- Winter Wolf -
(Witch & Wolf Book 2)
The Hunted Wizard
When Nicole dabbled in the occult, she lost it all: Her voice, her family, and her name. Now on the run from the Inquisition, she must prove to herself—and the world—that not all wizards are too dangerous to let live.
The savage murder of a bookstore employee throws Nicole into the middle of Inquisition business, like it or not. Driven by her inability to save the young man’s life, she decides to hunt the killer on her own. Using forbidden magic to investigate the past, she learns that the murderer is in fact a disease that could kill the entire werewolf race.
Forced to choose between saving lives and preserving her own, Nicole embraces the magic that sent her into exile. Without werewolves, the power of the Inquisition would dwindle, and she could live without being hunted.
Nicole’s only hope for success lies in the hands of the werewolves she hates and the Inquisition she fears, but finding someone to trust is only the beginning of her problems. There are those who want to ensure that the werewolves go extinct and that the Inquisition falls.
But, if she fails to find a cure, her family—including her twin sister—will perish…
** Now includes an extensive epilogue showing the immediate aftermath of Winter Wolf. (Formerly Tales of the Winter Wolf Volume Six.)
"Winter Wolf" Reviewed
Winter Wolf is definitely worth the read.
I loved them first book in this series, and this one takes us back to just before that story started. It’s worth noting that not everything is as it seems at first glance. That even includes the death that catapults Nicole back into a world she was trying to leave behind.
Wizards are usually hunted by the inquisition, and Nicole has spent years hiding from them, getting by on the meager wages of a small-time actress. But then she makes a fateful trip to the mall, in search of a book, which she is about to buy when a store clerk is ripped apart right in front of her. Unfortunately the power had gone out, and a deadly killer is loose.
This story builds so well into the world already set out in the first book, and introduces more characters to the cast that is this worlds supernatural community. Their dynamics are beautifully places, and the story unfolds with enough twists and turns to keep the ending a surprise….
I can’t wait to get started on the next book, or the short story series that follows the aftermath of Winter Wolf…