Stan Kendal thought becoming an Ophidian would be the first step towards redeeming himself. He'd failed Tristan, sensing it was too late to be his future king's strong arm. He'd failed Gregori, his out of control actions drivng a wedge between him and his childhood friend. Now his new friend, Randy Aikman, extracts a promise that Stan's ill equipped to handle. But he's determined not to fail, because if he does the price isn't his ego or pride—it's the life of a child.
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Where the other half books in the series have been following and showing us more of Gregori and his backstory, this one is about Stan. We learned what happened between him and Gregori in Starting Fires before he left to get control of himself and become an Ophidian. Now, Randy has made him promise to watch over Justus, adoptive son of Tristan and Ushna, as well as Twin Flame to Randy because Randy is going into The Land of the Dead in hopes of getting an agreement to help Tristan during the upcoming battle with Innana Poor Stan had his hands full from the first moment he gets to the ranch when Justus tries to follow Randy and almost succeeds. But slowly he learns from the kids as they learn from him and he takes on the role of mentor for both the warrior pups as well as protector and confidante to Dawn. Watching as Stan and the pups bond, as well as getting to see Justus's mother helping the kids make cookies was heart warming and a soothing read compared to the rest of the series, though my worry for Randy and if he'll return mirrors that of Stan and Justus. I only hope book five gives us some answers.