Jason has fought the curse a werewolf's bite placed upon him and his brother for three years. When another wolf attacks him, a strange beauty saves him from her, taking the injured man to her home and her tribe, despite the fact that it is forbidden to bring outsiders to the People.
Tala is the Chosen of a tribe of warriors who seem to belong out of time. She has no knowledge of Jason's world, but their lack of mutual culture is no barrier to the attraction that sizzles unspoken between them from the first. Nor is the fact that Tala is supposed to kill Jason as her duty to protect her people a thing that stands between them. Rather than destroy Jason, she seeks to heal him, to help him control the beast that would steal his humanity. At every step of the way, she must fight with her brother for control of the situation, and also fight herself. Passion and love are forbidden to the Chosen, else their unique powers that protect the clan are lost. Love, duty, secrets, and danger form an intoxicating mix of turmoil and passion that is destined to explode, the fallout of which is only death.
* Jason's long awaited story is one that is hard to put down. Mixing Brigadooon and Witness for feel, this novel is compelling, passionate, and even sweet. The tormented impossibility of the love herein will make your heart ache, and the surprise ending will make you rejoice. Let us hope that Ms. Thompson is not done with the wolves yet. *
Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.