I suspect that Wilks is stretching out the series to include the elven and Diné worlds. So will I continue the series? I did not foresee the resolution of the crisis - that is all I am going to say, except well done, Ms. I notice when the author brings in the Faerie realm that it tends to be like that. I usually love fae, but their involvement was pretty limited in this story. Kai and Nathan were a most worthy couple to focus on, as they struggle to conquer the god of Chaos threatening the Earth plane. But what seemed to be a quick conclusion turns out to be anything but.
As I said, I thought I would miss Lily and Rule much more as I have in other books where they don't star, I was happily mistaken!! For now, though, Kai is glad to be home, and glad that Nathan completed his mission for his queen with surprising ease. So, when I found out Unbinding was coming out, I was estatic until I realized it wasn't a Lily and Rule book. I should have known that Ms. Joseph Tallman is Kai's grandfather and a Navajo shaman who is the mortal guardian for Doko'oosliid, Abalone Shell Mountain. I love this series and I like Kai and Nathan, so I should've loved this book.
Coyote is a Power, a troublemaker. Initial Thoughts: Another excellent installment in The World of the Lupi series. Actually, now I kind of want to re-read the entire series. He's got plans for them and for the Sidhe who killed him some three millennia ago. It's been long enough ago that I finished the last one that I couldn't really remember these two people who are central to the story.
I notice when the author brings in the Faerie realm that it tends to be like that. I was okay with the book not centering on Rule and Lily. What is the enemy and her minions actually doing while we have a hiatus anyway? They make a good couple and Dell the chameleon is a very interesting character with her ties to Kai. Plans, too, for the sidhe who killed him some three millennia ago. The couple focus in Unbinding is on Kai and Nathan in San Diego, mostly.
Winter, the queen sidhe turns out to be different enough from our fantasy fey, not as a capricious creature, but wise, though always immensely powerful. I confess, I thought I'd stayed away from the series too long and forgotten the series characters I remembered these but liked most of them better as supporting characters and had difficulty finding my balance with the read. Well, the first thing I did after finishing this was to start re-reading , which is where we first meet Kai and Nathan. There is a life lesson here for the guys. A chaos god out for revenge and has Nathan and Kai, who are back from the fae world in his sights. Kai seemed like she was just stumbling around, no clue whether she was helping or not.
If the reader loves to explore all the detail and explanation behind the supernatural world or should I say worlds since there are many realms the author created, then this series hits the spot. The author takes from various lore and myths as well. Sandetti was a young boy who became an adept. Toby is Rule's son and lives in North Carolina. The Ents are Wild Sidhe! As a part of that, I also love how nuanced the morality is: characters are not good or evil in a static way, but become so because of decisions they make over time.
This book dragged for me. They may have foiled his plans, but the god of chaos is now out and he may be dead but he is powerful and looking to change that All the while Kai still has decide what she wants to do with her life. They need to figure out his big plan and how to stop him. Yes, some other favorite characters are all 4. For now, though, Kai is glad to be home, and glad that Nathan completed his mission for his queen with surprising ease. Nor has he abandoned his plans for Earth, as they learn when chaos begins bursting out all over.
. That being said: I really enjoyed this chapter of the Lupi saga. In this book Rule and Lily are on their honeymoon and Kai and Nathan are trying to stop the God of Chaos. Rule Turner is his youngest son and the Lo Nuncio, heir to Nokolai; he is also the Rho for Clan Leidolf after events in , 9. Oh, she'll still destroy you, but it will be for a good reason. Franklin Boyd is the assistant chief of police who goes rogue.
Like with the usual stories, I love the camaraderie of the group who fight off the bad guys and was glad that they were not missing for this side trail with Kai and Nathan. They need to figure out his big plan and how to stop him. Meanwhile, Nathan has such a deep sense of self. The story poses internal conflicts along with the external. I'm really glad I persevered; the first chapter's events become very relevant later in the book. Magic is the result of the friction between chaos and order. If Kai and Nathan and Lily and Rule were actually aiming at goals that were closer together then they would work as shifting protagonists.
It was the culmination of their romance. I like this but with nits. Ideally, it is advisable to read the series from the beginning but I suspect that one can infer a lot of the information through hints that are scattered throughout the story and at least follow the main themes. As to the external conflict, as is par for the course with this author, it got pretty desperate and intense, enemies had the good guys on the run, and there were some big twists before the end came about. Do not fucking give creepy names to your womb raider. Unbinding by Eileen Wilks is the 11th book in her World of the Lupi series. This felt more like a book 1, trying to explain the rules of Kai and Nathan's powers that it interrupted the flow of the story.