Shadows of the Ancients - Christine M. Butler

Shadows of the Ancients

By Christine M. Butler

  • Release Date: 2014-03-28
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 242 Ratings


No one ever questions the pairings their pack-master chooses for them. No one, except Jessica St. Marks, who can't stand the thought of being bonded for life to Zach Brighton, douchebag extraordinaire.

Jessica plans a night out with her human friend, Ashley, to have a little fun before she's forced to settle for the loser her pack has chosen to be her mate. Little does she know, her fate is about to change when she runs into a mystery wolf who takes her breath away, and marks her as his own.

Evan De'Lune may be new and exciting, but he has secrets that threaten to not only put Jessica's life in danger, but his ability to keep his claim on her as well!


  • Eh

    By PB3E
    Was seemingly a good story which is why I read it in the first place and I like stuff about werewolves, but the writing wasn't great. Things like using the same adjective twice in the same sentence which doesn't sound that annoying, but as soon as you start noticing stuff you cant stop. The author said stuff that could have been inferred and the main character would think something and then actually repeat it when speaking when we could of just assumed she had been thinking it before she said it. You’d get it after reading it. This is basically why it is a free book instead of costing money. Like there was no editor and some letters were left ot her and ther. Also I feel like the author didn't do as much with the story as she could of she made the world on werewolves seem so similar to ours, but emphasized that Jess’s situation was different and they didn't really interact. She could have gone so far as to make new different terms that the werewolves had that were different then us as with any secluded culture yet she didn't get so imaginative which kind of made it disappointing. Also also, (spoiler sort of) the love story was kind of predictable. One of them is not so sure about the relationship in the beginning, eventually they get comfortable together and they are made for each other then one screws up, but eventually they make up. And of course one of them has to get injured because how else are you going to test their love for each other? When Jess and Ash were walking to the club themselves and were attacked PREDICTABLE. When they caught Zach after his pathetic attack but the danger wasn't actually over PREDICTABLE. And the introduction of a new love interest at the end was honestly too forced and the author was trying too hard to make us rethink Evan. Like the whole book you’re convincing us he’s the perfect guy and then suddenly oh he runs out on her like a child throwing a tantrum because of his father which in my opinion, after getting to know the character, he wouldn't have done. He probably would have fought his brother, but you're trying to make him seem worse so that people welcome the new interest. The fact the Ashley was all “he was trying to keep you safe see it from his perspective” the first time he screwed up but then later analyzing everything he did and convincing Jess that maybe he wasn't the best guy is frankly making her seem bipolar. I could go on but you get the point maybe read if you have nothing better to do? Im certainly not actually spending money on more of this authors work and you shouldn't either the “cliffhanger” at the end really isn’t intriguing enough to put up with more of this.
  • Shadows of the Ancients-

    By JC Cincy Kid
    I’m writing this (5 STAR) review for two reasons. First this book is simply beyond amazing and incredibly well-written. Second I’ve read all in the series and they just keep getting more and more outstanding as the story line progresses. I am an uncle in his 60’s who shares books back and forth with my amazing (15) year old niece, and these are in our most favorites- if we could give a rating higher than a (5) we would. Check this 1st one out and u will see exactly what we mean! 👍👏👊 Can’t wait to read more from this author. Thanks soooo much, Uncle Jim
  • Aaaaamazing

    By jmp homer
    This book is so awesome. Honestly after I finished it my immediate reaction was, this should be a movie. I highly recommend it. It's just amazing
  • Excellent read!

    By Jcecmcoc
    An awesome storyline with unique twists and turns!!! Loved this and can't wait to read the rest! Plus we SC girls gotta stick together!!!
  • Good book

    By Pyroman88
    There were some grammatical errors (which is my biggest pet peeve so don't feel too bad) but other than that the story had a well written plot with a lot of detail and it was easy to love the main character. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book

    By Wood Witch
    After coming down from the addiciton that was The Grey Wolves Series, this author lends more "adult" detail to its fun, fast paced story line. LOVING the strong female characters. Thanks to her writing style, Christine Bulter is becoming one of my preferred authors. Can't wait for the rest of these books!
  • Great story

    By Aliesh2
    I love it... It very different :)