In times of stress Jillian Descharme has always found calm in her dream of a great white wolf with haunting blue eyes. But she is startled when the visions return and this time seem so real. Late at night he comes to her, speaks to her, touches her.
Thirty years ago James Macleod lost his wife and unborn child to a killer bent on destroying the Changelings. Though he longed for death, his animal instinct fought for survival and James has been a wolf ever since. Yet now a woman has reawakened the man in him, taming wild instincts but arousing still wilder needs. With his ancient enemy hunting the legendary white wolf, James must fight for new life, new hope, new love.As you saw in yesterday's post, I enjoyed Changeling Moon quite a bit. I think I enjoyed Changeling Dream even more. I think I connected to the characters more and the emotional bits were spread throughout the book. It starts off with both James and Jillian having a horrible experience. James had the option to flee the world by completely surrendering himself to the wolf. Jillian, not having that option, decided to face her demons and come out with a new life for herself. Both still damaged, but yet found solace and healing with each other. Yes, that is the main theme in a nutshell, but this simple story with great characters really adds up to a good PNR.
Oh those Macleod men. *swoon* Can I find this small town in rural Canada? Anyone want to come with me? ;D Even the secondary characters (although having a much smaller role in this book) are wonderful. Love Birkie, the powerful "aunt" who is the only non-changeling that holds an important role within the pack. And although I was hoping for a Culley story (he's the smart-ass in the pack), the next book is Changeling Dawn which is the single sister's tale. Curious as to how that one will play out. Can I has it now? ;D
I give this book 4 1/2 stars. You don't have to read them in order (although I did... ha!). There is a logical timeline of events within each book, but you wouldn't struggle at all if you picked up this book first. These books are stand-alones. Again, I heartily recommend this to PNR shifter fans.
I was given this book by the publisher and no compensation for my review was given.
tbp: Jan, 1, 2012
Shadow and moonlight merge beneath her bare feet, the forest floor blurring as she flees the dogs and torches. Werewolf, monster -- those are the names given her kind by the humans who hate them.
Kenzie Macleod has spent her whole life hiding what she is, and she’s not about to open up to any man, even one as powerfully attractive as wildlife expert Josh Talarkoteen. But legend says that a Changeling cannot escape the call of her true mate, even in the wilderness of backcountry Alaska.
An isolated archeological site, a terrified Changeling cub, a secretive research center -- as Kenzie and Josh face the ultimate betrayal, his obsidian eyes promise untold pleasure and hint at dark secrets of his own . . .