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Lords of the Were by Bianca D’Arc Review

Title: Lords of the Were

Author: Bianca D’Arc

First published October 31, 2006

224 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 9781599983516 (ISBN10: 1599983516)

Rating: 3.83


In the first installment of the Tales of the Were series, danger lurks for the twin alpha rulers of the were folk and the half-were woman who is fated to be their mate. Allie’s mother’s last wish is for her to climb a hill on Samhain, where she discovers a magical stone circle and meets her destined protectors and lovers, Rafe and Tim.

But their love is put to the test when an ancient evil, a hostile mage, and a vampire set their sights on Allie. Together with unlikely allies, including a half-fey knight, they must fight to defeat the evil and learn that love truly conquers all.

This book contains explicit sex and a ménage a trois.

About the Author

Bianca’s writing combines science with fantasy, drawing from her background as a biochemist. She enjoys blending genres and focuses on paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and futuristic romance, but also adds some contemporary and urban fantasy for a change of pace.

Editoral Review

Title: Lords of the Were

Author: Bianca D’Arc

Publication Date: October 31, 2006

Bianca D’Arc’s Lords of the Were is a paranormal romance novel that tells the story of Taryn and Trey, two werewolves who fall in love despite the challenges and dangers that come with their supernatural abilities. The novel is set in a world where werewolves exist alongside humans, but their existence is kept secret from the general public.

The novel explores themes of love, loyalty, family, and the struggle to balance one’s human and animal instincts.

D’Arc’s writing style is engaging and easy to read, with vivid descriptions of the supernatural world and the characters’ emotions. The plot is well-structured, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged without becoming too predictable.

The main characters, Taryn and Trey, are well-developed and relatable, with their flaws and strengths making them feel like real people. The supporting characters are also well-written, adding depth and complexity to the story.

One of the strengths of Lords of the Were is D’Arc’s world-building. She creates a detailed and believable world where werewolves exist in secret, with their own culture and hierarchy.

The novel also explores the conflicts between the different werewolf clans, as well as their relationship with humans. This adds an extra layer of depth to the story, making it more than just a simple romance novel.

However, the novel does have some weaknesses. The pacing is a bit slow at times, with some scenes dragging on longer than necessary.

Additionally, some of the dialogue feels stilted and unnatural, especially in the romantic scenes between Taryn and Trey.

Overall, Lords of the Were is a well-written and engaging paranormal romance novel. It combines a compelling love story with a richly-detailed supernatural world, making it a must-read for fans of the genre.

While it has some flaws, they are relatively minor and do not detract from the overall quality of the book.

Rating: 4/5 stars

Recommended for: Fans of paranormal romance and werewolf fiction, as well as readers looking for a well-written love story with a supernatural twist.