Title: Feather and Scroll (The Shifters #11)
Author: M.D. Grimm
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 9,2017
Genre(s): Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters
Page Count: 154
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.63 stars out of 5
Agent Pan has spent most of his adult life protecting shape-shifters from the Knights—an organization bent on their annihilation—and keeping the secret war in the shadows where it belongs. But the Knights are growing bolder, and a new threat has resurfaced after being buried in the ocean for decades.
An ancient scroll, a key to a devastating weapon, is now in the hands of a recalcitrant Russian hawk shifter named Viktor. As a bird shifter, he knows his duty is to protect the scroll, but he wants nothing to do with the war. He leads a quiet life and wants to keep it that way. But when agents come knocking on his door, he finds it difficult to resist the charms of Agent Pan, especially since this isn’t their first meeting.
Two years earlier they spent a passionate weekend together, neither aware of the other’s true identity. Viktor never really got over Pan. Now with sexual tension at its peak, they must learn to trust each other and work as a team to protect not only their loved ones, but every shifter in the world
This is book 11 in series but can be read as a standalone.
Viktor is in trouble and reeling: his precious younger sister just came into possession of an old artifact. The trouble is, the artifact can be used as a weapon which puts Viktor and his loved ones into crosshairs of two warring factions: Agency and Knights. Viktor likes neither. He is loath to involve himself into their conflict and as a shifter he is aware of war they wage, but had always tried to keep himself on sidelines.
Pan, on the other hand, is directly involved: he belongs to Agency and they work to protect shifters and dismantle and thwart Knights.
The first scene with the Knights convinced me they are bad guys. Before Pan and Viktor met they both harbor preconceived notions about each other. What they don’t know is that they have already met: They had a fling two years ago. Both of them are intrigued by possibilities, but neither wants to give up on what he sees as his duty. This puts them into opposite corners of the fight at least in the beginning.
The plot frankly seemed a little far fetched to me but I was interested in Pan and Viktor enough to ignore plot holes. Their connection is vibrant and true and holds the story together. The story contains very well written and emotionally intense scenes.
Despite good sides to this story I just couldn’t engage and wasn’t compelled to keep reading. It’s a good story for lovers of shifter books but it simply didn’t hold my interest.