I found this story a refreshing takes on Shifters. We all know that shifters are like two creatures that are entwined into one very flexible body. But Red Sun delves deeper into the bond between the human and the wolf that is the young man named Raphael.
Raphael is young man that believes he has a demon inside him. He has episodes that he can’t remember what happened. His father has kept him locked up in the basement for his and others protection.
This has caused his Wolf to resent him and his father and the bond between his wolf and his human form is pretty much non-existent.
Ahmes comes across a naked Raphael covered in blood after one of his episodes. Ahmes is feeling lost in life, he has a strained relationship with his parents, and only has his sister for support.
When he meets Raphael, his caring nurturing personality takes over and he vows to help Raphael and his wolf to bond.
But there is Gregor a commander of the Knights of The Dawn, a organisation that is out to kill all shifters. Gregor is on a mission to find Raphael, needing his blood for his God to further his ambitions.
I really liked the way Raphael slowly grows to trust Ahmes and eventually become friends and more. The pace at which their relationship develops feels natural.
The threat of danger slowly builds and it is not just Raphael and Ahmes that are in danger but a whole community of shifters, and especially a clinic that helps and supports shifters like Raphael is in high danger because of Raphael staying there.
I loves many of the secondary characters. Especially the two that run the clinic. All in all a refreshing and enjoyable read that you can not help to be pulled into and root for Raphael, Ahmes and all of their support network. There are certainly a few nail biting moments