by Kimberly A. Rogers
What if history didn’t quite play out the way we know it? What would stay the same? What would change? Even in a world where Elves and Humans coexist, there are secrets. Not all the old legends are accurate, but neither are they false. Hidden among the Humans are the Therians, those gifted with the ability to shift into beasts. How long they will remain unseen by Human eyes depends on how well they adhere to their code of life and honor – The Therian Way.
This is a fun, fast-paced novella with an interesting premise. I enjoyed reading about the Therians, but wanted to know more -- where they come from, what their culture is like, when and why the peace marriages started... All of this was hinted at, but being a novella, Tiger's Paw lacks some of the detail I crave. It's a prequel, though, meant to whet our appetites and set the stage for the series itself, and for me, at least, it has succeeded.
I was a bit disappointed that this turned out to be more of an action/adventure story than fantasy, but I'm trying not to let that count against the book since it's a matter of personal preference. Additionally, there were a few mechanical errors throughout the text that distracted from the story and could be fixed with a good, thorough proofread.
If the description interests you, definitely add this book to your to-read list and keep your eyes peeled for book one (slated for publication in December, unless I'm mistaken)!
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