When she loses her husband, Alexis Ayze
has to find a way to take care of her 4-year-old son, Jack.
Her best option is her husbandís family in Arizona. On her
way to her in-lawsí home on the reservation, Lexie loses her
way in a storm. The car ends up in a ravine and they are
trapped by a flash flood.
Michael Ayze becomes concerned because
his brotherís widow and his nephew are in unfamiliar
territory and this storm isnít quite normal. Something is
off about it. He spots Lexieís car in a flooded ravine and
comes to the rescue. He has to remind himself that he is
just her savior and nothing else. Of course that may not
work for long. There is an attraction that just wonít go
away. And it didnít help when his mother suggested they keep
with the old tradition and Michael should marry Lexie.
Michael is part of a group of medicine
men, known as the Brotherhood, who are fighting a battle for
their people. The Skinwalkers are Navajo men who have taken
up Navajo witchcraft to become the power of the reservation.
The evil skinwalkers trying to take over and the Brotherhood
trying to stop it are all searching for a map that will give
them the advantage.
There is the matter of Lexieís talent
for communicating with ghosts. Michael has to come to terms
with this bit of information. Ghosts are evil so Lexieís
ability to see them is not a good thing in his belief
system. But it appears that Lexie is to be the Message
Bearer for the Brotherhood whether they like it or not.
Now all Michael has to do is keep Lexie
Shapeshifters, ghosts, medicine man and arranged marriagesóShadow
Warrior has it all. Lexie and Michael spend a lot of
time trying to not be attracted to each other while his
mother spends a lot of time trying to arrange their
marriage. Itís really no contest. I liked the heroes and
their interactions with each other but I felt that the
villains could have been a little more developed. I really
didnít feel a strong bad guy vibe from the bad guys.
Overall, I enjoyed Shadow Warrior and look
forward to reading the other books in the Brotherhood