Title: Ravensong (Green Creek #2)
Author: T.J. Klune
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 31, 2018
Page Length: 400 pages
Reviewed by: Renée
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Gordo Livingstone never forgot the lessons carved into his skin. Hardened by the betrayal of a pack who left him behind, he sought solace in the garage in his tiny mountain town, vowing never again to involve himself in the affairs of wolves.
It should have been enough.
And it was, until the wolves came back, and with them, Mark Bennett. In the end, they faced the beast together as a pack… and won.
Now, a year later, Gordo has found himself once again the witch of the Bennett pack. Green Creek has settled after the death of Richard Collins, and Gordo constantly struggles to ignore Mark and the song that howls between them.
But time is running out. Something is coming. And this time, it’s crawling from within.
Some bonds, no matter how strong, were made to be broken.
A highly anticipated sequel that didn’t leave me disappointed.
“I don’t believe your promises anymore.”
Gordo doesn’t believe in much. His magic. Ox. His friends who help him run the garage.
Anything else just hurts too much. When you’ve been burned over and over, who could blame him?
His heartbreak was palpable, and I admit my eyes leaked a bit while learning the real history of Gordo and Mark……and Gordo and Thomas……and Gordo and his parents.
Wow. I thought Gordo was a wee bit bitter and negative when I read Wolfsong. And now I get it. I really get it. It’s a miracle he isn’t more of an asshole.
The book takes us through the history, but then, present day, is one year from the end of Wolfsong. Joe and Ox are there. As are the other Bennett pack members. Even the annoying ones like Robbie.
But TJ isn’t done fucking things up for the pack. Seriously – what did they do in another life to deserve all this?
I can’t go into the plot for spoiler reasons, but just know that the storytelling is phenomenal, as usual.
My one niggle was that I would’ve preferred a little more romance from Gordo and Mark, especially after all the heartache that they went through. The remainder of the story was so action-packed that I missed them just “being” together.
If you loved Wolfsong, you’ll love this!
“[…]I don’t want to lose this. This tether.” His smile was shaky. “It’s the only part of you that’s ever been mine.”