Review: Edge of Oblivion by J.T. Geissinger

 

Edge of Oblivion
(Night Prowler, #2)
Bt: J.T. Geissinger
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Published: Oct. 2, 20212
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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In a dark underground cell, Morgan Montgomery waits to die. A member of the Ikati, an ancient tribe of shape-shifters, Morgan stands convicted of treason. And Ikati law clearly spells out her fate: death to all who dare betray.

But there is a glimmer of hope. Thanks to her friendship with Jenna, the new queen of the Ikati, Morgan has one last chance to prove her loyalty. She must discover and infiltrate the headquarters of the Expurgari, the Ikati’s ancient enemy, so they can be destroyed once and for all. The catch? She has only a fortnight to complete her mission and will be accompanied by Xander Luna, the tribe’s most feared enforcer. If Morgan fails, her life is forfeit. Because Xander is as lethal as he is loyal, and no one—not even this beautiful, passionate renegade—will distract him from his mission. But as the pair races across Europe into the heart of Italy, the attraction blooming between them becomes undeniable. Suddenly more than justice is at stake: so is love.

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In the last book we got to know Jenna and Leander, King and Queen of the Ikati. However, in Shadow’s Edge, Morgan was a secondary character who was not happy with the hand she was dealt. As a gifted female Ikati, she was a pawn to the “Law”. She was unable to leave their sanctuary and find a mate of her own. Instead she had to mate with someone of their choosing and she could not live a life of freedom. So in the end of Shadow’s Edge, you find out that Morgan has betrayed the Ikati and has given the enemy, the Expurgari, precious information about the Ikati colonies. Which leads her into the current position that she’s in now, guilty of treason and stuck on a mission to Rome to find the location of the enemy with an assassin who will kill her if she can’t find them before her two week time period is up.

I remember feeling sorry for Morgan in the fist book. She was not at all happy with her predicament as a potential breeder. She didn’t want to be handed off to some random male to produce gifted babies. She wanted a life of her own, of her choosing. At the end of the last book she is captured and imprisoned for her crime. So when I received Edge of Oblivion for review, I was a little surprised to see that the story was about her.

This story doesn’t just follow Morgan though, it also follows her assassin companion, Xander. He’s a very complex character who is in the same position Morgan’s in. Yes, he is an assassin but he hates it. He doesn’t like to kill and he keeps a tally of his kills on his chest as a reminder of who he is, the monster they’ve made him become. At first he treats Morgan like a normal assignment but when she tells him about her past and what her intended future was supposed to be, when all she wanted was the freedom to choose the person that she wanted to become, he quickly starts to see her as Morgan, the woman. However, his job is crystal clear, if she can’t produce the location of the enemy then he must kill her. Except the more time he spends with her, the more he finds himself questioning whether he will actually be able to go through with it or not.

There is also yet another story… oh yes there’s more! That follows the enemy and his colony. It turns out that there is a feral colony on the loose that no one’s ever heard of before and their Alpha is crazy… and I don’t mean in a good way. He is making more Ikati to grow his colony in preparation to take out all the other colonies and be ruler of all the Ikati. When he see’s Morgan out in the town he smells the unmated female and has to have her as his Queen.

Not to mention while all of this is going on, the princess of the feral colony is in love with one of the enforcers, Demetrius. He’s loved Eliana for years and has tried to keep his distance from her. He knows how insane her father is and if he ever caught wind that Demetrius made a move towards Eliana, his head would be rolling on the floor. However, one thing leads to another and Demetrius and Eliana share their feelings for one another and due to certain events that take place, I feel like their story might be the next in the series. And I personally cannot wait!

J.T, got me with her debut novel and still has my attention in the sequel. She is quickly becoming an author that no matter what she writes, I will pick it up. I am a fan of her writing style. She gives you details but doesn’t go over board leaving you bored and skimming through pages. She makes you connect and feel for the characters in her stories to where you want to cry when something bad happens to them. I definitely look forward to reading more of her work.

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“She had let a monster into the most precious part of her, had reminded him of that it was to feel passion and pleasure and tenderness, had given him a glimpse of things he didn’t deserve.

Happiness.

Hope.”

 

Previous reviews from Night Prowler
Shadows’ Edge

 

2 Thoughts on “Review: Edge of Oblivion by J.T. Geissinger

  1. I have yet to read anything by Geissinger but Josh, my associate reviewer is a huge fan. Your review convinced me that I need to bump these books up on my list.

  2. Thank you Kristin for you awesome review! I’m so glad you liked Morgan’s story, she’s a favorite of mine, and pairing her with Xander was so much fun.

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