by Sharon Van Orman
"A wolf knows nothing of revenge, but a man does."
When the smoldering remains of werewolves are discovered the alpha of the Lykaonas Pack has one suspect, Dr. Sophia Katsaros, the only human to learn their secret and live. The Efarmostis, a trio of cinder colored werewolves. A law unto themselves, they have done the dirty work of the pack for thousands of years. Once dispatched, they won't stop until they catch their prey. As the body count rises, Sophia fights for her life and the lives of those she loves. Out of desperation Sophia strikes a dangerous bargain. Will she discover the truth of the dryad? What is the ancient evil that has risen? Will she find the killer before the Efarmostis find her?
Erato is book 2 in The Sophia Katsaros Series, and I loved this book as much as book 1. After Dr. Sophia Katsaros finds out that both her brothers are dead, she returns home, only to get into more trouble. She has an unexpected visitor at her own apartment; a series of murders that follow are chilling, especially as they occur too close to where Sophia lives and works. Sophia decides to go to the pack Alpha where she learns that someone is killing the pack’s wolves, so she offers to help and find the murderer, provided she is protected by the pack. The investigation that she starts will be filled with lots of surprises and danger.
The storytelling is the main strength of this book and of Sharon Van Orman’s writing. Descriptive, full of action, tension, intrigue. The mythological aspect is developed on a larger scale, dwelled on more closely than in Lykaia, which makes this series distinct from any other series. A refreshing read where contemporary parts are followed by stories of mythology and gods; I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading a well-written and structured book.
Lykaia (The Sophia Katsaros Series # 1)
by Sharon Van Orman
"We are the terrors that hunt the night. And we have never been human."
In Greek mythology there’s a story of King Lykaonas of Arcadia and his fifty sons who were cursed by the father of the gods, Zeus, to become wolves. The very first Lycanthropes. Forensic pathologist, Sophia Katsaros, receives a cryptic phone call from Greece, telling her that her brothers are missing and leaves to search for them. With the help of Illyanna, her brother’s girlfriend, Sophia examines the evidence but cannot accept a bizarre possibility: Has one or both of her brothers been transformed during the Lykaia, the ceremony where Man is said to become Wolf? Who is Marcus, a dark stranger that both repels and excites her? And what is the real story behind the 5000 year old curse of King Lykaonas?
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