Striker Gryphon has lost his position of honor among the Ram, and is now a hunted man. A traitor. Zo, the object of his affection, was murdered by members of his former clan. To honor her memory, he journeys to the highly secretive Raven “Nest” to warn strangers of their impending demise—though it could cost him more than just his pride. He doesn’t know that Zo is very much alive and in another part of the region assisting Nameless refugees over a mountain swarming with wild men known as “Clanless.” As each struggle to make sense of what their lives have become, they fight and claw to reach the Allied Camp, their last hope in bringing peace to the region. But the road back to one another is treacherous and uncertain. And freedom will come with a price.
Bubby: Let’s just start with the obvious here, shall we? Do you see the man on this cover? Do you? He looks like he’s worth wandering through the wilderness for, don’t you think, Sissy?
Sissy: Yep. That right there is a man I’d go to great lengths to find. Even all frost covered and yellow-eyed. His chiseled jaw could cut open a coconut.
Bubby: And he’s just as strong and rugged on the inside. Our hero Gryphon is all about the honor and the sacrifice – except that now instead of doing everything for the glory of the Ram clan, he’s doing it for the love of Zo and for the welfare of all the other clans. He had some great heroic moments in the first book, Nameless, but in Clanless, he’s really become a true hero.
Sissy: Clanless follows Zo and Gryphon through a myriad of wild and hairy adventures, one right after another. They remain strong and undaunted. If I had to trade places with either one of them I would have been tempted to crawl under a rock and die. Many times.
Bubby: What, you don’t think you are action/adventure/peril heroine material?
Sissy: I must say that I don’t even like to WATCH or READ anything that is too intense usually, and Jen Jenkin’s writing takes me to the very edge of my adventure tolerance! It’s a good thing that she writes so dang well, otherwise I would have to throw my signed copy out the window and watch a Hallmark movie instead.
Bubby: You’re welcome for that signed copy, by the way. I know that you read both Clanless and Nameless with your metaphoric hands covering your eyes. It’s like Mr. Bubby’s grandma, who used to go to her son’s wrestling matches and hide behind Grandpa’s back because she couldn’t stand to watch, all the while smacking his shoulder and yelling, “What’s happening, George? What are they doing now, George? Is he still ok, George?”
Sissy: You should be proud of me that I didn’t skip to the end of the book! Sometimes I get so anxious that I have to read the end first just so I know going in that everything turns out okay. Not that EVERYTHING turns out okay in Clanless…but you’ll get nothing more about it out of me. I loved the new characters we met in Clanless, especially those from the Raven clan. I want to say so much more about them but just know that Jenkin’s characters have a depth that make you form an immediate attachment to them.
Bubby: Even the villains! You may not like them, but you get their motivation and you feel for them. It’s actually quite annoying to have such conflicted opinions about most of the villains. Of course, there are still one or two that you can outright hate, so it works out just fine. I can hardly wait for book three in this series to be published. We’re lucky enough to know Jennifer Jenkins personally, and it’s all I can do not sit on her doorstep waiting for the moment she’s done writing. Hurry up, Jen! I need to know what happens!
Sissy: You may, if you are like me, read Clanless in a fully clenched position, but nevertheless read it you must. It’s just too good to miss. I can’t wait to have a signed copy of book three in my grubby hands and resist the temptation to read the end of that one first as well.
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