The Beginning by Victoria Sue ~ Book Review by Caroline

30977587Title: The Beginning

Author: Victoria Sue

Publisher: Dark Hollows Press

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/28/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal


The Winter Circle is on the rise and the most desperate hour for humankind is at hand. Working from the shadows, the dark god Anubis, jealous enemy of the goddess Sirius, is setting years’ long plans in motion, a master scheme that will strike home in the heart of Jefferson Pack.
Nate is a survivor. He survived rejection by his father and his pack when he was a child. He survived being alone, kidnapped, starved, and tortured. But the more he recovers, the more he realizes he seems to be developing abilities that surpass those of the Supreme Alphas.
More than that, though, he can’t move past the scar of knowing he was responsible for killing Darric, even though the Alpha was resurrected by Orion and Nate was forgiven; he can’t let go of his fear that there is something terrible hiding in the many holes in the memories of his childhood.
The Winter Circle strikes, and there is a traitor within the pack, one who means to see the end of all hybrids, including Nate and Kellan’s pups. But as all hell breaks loose Nate’s greatest fear is not the danger that surrounds him, it’s the danger that hides within him. When Nate’s finds out his true purpose, and terrible secrets are revealed, will love triumph over evil? Or will the secret that Nate carries just be the death of them all?

My View:

This is book 6 in a series that has really captured my heart. I devour shifter books. Most that I read I class as lighter fillers that I use to decompress between review books or particularly angsty reads – they tend to be pretty formulaic but I like that about them, it’s comfortable and easy. Sirius Wolves is all that and a whole lot more. Victoria Sue started and has continued a series that has become one of my favourites, she has added a unique twist to the shifter genre and she actually went as far as to kill a main character off – I think the readers have still not fully forgiven her for that nightmare yet.

The Beginning is mostly Nate’s story – some of it we knew but as you come to expect from this series there is a whole lot that we didn’t know – in fact there is a whole lot that Nate didn’t know and that makes everything complicated. Nate is in for a whole lot of heartache in this one as he comes face to face with his past, a past that he doesn’t remember.

This is the second group of four in this series and each man brings something different to the relationship. When Marcus returns home things are not as he expected and all his mates need something different from him. He may be human but he is definitely their alpha and I think that point is made more strongly than ever in this book. I love the way he nurtures his lovers and his pack and though he isn’t a wolf he has the respect of everyone around him.

There are lots of twists and turns once again that you won’t see coming until they are in your face, there are happy times, scary times and times you have to wonder if you are going to get a repeat of a certain event in the second book – but Victoria Sue pulled it out of the bag and this is a superb finish to our latest group of four.

Now to sit patiently and wait who are four new stars of book seven will be…


The Beginning on Goodreads
Dark Hollows Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

This post may contain affiliate links.
Prism Book Alliance® assumes no liability for the ownership of photos or content used in guest posts and interviews.  The post author assumes all responsibility and liability for this content.

2 thoughts on “The Beginning by Victoria Sue ~ Book Review by Caroline

Leave a Reply