Title: The Wolves of Daos 5
Author: Rebecca James
Release Date: 09/24/16
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romace, Shifters
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
”Michael has wrestled with anxiety his entire life, and finding out he’s half-werewolf doesn’t help matters. When bond-mate, Quinn, takes Michael to the werewolf colony, Michael finds more surprises in store for him, and some may be more than he can handle.”
Review: I enjoy reading Rebecca James’ books because I know when I pick them up that I’m generally going to get a book that I’m happy with, and I can say the same for this one. James does a great job of creating an alternate world and explaining it in terms that bring it to life before my eyes. This was a relatively short novel and by the end of it I was ready to pick up a sequel and keep reading.
The Wolves of Daos 5 threw me for a loop. It was like Star Trek meets Ancient Rome meets Shifters. I have to say that I have never read anything even remotely similar to it, but that made it really easy to stay buried in the pages through the entire book.
Our two MC’s, Michael and Quinn, were interesting in their own right. Michael was an anxiety-laden, awkward cucumber who found society unbearable and did his best to keep distance in any way he could. Quinn was sweet and kind but also demanding, confident, and domineering. He knew what he wanted and he knew he would get it, so he saw no fault in being excruciatingly blunt and forward in his communications with Michael.
The further along this book progressed, the more outlandish and sci-fi fantasy/paranormal it got. As a fan of all of these genres separately (Shifters, Star Trek, Ancient Rome), it was very interesting to see James pull them all together into one book. I would have previously not thought it were possible to include them all in a serious, non-comedic novel.
This book was a little out there, but I did really like it. I would recommend it to M/M Shifter fans, particularly if you have any liking of Star Trek or Ancient Rome.
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the author or the publisher in any way.