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Title: The Wolf’s Heir

Author: Anna McIlwraith

Series: Caller of the Blood

Book: #3

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Shapeshifters, Paranormal, Vampires, Wolves, Jaguars, Jackals

Goodreads Rating: 4.38

My Rating: 4/5

A desperate king, a dying princess, and an orphaned boy who won’t speak of the horror that claimed his pack.

Of all the shapechanger races Emma’s met so far, the wolves are the most loyal — and the least tame. When the Russian wolves beg Emma for help, she jumps at the chance to use her burgeoning powers for good, in spite of the misgivings of those who would rather she stay safe and untouched under their protection. After all, Emma Chase is the Caller of the Blood, destined to command the magic of all shapechanging races — and if her power can’t save one innocent kid, what the hell is it good for? Besides, the Russian wolves might be able to help her solve the mystery of her own stray wolf’s origins, or at least give her some tips on how to stop him chewing up the furniture.

But old enemies have been biding their time, and Emma’s promise to the wolves sets events in motion that will push her to the limits of her mind, body and soul, and finally awaken the ancient powers that have, until now, lain dormant within.

First Sentences

Once upon a time and not so long ago, when the Earth was wild and so were all its children and not a single language alive today has been invented, the god Wolf fell in love with a human woman and worked a great magic so they could be wed.

My Thoughts

A desperate king, a dying princess and an orphaned boy who won’t speak of the horror that claimed his pack. Emma Chase is the Caller of the Blood and is destined to command the magic of all shapechanging races. But when the time comes Emma realises that at her current power level she is unable to save the dying wolf princess. The only chance she has is to finish the ritual that she and the Jaguar King didn’t finish. But old enemies have been bidding their time and have just seen the chance to kidnap Emma for their own cause. Emma’s promise to the wolves have started the motion that will push her to her limits of her mind, body and soul, and finally, awaken her ancient powers.

This book has been by far the one that took hold of my heartstrings and ripped them completely out. This book has been absolutely amazing to read, there’ve been so many questions answered but then they created so many questions. You saw a lot of depth of a lot of the characters and understand deeper connections and even some of the politics. I really felt for Emma in this book, what she experienced was intense and it has been one of the hardest things to read for me. Emma has been emotionally destroyed with what happened with Allen her vampire ex-boyfriend. There’s a bit of sexual violence in this book so if you can’t read that then I wouldn’t recommend reading this book. I was surprised that the author got into the gritty details where most authors shy away from it. I felt that this book set the way for the books that were going to come after and set the tone of the story and really it made Emma more aware of the dangers out there and would take more precautions and I would think that the rest of them would want to keep Emma informed at all times.

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