Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Danger of Destiny (Mystwalker #4) by Leigh Evans

3 "I'm Going to Miss You" Stars

Book Blurb -
There are very few days off when you’re on an epic quest. Believe me, I know. I’m Hedi Peacock—one half Fae, the other Were—and if being a half-breed with one foot in each world isn’t tough enough to manage, there are the four chambers of my heart to consider. The one who holds the strings? Robson Trowbridge, the Alpha of Creemore. If I had my way, he and I would be locked in a bedroom, for eternity, but a pressing family matter needs my attention. It’s true what they say: A woman’s work is never done.


My twin brother is being held captive by the Old Mage in another realm. Lo and behold, as soon as Trowbridge and I arrive in Merenwyn, we’re separated in spectacular, dramatic fashion—and I’m left to figure out how to maintain the fragile balance between my Fae magic and my wolf’s blood in a realm that cries to both. Not easy, particularly when I'm keeping an iron-grip on my temper so as not to dispatch with extreme prejudice the odd wizard or smart-mouthed mutt servant who crosses my path. My mama never told me there’d be days like these, but I’m not going down without a fight…or my mate.

This is the fourth and final installment of the Mystwalker Series by Leigh Evans.  If you are a fan of this series, you will not find yourself disappointed, if you have never heard of this series, then you need to stop right here and go find book one and start there, because nothing in this book or review will make much sense to you if you don’t.
Being four books in, I think that it’s pretty obvious that I’m invested in this series and have created an emotional bond with the main characters of this book, so I tend to overlook a few nit-picky things and I’m overall less critical when it comes to reviewing the book, but there was just no way of overlooking the frequent bouts of boredom that I experienced while reading this!  It was still a good book, but with all the action and goings-on that I experienced with the first three books, I expected some of that explosive energy at the beginning and it just wasn’t there and it was a shock to my system when I started reading and found myself yawning.  The story line does tend to pick up speed after a while and we are of course still treated to the same great and artistic imaginings of Ms. Evans that we experienced in the first three books, but it all just comes at a little slower pace this time around.
Putting the dragging bits aside, I still think that all the Hedi and Trowbridge fans will be happy with this one and satisfied once the book is finished.  It’s always bitter sweet for me when a series that I read comes to an end, because on one hand, I feel like I want to read about my favorite characters FOREVER, but I have yet to come across a series that has managed to pull off more than 5-6 books in where I didn’t start to hate the books and just wish that the author had ended the series when it was still good.  Overall though, I’m happy with what Ms. Evans did and I’m glad that I read this series.
So, overall, yes…if you have already started this series, then yes, you need to read this one.  If you haven’t yet started this series, then I would suggest that you go ahead and put it on your to-read list.  It takes a little bit of adjusting when you first start the series, but once you start, you’re hooked.
Happy reading, until next time…
I would like to thank NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.

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