Review: Fang Chronicles: Dmitri by D’Elen McClain

Posted October 4, 2014 by Lorna in Lorna, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 24 Comments

Review: Fang Chronicles: Dmitri by D’Elen McClain
Fang Chronicles: Dmitri by D'Elen McClain
Series: Fang Chronicles #5
Published by Indie
Published on: December 17, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 215
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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With war on the horizon, Dmitri, liege vampire to the bear clan, offers safe haven to Vorlyk and his new clan. Having another vampire in his territory is difficult but a certain young she-cat makes life impossible. The stalking feline has her eyes set on Dmitri even when his eyes stray elsewhere.

The enemy proves that none of the North American clans is safe and itโ€™s time to fight back. Battle plans are drawn, a traitor continues to wreak havoc, and Dmitri hides a secret that could destroy them all.

Can one she-cat change the deadly tide of war and will Dmitriโ€™s curse keep him from taking a chance on love?

Dmitri is book V in the Fang Chronicles series and should be read in order.



I love this series, and feel it is one of the better indie series that I have read. It’s just more proof for me that indie writers should not be ignored by the reading public. Some of my very favorite authors either are still indie, or started as indie, and I count myself lucky to have found these authors.

Dimitri is the vampire liege for the bear clan. This means as long as the bear clan has him to feed off of them, the enzyme in his bite will keep them healthy and immortal. A win win for both. Full on war between the cats from South America, and the wolves and bears is imminent. To that end, Nicholas’s beastkind, which includes both wolves, and cats that were rescued from South America, have come to stay with the bears. Two of the cats, Nikka and Talya, are immediately attracted to Dmitri, although Dmitri only has eyes for Nikka. Talya is a eighteen, extremely immature, and only has one arm, after being tortured by the male cats in South America. Nikka is older than Talya, and is mute, due also to being tortured in the past. It isn’t a love triangle, because Dmitri doesn’t want to have anything to do with Talya, but she sure doesn’t take the hint. Of course a lot of problems ensue due entirely to Talya and her antics.

Over and above all that however, this book is about the war with the cats(mountain lions) of South America. It’s not pretty, by any means, and the author doesn’t have a problem with killing off characters, but then it is war after all. In this world building, the male cats are cruel, and treat their women as slaves and/or sexual objects. The female cats know nothing good of the world. So this is also a story about the rescued females learning to live in a much better world. But first the cats must be defeated.

The different dynamics between all the different beastkind, and the vampires they live with, was also a big part of the world building. Adding the bears to this ongoing story, brought a whole different dimension to the world of these shifters. Each different shifter race has it’s own customs and ceremonies. Pretty fascinating stuff, I must say.

I enjoyed Dmitri and Nikka’s romance, and their overcoming obstacles that include Talya, and the fact that Nikka is mute. Of course I didn’t enjoy the war, but we finally get to see what happens with all of that. The author wraps up a lot of things from the previous books, and had I not had the next book ready to read for review, I would have thought the series was over with this one. However, the author does have one more story to tell in this series, and I will be reading that one very soon.

This latest entry in the Fang Chronicles was well written, with good characters, most of which readers already know from previous books. Lots of action, and hot sex scenes round out this story. I think paranormal romance fans will find a lot to like about this book, and the whole series.


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I’m Lorna and I live in Maryland. Since retiring, I spend my time mostly reading and reviewing books. My favorite reads are Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Young Adult. I read a lot of indie books in addition to traditionally published books. Favorite paranormal creature? Vampires, but I am really liking werewolves more everyday.

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24 responses to “Review: Fang Chronicles: Dmitri by D’Elen McClain

    • Usually it’s just a vampire with the bears, or a vampire with the wolves, but in this book they were all coming together to go against the evil cats in the war. The reason that some of the cats were part of the good guys, is that they had been rescued from being tortured by the evil cats. Hope that makes more sense:)

  1. I love the shifter paranormal element! And quite frankly, I’ve never ‘met’ a Dmitri that I didn’t find totally hot ๐Ÿ™‚

    I agree with your assessment of Indie authors, I’ve read some amazing books by Indie authors that still remain in that category. This is a series that I’m looking into!

    Great review!
    Kristi-The Book Faery recently posted…STACKING THE SHELVES

  2. I couldn’t agree more about indie authors (or former indies). One of the first things I did when I got my kindle years ago was peruse all the indie authors and I can’t even tell you how many great ones I found and feel in love with.
    So glad this series is still going strong for you.
    kindlemom1 recently posted…Review: Silverblind by Tina Connolly

  3. i never heard about this series somewhere else than here but it does sound quite interesting. i love the fact vampire and shifters have a kind of patnership because usually they are against each other
    different kinds of shifters too makes it a fascinating world cruel but so interesting

    i love the fact it’s available in print too but i would follow your advice and start this by book 1
    miki recently posted…Divine Vices (Divine Vices 1) by Melissa Parkin

    • Yes, I have really enjoyed the world building by this author. I have actually reviewed the previous two books earlier this year if you are interested. This coming week, I reviewed the last book in the series. Don’t you hate it when a series you love is over?