*I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review which follows*
IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:
“Being the seventh Morcant has its perks: Morgan is learning to fly and wield magical blue fire.
But the coyote shifters are growing bolder. Mateo and his Panthers seem impossible to defeat. And vampires aren’t real – are they?
When the elusive and enigmatic Chief Okema disappears and the wards protecting the Wapicoli territory falter, Morgan and Jackson are forced into the role of leaders. Badly outnumbered and outgunned, do they have time to search for the secret of the Divining Tree, and will it help them in the final battle?”
In this last installment of the Secret Warrior Series, Morgan continues to grow in power as the Seventh Morcant. The tribe has accepted her as their co-leader along with Jackson, her soul mate and future leader of the tribe. Morgan is essential to the survival of the Wapicoli Tribe because Okema, the ancient and magical Chief has disappeared taking his magic with him. The conflict between the warring factions is imminent, and the wolf pack needs all the help they can get.
Jackson grows as a character in this volume, and the reader begins to understand the formidable task he has ahead of him. Doubts cloud his direction, but through Morgan’s love and understanding, they agree to share the burden of managing the tribe together. I liked that both characters had doubts about their abilities. It made them human and believable at the same time.
This series, and particularly this final book is filled with fast action and quick dialogue. There’s the Panteras to worry about, and the coyote shifters are a constant threat. Throw in a few vampires, and you’ve got all the excitement a wolf-girl can handle. If Morgan can summon all the blue magic she needs in time to do battle, the tribe has a chance.
The relationship between Morgan and her brother, Jimmy reminded me of the banter between my kids long ago. This is another thing I enjoy about this author’s style of writing. She breathes life into fantastical creatures and characters that will leave you wanting more.
If you haven’t read the first two books, I would suggest backtracking to read them. The ancient culture of the Wapicoli Tribe and the historical tidbits found throughout this book and the series are some of my favorites, and you will need this background information to follow the events that unfold in the final volume. I do wonder if the series will expand to include further adventures into the lives of Morgan and Jackson and the Wapicoli Tribe. I sure hope so.
This is a supernatural fantasy for young adults, but I’ve got to tell you I enjoyed it more than The Twilight series. I loved the wolf pack and the sense of family portrayed in this novel. Yet, it was the Native American mythology that I loved best.
I’ve added The Panther Moon to my “Me Time,” category for favorite summer read in paranormal fantasy. Read my review of Book One, The Hunter’s Moon, and Book Two, Curse of the Moon. Then, read the series. ❤
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies
Author, Beth Trissel
About the Author
“Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles, YA fantasy romance, and nonfiction about gardening, herbal lore, and country life.”
A Message From the Author:
“The Secret Warrior Series was inspired by my love of history, fantasy, and fascination with the mountain people and Native Americans. Living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by mountains veiled in mist and mystery lends itself well to creating the characters and setting for The Hunter’s Moon, and the stories that will follow as the series unfolds. Some of the characters and creatures are based on lore I’ve learned over the years. Others appeared to me, as characters have a way of doing.”
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time… ❤