Sunday, October 23, 2011
Ecstasy Untamed: Feral Warriors #6 by Pamela Palmer
Publisher: Harper Collins/ Avon
Even though he’s free from the spirit trap. Hawke is still lost to his spirit animal. A break has occurred and if it’s not repaired, the break will cause the hawk to find a new Feral and Hawke will die. Maxim arrives with his soon to be mate Faith at Feral house as the replacement for the Fox feral. Faith has a calming effect on Hawke’s bird, and Faith feels a strong attraction for Hawke, quite different than what she feels for Maxim, but mating bonds are not meant to be broken. Maxim turns out to be something none of the Ferals bargained for and what should be a joyous time could be the beginning of the end.
For me this was by far the darkest, but the best book of the series. I was gasping and "Oh, no"...ing through the whole book. Lots and LOTS of jaw dropping surprises in this one. Annnnnd you know I don't do spoilers, but I will tell you to have your reading routine set up, because once you start, you will NOT put this book down. For those unfamiliar with the series, the Ferals are a group of other beings, who have been chosen by a spirit animal to become basically immortal and protect the races, Therians and humans from the evil Mages who work for evil and darkness. They are guided and fed by The Radiant, a female who is always mated to a feral, and connects with the Earth's energies. They are hunted by Mages, practitioners of dark magic and keeper of demons. Pamela Palmer has created a very detailed and compelling world with her Feral series.
In his book, Hawke is much darker. Whereas before the spirit trap Hawke was actually one of the more laid back, calmer Ferals, in this book, the opposite is completely true. Faith was a good match for Hawke. She is a Therian who has secrets, and Maxim capitalizes on those secrets. Oh, and Maxim. He is such a tool of a villain. Ms. Palmer out did herself with this one. Ugh! I love the fact that even though each book focuses on an individual Feral's story, the others always have a huge impact and their lives continue to progress in each book. Even though they get a HEA, it doesn't necessarily stay that way. You can NOT go wrong reading this book. It is one of the best reads you'll have all year.