I fell in love with Thomas even more. He's definitely a "book boyf ...
I fell in love with Thomas even more. He's definitely a "book boyfriend" of mine and I don't have that many. The story of Charlene and Thomas was brought to life so much more through Thomas' eyes. He is more confident and yet understanding. I love how much he grew as a character and how he never gave up on Charlene as a mate. He was so confident she was his that he kept going through all the odds. With reading the other main character's POV (point of view) you gain so much more insight on the minor characters, in the case of Winnie, Grey, and Gregory. I have to say one thing I didn't like was Winnie has diminished a little (just a tiny smudge) in my eyes. She is one of my favorite characters throughout the whole Judgement of the Six series and JOT6 Companion series and she was a little harsher about Charlene through Thomas' eyes. It really surprised me but I was happy she was willing to put her concerns on the back burner. I loved reading how Grey became an Elder and his brotherly relationship and love with Thomas. Brings tears to your eyes. It was fun to read the other side of Mary and Gregory's relationship. All in all Thomas is my favorite companion book and I look forward to more. I do have to say that I really don't like the direction, Melissa Haag is taking the character Jim in. He needs a mate!! Melissa Haag does an amazing job bringing you into the world she has created for her characters in The Judgement of the Six series. I highly recommend "Thomas' Heart" by Melissa Haag and the book it is companion too, "(Un)Bidden" - Charlene's story.
November 23, 2016
Thomas’ Heart was really spectacular in the arena of companion nov ...
Thomas’ Heart was really spectacular in the arena of companion novels, this one is the pair to Un(bidden), which is Charlene’s story. I think it is my second favorite out of all the companion novels for the Judgement of the Six series (because Clay’s Hope will always be number 1, because Clay doesn’t speak in Hope(less) so hearing his side was just soooo much awesomeness). I feel like in this book I got the most enhanced point of view, learned the most about the pack history, and it gave me some really clear indicators on where the wolves were before Charlene was introduced to the pack as the first Judgement. This book starts with major action from behind the scenes of what Thomas and his pack were doing before he ventured to sanctuary, and met Charlene. I loved learning this side of him and what he was trying to accomplish to help protect the northern wolves. It really gave me insight about why he was so angry and hesitant when he first heard of the human causing such discord at sanctuary. Everything Thomas experiences, are all new to him, whereas as readers, we are already invested in the packs and the Judgements, but Thomas and Charlene’s story is really set in the past, as she is the first human companion to be known to the wolves as far back as their verbal history has been passed down. There was so much information that we didn’t know and how Charlene’s impact was so immense because we were only viewing the wolves world from her POV. We don’t see how insanely different it is to the human world, until you see what she does and how she makes changes through Thomas’ POV. Charlene was the start of everything, and she wouldn’t have made it without Thomas…or really without Winifred. Winifred knew in her heart that Charlene was more than just a special human, she had a real sense that Charlene was the change she had been trying to expand upon her pack without success. But once Thomas realized that Charlene was his mate, without his strength and ultimately his obstinacy, Charlene may not have stayed with the wolves after so many attempts on her life whether they were well intentioned…or not. Charlene was truly the start of the judgement cycle and instrumental in the continued success of the pack as well as Thomas’ strength to build the largest pack and hold sanctuary for all those who needed shelter. When I first read Un(bidden) I was not a fan of Thomas, but I fell for him as the novel progressed, knowing already whom he became in that novel, I had absolutely no reservations for Thomas going into his POV, so I immediately laughed at all his silliness or shall I say stubbornness. Reading this novel didn’t feel repetitive, it felt new and instrumental to the forthcoming end of the series. We were really clued into a lot of the pack business, and just how important the Judgements are to the wolves. I highly recommend reading Thomas’ Heart to any fans of the Judgement of the Six series, it is surely an installment that is not to be missed! Thomas’ story is the fourth in the series which means we only have 1 companion novel left, Carlos’ Peace, because the final, 6th book in the series, will be dual POV from both the wolf & Judgements points of views. So you definitely want to read all the companion novels before that final book!
November 23, 2016