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Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2010-09-13
- Reviewer: Staff
Romance fans will need a taste for the dramatic to enjoy the latest stand-alone paranormal from bestseller Frank (Stealing Kathryn). Reule is the Prime of the Sánge, a fanged and clawed tribe of telepathic warriors. While recovering a packmate who was kidnapped and tortured by enemy Jakals, he senses a woman nearby. Carrying her out of hiding, he is confounded: he doesn't recognize her race, she has been beaten and battered, and she has amnesia. He offers sanctuary and names her Mystique, and before long they discover she's an empathic healer with psychic powers. After the Jakals attack and kidnap another pack member, two of the Sánge are injured, and Mystique can save only one, causing a dangerous rift that threatens Reule's ambition to make Mystique his Prima. Plenty of melodramatic prose, unabashed sex, consistently intriguing characters, and strong world-building will satisfy Frank's fans. (Nov.)