A detective finds himself in a most uncomfortable situation. He is undergoing a fever, and the next, a mysterious woman with purple eyes sends him to solve a big case. But wait…now he’s a thrall and under her command!?
Wolf Hunter Inquisition: The Freeing of Chiropteran, by author Miller Thomas, is a first-person, paranormal fantasy about Daniel Roberts or Danny and a society of vampires in the modern day.
While Danny is solving cases in the human world, another case calls him into a secret society with powerful vampires, serial killers, monsters, and magic. In the meantime, he’s a thrall, under the command of Mistress, but through her guidance and without spoilers, they uncover a more sinister shift in the world. Thomas adds unique twists for his vampires. While keeping some generally known traits, he added his own attributes in which I found most interesting and creative!
There’s gore, cursy words, and a smexy vampire named Mistress with glowing purple eyes, which I believe is a fine package deal.
While I enjoyed Danny and Mistresse’s relationship. I felt convinced that Danny was, in fact, suffering from Stockholm Syndrome! While he questioned it, he constantly went in circles, pointing out that Mistress was sexually appealing. It only took me the first three chapters to know that Mistress was easy on the eyes, but Danny had to remind me through the book that I started to wonder if that was all to her. This felt stronger after Danny’s heartbreak when he discovers his partner’s true feelings, but after getting a harsh beating, he grows even stronger feelings for Mistress?
Some reviewers said the book could do with fewer characters, but I enjoyed them all! Horus was a very interesting character, especially in that I could not know whose side he was on. Libby and her G’s were adorable and dangerous, and her sassiness was comical. Mistress, of course, was the best of them all.
“The Shepherds are, quite literally, foxes guarding the henhouse.”– Mistress from Wolf Hunter Inquisition: The Freeing of Chiropteran
Thomas did an excellent job in pulling me into the story while keeping me in Danny’s perspective. This leads to shocking and well-made twists towards the end! The book ends at a comfortable pace. Paranormal and Urban Fantasy readers would get a delicious bloody taste from this!
Overall rating: A satisfactory read!
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