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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A+A+A+A+A+A+ What a Fascinating Tale

I picked up this book after reading a review from one of my fellow reviewers and I read it back in 2002. I'm not much of a Supernatural/Paranormal reader I tend to stick to the Romance/Contemporary Suspense genre (just take a look at my other reviews and listmania lis...
I picked up this book after reading a review from one of my fellow reviewers and I read it back in 2002. I'm not much of a Supernatural/Paranormal reader I tend to stick to the Romance/Contemporary Suspense genre (just take a look at my other reviews and listmania lists)but I thoroughly was engrossed into this story.... and that's what this is a wonderful, fascinating, sweeping tale, of a friendship between a human and a werewolf/man. This book takes a incredible look at what we humans have as a downfall (according to the werewolves) our emotions. Jealousy and deception leads this family into peril and harsh consquences that has a rippling effect into the future. The first part of the book is in present day New York City the Devoncroix family is the Royal family to the Werewolf nation. Nicholas (the son) and Alexander (the father) discover a massacre has taken place at one of their Labs. Because of the nature of the killings they try to figure out if the killer/s were/are Human or of their kind.... At first sight it appears to be humans but at closer look it is more than that. So begins the tale of Alexander telling his son a secret into the history of their family. In the 1800's humans are immensely disliked by the Pack and Alexander is viewed as 'eccentric' because he is known to socialize quite frequently with humans, he takes Tessa (a human) under his wing. Tessa is annoyingly human, through the eyes of the werewolves, it's understandable to envision why they dislike us so much, she ask to many questions, disobeys orders and can not/will not grasp the fact that she would never understand the world in which Alexander lives in. Tessa is a young woman who falls in love with Alexander, who is described as being a beautiful and sensual Man (what woman would not?) Alexander views Tessa as a pet of some sorts, Elise is the new Queen of the 'Pack' she too befriends Tessa and makes a stand to the Werewolf nation that as she comes into the seat as the Queen she wants it known that she is of like mind that Werewolves and Humans need to coexist for the future of their pack. Denis is the brother of Alexander who is of the original Werewolf pack 'Antonov' he lives in Siberia and does not embrace the notion of living in 'harmony' with humans and heads up a outlaw group of Werewolves called the 'Brotherhood' they are Human-haters. His part in this book is woven in so well that long after you put this book down you won't know quite how to feel about Denis.... or at least I don't. Through Denis actions comes betrayal and a forbidden line being crossed. The author takes you back in time to the 1800's from the beauty of France, to the magical description of Siberia, to the cold hard wilderness life of Alaska. The visual imagination in this tale was so real to me that I could literally feel the ice under my feet as the author described what is was like for Alexander and Denis to be in wolf form. 'The Passion' is in reference to the actual transition from a Human Form into that of the Wolf form. This is not a Heavy romance book I would say that 90% of this book is Historical and parts of it are written from Alexander's point of view and a few from Tessa and Denis. This also does not have a 'happy ending' that you find in Romance novels it leads into her next book 'The Promise' which I would like to pick up as soon as I can find it. Overall a very good read. Respectfully Reviewed

posted by Anonymous on September 16, 2005

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Very inventive but starts slow

The first 125 pages are boring and make you wonder why you're still reading. Then all of sudden, the pace picks up and the book pulls you in and you can't put it down. I don't care for Anne Rice so I wouldn't compare this to her writings. This is the best werewolf bo...
The first 125 pages are boring and make you wonder why you're still reading. Then all of sudden, the pace picks up and the book pulls you in and you can't put it down. I don't care for Anne Rice so I wouldn't compare this to her writings. This is the best werewolf book I've read because it's so inventive and makes them interesting and more than the monsters they've always been portrayed to be in movies and such. Recommended if you are an avid reader and have the time.

posted by Anonymous on November 7, 2003

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

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    Addicting, but in a "so bad it hurts" kinda way

    I'm sorry. I tried. I really did. But this book was crap. I started reading it, cause I like books with werewolves and such. Anyhow, I got to half-way through, skipped about a hundred pages, and finished the book from there. Granted, I did cry at the end, but it wasn't so good that I ever plan on reading it again, and you can forget recommending it to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2002

    I guess I'll go back to Vampire stories

    Donna Boyd has NOT done for werewolves what Ann Rice did for vampires. This refutes the quote from another author that appears on the cover. Boyd uses first, second and third person for the narrative, makes werewolves into superbeings, yet figures it takes over a century for the baaaad werewolves to start making trouble for the good ones. Basically this book is nothing more than an attempt to set up a second or third book. Did you know that werewolves built the pyramids? They also are the best singers, scientists, etc., etc, yet they are happiest running through the forest chasing deer.The only 'passion' comes when Tessa and Alex or his brother get to feeling steamy. And that written in the way my wife's romance books are written. Read something else, 'The Passion' is not worth your time.

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