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"The Grim" series book 2
on 14 June 2014
Aidan ap Llanfor is very like the hero from book 1 "Storm Warior", in the sense he catches the eye of the Fair Ones and is transformed into a Grim; a large black dog that only those destined to die violently in the near future can perceive.
For over 1000 years Aidan resists the formidable charm of the cruel Faerie princess Celynnen; forgotten by those he once loved and forgetting himself the life he once had. He remains determined to escape though and when an opportunity arises he seizes it; racing for freedom with the Wild Hunt closing in. He faces certain death at the hands of the Lord of the Hunt, yet is saved when a modern witch inadvertently calls him to her and releases him from his curse.
The universe is definitely trying to tell Brooke something, but she has yet to decipher the message she is sent when she consistently picks the same cards from a number of Tarot packs. Each of her cards has a connection to a dog, and as Brooke's magic isn't working as well as it should, she decides to cast a circle and call El Guardia for help; a kind of spirit dog to guide her. What she gets instead is a very naked and human Aidan.
There is plenty of action and drama as Celynnen plots to get her pet back, but Aidan and Brooke are determined to stop her. Their romance blooms quickly amid the action and has a sweet quality to it, whilst the physical side of their relationship is explosive. There is an interesting array of characters plus I liked the fact that Morgan and Rhys; the leading lovers from book 1, make an appearance. There's even more magic than before; Brooke as a powerful witch can certainly hold her own against the Faerie Folk, plus an additional Fair One is introduced who could prove to be either a powerful enemy or ally. This is a thoroughly enjoyable romance and I look forward to the future release of book 3 "Storm Warned"; which is currently a work in progress.