TBR Reviewer: Daniella
The blurb of this erotic sci-fi story seemed very interesting and the plot does have potential. It is clear that the author has a lot of knowledge and interest in different cultures and how they evolve. She builds an interesting world and characters. Unfortunately, I could never get to enjoy the book, mostly because of the writing style. I don´t mind a first person
narrative, in fact many times I like it better, but switching the point of view between at least six different characters is too much. I understand that the author tried to make it clear that the point of view was switching by starting up the new character with a couple of sentences in third person, but that confused me even more. There's also a strange use of adjectives and descriptions threw me out of the story more than once. If a man has a woman behind her in the saddle, are her curves really molded to him and rammed up his ass?
The first part of the story is mainly about Aisling and Borun, her first mate, with whom she also creates a were-assassin blood bond. This part felt more like a classical romance, with a lot of heat and passion between the two. Then she takes on her other mates and the author has managed to make each man an individual with their own backgrounds, issues and personalities. However, Aislings personal and sexual relationship with each of them feels very much the same. This is not a classic ménage as Aisling never beds more than one man at a time and although there is a lot of sex throughout the book, it doesn´t bind Aisling closer to her men and all the sex scenes are pretty much the same. Take a bath in the pool, suck on her nipples, carry her to the sleeping skins, and tease her a little before ramming it in.
This is the third book in a series and I have not read the first two. I think I would have understood what a Marshal was better, if I had read the previous books, as the role of the were-assassin Marshals wasn´t a main part of this book. I do believe that this author has great potential but in Feral Fever the writing style and the scattered plot threw me off.