Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Jin Rayne is still growing into his frightening new powers as a nekhene cat and his place as reah of Logan Church’s tribe when he learns that a sepat, an honor challenge, has been called. Logan, who has never wanted to do anything but lead his small-town tribe, must travel around the world to Mongolia and fight to become the most powerful leader in the werepanther world.
Logan won’t be the only one making the journey. As his mate, Jin must fight with him to honor his commitment to Logan, his culture, and his tribe. But the trial is long, involving a prolonged separation between the two men, and Logan’s humanity is at stake. In order to make it through the nightmarish sepat, Jin and Logan must accept their fates, trust each other, and honor the vows between them no matter the cost.
You’ve made it to book 3 in the series and you have probably fallen in love with Jin and Logan and are sitting there praying for their HEA. Well, hold on tight through Honored Vow as their road is not an easy one!
Jin and his powers are still developing and it seems to be endless as the neckhane cat becomes a part of him. The only thing that keeps him grounded and instils his humanity, preventing him from becoming lost within all the power is Logan. Just a touch, a word is enough to reign it in.
Old enemies are never far away and when the priest calls a sepat to remove Ammon from his post in Sobek Jin and Logan find themselves separated for weeks as they prepare for the most difficult and dangerous test of their lives. The trials will include many of their friends but the harshest of all falls to Jin and Logan and if they fail the laws demand their deaths. But first Jin must find a way to survive without Logan at his side keeping him steady.
The world of the panthers is dark and brutal and the trial and what they are put through is violent and bloody. Jin’s old tribe is still not letting go of the hate it feels towards him and it is Crane that suffers, and boy does he really suffer, in this book. There will be no coming back and never any forgiveness for what Crane has been put through.
The world building, as in all the books, is just fantastic. So many names, so many laws and so many traditions to learn but they just run seamlessly through you as the writing and the story is THAT good. There are also some surprises from all the secondary characters that we know so well and it looks like Yuri will finally get something he has yearned for after so many years.
The overwhelming feeling I took away from this book was the depth of the love, the strength of the bond between Jin and Logan and how much that affects the people around them. The ending is clever with its twists and turns and leaves Logan to return to what he believes in most.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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