For centuries, werewolves have been condemned to live in the shadows. Now, in a Victorian world of steam machines and gas lights, sheep farmer Nick Buchanan unwittingly finds himself married to a werewolf. His new wife, Agatha only wanted to escape a life of torment, not realizing that a greater destiny was her birthright. They will have to overcome one werewolf’s legacy and the madness of another to keep Australia from being thrown to the wolves. In sickness and in health, for better or worse, they are on the road to redemption for all werewolves.
first off I love the cover it sums up Parts of this book for me.
I was worried how a story about werewolves set in a Victorian era would work, but needn't have. it totally worked and worked well.
Agatha comes to Australia fleeing her a life of torture and torment only to have to face something far more terrifying. Despite her past and her fears Agatha is a strong woman and is fiercely protective of the ones she loves, she marries Nick originally not escape her past and start a new life hiding her true self from him but she soon learns what love really means and learns to trust and open up.
Nick was a great character he finally resigns himself to take a wife, if he is ever to have sons to carry on his work when he his too old, his first wife bore him no children so now he decides to seek the help of Eliza the local match maker, here he meets Agatha, unaware she is a werewolf and not letting Eliza change his mind he marries her and takes her home to start a life and hopefully a family.
I really enjoyed the love story between Nick and Agatha as there love grew so did my love for the book, they face many obstacles in this book and there are many twists and turns, it is a journey they take together determined to rise up against the madness of the sauvage werewolf that intends to take over Australia .
I was hooked from the first to the last page, just when I thought the trouble was over another twist in the story had me gasping for breath. I cant wait to read the next instalment.
A brilliant first novel by J. Anne Fullerton and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future