Thursday, October 04, 2018

Review: Legendary Beast by Barbara J. Hancock


Book Description

She slept…

…his love didn’t

Once upon a time, Madeline was trapped in an enchanted sleep, her baby wrapped tight in her arms. Then the white wolf woke her, and her son disappeared. For centuries, Lev Romanov searched for his wife and their child, and the search drove him half-mad. Can Madeline trust the wolf to be the man who can help her save their son?


My Review

Madeline slept for over a thousand years and then her queen smashed the glass that enclosed her and her infant son and woke her. Madeline didn't remember much of her life before but she remembered her infant son. Before she could get her son to wake up as well, he was kidnapped. So she goes to ask for help to the only person she knows will help her, the baby's father. 

Lev didn't sleep while his wife and son were cursed to sleep for over a thousand years. Instead he became a formidable, lethal white wolf and never stopped searching for them. He knew who caused the curse that put his family to sleep and he would get his revenge one day, of that he had no doubt. 

While this was a good story it was also long and drawn out. They are on the run for most of the story, running from witches, wolves and other bad guys while they try to make it to the place where their son is and rescue him. 

Lev remembers her and misses her. He's never stopped looking for her while she and their son slept and throughout the story she slowly starts to get her memory back. I really liked her character. She's not a scared, weak heroine. She wields a ruby sword and can fight like the warrior she's always been. 

At first she's afraid of the white wolf because of her memory loss and the lies that are told to her but as Lev and Madeline get closer and get to know one another and she remembers their past, her fear disappears. 

There are a coupe of good twists in this book and the ending was really good. I liked these two as well as the secondary characters. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Disclosure: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

28 comments:

  1. There are just some stories that get a little fatiguing to read, aren't there? Thanks for the review!

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  2. Thank you.
    Sometimes I think that editing has become a dying art, particularly as many people move to self publication. I book which moves too slowly is a case in point.

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  3. A shame the pace wasn't ideal for this one, but it still sounds like an interesting story

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    1. The story was an interesting one.

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  4. You've found some pretty good ones lately!

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  5. This looks very good! I haven't read her before.

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    1. It was definitely worth the read.

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  6. what a cool sounding book. Thanks Mary

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  7. the idea is interesting of waking up after so long. It must be quite confusing for the heroine.

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    1. It was very confusing for her.

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  8. The blurb confused me at first, but then I read the review and it dawned on me

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    1. It was a confusing story at first.

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  9. This sounds intriguing, it's a shame that it wasn't better paced for you.

    Cait @ Click's Clan

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    1. The pace could have been better.

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  10. Liking the characters can help make it better, even if slower at times.

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  11. This has a really interesting premise. I don't think that I have read anything like this one before. Sorry it felt a little drawn out for you.

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    1. it was still worth the read in my opinion.

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  12. Sounds like a fairy tale mash up. Bummer about the slower aspects of the story.

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    1. It was an interesting premise.

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  13. I tend to lose interest if a story gets too drawn out. Glad you were able to see it through and still had a good opinion of the book at the end.

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    1. So do I but I liked the story line.

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