There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. – Lord Byron
The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only. – Joseph Wood Krutch
The snow is falling. Howling winds, blizzard conditions unlike any Montana has seen recently. What the heck? Well, RedKnife is upset. And when RedKnife is upset, the skies are upset as well.
RedKnife is alone. The sole Indigenous Skin Walker, RedKnife KillsPrettyEnemy accepted the invitation of King Mulholland, under whom he earned his trident, to move to StoneCrow Estates, the secure home developed by Monroe StoneCrow. StoneCrow, the Dominant Walker, runs the Estate with a strong hand, working to provide a safe home for “his” Skin Walkers. But RedKnife has reason to distrust the Dominant – and that distrust may cost him what he has searched for his whole life. His “One” – the person who completes his soul.
Imagine his surprise when he is accused of murder by an incompetent detective with a nasty attitude – and his salvation comes from the most unlikely person on the estate – the bartender from the Crow’s Nest, Cindy Sambrano. Stepping in to protect him, and lying in the process, Cindy gains his trust. But when a misunderstanding convinces StoneCrow that Cindy is a traitor to the Skin Walkers, it is up to RedKnife to protect her from torture, and possible death.
Two isolated people, running into the storm, work to protect one another not only from the blizzard that threatens their lives, but from the Walkers who would rip them apart.
This is another in the Skin Walkers series by Susan Bliler, and it is a much awaited joy. RedKnife KillsPrettyEnemy has always been one of the more interesting characters in the series in my opinion. An opinion which is shared by many of the readers who share my passion for Susan’s work. This is the newly edited edition, so enjoy!
Once more, Susan trusted me with her work, and I am honoured beyond measure. If you enjoyed my review, please click “Yes” on Amazon – it helps draw attention to my friend’s work!