TITLE: CATCH A WOLF
AUTHOR: A. KATIE ROSE
Raine, Ly’Tana and the others escape Brutal’s trap, but with dire consequences. Kel’Ratan has been grievously injured, and Rygel must take him to safety to save his life. Yet, they are not out of danger. A monstrous storm called the Wrath of Usa’a’mah has halted their flight from Khalid and they must seek shelter within a remote monastery or die under the storm’s power.
But High King Brutal has allied himself with the deadly assassins, the Shekinah Tongu. The secretive clan has sworn out a Blood Oath against Rygel in retaliation for his leaving their brothers in the forest to die. With their hellish hounds and Brutal’s dark wizard, Ja’Teel, they track Raine and Ly’Tana through the devastation left by the storm. Raine leads them into the west, toward Ly’Tana’s home of Kel’Halla, with Brutal’s menace confronting them at every turn.
As he finds himself falling in love with the exotic Ly’Tana, Raine is plagued by a mysterious voice in his head. Is he going crazy? In Raine, Ly’Tana discovers the one man she cannot live without. However, an evil entity has targeted Ly’Tana, bent on her destruction. How can Raine, Rygel, Kel’Ratan and her griffin bodyguard, Bar, keep her safe from its vast, unseen power?
Hunted by Brutal and his evil allies, Raine, Ly’Tana and their friends discover a new, and very strange, force dogging their trail – a pack of enormous, cunning wolves. Mysterious wolves who call to Raine in the night, and bring alive the secret he’s kept hidden, even from himself. Taunted by nightmarish visions, Raine is forced to confront his own dark demon – the beast within himself.
Who will catch Raine and Ly’Tana first? Brutal and his pets – or the wolves?
Thus begins the second novel of the Saga of the Black Wolf series
Catch A Wolf by A. Katie Rose is the second book in the Saga of the Black Wolf. It continues the story of Raine aka The Wolf and Ly’tana warrior princess of Kel’halla. After completing the first book in the series I was eager to read the sequel as such when the opportunity arose for me to read and review it I immediately ceased it.
The story started out with a bang as it picked up where In A Wolf’s Eyes left off. However, after sometime the story began to drag and for a moment I felt like I would not be able to finish the book, but I am glad that I persevered to the end as it proved to be a worthwhile read.
The characters were engaging and very well developed. They helped to bring life to the story. Brutal as usual, was up to his old tricks. He was obsessed with capturing Ly’Tana and Raine no matter the price. He was a cowardly ruler who relied heavily on the strength of his army, which would eventually be his downfall.
Ly’tana and Rygel are loyal to Raine until the very end. They are his tower of strength. Ly’tanna has a really strong personality. She was not afraid to face her enemies and she would fight to the death to protect those she loved.
Arianne, Raine’s sister is an enigma. At first she appeared as if she was fragile and weak as a result of being enslaved most of her life, but there are moments when she reveals a side that shows she is a force to reckon with.
In this sequel we see Raine discovering his true heritage and the internal struggles, he faced when he refused to accept his destiny. Nevertheless, after much soul searching and prodding from those close to him, he acknowledges who and what he is, which led to an emotional ending. As a result, I am eager to see what will happen next in this series.
Catch A Wolf shows that all of us were born for a purpose and we must be willing to fulfill this purpose no matter the cost. It also shows us that we need to accept ourselves as we are and not try to be something we are not as this will lead to us living a miserable life.
This was an interesting and entertaining read and I would recommend it to readers of the fantasy genre. It would best to also get a copy of the first book In A Wolf’s Eyes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A. Katie Rose is a Colorado native, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. She enjoys riding, teaching and learning from horses, likes camping, reading novels, watching movies and, of course, lives to write fantasy books. She currently works as a photographer in San Antonio, Texas, and is a slave to her six cats and four horses. “In a Wolf’s Eyes” is her first novel.
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