The Wolf Queen by Kelley Heckart

The Wolf Queen by Kelley Heckart
Arcadia Book 2
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Paranormal, Historical
Length: Full Length (246 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Sorrel

A tormented wolf man… A mysterious girl with a terrible secret…

Alara, a princess from a foreign land, is forced to wed the sorcerer-king Aramon, a power-hungry warlord, who discovers her dark secret and wants to use her to create an invincible army. When she meets Lycaon, she must decide if she should trust the cursed, tormented half-man half-wolf who might be her enemy or her true mate.

Lycaon, once a great king until he was cursed by Zeus to be a werewolf, is drawn to the mysterious princess. He is torn between helping Alara escape and using her to gain power over those who despise him.

Secrets abound and old enemies are reunited to battle Aramon before his terrible plan is unleashed. Time is running out as the dark moon approaches. Soon, Arcadia will be overrun with an unstoppable, vicious army unless Aramon can be defeated. To prevent his victory, the cost is high. As Lycaon’s affection for Alara grows, it becomes more difficult for him to decide which to save: Arcadia or her.

Connected by secrets and curses, two worlds collide and the last thing they expect to find is love but it may be the very thing that saves them all.

Set during the Bronze Age, The Wolf Queen is a fantasy romance with a heavy dose of the paranormal. Ms Heckart cleverly weaves in a lot of background history throughout the tale.

Alara is a princess from a foreign land, soon to be wed to a sorcerer king. However, she realizes that her betrothed knows a big secret about her tribe that he plans to use for his evil purposes. So she flees to the one person who can help her, Lycaon. A former king, he’s cursed to roam the earth in his half human, half wolf form.

Alara has a kind heart and a strong will but she’s also a strong fighter. She knows herself. And she knows when to retreat and when to fight.

With every day she spent with Lycaon she learns more and more about him and about the secrets long hidden. This was a surprising book. Honestly I wasn’t sure I’d like it this much, let alone finish it in one sitting.

Though this is the second book in the series and even though I haven’t read the first book in the series, I can safely say that it can be read as a stand alone. The plot was very good. Detailed. But not so much so as to be too much. It was descriptive and deep.

The characters, good and bad, were well developed. I could almost see them in my mind’s eye every time.

Alara and Lycaon had passion and a lot of it. Their relationship was not easy but their love was strong. I know it’s a little corny saying that but it’s the only way I could describe it without revealing too much.

A read any paranormal reader could love and one I highly recommend.


  1. Thank you so much for reviewing my book.

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