5 out of 5 gnomes
Awesome world and characters. Great start to the series. It feels like there’s an epic scope to this fantasy world. It’s the kind of story that makes you want to know everything about the world that it’s set in.
There’s kind of a complicated love square in this story instead of a triangle. It’s all extremely complicated but makes for an intense read.
I like how complex Pru and Dom’s relationship is. Their chemistry is great even when you’re not sure they even like each other. When things get steamy though, they get very steamy. They both have a lot to work through and get over but when they do, wow.
All the different Animari are exciting to read about. From bears, felines, wolves, and more there are a lot of interesting combos going around. I for one can't wait to learn more about the bear religious order.
There are plenty of surprises in this story and a myriad of intriguing characters to fall in love with. Overall, a story well worth reading with characters and a setting that really pops.
This story left me eagerly looking forward to whatever this series brings next.