I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review."Good Counsel" by Eileen Wilks
Series: World of the Lupi #4.2
Genres: Paranormal Fantasy
on January 7, 2008
Also in this series: Night Season, Mortal Sins, Blood Magic, Blood Challenge, "Human Nature"
Also by this author: Unbinding, Mind Magic, Dragon Spawn, Dragon Blood, "Cyncerely Yours", "The New Kid", "Brownies", Tempting Danger, Mortal Danger, Blood Lines, Night Season, Mortal Sins, Blood Magic, Blood Challenge, "Human Nature"
A short story, 4.2, in the World of the Lupi paranormal fantasy series and revolving around Cullen Seabourne’s counseling session with Father Michaels. This is a free PDF offered on Eileen Wilks’ website.
The third person point-of-view is from Father Michaels’ perspective and is a fascinating take on the pre-Cana counseling, as Father Michaels discusses the reasons a werewolf who worships the Lady wants to marry Cynna and insists on marrying her in the Catholic Church.
It’s also a dig at societal expectations of what constitutes a successful pair who want to wed.
I think anyone getting married with Cullen’s reasons would last in their partnership.
It’s a requirement of the Catholic Church that those who want to marry within the Church attend pre-Cana counseling. And Father Michaels has his doubts about why a lupus wants to marry, let alone marry within the Church.
Cullen Seabourne is lupus and a sorcerer who’s getting married. His mother was Wiccan.
Father Abraham Michaels is counseling Cullen and Cynna. Dora is his assistant.
Caitlyn Murphy and Mike Donahue are Father Michaels’ next appointment.
A lupus is what we know as a werewolf.
The Cover and Title
The cover is pale yellows with a golden wolf with white markings facing us, his muzzle turned to the right. The author’s name is in black at the top while the title is in a medium green-blue against a white background that angles up to the right. I love the bit of information informing us that it’s a deleted scene from the series.
The title is the result of the meeting and must have been “Good Counsel”.