Lincoln Clarke has left his country in search of assistance for a worsening lycanthrope outbreak. As a physician, he knows that there must be a cure. He finds help in the shape of a werewolf hunter, Moira Ashe, in the village of Quinn. Moira agrees to teach Quinn how to hunt werewolves – for a price. Lincoln soon finds out that Moira is full of secrets and one secret may be the death of them both.
Moira Ashe: Enemy Within by Brendon Bertram is a book that has a solid and entertaining storyline. The plot is laid out well, has a nice pace, and has a few fun twists throughout. The character of Moira Ashe is complex and nicely written. She is a bit gruff, to the point, and not interested in playing nice. Lincoln Clarke is a less successful character, unfortunately. He is written as someone who tends to make decisions without full information; he becomes angry when he thinks that Moira lies to him without confirming that she actually did. In a pivotal scene, he also betrays Moira without the benefit of any information from her about her choices. He has some character development and redeeming moments, but not before the reader has written him off. Thankfully, the plot overrides this character issue somewhat and the book ends up being a solid read.
Barbara Cothern lives near Portland with her husband and three cats. She is most often found with a book in her hand and several back-ups in her bag. She loves that her day job allows time for reading between projects. She has been passionate about books and a fan of the fantasy genre since her mom read The Chronicles of Narnia to her when she was five. When not reading, Barbara enjoys spending time with her husband, watching movies, going to concerts, cooking, knitting and playing video games. Her favorite part about reviewing books is introducing people to wonderful but less publicized books.
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