Thursday, February 16, 2012

Review: Broods of Fenrir by Coral Moore

Title: Broods of Fenrir
Author: Coral Moore
Series: {Broods of Fenrir ~ Book #1}
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Bared Teeth Publishing
Format: ebook, 134 pages
Source: Author via Bewitching Book Tours
Buy it here: Amazon | B&N

Shapeshifter Brand Geirson was raised to rule the Broods of Fenrir, but he refused his birthright. Instead, he killed their brutal leader–his own father–and walked away.

For hundreds of years he’s avoided brood society, until a werewolf kills an innocent human woman and Brand finds himself dragged back into the violent politics of the shapeshifters. When the two brood women who mean the most to him come under threat, he must take up the throne and risk becoming the kind of vicious bastard his father was, or let the broods descend further into chaos–taking the friend he swore to protect and his lover with them. (Goodreads)

*Contains: Strong Language, Violence, and Sexual Situations. 

 My Romancing Thoughts:

Coral Moore has created a werewolf pack like no other!

As the son of the king of the Broods of Fenrir, werewolf (shifter) Brand Geirson was born to rule. Sired by a cruel and unforgiving man, Brand has lived most of his life watching his father's abusive relationship with his mother until he can take it no longer. Doing away with his father, Brand puts an end to the violence and refuses to take his rightful place as heir and live a simple life. Complications to his plan ensue when a human is killed and Brand is forced to return to the pack and world he's forsaken. It's here he meets Dagny, a member of the Brood and daughter of a woman who endured many years of torture at the hands of his father. To save Dagny and his long time friend Alice, Brand must fulfill his birthright as king, in order to save the ones he loves and his people.

Broods of Fenrir is a beautifully written story that takes us into a world of werewolf hierarchy, savage nature and violence, but also shows us a side of loyalty, forgiveness, courage and romance. At first glance it appears to be a dark novel, but within the first couple of chapters I became emotionally invested in Brand and the story's initial "feel" changed. Brand is the ultimate Alpha male (no pun intended!). He's courageous, chivalrous and has a kind heart which make him the perfect hero and a great leader. Brand is level-headed and selfless, never letting his tragic past influence his actions.

The two women in his life are just as strong as Brand, each with her own story of pain and suffering. The friendship between Brand and Alice is pure and unconditional, there isn't anything they won't do for the other. When the relationship between Brand and Dagny blooms, I was afraid there would be some sort of love triangle, but I was pleasantly surprised when everyone meshed and got along. Dagny appears to be a damsel in distress when you first meet her but she soon shows she's anything but. It's great to see a couple where the man and woman are equal in strength and courage. I love their love, it's sometimes primal but always true.

An alluring paranormal world, a well developed plot and superb characters make Broods of Fenrir an exceptional read! The author does a splendid job of conveying the culture and traditions of Brand's world, sparing no detail; the addition of Norse Mythology was brilliant! Non-stop thrills and surprising revelations will keep you on the edge of your seat and completely immersed in Ms. Moore's bewitching world of werewolves. Broods of Fenrir will leave you hungry for more!

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