Zactch is a human who has known misery and adversity all his
life. He can’t walk, but his mind is incredibly strong. When
he is captured by the feline people of Pride Talon, he doesn’t
know what to think. They want him to learn about their people
in order to inform his own people, and he is intrigued by this
incredible chance. Especially when it means spending more
time with Gwire.
Gwire is a Shadow Dancer, the last of his kind. He has never
entirely felt comfortable around his people, but he senses a
kindred spirit in the frail man of the Others. The more time
he spends with Zactch, the more he wants to stay with him.
A war is looming for Gwire’s people. The Others are
encroaching on their territory, led by a zealot naturalist.
She is even more determined to wipe them out. Zactch and
Gwire come together despite the war that threatens them both.
Within each other, they have found their perfect match. Now
they just have to discover how to stay together.
I had been intrigued by Gwire the first time I read about him,
and Stephanie Burke has made me fall in love with this dark
warrior in Shadow Dancer. I loved the premise
of these two strong, but scarred, men finding love together.
With appearances from previous characters – including He-o,
Fayline and Kobaye – this series simply keeps getting better
with every new addition. I loved Shadow Dancer;
the frailties and strengths inherent in both men
resonated within me. I can’t wait to see where Stephanie
Burke takes this next.