on Jan. 17, 2012 :
Book Title: Broods of Fenrir
Author: Coral Moore
Published By: Bared Teeth Publishing
Recommended Age: 18+
Reviewed By: Emily Tuley / AngelsCryHavoc
Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community
Rating: 5 Ravens
We all know sometimes I take a little wander out and about and look for things outside of our normal publishers. Something that may or may not have been out there for a while and sink my teeth into it. I love to try new things and read new things. With this book there was no exception. As per my usual it is about the paranormal. Yes, it has werewolves or at least a since about them but it’s not like your usual shape shifters world. I love how Coral Moore has taken this genre if that’s what it can be called or this topic and made it sort of her own. I like how things are shown the wolf’s pack since of mind how there is a King of all and that there are laws and boundaries, traditions that are as old as the race it’s self. In a since she has done just that created a race instead of just a pack of shape shifters. She’s breathed life into something I had started to loose a little bit of hope as the mindlessness of a lot of shape shifters are so easily circumnavigated by most authors and easily dispelled away with the simplicity of the one thought that “They are pack they do not disobey. “ Nothing is cut in stone and all things chance. Brand in particular is a pleasure to read especially with his struggle to try to make himself anything but what his father was.
Brand or Brandulf Gierson is set or should be the King of all the Broods of Fenrir but after he saw how his father was the cold hearted hurtful bastard of old was. He vowed not only to protect his mother but to never be like him. Unfortunately just like all heroes something bad happens before something good can come of it and that’s just it. This first book is the story of Brand and how he comes about his faults faces his fears and becomes the King that no one in the brood ever thought he would or could be. He finds love with a female Dagny of the brood with as much strength as he and it’s with their trials and the loss of a close friend that they all start the change of the broods and the future of their people.
(reviewed 42 days after purchase)
Shirley S. Simon
on Jan. 17, 2012 :
I found this book to be interesting. It is unlike the usual werewolf/ shape-shifter saga that you generally get to read. The complexity of the life of Brand and the rules and customs that bind his people, is overwhelming and yet engaging. One tends to get immersed in the plot. A well written book.
(reviewed 43 days after purchase)
on Jan. 16, 2012 :
I don't know how to bring or even start my review about this story, I've been drew by the cover (again) and look at these eyes, they are kind of scary, no? Anyway, while I was reading this book, I really past over all kind of feelings... At first I was thrilled to read it, (the blurb seems to be good) but when I first start to read the prologue I was thinking to myself what kind of book is this??? The story is really interesting even if it's no something we never read about: Brand's (the main character) supposed to be king of his Broods but he never accepted the kind of life and rules his Broods was living on,(like, forever). So he decided to leave and live by his own. As you can guess, Brand will have no choice to come back and fight to claim what should be his. Typical, but not the least!
This book is one of the most violent story I read so far! My Gosh even in the prologue, the reader will rapidly understand what kind of society Brand was living in and why he left. The battle between the males are atroce. I sometime had to put the book down to be able to continue my reading. The one thing I hate in this story was the fact the story is writen in our time, but still, the female are treated savagely. In Broods of Fenrir, female are treat like things that can only procreate, blood/sexual slaves and at best, part of treat between Broods and be exchange (hoping to be in a better Broods). They are weak and lower beings!!! Brand didn't accept that kind of life and want to make it better (in a way).
I really liked to read about Brand, as the main character. There is no enough male main characters in PNR books and Brand was a great, handsome, and caring character. He's one of the few people who want to do the right thing and make the change for the best. But also, he won't back down and he will fight until the end to protect the one he cares about. Just like a big brother who came to the rescue.
Dagny and Alice are two different female characters, but they are both charming in they way. Brand will encounter and save Alice's life. Since she's a weak shifter, Brand will take care of her and bring her into good Broods. She's lovely and always think about others. I thought they will be great together as a couple. Dagny's the savage beauty that can kick-ass, even if she's a female. She's fiercer and stronger then many males of the Broods. She's an intelligent women and could probably get everything she wanted if she wasn't just a low female in the males brains! She's also a surprising character but I won't tell you more!
Even if the story is deja vu, the plot and action are great, the great pace keep the reader hooked. Well writen with much details I appreciated the style of the author: Coral Moore. I really like to read this one, although the plot is not only on the political and violent society of the Broods, the characters will have to take down new enemies. I didn't know the author before I apply to get my hand on this book. The author did a great job with this story, I always wanted to know more and what would happens to Brand. Coral Moore had also written Feral Attraction (Eric story). I recommend this book to every Shapeshifters and Paranormal Romance readers!
(reviewed 41 days after purchase)
on Jan. 10, 2012 :
If you enjoy paranormal shape-shifters than you should read this novel. This author has made the storyline so believable that you almost believe they exist in the world.There is murder, love, and battles throughout the story. If you love werewolves then this is the read for you.
(reviewed 34 days after purchase)
on Dec. 29, 2011 :
An enjoyable read that had me hooked from start to finish, travelling through the various plots that were unfolding, running together & merging towards the conclusion. With an interesting approach to the roles & rules of wolf packs and overtones of vampirism in their use of blood to bond & play, the book presents a new look at lycans that's well worth considering.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Tona Cruz Dominguez
on Dec. 9, 2011 :
Werewolves, love and action who could ask for anything more. I read this book in a day. I couldn't put it down. I loved the character of Alice. She reminded me of a werewolf version of Melonie from Gone with the Wind.
Brand wants nothing to do with his family. He doesnt agree with the treatment of the others in his families brood. Because of this, he gives up his right to be King after he kills his father. But will he have to be King to save the ones he loves?
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)