Title: Night Season
Author: Eileen Wilks
Series: World of the Lupi #4
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Animagus, Paranormal romance
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
5th sentence, 74th page: Rule said Cullen had a habit of picking up strays.
Pregnancy has turned FBI Agent Cynna Weaver’s whole life upside down. Lupus sorcerer Cullen Seabourne is thrilled to be a father, but what does Cynna know about kids? her mother was a drunk and her father abandoned his family. Or so she’s always believed…
As Cynna is trying to wrap her head around this problem, a new one pops up in the form of a delegation from another realm. They want to take Cynna and Cullen back with them – to meet her long-lost father and find a mysterious medallion. But when these two born cynics land in a world where magic is common-place and night never ends, their only way home lies in tracking down the missing medallion – one also sought by powerful beings who will do anything to claim it…
Blood Lines left off on a bit of a cliff-hanger for Cynna and Cullen. So, although Lily and Rule make an appearance in Night Season, it is nice to spend some more time with this incredibly unique couple. I also loved revisiting Kai and Nathan (albeit briefly) throughout this series. The novella Inhuman introduced these incredibly different characters, and vastly expanded the World of the Lupi universe. All in all, this story took a slightly different turn from the rest of the books, and it offered a refreshing outlook into a series that anyone would quickly become enthralled by.
I love the idea of a number of different realms, with different rules and levels of magic, and completely different natives. The anthropologist in me is fascinated by Wilks’ construction of so many different cultures and social realities. Edge, to me, highlights the fact that we all have prejudices, and they can be immensely derogatory to a group of individuals. I loved that even Cullen, who has been on the receiving end of such typecasting, feels for the humans who are in a similar position in Edge.
Cynna’s pregnancy is an important topic throughout Night Season. As someone who is terrified of getting pregnant accidentally, I can completely understand her fear and trepidation at this immense challenge that she is about to face. I always love when I can relate so completely to character’s – not that they are horrible mothers, but they are fearful. I have never met a woman who is willing to say that motherhood is an all-enjoyable experience. Everyone is fearful and worried about such a ginormous task, and I think that acknowledging this is so important for those of us who may be facing such a journey in their futures.
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