"a true masterpiece and a joy to read"

In this Tale of the Sazi, we find ourselves back with a wolf pack, this one in Colorado. The alpha of the pack, Lucas, is busy with the Council, so as Lucas’ second, Raphael is acting alpha. Raphael has worked hard to build a life since he’s no longer a member of Wolven. After the scandal, Raphael moved to Colorado. His son is now a member of Wolven, so Raphael still has some contacts within the organization. So when Charles, the head of the Council, calls him asking for a favor, Raphael is stunned to say the least. It turns out Raphael’s old nemesis, Jack, is still playing his games and one of the latest victims of his attacks lived. Since she happens to be Charles’ god-daughter, he wants Raphael to train her in the ways of the Sazi, if she survives her first full moon. Charles also wants Raphael to keep Catherine safe from Jack.

After her parents were murdered, Catherine moved in with her aunt to get herself back together. Since her parents were taking Catherine on a vacation after her fiancé broke off their engagement, Catherine’s life is really a mess and she’s glad for the time to sit back and figure out what to do next. Then again, Cat as she prefers to call herself, wasn’t aware of the consequences of the attack. It seems Cat now has the ability to become a jaguar at will and some rather astonishing gifts as well. Naturally, she didn’t find any of this out until after she changed for the first time when some strange people showed up at her aunt’s house at the same time Jack did. The person training her in the ways of the Sazi just happens to be a handsome wolf she’s attracted to, confirmed by Uncle Chuck, and this wolf just happens to have a history with Jack, adding up to quite an explosive combination. Add to that, wolves and cats are natural enemies and the pack is not quite ready for a cat among them, and Cat has her work cut out for her adjusting to her life.

When Lucas decides Raphael must take over the pack, Raphael has quite a problem. The pack members are not exactly welcoming Cat with open arms and he has the feeling she is his mate. And relationships just don’t have the habit of turning out well for Raphael. And when Cat admits she has feeling for Raphael as well, things get pretty hairy.

Are Raphael and Cat true soul mates? Will they have a chance at a relationship? Will Raphael be able to keep Cat safe from Jack? Will they be able to stop Jack from murdering anyone else? Will the pack ever accept Cat?

Howling Moon is a fantastic story! Authors C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp just keep getting better and better with each new story they write. In this story, we get more of a look into the inner workings of a wolf pack. I love how we get a look into aspects of different species of Sazi with each new book in this series and how different animals deal with things. It’s obvious these two authors know their stuff when it comes to the animals they write about. One thing I can’t stand is when I read something I know to be false and having a wolfdog of my own, I am aware of pack discipline and these two authors have it down pat. The way C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp weave together danger and love, among other subplots, is a true masterpiece and a joy to read. If you enjoy shape shifters, if you enjoy paranormal romance—just pick up these stories. You won’t be sorry you did!

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted December 19, 2006


He’s a Wolf...She’s a Jaguar...

Raphael is a former agent of the shapeshifter secret police, forced into retirement after a very public scandal. Now he’s assigned to help the victim of a hideous crime—a woman who has been attacked by a serial killer and accidentally turned into a were-jaguar.

Worse yet, Catherine turns out to be Raphael’s fated mate. But the serial killer is still on her trail, and perhaps even worse, Raphael’s pack wants her dead.

Caught between destiny and duty...

Raphael must make his choice—and in doing so, risk losing his pack—in this tale of obsession, revenge, lust, pack politics and true love.


Howling Moon
(A Tale of the Sazi: Book 4)
by C. T. Adams, Cathy Clamp

Tor Books
January 1, 2007
Available: January 1, 2007
ISBN #0765354020
EAN #9780765354020
384 pages
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Other Books by
C. T. Adams

Serpent Moon
Cold Moon Rising
Touch of Darkness
Timeless Moon
Moon's Fury
Touch of Madness
Captive Moon
Touch of Evil
Moon's Web
Hunter's Moon

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