Faythe and the rest of the pride are
back in the trial for Faythe’s life. They will not have an
easy time of it as she has managed to break 2 of the 3 major
crimes that are normally automatically punishable by death.
The fact that she had done them both by accident, and in
self-defense, may not matter to the group of Alpha’s
deciding her fate.
Now the trial is tough enough but when
a teenage tabby is found being stalked in the woods near
where the trial is being held things go from difficult to
almost impossible. To add to the concern and worry is the
fact that Marc might even get tossed out of the pride due to
Faythe’s actions. Will Faythe and Marc work through their
breakup at the end of Rogue? Will it be permanent or
will they get back together. In the end will it even matter
if Faythe is given the death sentence?
Rachel Vincent is one of my new
favorite writers, and Pride! again confirms
why. Normally 1st person stories are hard for me
to read but I was unaware Pride! was written
in this format until someone else pointed it out to me.
This means that the story flowed so well and I was able to
get into Faythe’s mindset so easily that my normal issues
were forgotten. In Pride! I found Faythe has
finally started to understand there may be more than one
consequence for her actions and while learning this the hard
way, is finally learning it.
Pride! made me laugh,
cry, send the authors emails (I swear I am not stalking her)
to make sure that one of the characters was going to be ok
in the end. This story has it all not only are you dealing
with Faythe’s trial, you get to meet another were member who
is rarer than even pride cats. Ms. Vincent has a huge fan
in me and I will be first in line for the next story in the
Werecats series and hope it is long lived. I
definitely Joyfully Recommend Pride! to all
fans of shifter stories as well as anyone wanting to try
one for the first time.