Stay out of the woods at night- An easy rule for the people of Maldorfina, but not for seventeen-year-old Lenara Gerrickson. In fact, she’s been sneaking out on dark New Moon nights on her own secret missions.
Handpicked by the beautiful vampiress, Annabelle, Lena carries on her family legacy to protect the people from the scourge of the nulan– the mindless undead creatures that plague the land.
She is sent to investigate a looming threat from a new breed of werewolves along with the other elite warriors of her rank, but the company falls into unseen calamity. Fate puts her in the path of a mysterious masked hunter who saves her life. He has his own secrets to protect but Lena can’t help her feelings towards the stranger.
She is soon forced to choose between duty and freedom, but if she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything. Here begins the incredible tale of a lost maiden and a mysterious gentleman who calls himself a beast…
Uncaged Review: The first book in this series is more of an introduction to the characters and this world. Set as a historical, it’s a cleverly written world that is very original, but does lack depth that longer novels have. Lenara is a strong lead character and is a Guardian – an elite group of warriors that get rid of threats, especially of the paranormal type. On a mission gone bad, Lenara is rescued by a mysterious hunter, who cares for her wounds and heals her, but reveals little of himself. I have my own ideas of who he is, and even though we don’t meet the royal vampires in this book, I’m looking forward to the next book and to peel back more layers of this world. Reviewed by Cyrene