Title: Crucible of Fate (Change of Heart #4)
Author Name & Publisher: Mary Calmes (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 21, 2012 – 234 pgs
In the secret city of Sobek, Domin Thorne is making his way as the newly chosen semel-aten, the leader of the werepanther world. He aspires to make sweeping changes—he’s set goals for himself and the people he chose to bring with him, modeling his reign after that of his friend, Logan Church. But Domin may have set too lofty a goal: his normal leadership style isn’t working.
While juggling a homesick Crane, a moody Mikhail, a bullwhip-wielding Taj, servants with murderous intentions, a visiting ex, and a mate on a dangerous goodwill mission, Domin has to figure out his new role alone. He also must determine how to deal with a conspiracy, all the while falling hard for a man who, for the first time in Domin’s life, reciprocates that love. Whether Domin is ready or not, Fate has stepped in to teach him a lesson: internal threats are just as dangerous as external ones.
This book was another really good addition to this series!
So instead of getting Jin and Logan with this book we get Domin who is the new semel-aten and Yuri his mate.
Domin is trying to help with the people he has brought with him in his new role who are all having problems while at the same time learning his new role in leadership. There really was so much going on in this book I some times had a hard time following it all so it would take me a little bit to catch up.
You get your angst in this book and action while also getting the steam from Domin and Yuri. You definitely feel the love Domin has for Yuri his mate and vice versa. You get to see Jin and Logan in this book too along with other characters from this series.
I really liked where this author took this story because I have always wanted to know more about Domin especially after what happened between Yuri and him in the last book. I was definitely on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading this book and I could not put it down!
All together I really liked this book!
I would recommend this book!
Mary Calmes lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and two children and loves all the seasons except summer. She graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. Due to the fact that it is English lit and not English grammar, do not ask her to point out a clause for you, as it will so not happen. She loves writing, becoming immersed in the process, and falling into the work. She can even tell you what her characters smell like. She loves buying books and going to conventions to meet her fans.