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Unacceptable Risk

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Unacceptable Risk (2011) Kaje Harper (Hidden Wolves)

Unacceptable RiskI really enjoy the world-building around supernatural creatures–especially an individual authors choices when there is so much mythology to choose from.

His wolf form was outsized, conserving the mass of his human body, but it would look canine, would X-ray canine.

As with several other werewolf fantasies, wolves are in the closet, and there are strict rules for all aspects of life. These rules have helped keep wolves safe from discovery, but don’t fit well with modern sensibilities.

Simon felt Paul’s uneasiness. “That’s wrong too, for one man to have that kind of power.”

“You humans give the President of the United States a nuclear holocaust button. No society is perfect or safe from abuse, and each one has its own balances.”

There was a lot on Simon in this book, from being the only out gay werewolf in the world to holding his place in the pack and trying to slowly reform the pack from within.

There were some things (like the world building) that I really liked about this story. Other things were weaker, however, I discovered that this book was first published in 2011, so it’s probably an early book, so some of those weaknesses might have been ironed out in the intervening decade.

One of my problems is that in parts the story was slow. There was a lot of action, but then it would be dragged down by a lot of internal worrying by the main characters.

So, it was interesting, but I don’t think I’m that interested in reading the rest of the series.
Rating: 6/10

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