Title: Within These Depths
Series: Demons and Wolves: Book Two
Author: Katze Snow
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 196 Pages
At a Glance: Oh my, these characters are gripping, their stories fraught with anger and danger, and the action is something akin to going at hyper-speed in a dark tunnel.
Reviewed By: Sammy
Blurb: Tanner is so close to his revenge that he can almost taste it. With an unusual brand of negotiation skills under his belt, he has everything he needs. Now all that stands between him and destroying Elijah Ravenhill is a dangerous mission into the depths of Hell. Accompanied by his guides, he will enter where loyalties and souls are tested, and few ever return.
Newly mated Alex just wants to keep his loved ones safe. In the sprawling grandeur of Wulfric Manor, he finally has his family under one roof, even if it may only be temporary, and his dreams of having something normal seem to be within reach. Yet what’s normal for the wolf is torture for the prey, and chaos descends on Alex with one mysterious phone call.
Can Alex have all he ever dreamed of without sacrificing his life? Will Tanner put an end to Elijah once and for all, or will his revenge go up in smoke within the fires of hell itself?
Warning: Within These Depths is the highly anticipated sequel to Broken in Silence: Demons and Wolves Series, and things are really heating up. This story is NOT a typical romance and it’s not intended for those who seek a HEA. It cannot be read as a standalone. As with book one, hold on to your knickers, because it’s going to be one hell of a ride. Oh, and just because I like to keep my readers on their toes, book 2 ends in a cliffhanger. You’re welcome!
Review: Well, things could only get better in the sequel, and, in some ways, that held true—while a whole other form of hell got unleashed. First, before I begin what will be an admittedly short synopsis for fear of giving away too much plot, if you have not read the first novel of Katze Snow’s Demons and Wolves series, Broken In Silence, then stop now and do so for this review will not make a whole heap of sense, and these novels cannot be read as a standalone.
Okay, now that’s out of the way, I can proceed with my What the…? and Holy Crap and Dammit, you better let these guys survive statements. So, if you recall my previous review, I mentioned that while the romance aspect of the first novel was nearly non-existent, it was still there. Yes, well, the author takes us a few more steps in that direction and allows for both Noah and Tannerian to savor just one date where both begin to realize that this mating thing they have begun has some definite rewards in the “this feels good yet is a bit unsettling emotionally” department. To say that I was waiting for this moment would be to liken my anticipation to a starving man who’s been informed dinner is coming. And, to be honest, it was everything I could have asked for, just a hint, just a tiny few seconds where Tannerian realizes that Noah means far more to him than he could ever have imagined or secretly hoped.
Noah requests the date, not realizing that the following day would find his mate at the mouth of hell, in a situation that can only be described as life or death, which may also potentially be accompanied by the most horrific torture scene ever written. Who knows? ‘Cause that’s when the author drops the ball and leaves us hanging. Lest you think that Noah is safe, think again, for he is handed his own little nightmare that may or may not lead him into hell as well.
Can I just say that this series is just the bee’s knees!! Yes, it’s dark and gritty, and the romance is still a mere whisper, but, oh my, these characters are gripping, their stories fraught with anger and danger, and the action is something akin to going at hyper-speed in a dark tunnel. We learn just a bit more about the hierarchy of the paranormal beings in this world, as well as getting to see a great deal of the seedy underbelly that is Meadowswin. Tannerian remains largely reprehensible but reveals a bit of kindness even when he uses a very interesting bargaining chip to gain entrance into hell. But it’s his moments with Noah that allow us to see a peek of his softer underbelly, and those are so worth the wait.
What more can I say other than the Demons and Wolves series became just that much more exciting and dangerous with this second installment? I really enjoyed this one and cannot wait for the next.
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