Book: Mariner’s Luck
Series: Scarlet and the White Wolf #2
Author: Kirby Crow
Publisher: Torque Press
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Heat level: Mild to medium
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed the first book of this series, although the pacing was a bit slow for me. Things pick up in a nice way in this book with not only more emotional development between the men but also a more consistent outside threat as well. I found it ironic that while Scarlet tries to be prickly and hotheaded as he was in the first book, the lack of space on board and the dislike of the crew force him to engage with Liall. The movement in this book is much more internal than external, which some readers took as less exciting. I found it more interesting, personally. The first book had way too much avoidance and fleeing for me.
By the end, the reader learns a lot more about LIall and where he comes from. There’s quite a setup for the next book, and I’m curious to see how far the series goes, considering the size of Liall’s task ahead of him. This was a shorter novel but I didn’t have any issues with the length. I thought it broke at a natural point.
I guess the next book will determine how I feel this series is progressing.