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The Vargr series by Meraki P. Lyhne

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Meraki P Lyhne
20 September 2021
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Reviewed By: Josh Dale


Awakening ember continues Matt’s Journey and learning of his true origins and a life that could come from a paranormal novel.

I like the way in this book Maraki gives us a split point of view from both Matt and Steffen the pack alpha. Which allows us to delve deeper into the Vargr way of life and their history.

We are given hints of what Matt’s future might hold if the mythology is repeated.

Matt has certainly grown since the first novel. He is slowly learning to take control of the ember and is growing to be a formidable Alpha in training.

But there are forces in the background that I am sure will cause some conflict in the coming books.

In this book we see the stubborn determination that Matt must succeed, his ability to gain trust of pack members and for them to follow him.

There is growing tension between Matts pack and a couple of less friendly Vargr packs.

Matts bonds with his fellow pack members grows, not only with his boyfriend Rasmus and Alpha Stefan and Stefan’s second in command Klaus who have both taken him under their wings (or should that be tails lol.)

As with the first book the story world is outstanding and is conveyed to us in such a way you feel like your right there in the middle of the pack house and grounds. I swear that I was out of breath just reading about the pack runs.

We delve deeper into the mythology and what it means for the pack but especially for Matt. As we are beginning to learn that there is something special about his determination and abilities. Though this could be as much a curse as a privilege if it does turn out true.

Book two has nicely set the ground for book three, where I think we might see a few substantial events happen to test Matt further, as well as the underlying dangers of pack wars bubbling below the service.

Will Matt become the white wolf? Can he handle the ember? Will the pressure and responsibilities prove too much? I think I have a few answers in my mind, but only time will tell.

What I can answer is that this book is exciting, and it shows Matt’s growth perfectly as well as What Stefan has sacrificed to lead and nurture his pack.

A great second book, which shows us how far Matt has come and what he has achieved so far, and the promise of what is to follow.

We get a deeper understanding of not only the two main characters but many of the supporting characters as well as a few minor characters. We learn their strengths and what they bring to the pack.

I am honestly so excited to read book three, which unfortunately for me will be in mid-February. Oh the curse of a reviewer having to read books as listed in their schedule lol.



Meraki P. Lyhne, real name Martin, is a Danish author spanning multiple genres and pseudonyms. Meraki P. Lyhne mainly writes contemporary paranormal LGBT fiction with various degrees of romantic heat, some with a HEA, some with a HFN, and some with white-knuckling cliffhangers. Mostly, he writes long series with focus on worldbuilding, action, and something epic.

Other than that, he’s a single dad to a teenage boy, the happy companion to a Rottweiler, and he lives in a very small village next to nowhere.

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