When Storme Montague’s father and brother are killed by the Breeds, her father’s research is also destroyed — except for a crucial data chip that both the Council and the Breeds would kill to possess. Betrayed to the Council, she is rescued by Styx, a Wolf Breed who is different from most other Breeds she has ever known. Storme has something he wants too — but it’s not a data chip.
This is the first of the Breed stories that I remember the human actively hating and fearing the Breeds. Storme has reason enough to do so, but I think this aspect is overplayed. We are all affected by what happens when we are young, but she doesn’t seem to exhibit any growth in emotional development unless it is a strengthening of her prejudice.
Having said that, I really liked the book. Styx is a Scots which is definitely a first for these books. I don’t know if Lora Leigh is just jumping on the Highlander bandwagon or simply expanding the ethnic development of her Breeds. She also introduces a different aspect of mating heat. I really think she may be going in the wrong direction there.