The Taming (Cathell Series, #2)

The Taming (Cathell Series, #2)

by A.M. Rycroft

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BN ID: 2940155432227
Publisher: Mighty Quill Books
Publication date: 01/21/2018
Series: Cathell Series , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 206 KB

About the Author

A.M. Rycroft is the award-winning author of two dark fantasy series and several horror short stories. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and so she naturally bleeds black and gold whenever she gets a paper cut. Hobbies include watching the Penguins and the Steelers (or the Bruins and the Packers, if the first two aren't available), ignoring her email inbox (especially those from her editor about revisions to approve), and collecting superhero bobbleheads.

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The Taming 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me start off this book review by saying I received a free copy of The Taming by A.M. Rycroft in exchange for an honest review. The Taming is a quick read about a rather brash and imprudent vampyre named Thystle Moran. She has some emotional baggage that does not help her decision-making process. She runs up against a man who has it in for anyone and anything not human. I had fun reading this one! It was paced well. I think Rycroft did a great job of mixing in enough flashbacks to fill in backstory. The flashbacks felt like they were balanced well with the current events in the story and were limited to just enough to tell the bits needed without becoming an information dump. I have to say, I liked Thystle. She was a wonderful combination of seasoned sell-sword with brash, impulsive, almost teenager-like young woman. I have only two critiques. The first is that there were a few spots where the writing seemed like it could have been tightened a little more. Nothing outstanding, more just tweaking words and phrases here and there. Overall, this is pretty minor and likely a good portion just me and my preferences. The other is that the story seemed over almost too fast. I felt like it could have been drawn out a little more or something. Then again, I also have it on good authority that Rycroft has been looking at venturing back into this world for additional stories. If she does, it may well address this critique. Overall, I enjoyed The Taming and would recommend it for anyone who likes creepy, crawly, vampyre type stories that go bump in the night.
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
Thystle learns that the death of a friend may not be an accident but a set-up. She searches for the man responsible. The man who is looking for her to carry out his sentence of death of her. I like Thystle. She is a vampyre who lives among humans. She is strong. I like that she is able to be humble and care about others. I like the potential female/female romance that may be beginning here. I like that she is able to be assertive when dealing with others within her vampyre community as well as other immortals and humans. The secondary characters all have a connection to Thystle. I would like to know more of the back story of Thystle and them, especially Wiat, her Maker. He in angry with her and angered by her but in his way he has her back. I want to see where her relationship with Lilla goes. I also want to know what the Immortals want with Thystle. The world building is good. As we readers need the explanations we are given more details of this world. This world becomes more layered with more questions about the people in this realm. I hope more books will be coming that will answer my questions. The Taming is well done and quickly read. I will be reading more of A. M. Rycroft.