This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, Tiffany Shand. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Denai Storm by Tiffany Shand
Series: Excalibar Investigations #3
Also by this author: The Amaranthine Chronicles Complete Series (The Amaranthine Chronicles, #1-3), Shifter Clans Series Box Set
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 28, 2017
Publisher: Tiffany Shand
Format: ARC, E-book
Source: Author, Tiffany Shand
Purchase at: Amazon ◊ Barnes & Noble
After her husband, Jason is kidnapped, Denai witch Cate McCray will stop at nothing to get him back. Along with her team of enforcers, Cate and her allies venture into the country of Setara to find Jason and bring him home.But going into the heart of the Covenant’s territory comes with its own risks and saving Jason could have dangerous repercussions. Back at home, the team faces a killer lurking on the streets of their city. What kind of new enemy have the Covenant sent after them now, and what price will they all have to pay for going up against them?
Denai Storm is the third book of the Excalibar Investigation Series. This story starts out with action and it continues at a fast paced up until the end. I really enjoyed that Cate’s character started out strong. Her husband had been gone too long, where diplomacy failed Cate was going to fill that gap.
I really liked the team of enforcers that Cate has assembled over the previous two books. She has a mixture of family, friends, and unlikely allies. With Jason being kidnapped they all pull together to find him before it becomes too late. I will tell you that they had a very, very close call and it brought about a turn of events involving Cate that she should have never survived, but did. This only cemented her newly acquired status of Grand Mistress and as Goddess Marked.
Cate did not really care for either title. All she wanted was her husband safe and whole. He was not though, he was suffering from amnesia and for a man over six thousand years old who had never before had an issue with memory, it was disconcerting. So much so that it created a divide between him and his allies. Jason did not want to burden those closest to him so he turned to some past acquatinces and that was his first mistake.
Cate and crew have a case that they are working on and simultaneously they are dealing with some political maneuvering of a negative sort. I really enjoyed all the action and plot points that were taking place throughout this story. I especially enjoyed the emphasis on the bond between Jason and Cate. I thought that it was quite cool how it connected them and how it was adversely affected by the emotional distance between them.
This story was definitely a high pressure, no holds barred story with a lot on the line. I thought that the entire Denai witch society was quite unique and well thought out. I found that Cate’s character as Goddess Marked was intriguing and added much to the storyline. I also liked that even though she was High Priestess of her people who sat on the council and governed with witches as enforcers that she still carried on as an enforcer herself. It kept her grounded and made her more relatable for this type of story. Overall I enjoyed Denai Storm! It was a good read!!
*Thank you to Author Tiffany Shand for this eARC of Denai Storm*