Friday, 26 August 2011

Passion Untamed by Pamela Palmer

Passion Untamed (Feral Warriors, Book 3)Title: Passion Untamed
Author: Pamela Palmer
Series: Feral Warriors (book #3)
Previous in series: Obsession Untamed
Next in series: Rapture Untamed

My rating: 4.5 Stars

Synopsis: A Mage witch with a gentle heart, Skye is forced to kidnap and enslave a Feral Warrior, but when she learns of the heinous crimes her leader has planned, she risks her life to help the warrior escape. Left with a deep and abiding hatred for anything Mage, Paenther swears vengeance against the beautiful enchantress who has ensnared him body and soul. When threated by demonic evil, the only way out for Skye and Paenther is to go against their instincts and trust each other or perish.

Review: There is a lot going on in this book - an abundance of twists and turns, revelations and shifting loyalties. A certain character, who shall remain nameless so as not to ruin the surprise, is redeemed while another is exposed as a traitor.

More details are provided concerning the ongoing conflict between the Ferals and Mages, and one particularly significant point emerging from the book is that appearances can be deceiving, and that representatives of good and evil are not so easily differentiated.

The characterization continues to be a high point in the series. As a seriously sexy yet tortured hero, Paenther belongs to my favorite category of heroes and his loyalty and devotion to his brothers contributes to his appeal. In addition, his internal struggle between his love for Skye and his prejudices against her race makes for a compelling read. Skye is an incredibly strong-willed and resilient character but the abuse and exploitation she has suffered for her entire life require a strong stomach to read through. Moreover, readers my find her initial interactions with Paenther, in which she seduces him against his will, a bitter pill to swallow. The relationship between the other Feral Warriors and their mates is also entertaining.

On the whole, Passion Untamed is a harsh yet absorbing book. There are some extremely difficult scenes that some readers may find off-putting but the intense writing style and emotional characterization definitely make it worthwhile. The epilogue is absolutely amazing and it also looks as if things are shaping up toward an epic battle, which should be exhilarating.


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