Saturday, September 21, 2013

Dance to the Wolf

Author: H.C. Brown
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-78184-439-7
Genre: {M/M} Wereshifters Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

The only true pleasure Eton has in his life of slavery are the stolen moments he spends with Raz. All too soon, those brief moments of happiness disappear when Eton is sold first as a pleasure slave and later as a slave to the demonic werewolf pack leader.

Dance to the Wolf is the first book in the Tull Pride series. The plot is a dark fantasy that emulates the American civil war; the theme of profit versus humanity is clearly illustrating slaves as an article of trade. Greediness, politics, along with the laws of the different realms is also a characteristic. Tannabolt law prevents the Slave Masters from forcing people into slavery. However, if the individuals were orphaned children under the age of eighteen, a prisoner of war or a criminal, then slavery was permissible. The law in the Dragonspawn realm, which is home to the cat prides, banned slavery long ago. Nevertheless, the law of freedom did not protect the shifter cubs stolen away during a war with the werewolves. The characters are creditable. Enslaved as a child, the highly intelligent Eton has learned to generate an illusion of obedience. Eton is also a very empathetic young man. When his escape plan was achievable, Eton sought the freedom of the other slaves locked in the werewolf dungeons.
As the pride alpha, Raz must consider the welfare of his people before he can focus on his personal happiness. Freeing slaves would be a declaration of war. Yet Raz is determined to free Eton, his inner cat refuses to accept anyone else as a mate. Raz is a knowledgeable skilled warrior; his warfare strategy is almost flawless. Although Eton is not a trained warrior, Raz discovers Eton has admirable language abilities that would be of a benefit to the pride.

H.C. Brown has created an enjoyable, exceptionally impressive saga. The treatment of the slaves is heartbreaking but the unconditional love between Raz and Eton is heartwarming. I look forward to the next episode in this series. 


H.C. Brown said...

Thank you for your most insightful review. I enjoyed writing this story I think Eton will always have a special place in my heart.

Chocolate Minx said...

Great story !!! Looking forward to the next episode.