Title: Blood Law
Author: Karin Tabke
Release Date: May 3rd, 2011
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.
One woman stands at the center of it all…
As undisputed Alpha, Rafael must choose a life mate to preserve the dominance of his Lycan pack. He never suspected, his mate would be a human, the same wounded, girl-woman he seduces from the brink of death. Falon is a dangerous combination of Lycan and Slayer—beings bred to destroy his kind. Even more, she’s a mesmerizing beauty whose sensuality tempts the seasoned warrior to take unnecessary risks. The primal heat between them is irresistible, yet surrendering to it could destroy them both…for a vengeful foe stands ready in the shadows to fulfill what is rightfully his by Blood Law.
Summary from Goodreads.com
My Review: This is a book that was on my radar, but was buried in the to be read pile, until my friend Angela raved about it to me. She and I have very similar tastes in books and she does not gush easily, so I knew if she was excited the book was going to be awesome. I got the book out and started reading and just from the first chapter I could tell this book was going to be great!
We begin the story in the past. There are two groups locked in an anceint war that has been raging for centuries. The Lycans and the Slayers. The Lycan are a group of wolves that have been given the gift of human form. They can choose to be human or shift into wolf form to better suit their needs. The benefit of being able to turn into a human is blending into society and survival. They have almost been wiped out several times by the Slayers whose sole mission in life is to wipe all Lycan from the face of the earth. Slayers are born with a natural hatred of Lycan and can think of nothing else except the destruction of the Lycan race. Blood Law centers around two Lycan brothers, Lucian and Rafael, who could not be more different. Once allies, they are now mortal enemies and one person stands in between them, Falon.
Falon’s past serves as quite the enigma for much of the book. There are hints dropped left and right and I have my suspicions, but I am going to keep them to myself. What I can tell you about her is she has spirit. She is not a sit on the sidelines kind of girl. She wants to be in the center of the action, fighting for what she believes in and defending what is hers. At the moment, she is not exactly sure what that is, but she is very drawn to Rafael and is pondering making him a part of her life. And let me tell you, the chemistry between these two is explosive! At some points I was almost blushing while reading because of the interactions with these two. Neither Rafael nor Falon is very shy and Karin is not afraid to write some steamy scenes.
While the romance is hot, the mythology in this story is what fascinated me the most. I absolutley loved the deep rooted history with the Lycans and the Slayers. Their history spans hundreds of years and Karin makes sure to fill you in on all the details without it feeling like it was thrown in there just for the reader. The way she weaves in the knowledge of the two groups past is seamless and will just peek your curiosity with every new revelation. I am captivated by all the detail in the story and hope to delve into both of the groups pasts in future books.
As for the ending of this story. Oh.My.God. Seriously, it was insane! I was up to the very early morning hours finishing this book because I could not put it down and the ending is going to leave you yearning for more. I cannot get this book out of my head. The possibilities for the future and what resolutions will come are spinning through my thoughts and I am desperate for the next book. I am going to have quite a wait because it does not come out until February of 2012. That seems so far! For now though, I will have to be patient and wait it out. I am hoping the wait will be worth it and the next installment will be just as addicting as this one. If you have not read Blood Law and you enjoy this genre I highly recommend it!