(Dirty Blood - Book $5)
by Heather Hildenbrand
Kindle Edition, 367 Pages
Source: Ebook - Own
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I thought watching my Werewolf boyfriend get arrested for murder was the worst experience of my life. But then I was knocked out and dragged off to a cell of my own by the very people who were supposed to protect me from danger.
I thought being held prisoner in solitary confinement for weeks on end was the worst experience of my life. But then a visitor came, and I realized I’d been wrong all along. There are worse things than torture and death. Much worse.
He wants my blood. More than that, he wants to get into my head. To use my bond to control his army, to wipe the world clean of anything with dirty blood. I can’t let that happen, but if I don’t he’ll kill every single person I’ve ever cared about — beginning with my Werewolf pack.
The prophecy said I would have to make an impossible choice, but I must be doing this wrong — so far every choice I’ve made has only led to more pain and danger and death. Hunters are pitted against Werewolves and I’m alone in my war against Gordon Steppe. I can’t fight him off anymore; all I can do is try to keep him out of the important places. And I’m failing at even that.
I thought the demons were out there, clearly marked and clinging to the shadows. But they’re not. The monsters are within the ranks of those sworn to protect. The enemy is among us. *********************************************************
We left off in book 4 where Gordon Steppe wants Tara for questioning and the hybrids are scrambling for survival.
Everyone with fur or associated with anyone with FUR is on the run from CHAS. They want to kill anyone not on their side.
Tara gets questioned (that’s what we are going to call it). Tara is imprisoned and Steppe wants her ALPHA power. Most of the hybrids have been killed. Her friends are MIA. Tara is unsure how to get out of this mess.
Alex is awake but Tara is not sure what is going on or even what day it is.
Last Tara knew Wes was being arrested and people were being harmed.
Gordon want Tara to bond with him so he can control his army. He wants to eradicate all werewolves and hybrids “Dirty Bloods”. Tara knows the prophecy said she has to make a choice but is this the choice to make. Letting Gordon in her head will be the hardest thing she has ever done. Tara is not sure she can keep him out of her thoughts and still protect her loved ones.
CHAS is dirty and they have to be stopped the question is how do you stop a POWERFUL man like Gordon Steppe when you and everyone you love has been made out to look like the bad guys. How do you show the world the truth when there is no proof? How to you overthrow a man who controls and makes the rules? Tara will have to figure this out in order to bet Gordon Steppe and protect her family, friends and the world from Steppe’s power.
This is a good ending to the series. When you finish the book you feel an accomplishment and closer.
Tara escapes and teams up with her friends and family. They take Gordon out of power and a secret is uncovered about Cord that will change the destiny, power, and leadership of CHAS. The leaders of The Cause will be passed on to the younger generation and Tara’s CHOICE is made. A peace treaty is offered to any and all how wish to join regardless of werewolf, hunter or hybrid. Everyone has a choice and it is not forced.
Rating 3 ½ stars