Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
It has been five months since Darric has passed and the remaining members of Orion’s Circle are still dealing with the loss. Aden has probably been most affected as he is carrying Darric’s child. Entering his fifth month, Aden has two more to go. As before, he is being hidden away except for the most senior members of the leadership pack so that the pregnancy remains a secret. However, outside events always complicate matters.
Blaze, the leader of Orion’s Circle, is still trying to integrate werewolves into the military establishment. But Darric’s death weighs heavily in his mind. Since he first shifted, he promised his mates that he would always protect them. However, he failed in protecting Darric. Now he must make sure that Aden and Connor are safe from harm.
Connor, meanwhile, has his own concerns. The empath of the group he is suppose to know what others are feeling. However, his powers seem to be disappearing. Instead of feeling other people, he is using cues and thinks he knows what they feel. He wonders if this is a temporary setback or if his powers are fading permanently.
As Orion’s Circle and the military begin to roll out a publicity campaign to sway people’s opinions about werewolves, it becomes evident that someone within the leadership group has been supplying secret information. The only suspect they have is a wolf that used to be Aden’s friend and has been causing trouble with other pack members. No matter what has gone on in the past, Aden cannot believe that Kellan has seriously betrayed them.
When an explosion injures Connor and a young boy, Blaze uses his alpha power to heal the two. However, this has unintended consequences and bring unwanted attention to the werewolves. An enemy from the past uses this situation to his advantage and places the remaining members of Orion’s Circle in jeopardy. Will Aden and the rest survive to see the birth of their new pup?
This third book in the Sirius Wolves series is just as tension filled as the previous two. As the three men deal with the death of their partner, they must move forward. Being pregnant, Aden feels almost helpless as events unfold. He must think of his unborn child first. Blaze must contend with the human government as well as issues that deal with his pack. Connor is worried that Darric’s death may have affected his powers and might not get them back. Add to this someone who wants revenge on this group for past slights. The resolution is a bit contrived but keeps with most tellings of mythology. I look forward to the rest of the series.
The cover art by E Connors has a shirtless man in front of a cloudy night sky. It is a decent cover that keeps with the theme of the covers of the rest of the series.
EBook, 143 pages
Edition Language: English
Published: September 24, 2015
Series: Sirius Wolves