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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sheep Book Review: Stygian's Honor

Stygian's Honor, by author Lora Leigh, is the 27th edition in the Breeds saga. When you have a storyline that's been going for this long, you have to bring something new to the table every book or you're going to loose your audience. This is the third book in the series that I've read, and unfortunately I'm bored already! How are the long term fans staying with this?! I have no idea.

Window Rock, Arizona, is the last known location of Honor Roberts, who vanished when she was just thirteen. It was her only sanctuary from the Breed research that would surely have ended in her death—one such insidious experiment should, indeed, have killed her. That she lived is both a miracle—and a great mystery.

Stygian’s mission is to find Honor Roberts, no matter the cost. Now, with the help of Liza Johnson, assistant to the chief of the Navajo Nation, he is closer than ever to his goal. But will the discovery of Honor Roberts mean the destruction of the mating heat that has developed between Stygian and Liza?

After the last installment in this series, Law's Justice, I should have known better, BUT like the sucker I am I gave this writer another chance. This story was so hard to get into, and that's if you can even say there was a story to be found here. This story had so few redeeming qualities about either of our lead pair, which only added to the frustration of the experience. Stygian is overbearing, controlling, angry all the time, growling left and right, plus let's not forget the "hissy fits" he has over and over, all of which is topped with being pushy beyond belief. Good undead lord, this man needs some serious counseling! Liza tells the guy over and over NOT to push his way of doing things into her life but what does he do? He pushes. Again and again, the guy won't give her even a second to breath. I found that particularly irritating. Plus Liza's character lacked so much power despite supposedly being some undercover agent with battle skills. Liza must have missed a few courses at the Navajo training camp.

It's not often I'll say this next part so prepare yourself now: this story had too much sex. Yup, I said it. Anything of value in the plot is overshadowed by the constant sex going on between these two, which happens at the most random times. But low and behold they always seem to find a bed! Blah. I actually skipped over these parts. Me. Skipping over the romance. *hangs head* That's how much there was.

Leigh also really needs to get an editor. There were so many misspellings it was positively flabbergasting and she used the wrong word so often that I wanted to throw a dictionary at her. Look, I've got an editor for a reason and I just write the review. If I had to write a whole book Kalpar would first of all kill me, but you can bet your booty I'd have multiple people checking that puppy over for any and every little thing.

The only saving grace here were the parts with finding out who Honor Roberts really is, why the bad guys wanted to kill her, is she still alive, and when will Giedon find his mate. That was it. Sure more building for the next book and missing pieces of the puzzle are clearly stepping in to try and fit but at this point I don't care. When everyone else who's missing gets together then maybe I'll read that book. But all this rehash over and over with mating heat men and ladies who lack a backbone are ticking me off. This book and frankly the series is not for me.

Getting 1 and 1/2 Sheep


  1. I liked the book and can overlook most misspellings because I read so many books that it happens to often I tend to let that go as long as the storyline is good.

  2. Since you asked about long term fans I'll give you my opinion. I haven't read the last 4 books. I want to, but the missing chapters, typos, and constantly going back to Meranus and her youthful looks I am scared to move on. The story line of the world has been at a stand still for way too long too. I own the most recent books, but this series is no longer one that I buy the day they come out, I wait to find them in a used store. I figure if I'm not getting what I consider quality I'm not paying full price for it. Sad really considering how much I LOVED this series in the beginning.

    1. I feel that way about Laurel K Hamilton books now :(