Lord of the Wolfyn (Paperback)
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Short Description for Lord of the Wolfyn "Once upon a time, the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs, and time is running out. For practical Reda Weston, nothing could explain how reading a sexy version of 'Little Red Riding Hood' catapulted her into another realm, face-to-f
- Published: 18 October 2011
- Format: Paperback 282 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780373618705 ISBN 10: 0373618700
- Sales rank: 35,127
Reviews for Lord of the Wolfyn
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A great read
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes***
Well, what a ride. A magical realm with a prince that looks like the woodsman from Red Riding Hood, shapeshifting wolfyn who enthrall and use women for their own pleasure, some sort of magical roofie, a cop who froze when her partner needed her the most and another realm that must be saved from an evil sorcerer before it's too late. Four days to get back to Castle Island, which sounds like it either belongs in a Super Mario game or a horror flick, once a guide is provided. Some vortex hopping, a little bow chicka wow wow along the trail. Hey! I don't remember that part in Red Riding Hood. Okay, so it's not the Disneyfied version you remember as a child.
Once upon a time... in a realm far, far away lived three brothers and a sister with their King father and Queen mother. They were a happy little group. One day, an evil sorcerer decides that it was time to take over the kingdom at the cost of death and destruction. The King and the Queen scatter their children off to different worlds to one day finally get the call to take back the kingdom from the evil sorcerer. Legend has it, once a guide is provided for them, the siblings only have four days to get back to their kingdom.
Prince Dayn has spend twenty years in the realm of the wolfyn, spending once a year with a lady wolfyn to satiate his needs as well as hers. It's a mutual arrangement and she is one of two of his only allies in that world. He is a blood drinker a.k.a. vampire but he keeps it hidden from the wolfyn by using Jedi-like mind tricks.
Reda Weston is a former cop, freezing when her partner needed her the most. She is in search of a book that her mother gave her as a child. When she finally finds it in a little shop, she realizes it's not another copy of the book her mother gave her but the book, complete with her name inscripted. Opening it up, she flashes back to her childhood and as she stares at the picture of the woodsman, something shifts and she wakes up in a field.
Dayn is at first wondering what this human is doing not only to his self control but what in the world she's doing appearing in the realm through a vortex. She couldn't possibly be his guide! Reda recognizes Dayn as the exact replica of the woodsman in her book and thinks she's having a dream. Sorry Reda, no dream, all man. A very hot man.
She is immediately attracted to him and he to her, at least physically. It could be the magical roofies. When the wolfyn find out that Dayn isn't one of them but a vampire, they start to close in. With the help of the woman he's been spending once a year with satiating his needs and hers, Reda and Dayn get away. As the path gets more dangerous, the touches get sexier and hotter, and their time together gets shorter as they near the vortex portal, Reda and Dayn must figure out how they really feel about each other and if they are willing to sacrifice anything to remain together.
This story surprised me, in a very good way. From the first page until the last, it enthralled me like the wolfyn found within the pages of this story. The world that Jessica Andersen has created with three of her fellow authors is amazing! Dayn and Reda's journey towards the arch that will take them back to their respective worlds is cinematic worthy: the scary woods, the open fields, wide angle shots of the lake and castle as Dayn approaches it, the shifting of the wolfyn into human form and back and the fighting that breaks out. A note for readers: I suggest you read the books in order. I tore into this book like a pack of rabid wolves but was left wanting in the end. I felt like I might have missed something from the previous books but don't know what. I've got Lord of the Abyss from Netgalley loaded on the Kindle and am ready to make that final journey towards an EPIC conclusion.
***requested off Netgalley*** by Kati Runder review
Dayn is the Prince of Elden, not the heir, and when Elden is attacked his parents send him through magical portal to another realm the one between the human realm and the magical realm, to place inhabited by Wolfyn, men who can turn into wolves, werewolves.
Reda is a cop, well used to be a cop until she froze and her partner was killed. Reda grew up with a different version of the Red Riding hood and when her mother's old book appears so close in her grasps she can't help but use a spell for nostalgic reasons, this time the spell works and she's transporter to another realm where she meets her woodsman and the wolves.
Dayn is sure Reda is the girl he's been waiting the one who will lead him back to Elden, and Reda is sure she's hallucinating - eager to escape the wolves and her woodsman. But as they get to know each other passion flares and lines between them become blurred.
I wanted this book to be my favourite as I love werewolf stories, but unfortunately the werewolves we just in the background.
Now, I loved the first and second book in the series! This one, not as much, I still liked it but I couldn't get into the flow of the story like the previous two.
I loved the new take on Red Riding hood and having a darker theme, but what was missing for me was the connection between the two main characters, I would have wanted more, the connection felt loose and not quite as solid as in the first two.
It was in about halfway of the book that things really kicked up for me, the passion got steamy good and I got to experience more from both characters. Dayn become more affected by everything as he begun to fall for Reda, and Reda become more soft and lucid which made her very likable. In short the bottom half of the book improved greatly!
Good book, but definitely needed that something extra. by Niina C
Lord of the Wolfyn is the third book in the Royal House of Shadows series. Although I was unable to tell the difference in authors for the previous two books, I did see a difference in this one. The bad news is that I didn't like this one as much as the other two, but the good news is that I still enjoyed it. Aside from the difference in writing, I wasn't a big fan of the time lapse. Actually, the whole time frame of the series seems off to me. I won't say how, in case someone finds it as a spoiler, but it is a bit confusing.
In the beginning of the book, we are introduced to Dayn, the second son of the King and Queen of Elden. When their country is attacked, Prince Dayn is sent to the Wolfyn realm. Then we meed Reda, a cop, who has been searching for an antique "Little Red Ridding Hood" book that had been given to her by her mother but taken from her by her father. The story of little red ridding hood seemed to be a big part of the story, but its whole part in Lord of the Wolfyn was shortly thrown aside. While Dayn is portrayed as being a strong and brave character, Reda is introduced as a small, helpless, weak woman who froze when her partner was killed. But other than those small things, I did enjoy this third installment in the series. Overall, it was a good read. by Asche Bartley