Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lora Leigh - Stygian's Honor

Window Rock, Arizona, is the last known location of Honor Roberts, who vanished when she was just thirteen. It was her only sanctuary from the Breed research that would surely have ended in her death -- one such insidious experiment should, indeed, have killed her. That she lived is both a miracle -- and a great mystery.
Stygian’s mission is to find Honor Roberts, no matter the cost. Now, with the help of Liza Johnson, assistant to the chief of the Navajo Nation, he is closer than ever to his goal. But will the discovery of Honor Roberts mean the destruction of the mating heat that has developed between Stygian and Liza?

Comment: This is the most recent installment in the breed series by the author. In this series she portrays a group of men and women whose genetics are mixed with those of wild animals and after they managed to run from the laboratories where their existence begun they spoke of it to the world. The same world now facing the truth and the need to adjust for these new beings, although many don't want that to happen and cross everything to control the breeds. Of course, romance still happens and often saves the breeds from their own destruction.

In this book we have the story of Stygian, he's a wolf breed, and Liza Johnson. Liza is rumored to have information about two young women the breeds are looking for because of some secrets the father of one of them might have had about a cure for a syndrome that is currently afflicting Jonas's daughter. But the cure will also help any other breed who might need it and if they can get the information before the evil Council the better. However, Liza swears she doesn't know anything about the two girls much less any secrets. Throughout the book we get the relationship between Liza and Stygian developing and her loyalties changing even more after she finds out some deep, strange secrets about herself and her cousin that their parents never told them. By the end of the book we're left with the same amount of questions although one or two are answered.

This book did offer some new things about the path the breeds are going through to secure their well being. It's all still very slow, it takes ages for anything to actually happen, I suppose all that sex gets in the way, but I knew from the start these books are more erotic than romantic, but after a while it kind of gets boring. Still, this isn't the worst one in that aspect because the relationship between them takes a while to get to the mindless sex stage, which I found helped me keeping focused in the story. Nevertheless, I'd love for the author to speed up in fixing and presenting solutions to the problems in motion. There are many breeds who need a mat, but surely we don't have to wait a dozen more books just to finish the ones in we?
I read these books more for the fun and the curiosity to find out about certain things I care about many of the characters, but the truth is, although they all live in a community, we rarely see much of the mated couples unless it suits the plot. I'd like to see them in another register, you know, tis is why I'd like for them to solve their issues soon, so the author could step up to another stage of their lives, like....I don't to deal with happiness! Lol wishful thinking.
This book did offer many interesting things to consider, especially about a couple of characters and I'm eager to know more. There were many pages dedicated to plot development and for that I'm thankful. But they could have been more.
Overall, this wasn't the best book in the series I've read, after all the main couple didn't have any kind of central stage before so it's more difficult to feel as much empathy towards them as I did with other couples in the series, but it's certainly not the worst because it did make the plot move along.
I'm conflicted but tending towards the positive with this one. I hope the next one doesn't take too long because something is going to happen and I can't wait.

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