Stag and the Ash (The Rowan Harbor Cycle #5) by Sam Burns


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Length: 45,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Melanie Farlow @ Clause & Effect
The Rowan Harbor Cycle Series
Book #1 – Blackbird in the Reeds – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #2 – Wolf and the Holly – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #3 – Fox and Birch – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Book #4 – Hawk In The Rowan – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Jesse Hunter is finally trying to be an adult, but it still feels like an act. His place on the town council is a sham. He’s rarely called on to do anything. His boyfriend is grieving the loss of his mother, and while everyone seems to think he’s doing a great job caring for Sean, Jesse feels like he’s more of a distraction than a real help.

March is shaping up to be a bad month. First, random chance leads him to the realization that the town’s recent trouble is his fault. Then new werewolves come into town, and it turns out they’re also Jesse’s responsibility. He feels like he may be at his breaking point, and he doesn’t want to drag his friends and loved ones down with him. But how will he handle it alone?

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Stag and the Ash (The Rowan Harbor Cycle, #5)Stag and the Ash by Sam Burns
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jesse and Sean are living together. Jesse stressing about the expectations of the roll as Rowan Harbors to be alpha and about his role in Sean’s mothers death. Sean is still reeling from losing his mother. Everybody knows something bad is coming, they just don’t know what. Into this tense situation walk three young wolves. Again, Jesse’s perceived problem. Slowly getting overwhelmed he worries he’s just not enough.

This seemed like a very short story. Can’t really say much about it without giving away the whole plot. There was a scene with Oak, who although isn’t one of the lead characters, is my favorite. The series keeps building. Adding bits and pieces to the myth that is Rowan Harbor.

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Author Bio

Sam wrote her first fantasy epic with her best friend when she was ten. Like almost any epic fiction written by a ten year old, it was awful. She likes to think she’s improved since then, if only because she has better handwriting now.

If she’s not writing, she’s almost certainly either reading or lost down a Wikipedia rabbit hole while pretending to research for a novel.


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