Title: A Father’s Protection
Series Title: Tales of Ferrês
Author: K. J. Hawkins
Date Added: October 21, 2015
Date Started: May 26, 2017
Date Finished: May 26, 2017
Reading Duration: 1 day
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Animal Fantasy, Short Story
The land beyond The Forest of Ferrês belongs to the kyres mortal enemies the twin-tailed foxes. Standing on the borders DarkDeath will have to plunge into the unknown to save his adventurous pup.
Will he be able to find Digger and make it out alive? The battle to protect his own will be tested when DarkDeath faces off against an old rival. Death lingering over his pup’s head will test his strengths as DarkDeath braces himself for battle.
This was a quick, little read about telepathic wolves whose mortal enemies are twin tailed foxes.
(I really tried to find a picture of a Hanj, the two tailed fox from Miracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark Lord, but no luck. I will say Hungry Goriya’s blog was one of the first links to come up though, so you lady are associated with the game by Google, which is one of the highest honors :D)
The story is mostly predictable and easily given away in the blurb. We know DarkDeath’s son, Digger, is missing and that his father is going to face off against one of the two-tailed foxes. I wasn’t surprised DarkDeath won (nor do I really count this as a spoiler, because it’s obvious he’s going to), but I wasn’t expecting *spoiler* their ability to shift into human form,*end spoiler* and the telepathy was a nice bonus. It reminded me a bit of ASOIAF, though obviously the Stark children can’t shift into wolves physically, just mentally, and Bran’s greenseer powers are more psychic and less telepathic, but they’re along the same continuum.
This short story didn’t do anything new, but it did add some more fantasy elements to established paradigms. I’d more than likely give the next book in the series a try especially since the first one was so inexpensive on Kindle.