Thrown to the Wolves (Shapes of Autumn, prequel) - Veronica Blade

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.


17-year-old Hannah has been sold to the Werewolf King as his bride and her parents are reaping the bennies with no thought for their daughter. But she does not want to marry the ruthless, evil and stinky bastard, so she plans to run away before the month is up and she must marry him. Running away brings a sentence of death though. With some inside help she makes plans, but will she be able to get away from the closely guarded castle and stay alive?


This is an interesting paranormal historical romance. Hannah is a werewolf. She meets a slave, Eli, at the castle and he is a shapeshifter. In this story there appears to be humans, werewolves and shapeshifters who can shift into any animal, but are weaker physically and they smell different. Eli is stuck at the castle because the King is holding his sister as a hostage. She’s been trapped in a cage and Eli won’t take off without her. The King prizes Eli’s blacksmithing abilities and knows he has Eli right where he wants him as long as Isabella is alive.


Hannah wants to get the heck outta Dodge, but she needs a plan, food, weapons and a way out. Luckily, she gets a little help, but in the meantime she falls in love with Eli. Uh, oh. Can she just take off and leave him and his sister behind? What? I’m not telling what happens. It’s exciting though. :D


I must mention the formatting for my copy was a little eccentric. There was a tendency to leave out the letter ‘L’ in many words. Why pick on the poor ‘L’, I have no idea, but once I got used to it I didn’t have a problem letting my mind fill it in where it was missing. I’m unsure if this issue is in other copies, but I thought it was worth a mention. I actually didn’t take off any ‘points’ for it.