The Problem with Promises
by Leigh Evans
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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Reviewed by: Kate | Source: Author
NEVER MAKE A PROMISE…
Robson Trowbridge, the Alpha of Creemore and my gorgeous mate, tries to protect me, Hedi Peacock, half-Fae, half-were, from all the trouble I get into. The thing is, my past is pretty messy and bad guys keep knocking down my door. Witches, thug bikers, the North American Council of Weres, dark magic Fae, and even an evil wizard are all after me. The Old Mage is the only one I really care about: He has my dear twin brother captive on the other side of the Gates of Merenwyn—not cool. So my alpha love is helping me to keep my promise to free my brother…
YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO KEEP.
Unfortunately, everyone who helps me ends up in a heap of trouble too—including my Trowbridge. Now, I admit I’ve had my moments as a shivering coward, hoping he will come to my brave rescue. The whole Prince Charming thing is hard to shake. But these bad guys after me mean business and those damsel in distress days are over. You know that “last straw” metaphor? That was two straws ago. It’s now or never. Again…
THE PROBLEM WITH PROMISES really starts to open up the Mystwalker world. We find out more about the fae, we meet some witches and other shifters, and Hedi and Trowbridge have to deal with some serious were politics. An action packed third installment in the series, THE PROBLEM WITH PROMISES never seems to let up, constantly hitting the reader with revelations, fights or dramatic decisions. You definitely don’t have to worry about being bored with this one.
I had some mixed feelings about Hedi and her actions until she finally started to step up near the middle of the novel. She went from being rather passive to being the more assertive Hedi that we remember from THE TROUBLE WITH FATE. I really like Hedi as a main character. She has a lot of depth to her, and Hedi’s internal narration is one of my favorite parts of these books. Evans’ writing really allows the reader inside Hedi’s head, and it is rewarding to see her thoughts and feelings as she changes and things change around her.
The Mystwalker series isn’t one I’d pick up starting with book three. First off, you’d miss all the deliciousness that is Hedi and Trowbridge’s relationship in book one, and secondly, you’d probably be super confused. Evans has created a whole new mythology for her series, and while fascinating, it can be a bit confusing. Coming into the middle of the storyline may prove too off-putting to readers, and it would be a shame to pass on this series because of that.
The fourth and final book of the Mystwalker series, THE DANGER OF DESTINY comes out March of next year. I can’t wait to see how Hedi’s story wraps up, and hopefully see her finally come completely into her own.
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