HE’S LOVED HER FOR CENTURIES
Felix, a werewolf half-blood, was torn away from the woman he loved three hundred years ago. He suffered the tortures of the damned to protect her, but failed. Haunted by torture and unable to bear another’s touch, Felix has lived alone, tormented, for centuries.
SHE’S BACK FROM THE DEAD
Aurora, one of the most despised witches in the world, has just escaped three hundred years in hell. When she must team up with Felix to fight a mysterious threat, she’s shocked to find her old love still alive. She wants him more than ever, but the boy she’d once loved has become a hardened warrior tortured by a past he will not share.
THEIR IMPOSSIBLE LOVE FACES A DEADLY THREAT
After a mysterious force drags them back in time, Felix and Aurora must discover who is trying to destroy them. With their lives on the line, their passion flames ever hotter. Felix has wanted Aurora for centuries. The only problem? He can’t touch her. Can two broken immortals fight their demons from the past in time to save one another?
Ever since reading Soulceress I’ve been a fan of the series and Linsey Hall’s writing and Master of Fate has simply solidified that fact because I honestly had my doubts about how she could turn Aurora, who was a the ultimate evil bitch in Soulceress, into someone that I could empathize with and want to get her own HEA, but she proved me wrong (or right depending on how you look at it) and had me really liking and rooting for Aurora, and Felix, from beginning to end.
As I’ve already stated, I ended up really liking Aurora from the very first page because she took responsibility for her actions and never tried to make excuses for the crazy, evil bitch she became. Instead she worked to understand the time she was now living in and worked damn hard to fight the urge to take souls on a daily basis. Through this process, and beyond, we get to see her not only as a badass woman who can hold her own, but just how big her heart is and the lengths she will go to in order to protect those she calls hers.
What Felix went through was heartbreaking and all for the love of his mate. If that doesn’t make you go all gooey on the inside for the male, just seeing how kind and careful he is with Aurora and Mouse will do it. He’s this big, badass yet tortured Mythean who has a heart of gold, is extremely sexy and though his alpha male protective instincts go off quite a few times, he knows that the women around him, Aurora specifically, can take care of themselves.
With this story we get a little bit of a friends to lovers scenario through flashbacks as well as a second chance at love for Felix and Aurora and I actually enjoyed seeing who they had once been because it showed what they could become once again, if they worked through their own personal demons while fighting the specter that was haunting them both. The entire process was sexy, sweet, fun and heartbreaking.
I enjoyed sitting back and watching as all the plot twists and turns played out and then came together in the end as we find out who is behind all the chaos and why, and I have to say it was very well done. The flashbacks were woven very well into the story and only served to enhance, rather than detract, not only Felix and Aurora’s story, but the overall plot of the book. And while it was very nice to see Esha, Warren, Sylvi, Loki/Logan and Malcolm in the story, my favorite characters were Chairman Meow and Mouse ~ loved Mouse!
The Bottom Line: Another fun, well crafted and sexy addition to the series.
~ Review copy provided by Bonnie Doon Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~
Linsey Hall is the author of the Mythean Arcana, an adventurous paranormal romance series set in Scotland and other exotic locales. Before becoming a romance novelist, Linsey was a nautical archaeologist who studied shipwrecks from Hawaii and the Yukon to the UK and the Mediterranean. She credits the historical romances of the 70's, 80's, and 90's with her love of history and her decision to become an archaeologist. After a decade of tromping around the globe in search of old bits of stuff, she settled down and started penning her own romance novels. Her books draw upon her love of history, travel, and the paranormal elements that she can't help but include. Several of her books may or may not feature her cats