I was first introduced to M. Terry Green's writing with the first book in this series Shaman, Healer, Heretic and absolutely loved Olivia Lawson's world. The author has built a world that is contemporary, but unique with introduction of a new urban fancy development of the techno-shaman. I was so excited to find that book two was released and when offered a chance to read this installment, very eager to continue Livvy's journey. Oh what a journey it is! The synopsis definitely provides a good overview of the storyline. In reading Shaman, Friend, Enemy I was able to experience a whole gambit of emotions from laughter to tears and for me that is the ultimate. For me a book that makes me feel the emotions of the characters is in my opinion pure gold. I love that Livvy is such a strong woman, yet has her own vulnerabilities and flaws to deal with and that she steps up to meet these challenges. Shaman, Friend, Enemy is a fast paced read that keeps you wanting to turn the pages just to find out what will happen next. In my opinion it is very well written and once again I am eager to read the next installment to see what Livvy will tackle next. While I am over the moon about this installment in the series and feel it is an excellent read, I do not think it would have been quite as enjoyable had I not first read book one. There is some rehashing of prior events so a new reader to the series would not be completely lost, but I also feel there was so much world building in book one that would be missed had I not started there. That being said I would highly recommend UF fans read book one and then jump right into Shaman, Friend, Enemy - after all book two is here and you will not have to wait to continue this most excellent journey!
This book was given to me by the author requesting my honest opinion and I have received no remuneration other than the pleasure of reading a new story.