We are the terrors that hunt the night. And we have never been human”
In Greek mythology there’s a story of King Lykaonas of Arcadia and his fifty sons who were cursed by the father of the gods, Zeus, to become wolves. The very first Lycanthropes.
Forensic pathologist, Sophia Katsaros, receives a cryptic phone call from Greece telling her that her brothers are missing and leaves to search for them. With the help of Illyanna, her brother’s girlfriend, Sophia examines the evidence but cannot accept a bizarre possibility: Has one or both of her brothers been transformed during the Lykaia, the ceremony where Man is said to become Wolf?
Who is Marcus, a dark stranger that both repels and excites her? And what is the real story behind the 5000 year old curse of King Lykaonas?
I rarely give books a 5 star rating, but this one gets that honor for several reasons. In this twist on werewolf lore, Sharon does such an amazing job of weaving mystery with elements of horror and fantasy with such a respectable lead female character that I will forever measure other female leads against Dr. Kat.
Without giving anything away, Kat is alerted that her younger twin brothers have gone missing in Greece. In an attempt to find them, she travels to their ancestral home. What does she find when she gets there? Secrets and a werewolf cult!
I can’t say how happy I am that Sharon has given us back werewolves! While I wouldn’t call this book horror, it does paint the werewolves in more of their original fashion instead of objects of romance.
I can’t say anything more about the story because I don’t want to give anything away. I will say it was an amazing book that I fell asleep holding many nights dreading my childhood terror the werewolf!