Anadi is the Primal Force: The Force of Nature. Chosen by Mother Nature to be the fifth, Anadi continues to battle her destiny. Desperate to discover a method to prevent the blood lust from taking over, Anadi and her soul mate, Panat, wend their way to New Zealand. Once there, they are guided to Spirits Bay, and there, Anadi finally finds peace. Four years later, the blood lust suddenly and inexplicitly returns, even more forceful than before. Fearing it’s due to the re-emergence of Conquest, Anadi and Panat furtively reach out to Panat’s family, to discover what’s suddenly changed. What they find horrifies them. Joseph, a megalomaniac, has managed to set himself up as the supreme leader of the Watchers and Terran, an “eco-friendly” group. Plots within plots, serpentine twisting and turning, Joseph hunts for Anadi and Panat in an attempt to bring her around to his point of view. He’s already found Kane, the new Conquest, and he is in contact with Adam, who is War. Joseph’s plans won’t come to fruition until he has The Primal Force in his possession and under his iron fist control. Nothing, or no one, is going to stop him… not even Mother Nature herself…
A riveting tale, told in both 1st person and 3rd person. Very complex and fast paced, with constant switching from one character to another. An enjoyable read; can’t wait for the next installment.
This installment of the series was intense, emotional, and heartbreaking. Lots of forward progression in the overall story line, and more character back ground was revealed.There were a lot of small errors (such as getting Panat and Anadi's names wrong, in addition to dropped letters, such as 'her' instead of 'here'). The punctuation is odd with single quotes for dialog instead of double quotes, and dropped commas after quotes. This punctuation is consistent through the book, so I got used to it for the most part. I can't put my finger on the exact reason, but Into the Lion's Den felt more drawn out than needed. I can't wait for the next book.
When I first started the fist book in this series, I didn't think it would really be my type of book but, by the time I finished it I was hooked. When I finished the 4th book, I didn't want it to end. The characters and plot continued to improve throughout the series, and had me fully engaged. I hope the series continues so we can find out what happens to Anadi and the other Forces.
The entire series, has been interesting with a female at its center. Imagine being powerful,nearly indestructible, yet embed with empathy for those around you. It is a part of living to make misjudgments and mistakes. Her long life increases her knowledge, loneliness and pain.
This series has been a winner right from the first book and this book is nothing less, it is such a gripping read that although it is a long book, I had to read it at one go so stayed up half the night till I reached the end and what an end it was! Since Anadi had killed the force known as Azazel, she and Penat had been living in hiding in the mines in Australia and Anadi had been free from her bloodlust crazes ever since however, they met with one of the watchers unexpectedly at an Earth’s Avengers rally and knew they had to flee cause they would be coming for them once again. The watchers were groups of people who lived in isolation in clans and their job was just to watch the five forces, with Anadi being the primal force of nature. The forces role was to maintain balance between man and nature and they were chosen and given their individual strengths through Mother Nature herself. Anadi hated what she was and was angry because she never had a choice in what was to be her destiny; she hated being a killer and having anyone who loved her dying because of her. Panat was her soul mate and the only one who could curb her rages, even when she was on a rampage. The watchers were no longer living in isolation, Joseph who was now running the clans decided they should take a major role in world politics and pretended that he was doing all the evil he did in the name of protecting nature. Joseph was dangerous, a megalomaniac who wanted to control the world. Now Anadi and Penat had to go to the island where Joseph and his henchmen were staying because they had kidnapped Penat’s family and were holding them hostage. Once on the island Anadi and Penat’s life turns to hell and Anadi is no longer free from her blood lust rages and she is running amok. This story had a lot of depth to it as Anadi does a lot of soul searching, trying to find herself and make peace with her role and with the mother herself. The bond between Anadi and Penat was so full of love it was the only good thing in Anadi’s crazy life but so full of pain and heartache too. Anadi wants to leave all this behind and just be herself, Jess but will she be able to go against her destiny? A book of nature versus humans and their greed which was devastating the planet, so a book of good against evil depicting se well who the real monsters are in this, our world.
Just when Anadi and her lover Panadi find a place to live in peace, everything goes to heck. Now they have to go back to the world they left to find out why. The story and the action continue, with some sad times in this book. It was not unexpected as I never felt that Anadi was where she should be. Additionally, there were some gramatical errors that were not evident in the first books, not enough to seriously detract from the story, but enough that I had to drop the rating from what otherwise would have been a five star.
I was given an advanced copy of this book in return for an honest review. I have read all the books in the Primal series. I have liked them, some more than others. Into The Lion’s Den is very good. It is different, not just the same plot with different settings. A lot of questions that I have had about Anadi were answered and there is more insight into her moods and feelings. There is constant action and adventures. Anadi meets Mother Nature and clashes dramatically. I don’t want to spoil the book, so I won’t give away the plot. If you have read the others you won’t be disappointed.
Into The Lion's Den is book four in the Primal Series. It is another fantastic addition to the series. The story line is so well written that it draws you into the story and keeps you turning pages to the end. The characters are well developed, intriguing, and interesting. It is an action packed, fast paced adventure with plenty of twists and turns. It is easy to highly recommend this book. Received a copy and this is my voluntary and honest review.
The continuing story of the Primal. Starting off in Australia and New Zealand (with some beautiful descriptions of the scenery). Can Jess get some time away from the need to kill, or will it keep coming back every month or so. More details on the Forces and introducing the new one to keep the balance. Joseph is still up to his tricks and the two must meet soon.