Daily Archives: November 2, 2013
Title: A Royal Bind (Changing Moon: Book 2)
Author: Sui Lynn
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: A List
Blurb: Changing Moon: Book Two
Lance Fitz and Andrew Reed are a blissfully mated pair, but Andrew’s benefactor Stephon, a born vampire, isn’t happy with the pairing, especially after he discovers Lance’s pedigree. Stephon attempts to find answers using his mental connection with Andrew, and when his efforts fail, he goes after Lance’s new shifter family. Enraged, Lance severs the tie to Stephon. He wants to tear apart the abusive vampire and free his mate and family for good. But before he can try, the family reminds Lance that the death of one vampire won’t change the social status of shifters as an enslaved people. The fight won’t end with Stephon, even if Lance succeeds.
1st Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2012.
2nd Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2013.
Review: I love this series. I reviewed the first book and fell in love with these guys. This is the kind of series where the author has created a world with such interesting main characters, whose story could go for a long time, and fantastic secondary characters, many of whom deserve their own story be told, that I cannot see the end coming any time soon. Which is very exciting to me.
The relationship between Lance and Andrew has only grown stronger, as have their powers. Both men have had to become accustomed to the increased strength from their mating. They have explored what they can do and are beginning to see what they can become. I really enjoyed watching them get comfortable and confident in their powers, and it was fun seeing some of the new things they could do.
It was fantastic that the author didn’t stay static or refuse to allow for the story to change with new information. It kept it from becoming predictable and allowed me to feel like I was experiencing the events with the characters, rather than feeling like I was waiting for them to catch up to what I had already figured out.
We meet some new players in this story, some of whom I hope get some more time on the pages of the next book. (And maybe their own stories told sometime? hint hint) These new people brought new twists and set up a lot of possibilities in the next book. Things are very up in the air and I cannot wait to see who ends up being good and who will end up betraying them.
While this book followed the same characters, you really must read the first book The Pauper Prince in order to understand and fully appreciate this story, there has been so much growth and development and the story has moved on. I love that this wasn’t a rehash of the first book. I can’t wait for the next book to come out.
Reviewed by Nina