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Strength to Let Go (Tales of the Werewolf Tribes, Book One) Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Author: Alina Popescu
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer: Covers by Design
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Heat Rating: 3 Stars
Book Rating: 4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
After being abandoned by his mates, Shiki Kirishima, beta of the Dragons of the Fang werewolf tribe, returns to his home in Tokyo.
Crippled by grief, Shiki decides to end it all by going into the territory of the Siberian Killers tribe and challenging them to a battle to the death.
Ganzorig, beta of the Siberian Killers, however, sees the potentially disastrous consequences of having Shiki die in battle.
Instead, he saves him.
Having suffered loss himself, Ganz takes it upon himself to help Shiki deal with his pain.
Blake, Shiki’s best friend since childhood, is as determined to show him there is life after a wolf’s ultimate loss.
Could there also be something ‘more’ for them after friendship?
I knew I would easily enjoy the novel because I really enjoyed Alina’s vampire series. Now she wrote a werewolf series and that excited me. I loved the fact that the author really showed her hard research since she included first few pages explaining what tribes were and what words meant. It was awesome to see that. That alone, gave me a hint, that it will be a good book. The hint was right after all. I couldn’t stop once I started.
Shiki’s world was fallen apart when his mates (yes, with plural) left him without any explanation. There was not even a suggestion what Shiki had done to make them leave. As a werewolf, mated meant for life. Once a mate was taken away or met its true death, the survivor mate would suffer a serious depression. That was what Shiki had gone through. He was ready to give up, so he went onto the most dangerous territory. On Siberian Killers’s property, they had a law where no “outsider” werewolf or any supernatural creatures were allowed on their land. If they chose to ignore the law and got onto their land, they would be killed without any explanation. Shiki already knew the law and that was his goal. But unfortunately (fortunately for us, readers!) Shiki didn’t meet his true death. Instead, he was rescued by a beta of iberian Killers.
Shiki was an important werewolf and was well known, which was probably why Ganzorig saved him. After being rescued, it became a much longer journey for Shiki to figure out how to let his lovers go hence the book title. That was when it got better because I was able to see Shiki wake up and realized there was a second chance at living. He had family and best friend, so he wasn’t alone to face his frustration or depression. In the end, things had turned out much better for Shiki. Of course, there was plenty of mystery going on with his former lovers. I was dying to learn more of why his former mates left him. I kind of think it was because of what was going on in Fae world that we didn’t know yet. Something out there pulled his former lovers away. Maybe we will find out why in next book. I can’t wait!
I highly recommended you to give this book a shot and see how awesome werewolves are in the novel. They each had their own laws. So, it was really cool. Don’t wait too long!
All of us that love shifter stories know that wolves mate for life. And Shiki’s grief of being rejected by his mates is compounded by the fact that there are children involved and that his mates, who were alive, just left him without any explanation. Every time he tries to find a bolthole to hide away and lick his wounds, regain some of his sanity, he is assaulted by the memory, scent and lingering presence of his no-longer-there mates.
Alina’s characters are always very strong minded; which says a lot about her, actually. But, we can put Shiki in his own category. He’s been through so much and in so much pain as the novel begins; we are left to wonder how he goes through even a single day with as much dignity and determination that he does.
His ‘life’ having being torn apart, he tries to lose himself in his life before he’d ever mated. But, for better or for worse, he was a changed man for all that had happened to him.
Unable to reach his lifelong friend, Blake, he decides to take on a dangerous path; gains an unlikely friend/ally who helps him take the first steps to getting a grip on his life back.
For all his strengths, Shiki is also often just ‘human’. We see him doubting himself and often just wanting to give up. Thankfully, there’s always Blake; who guides him back home and gives him exactly what he needs. His own sanctuary: space and time.
The story unfolds beautifully, towing us along for a journey of a strong werewolf who has to find ‘Strength to Let Go’.
During the first half of the book I felt like I’d been dropped into the middle of several stories and didn’t know where I was. What’s the story with Shiki’s mates? Where’d they meet & why’d they leave? The reason for their leaving was never made clear. What’s the story behind Shishou’s mates? I felt kind of adrift in backstories that didn’t exist.
Shiki was pretty selfish. He was willing to leave his kids in the exact same way his parents left him because he was depressed. I am not belittling those who suffer from depression-I have chronic bipolar disorder-but suicide only hurts your loved ones & leaves them questioning their own worth. It’s a subject that’s worth a trigger warning.
I felt dissatisfied at the end. Ganzorig, a great character, was completely thrown away. The reason for Kieran & Kayden leaving was never resolved. It was nice that Shiki & Blake got together and the sex was smokin’ hot, but ultimately the story left a lot to be desired. There seemed to be little more to the plot than “get Shiki & Blake together”. That’s nice, but I prefer to have some conflict take place that the heroes have to overcome and it just wasn’t there. As far as mechanics go, the book needs some copy editing. I don’t think I’m all that interested in how the series proceeds.
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Paranormal M/M it was full of angst, heartbreak and finding ones self after losing everything.
Overall, enjoyable read.