Book Reviews

Master's Blood (The Shifter Chronicles 6) by M.D. Grimm

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 22-June-2021

Book Blurb

Just days after the Agency raided the headquarters of the Knights, an organization that killed, tortured, and experimented on shifters, Chief Anu sends Agent Poe on assignment: find Nordik, the powerful master bear shifter who guards Sanctuary, and offer alliance. Agent Poe already has his hands full with shifters who need help and a kidnapped agent who needs rescue. Poe has never failed a mission, but he finds members of the Knights inside Sanctuary, raising suspicions about Chief Anu.

If that wasn’t enough, Poe’s goals change again when he discovers his attraction to Nordik is one he might not be able to resist. He becomes torn between his duty to the Agency and his need for Nordik as a mate. For his part, Nordik has no intention of letting Poe slip through his fingers.

As Nordik and Poe battle wills, a new dawn is on the horizon, not only for them but for shifters, the Agency, and the world itself.



First edition published by Dreamspinner Press, September 2013. This edition has updated and revised text.


Book Review

From the very first volume in 'The Shifters' series, I had hoped the author would write a book about Agent Poe. He is one of the most dedicated and hardworking agents, is a Level 4 agent meaning he works alone, and basically he's a complete and total badass! His special gift is his strength. And it's packed into a five foot tall, leather wearing, Harley riding agent with serious attitude. He may come across to some people as cold, but the truth is he cares very deeply, which is why he exists on little to no sleep and works seven days a week.

Chief Anu, who Poe is convinced might be the mole in their organization leaking information to Arcas, has just sent Poe on a wild goose chase. He wants Poe to locate Nordik, a master shifter whose home lies within several national parks around Wyoming, Montana, and into Canada. Master shifters are very rare, and in fact, Nordik is the only one they even have an idea of where he might be located. Master shifters are said to be almost immortal, and have abilities no one is aware of.

Nordik is nothing like Poe expects. He is centuries old, of Native American descent, and remembers the times before the white man invaded. He's very powerful, has a strong presence, but he's not stuffy. He's charming and gentle when he wants to be, with an intriguing sense of humor. Nordik is equally interested in Poe, for he smells him as his mate, and it's been many years since his last mate died. More than that, though, Nordik recognizes Poe as his soul mate. The father of all master shifters, Merlin, told Nordik that he would find his soul mate one day, and if he lost him he would never get another chance. But Poe can't have a relationship, no matter how envious he's been about others. The Agency forbids it, and the Agency is Poe's life.

"Poe was going to protect him even if that meant Nordik would hate him. His eyes burned again, but he blinked the tears away. He couldn’t fix the problem inside the Agency if he was no longer a part of it. He couldn’t help anyone if he was isolated out here in the wild. While he could too-well imagine himself living out here with Nordik, it wasn’t practical. He had a duty.
Duty was a cold, cold bedmate."

I have a really big dilemma now. Poe and Nordik are running neck and neck as my favorites with Xavier and Josh. I loved this installment, the way the traitor in the Agency was found and taken care of, but mostly I loved seeing Poe and Nordik find each other. I'm a real sucker for a true soul mate connection, and theirs was so evident throughout the story. I'm looking forward to more excitement.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 180 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 22-June-2021
Price $3.99 ebook
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