Dobsew

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  • The Mating (The original Law of the Lycans story) on March 31, 2011

    Excellent book that I just didn't want to end. Nicky Charles has a talent for capturing the audience from the outset, creating a wonderful world full of passion and romance. Brilliant :o)
  • The Keeping on March 31, 2011

    I love it when a sequel starts with a new story but entwines with the original story so that the reader can catch up with the orginal characters. Nicky Charles does this to perfection in this tale and as it develops you know where the story is hopefully going to go to keep the series alive. Would recommend anyone to read this series.
  • The Finding on March 31, 2011

    Wow, the last seven days I have been consumed by the Law of the Lycans series and now I have read all three books, I find I am left with a knot in my stomach wanting to know what happens between Sam and Damien. This is a totally absorbing series full of passion, adventure, romance and laughter and I loved every word of it. Oh and a note to Nicky, I hope your shoulder and arm are better soon and if you do write a fourth book, please can you put a bit in about Daniel - even though he is a computer geek I would love to know if he gets the girl :O)
  • Bonded on Jan. 19, 2012

    Nicky Charles' Law of the Lycan novels are brilliant and I was excited to find out that she had written another one, only this time Bonded is the prequel to the other three stories. It isn't necessary for Bonded to be read before the other three novels, but it does help with the understanding of Lycan Law as well as hearing about some of the much loved characters that are in the other novels. Bonded is the story of Brandi and Reno and how with their chosen careers, there is never a right time to kindle their love, let alone admit that they are each others mates. This has everything you would expect from a Ms. Charles' novel, excitement, brutal fight scenes, defending love of a mate as well as the pack, making sure all abide by the Lycan Laws and sexy passionate mating scenes. My only grumble is that I found some parts slightly repetitive in respect to the feelings that Brandi and Reno have but won't admit it to themselves or each other. I felt at times we were going around the houses and was slightly frustrated that it wasn't moving on. With that said, the story halfway through definitely picks up momentum and has a couple of twist and turns that keeps the reader enthralled. It certainly did me, couldn't put my kindle down until the final word was read, which I must say was heartbreaking and I'm looking forward to the next instalment, just to see what and who Ms. Charles writes about next.
  • Bonded on Jan. 19, 2012

    Nicky Charles' Law of the Lycan novels are brilliant and I was excited to find out that she had written another one, only this time Bonded is the prequel to the other three stories. It isn't necessary for Bonded to be read before the other three novels, but it does help with the understanding of Lycan Law as well as hearing about some of the much loved characters that are in the other novels. Bonded is the story of Brandi and Reno and how with their chosen careers, there is never a right time to kindle their love, let alone admit that they are each others mates. This has everything you would expect from a Ms. Charles' novel, excitement, brutal fight scenes, defending love of a mate as well as the pack, making sure all abide by the Lycan Laws and sexy passionate mating scenes. My only grumble is that I found some parts slightly repetitive in respect to the feelings that Brandi and Reno have but won't admit it to themselves or each other. I felt at times we were going around the houses and was slightly frustrated that it wasn't moving on. With that said, the story halfway through definitely picks up momentum and has a couple of twist and turns that keeps the reader enthralled. It certainly did me, couldn't put my kindle down until the final word was read, which I must say was heartbreaking and I'm looking forward to the next instalment, just to see what and who Ms. Charles writes about next.
  • Hemlock and the Wizard Tower on June 18, 2012

    Hemlock and the Wizard Tower is the story of a talented thief's ability to infiltrate and overcome the Wizard Guild's regulation of everyday magic so that once again magic that was used for good and to help others can do so again. Hemlock uses her special power to battle her way through the tower with the aid of some unusual characters to try and succeed and attempt to save her sister. It took me a couple of chapters to get into this story but once I did I enjoyed the journey watching Hemlock change from a vigilante to a heroine. The flashbacks gave a further dimension to the imaginative world that has been created by the author which was a pleasant change to other magical worlds and gave the reader enough intrigue to follow the story to its end. This was a good beginning to a story that definitely has more to tell.