to say, everyone’s protective instincts come to the forefront when Micah’s attempts to make Sasha jealous go horribly wrong. 

The two men have many obstacles to overcome before they can come together, one of which is Micah’s kidnapping.  It’s during this time that the author introduces many twists and turns into the series plot.  Some of these twists were a surprise and while one was a given, the reason behind it was surprising and one few readers will see coming. 

Redemption of the Beast is also peppered with many secondary characters that are familiar to the reader.  These men keep the reader entertained while helping to move the story along.  Readers will also find out who the next couple is to get their story told, and I wonder what changes their journey will bring to the rest of the Katrian. Redemption of the Beast is a great addition to this series and the books should be read in order.

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