Tarin s been caught, but can he be civilized Despite his wild ways and his keen instincts, Twice caught Tarin is bonding with his beak faced captain, Garrick, but not everyone wants their relationship to succeed Learning civilized skills and living in buildings have their good points, but Tarin struggles to reconcile his yearning for freedom with his desire for Garrick and his loyalty to his friends His thinking is clouded by his buzzing conscience and the remaining effects of having his memory wiped by the mysterious MothersOne thing Tarin is sure of Major Jadon is a Bad Egg He s a bitter and jealous man determined to stop any happiness in the community and consolidate power in himself If Jadon succeeds in his plans, not only will Tarin and Garrick be parted, but Tarin s friend Perry will be in Jadon s clutchesAs if threats to community harmony and the safety of new boys weren t bad enough, Tarin may lose the traditional Candle Day choice between his man and the woods if Garrick is not declared to be whole and healthy Can Tarin s untamed nature defeat the civilized Jadon s cunning use of the community s rules before Candle Day As many perils for Tarin lie within the winterbound community as outside, but when library boy Aran faces a cruel punishment, Tarin is even willing to face the Mothers to save his friendWinter may pass, but will Jadon s malice ever cease I really enjoyed this little series.This isn t a series to go into expecting a lot of plot detail or anything like that You really have to use your imagination to figure out why the world is the way it is in this book.I really liked Tarin, he was adorable I didn t buy that he was supposed to be 18 or 19 years old, but it was fine.You get a little detail at the end about the Mothers, but not a lot.This series kept my attention and if you can find a copy of the series, I would recommend it if yo I really enjoyed this little series.This isn t a series to go into expecting a lot of plot detail or anything like that You really have to use your imagination to figure out why the world is the way it is in this book.I really liked Tarin, he was adorable I didn t buy that he was supposed to be 18 or 19 years old, but it was fine.You get a little detail at the end about the Mothers, but not a lot.This series kept my attention and if you can find a copy of the series, I would recommend it if you want something strange, weird and dirty, than give this a try Holy Elf What a great conclusion to a brilliant series I m sad this endedbut I am happy with the way it did Probably why I waited so long to finish MostlyI wouldn t have minded someone constructing a mega laser beam or catapult and shooting the mother licking holy elf out if the Mud Blood that is Jadon He was a villain all the way What he did was cruel, I was in agreement with Tarin s choice of punishment But I was happy the Bad Egg got what he deserved.LOL and I m speaking like a W Holy Elf What a great conclusion to a brilliant series I m sad this endedbut I am happy with the way it did Probably why I waited so long to finish MostlyI wouldn t have minded someone constructing a mega laser beam or catapult and shooting the mother licking holy elf out if the Mud Blood that is Jadon He was a villain all the way What he did was cruel, I was in agreement with Tarin s choice of punishment But I was happy the Bad Egg got what he deserved.LOL and I m speaking like a Wild Boy Their language has grown on me Monsanto All the questions from Book 1 are answered, realistic well for them anyway results for the boys and men And may I say, I really dug the way the author tied in domestic discipline factors in this fictional society The world building was both simple yet intricate.Tarin got his Beak Face He never lost his brattiness as he became somewhat civilized I loved that and the brats D Computer ate my review the tl dr is that I waited too long to read this after reading the first one I put it off because I was really looking forward to it Sank my own battleship Alright, so I still don t know how to write exactly how much I loved this story without gushing and making this review forty times longer than it should be.It was interesting seeing Tarin and Garrick adapting to their lives what with Garrick s hand and Tarin still a new boy, learning his way around the compound Tarin was just as funny and stubborn as before Garrick is a littlemellow but it s obvious how much Tarin and Garrick feel for each other view spoiler And no one knows how happy Alright, so I still don t know how to write exactly how much I loved this story without gushing and making this review forty times longer than it should be.It was interesting seeing Tarin and Garrick adapting to their lives what with Garrick s hand and Tarin still a new boy, learning his way around the compound Tarin was just as funny and stubborn as before Garrick is a littlemellow but it s obvious how much Tarin and Garrick feel for each other view spoiler And no one knows how happy I am that Tarin chose Garrick over going back into the woods OMG I was jumping for joy I mean, I knew he d stay but it was such a relief for the inner struggle Tarin had to be settled Phew hide spoiler The world still fascinated me and I suppose the only downfall to this book was the questions I still have about the world itself But, we did delve deeper into the society and the world outside the compound including the Mothers and such which I found extremely fascinating I loved being able to seeof Jonas and Aron view spoiler and while the conflict with Aron and Jonas was a big part of the story, I never felt like it shouldn t have been there In fact, I felt like it gave the storysubstance because it showed Tarin and Garrick at their best and showed that they d do anything for their friends hide spoiler as well as the other Officers and their boys.Honestly, while I still have questions, there s no way I can give less than 5 stars for this book because I know I ll remember it and Out of the Woods and still be able to reread them both without getting sick of them I could never get sick of Tarin or Garrick and the world they come from.I m desperately hoping there isto come of these two because if not I ll be extremely sad and might possibly have to hurt a certain author to write So, for anyone that is on the fence about reading this story or this series, my advice, just read it It s an exceptional book And that s all I have to say