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4.5 out of 5 stars

on 31 May 2006
Angela Knight has brought her Mageverse series into full shining glory with this latest installment. Blending the perfect mix of erotic romance, fascinating characters and pulse pounding action, "Master of Wolves" is the best and most solid read that Knight has penned yet. A brief quote on the cover calls her a "rising star". How wrong they are. She's already a star shining very brightly in the romance book industry and her latest book is sure to please any fan of the paranormal subgenre.

Faith Weston is a dedicated K-9 officer with the Clarkston, NC police department. When she gets an anonymous donation of a fully trained police dog she's not about to look a gift horse in the mouth. Soon she and her new friend Rambo are busting drug abusers and all seems well within the confines of the small town. Rumors abound though of the town's jail, tales of people going in and not coming out alive. Such occurances are one reason Jim London has come town. He's set on finding his fellow werewolf's murderer and he comes up with the plan to go undercover - as Faith's furry sidekick Rambo. What he doesn't count on is her no-nonsense sense of justice, sexy body and honest heart. With death magic looming everywhere and a police department turned rogue, Faith won't stand down till she's solved the mystery. Just as adamate that Faith will not be harmed, Jim has no choice but to reveal himself to her. Faith and Jim will have to team up to find out who has the town's police in there thrall and when the going gets tough, the tough will get furry.

Fast-paced, action-packed and full of great signature Knight style romance, her latest is packing what everyone has come to love about her books. From the first page till the last, you will not want to put this one down. Faith is a great heroine. She's strong, independant, loyal and passionate. She's a little heart sore as well, but that's where Jim comes in. Readers will feel good about Faith's welfare with the sexy alpha Dire Wolf looking over her. He may be alpha, but he's not afraid to let Faith in on the action. He's charming, to-die-for drool worthy and all of Faith's descriptions about his butt...well, let me get back on track here. Together, they make one of the more enjoyable romance couples I've read about in a while. While both are jump-right-into-the-action types they still make plenty of room for each other, sharing the roles of hero and heroine equally. The opposition (a.k.a. the "bad guys") was equally as interesting and actually gave Jim and Faith a run for their money. I loved every minute of Knight's latest and still did not want to see it come to an end. Not that I didn't love her others in the series, but "Master of Wolves" lands them all solidly on my keeper shelf. Stay tuned for the next in the series, "Master of Swords" (Oct. '06) about Sir Gawain. Excellent tale, Ms. Knight. Many sighs of sated romance reading appreciation!

K. Montgomery

Official Reviewer for The Mystic Castle
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on 4 April 2006
The latest intallment of the Mageverse series focuses on Jim London, the Dire Wolf brother of Diana, heroine of Master of the Moon. Dire Wolves were secretly created to counter the Magekind, should they ever go collectively rogue-they are powerful shapeshifters and immune to hostile magic, and a so a real threat to vampires. After his best friend was killed in suspicious circumstances that the police just don't seem to want to investigate, Jim goes undercover as a K9 police dog. It doesn't take Jim long to develop a strong attraction towards his handler, Officer Faith Weston, a battle scarred divorcee, or to realise most of the local cops stink of evil magic; corrupt and bespelled, they are in search of immortality and controlled by an evil vampire witch. Faith is attacked by the police officers after asking awkward questions, and Jim comes to her rescue but cannot prevent her being bitten by a rogue Dire Wolf. Jim helps her through her first change, but then Faith experiences the Burning Moon, a hormonal overload that stimultes both to intense desire, and thereafter follow love scenes so hot they will make your toes curl. Angela Knight writes her trademark intense love scenes, but also understands the impact of a continuing pacy narrative in good paranormal romance. There is plenty of action as Faith and Jim fight to overcome the evil confronting them, and some welcome reappearances of characters from previous books, including Diana and Llyr, and Arthur and Gwen. Hiding out whilst battling the bad guys in a series of increasingly ferocious battles, Jim sets out to woo the wary Faith in typical Knight alpha hero style- and boy, can she do alpha heroes. It is difficult to reveal more without spoilers, but trust me, Angela Kight is in prime form here.
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on 22 December 2006
The reviews for Angela Knight's books all seem very complimentary so I thought I'd give one a go. I chose "Master Of Wolves" not realising that there are several books in the series before it - this was my first mistake. The book started off well - a man has died and his friend, who also happens to be a werewolf, needs to investigate the local police force as they may have something to do with the death. In order to `go undercover' Jim London becomes a German Shepherd dog and is assigned as a drug dog to handler Faith Weston.

All was going along very swimmingly in reading this book and then the first annoyance - the first month of dog and handler together was ignored. We jumped forward to "a month later" and missed out on all the fun and interest of the story where Jim first meets Faith, how she treats him (as a dog) and other stuff like that. Still, I carried on.

And very quickly I was VERY confused. This was not just a story about werewolves but about witches (Maja), Arthur, Merlin, Avalon, Guinevere, the Round Table, Vampires, the holy grail and some other grails... and although our lead characters Jim and Faith were central to this story they weren't entirely central to the plot, a lot of which carried on without them. The other characters (the witch/Arthurian ones) have obviously been in previous books but, not having read them, I didn't really know enough about them to engage with them.

Magic is used a lot in this book to deal with difficulties in plotting. If in doubt, cast a spell and something can happen. This is a common problem in this kind of novel (at least I think so) where magic is used to move the story along. This book was meant to be about werewolves and although there was some interesting worldbuilding about the werewolves there was too much other stuff going on.

Jim and Faith have a lot of sex in this book (once she discovers he's not just a German Shepherd dog, of course). In fact, most of their relationship seems to be about sex - and about him telling her over and over again that he's not like Ron her ex-husband. Apart from that they didn't really seem to connect. They fell in love (of course, this is a Romance book!) but I couldn't entirely see why - we were told a lot of stuff but it didn't feel entirely congruent with the people. Faith was an interesting, ballsy character and Jim was obviously a `good egg' but I couldn't quite see the link between the two of them except for being two people together trying to save the world.

This wasn't a bad book by any means, there was action, an interesting world, it was well paced and never too slow, it just didn't quite live up to the expectations that I had having read other Amazon reviews. If you like sexy books then the Black Dagger Brotherhood books by JR Ward are leagues better, if you enjoy werewolf stories then `Moon Called' by Patricia Briggs is tons better, if you just like supernatural stories then the early Anita Blake books are way ahead of this one. It just felt too derivative and too sex-focused for me.
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on 26 November 2009
love AK and the way she describes the scenarios, fantastic .... vamps, imps, wolfs, fey .. mixture of magic and erotic scences, bit of everything, not as many pages as most top selling authors but the font is tiny so it makes up for page count!
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on 24 December 2012
I love this series, and when I'm between other books I'll the others and re-aquatint myself with some much loved characters. ;;
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on 24 December 2012
Angela Knight writes a good story and this one holds the reader in its spell as do all her books
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