- Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (Oct. 2 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425254925
- ISBN-13: 978-0425254929
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.8 x 17.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 204 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #455,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mortal Ties Mass Market Paperback – Oct 2 2012
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This is the ninth book in the series and it really is a series that is best read in order. I'm glad I didn't skip the novella because it takes place parallel to this one and is referenced.
The story opens right at the holiday season with Lily and Rule recovered from the troubles in book eight and living protected now that the Lupi are at war with the evil goddess and her followers led by Robert Friar. Lily chafes under the lack of privacy, but understands the necessity.
Things mix up when Cullen's lab is broken into and an important project is stolen. There is a traitor at clanholme who is working with someone on the outside who wants what Cullen has invented. Lily and Rule follow the clues that lead them to investigating in San Francisco. Lily's sister and a surprise relation of Rules are deeply involved. Their enemy is plotting in the shadows and leading them along a certain path. They must figure it out quickly before it's too late. With the help of friends and dubious allies they work hard to recover Cullen's project and stop the new plot against them.
Each book provides an exciting and intriguing mystery plot, a bit more about the Lupi world, and an element of reflection. Lily and Rule both learn more about trust and communication, but also actions meant for protection. Both also are faced with new family elements and another layer to their mate bond. Surprising new characters are introduced and a carryover from the last book has an important role to play. I enjoyed it all though was a little impatient as the book set up for the excitement in the last half. Well worth it.
All in all, another strong installment in the series for me. Looking forward to where things go next for Lily, Rule and the rest.
The book starts out as a good mystery. Obviously everyone points at Friar as the culprit but how? How does everything connect back to him. I almost felt like this storyline became overshadowed with everything else that we introduced or discovered in this book. There was a lot that happened, that we learned about yet the prototype (the thing that kind of kicked off the whole story) gets shoved in the backgound. Honestly, by the end I couldn't remember very much about its status in the overall story.
Don't get me wrong I thought the rest of the stuff that we learned in this book was interesting, but I think that there would have been a different way to go about introducing some of it without involving the prototype, if that indeed was not going to be essential throughout.
With this book I also have a little issue of timing. Up to this point, I've liked that the timeline of the series has gone slowly. There's maybe usually a month or two between books. But at this point there are some things (like Rule and Lily's wedding) that we've been hearing about for so long, I just want them to have happened already. It takes a good flow with a storyline and keeps throwing it out at us so much that by the time the actual event comes around, I'm already over it. Maybe I'm just impatient. I don't know.
I almost think of this book as more of a bridge book. There's stuff that happens, but nothing too significant to the overall story arc of the war. I guess I can understand because the events in Death Magic were intense. So this book just slows the pace down a little.
There is a nice snippet at the end of this book for the next in the series coming in 2013.