Guess who’s back again? No other than the wonderful Penny White! This has become one of my all-time favourite series and I’m excited to share the next installment with you.
Penny White and The Weariness of Were-Wolves by Chrys Cymri
‘I’ve been very patient,’ Raven said. ‘No drake will chase a draka who isn’t interested, or not yet ready for him. But you’re no longer attached to Peter, and you chose to remain in this world for my sake. How much longer am I to remain waiting and wondering, paradoxical Penny?’
Raven. The darkly beautiful search dragon has been a constant in my life ever since I first stumbled across the magical country of Lloegyr. Now he demands to know whether we have a future together.
But there are other challenges in my life. The humans stranded in Lloegyr need homes and jobs. Clyde is facing opposition as he explores a calling to the priesthood. A warren of traumatised were-rabbits has somehow become my responsibility. And what should I do about Llewelyn, the kind and generous were-wolf who wants us to be more than just partners in ministry?
Good thing Lloegyr has its own distilleries. Surviving all this will take copious amounts of whiskey…
As I always say in these reviews, you really need to start with book one to get the true value of the series. Also, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to write these reviews without giving away any spoilers. However, there were some great new themes in the Weariness of Were-Wolves that I want to share with you.
One is that we have our first same-sex relationship! I always comment on how inclusive this series is (even if many of the characters are fictional beings). The author frequently touches on the important issue of race but to have same-sex relationships in this book is a wonderful inclusion.
In the previous books, we saw the strength of Penny and how she is always there for her friends. Now the tables have turned and Penny needs her friends more than ever. She is struggling not only with personal problems but to see that her friends have her own interests at heart. I can’t wait to see how this storyline evolves.
Picking up a new Penny White book is like coming home. The sense of familiarity it brings comforts me every time – even in this crazy year we are experiencing.
Penny White and The Weariness of Were-Wolves is available to buy now.