Friday, August 8, 2008

Savage Abandon-Cassie Edwards

Savage Abandon
Cassie Edwards
Leisure, Sep 2008, $7.99
ISBN: 9780843958782

In 1840 Minnesota, Winnebago tribe Chief Wolf Hawk is a shapeshifter who uses his gift to change into a hawk or a wolf to insure his people remain safe. However, he becomes despondent and upset when two his warriors are killed in beaver traps set in the forest where his tribe lives by whites.

He hunts the trappers following their trail to an abandoned fort. There he finds two people; Mia Collins is tending to her dying father. Wolf Hawk confronts her over the traps, but she swears they are innocent of killing anyone. Helping her bury her father, Wolf Hawk takes her prisoner back to his village. There he finds himself falling in love with Mia who reciprocates his feelings; he even finds love enhancing his supernatural skills. However, he also believes the murderers must face Indian justice soonest.

The shapeshifting skill adds a refreshing paranormal element to the typical Cassie Edwards’ triangle of a noble Indian chief, an open minded innocent white female and a few despicable white males. The story line as always is well written with Wolf hawk being a unique character; Ms. Edwards’ fans will fully enjoy this fine Indian romance.

Harriet Klausner

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