Sara's Review: Cloaked in Blood (The Wulfkin Legacy #3) by T.F. Walsh
Author Provided Copy/ARC
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Released: May 9, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 270 pages
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The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne . . . and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he'll be matched to the enemy's daughter and the woman he's never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they're drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they're fighting for - even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they're better off as a team before it's too late?
Sensuality Level: Sensual
Five Boundless Stars
I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review. One of the things I love most about this series and Walsh’s work is the feeling of anxiety and anticipation I feel while reading; my heart speeds up and I’m crawling out of my skin to read faster. Cloaked in Blood was so loaded with mystery and intrigue, I was never sure what was going to happen.
The story picks up pretty much where book two leaves off; Enre and Danica are being hauled off to stand trial for crimes they didn’t commit. This is being done by one of the best villains I have read in a long time, the Varlac Emperor Alpha; he is truly worth despising, I wanted to reach into the pages and strangle him myself.
The Emperor is always plotting and moving and at the same time he has Enre and Danica up for trail, he also invites the Varlac Sultan Alpha and his daughter, Selena, under the guise of making peace, through a mating of her and his eldest son, Marcin, to stay at his castle. The thing is those two are long lost sweethearts. This was the only disappointment I had in the whole story; I wish we would have been given more of the backstory with these two, we were just given snips. I hope Walsh goes back and writes another novella to fill in the blanks. I am one that likes ALL the details.
With another Varlac in attendance, a contest or a battle of innocence is decided, much to the Emperor’s chagrin, and 20 wulfkin are to compete to become champions for Enre and Danica, and to also win a boon from the Emperor. The Boon is huge, it can be anything.
I really don’t want to give anything away because OMG it was SO GOOD! There were so many twists and turns, I was on the edge of my seat. I was rooting for Selena and Marcin to get it together and trust each other.
Cloaked in Blood is such a thrilling adventure; full of love, betrayal, heartache, loyalty and true heroism. I LOVED every second!