Book Reviews of Derik's Bane (Wyndham Werewolf, Bk 3)

Derik's Bane (Wyndham Werewolf, Bk 3)
Derik's Bane - Wyndham Werewolf, Bk 3
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425199978
ISBN-10: 0425199975
Publication Date: 1/4/2005
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 647 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 12
I've not previously read a Wyndhma Werewolf Tale, so I came into DERIK'S BANE with no preconceptions. I enjoyed the story, the characters, and the typical MaryJanice Davidson wit, although I did find the ending (which happened in about two pages) a wee bit far-fetched.

Derik Gardner, hottie and member of the Wyndham Pack, has recently been feeling a little out of sorts. When he loses control one morning and gets into it with alpha Michael Wyndham (his leader and best friend since childhood), he realizes that something has to change.

And change they do. Derik has been informed that the reincarnation of Morgan La Fay, great sorceress and sister to King Arthur, not to mention historically believed to be a betrayer of a nation, has now taken the body of spunky, cute nurse with a doctorate Sara Gunn. His mission? "Take care of" Ms. Gunn, and prevent her from destroying the world.

Sara is a little perturbed by Derik's arrival on her doorstep, but no more so than she was by the guys in red monk's robes who tried to kill her at the hospital where she works later that day. It seems strange things are always happening to her, but her "luck", as she calls it, in turn causes weird things to happen to the bad guys.

As Derik attempts to take care of Sara by killing her, he realizes that he, superior body be damned, can't hurt her. So if you can't beat 'em, you join 'em, right? Sara and Derik set off cross-country to Salem, Massachusetts, where the sect of King Arthur resides, determined to save the world from destruction.

DERIK'S BANE is a fun, enjoyable read. In typical MJD style it's got passion, hilarious dialogue, a yummy hero, and a spunky heroine. What it lacks is a truly believable ending (Sara KICKS the baddie to destroy it), but overall this is a fun way to spend an afternoon.
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Helpful Score: 4
A quick read that's the standard MJD with a mouthy heroine, hunky hero and unbelievable events in between. I liked it overall, but think I'm getting burned out on all of her books having characters who all seem to have the same personalities. It gets old after awhile. The ending felt a bit rushed with the "battle" scene and the epilogue was a little lame, but after reading so many MJD books, it's about what I've come to expect from this author. It makes me really glad I just used a PBS credit to get this book!
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Helpful Score: 4
I loved this book. I love her Betsy series but I think that this one was better. I really have not liked her novelas or even her Fred the mermaid series but I like the Wyndam werewolves! I thought that the end was so funny!
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Helpful Score: 3
Cute Short Story about Derik "The Werewolf" trying to save the world and his adventure,in doing so and how during all of that he finds his mate.
**************This book is explict so adults only********************
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Helpful Score: 3
Humorous romance - a psychic predicts the end of the world - unless Derek (who happens to be a werewolf) saves it. He meets with the cause of the end of the world - Dr. Sara Gunn and immediately falls for her. A classic road trip ensues...
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Helpful Score: 2
Worst book by MJD ever. Complete piece of carp. She must've really needed the money, or perhaps the deadline was too short & she didn't have time for a complete re-write.
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Helpful Score: 2
I've enjoyed the Queen Betsy books, but I liked this one even better. A fun, light, fast read. More wit, as fas as I'm concerned, than the Betsy books, and that's what I read MJD for.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not as good as the Queen Betsy series but still a good quick read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was so fun to read. As soon as I was done it left me wanting more. I had hopes she would evolve this into another series but alas nope she added it into the Queen Betsy series. If she writes I will read it.
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Helpful Score: 2
I've read MJD's Queen Betsy series and liked the few mashups they did with the Wyndham Werewolves so I was pretty interested in learning more about it. I received this one through PBS and fell in love with it. I truly enjoyed the story about how Derik & Sara met. I had never read any of the other Wyndham Werewolf stories, so I am eager to read the rest! I loved the whole bit of Morgan LaFey being reincarnated and such. This was a pretty awesome story.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good way to waste 20 minutes. Yes, laugh out loud funny, and I do really like some of this authors work, but this was more like a draft of an actual novel, or watching a TV show on fast forward. You get it, but it doesn't pull you in. Oh well, it won't take her more then a week to write another just like it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Davidson's comedic werewolf-meets-sorceress romance will elicit delighted howls of laughter. Derik, a werewolf with a supergorgeous body to match his superpowered strength, wakes up alpha one morning; then, after the seer of the Wyndham werewolves has a vision of the end of the world, he is sent off to California to "take care" of Morgan Le Fay before she brings on the apocalypse. But Dr. Sara Gunn has no idea that she is an incarnation of the evil sorceress. And besides, she researched the legend of the enchantress in college and knows that her vilification was caused by patriarchal distortions of the historical record. When Derik discovers that he is unable to kill her as instructed, they set off to stop a cult that may destroy the world while trying to instigate King Arthur's return. Davidson's use of coarse language is perfect for Derik's canid personality. He, wolfishly enough, really does only have two major concerns in life: sex and food. This riotous romp is the first full-length novel in Davidson's Wyndham Werewolves series
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Helpful Score: 1
This story of Derik, one of the Wyndam werewolves was typical MJD. Funny,sexy,and a page-turner. Derik is sent out to stop the reincarnated Morgan Lefay from destroying the world. He just doesn't plan on falling in love with her. Cute and laugh out loud funny. I finished it in one day.
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Helpful Score: 1
Liked this book, think I read it in one sitting.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book! Quick read! Great for beach reading!
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Helpful Score: 1
A grown man, supposed-to-be-a-badass werewolf uses the word yucky on page 22. I only read that far out of a need for a new, good book. this most deffinately wasn't it!
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Helpful Score: 1
The comical banter between the two main characters in this book is great! Although, the sexual tension could have been better described that using the F-word so many times, I did enjoy the quick read. Will have to get ahold of MaryJanice Davidson's previous werewolf books to complete the picture she painted about Derik!
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved it! Maybe more than the Undead series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fluffy fun book, read it in about 2 hours. Sara and Derik are fun and well matched.
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Helpful Score: 1
MJD is currently one of my favorite authors. The werewolf series does not disappoint. Read it! You'll love it too.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of MaryJanice's few offerings that deal with werewolves. I have enhoyed the humor in her books and have kept this book of hers on my shelf for re-reading.
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Helpful Score: 1
MaryJanice Davidson books are to me always enjoyable; this one had a little more sex in it then I liked, but I always skip over that anyway. Funny read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not as good as her other Wyndham stories. Nonetheless it was a quick enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Quick beach read. Could do without the constant cursing by all the characters. If you like her other books, you'll like this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Werewolves, Romance, Sex and Humor.
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Helpful Score: 1
A werewolf, a psychic and the reincarnation of a pwerful sorceress wrap together in a fun off the wall book. A good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
There is something special about a book that you pick up and can't put down; a book that actually makes you laugh out loud with unexpected humor. This book definently is both those things. I picked it up for a little R&R reading and didn't put it down until the last page was read. Racy, sexy, totally unexpected.
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Helpful Score: 1
Tiresome in it's self-aware cuteness. Sara is Queen Betsy with red hair and a taste for werewolf rather than vampire. Derik is a male Queen Betsy. Everyone sounds the same, has the same manners of speech, uses the same slang and they often sound decidedly Minnesotan for people from California and the East coast.

It's a fast story to read in a few hours and if you don't need much in the way of plot or romance, it will be briefly entertaining. For a MaryJanice Davidson fan, it was just disappointing.
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It was pretty good. I love werewolves and such and this was as funny as it was a good read!
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funny light read
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Very good reading. Interesting twist on Morgan Le Fay.
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Did not like this one as much as her others.
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Excellent book
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Very cute story. There was a lot more plot to this than the author's "Undead" series, but with a lot of the same sassiness.
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This is cute!
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Love the werewolf romance =)
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I enjoy MaryJanice Davidson and this book is no different. Good book.
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Cute quick read. MJD always makes me laugh.
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I've read all of the Queen Betsy series thus far and her werewolf/vampire anthology. This one is right up there with them... filling out the story of minor characters from Queen Betsy books.
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This book was such a fast read. Cute story line. Typical Mary Janice Davidson humor.If you like Queen Betsy you'll like Derik's Bane.
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I had such a fun time reading this book. Talk about quick read. It took about 6 hours and I spent a lot of that time laughing. The dialogue is witty and sarcastic. It reads like a movie. Actually I would love to see this as a movie. The FCC may have a problem with the intimate scenes though. (In that case, never mind.)
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Anything by MaryJanice Davidson is great! This is a fun book that makes you cheer for the heroes!
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Typical Mary Janice Davidson. Funny, sassy, and quick paced story line. A light-hearted read
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Werewolf Derik Gardner is told by a psychic that the world will end soon unless he does something about it. So he heads to California on a mission to destroy the reincarnation of Morgan Le Fay. The reincarnated sorceress is now Dr. Sara Gunn, a beautiful woman who has no idea that she is Morgan Le Fay. Derik doesn't like the idea of killing her, but he'll do it for his pack. But, each time he tries, he doesn't meet with success. Sara Gunn is one of the luckiest women in the world.

This was a cute paranormal romance. I enjoyed the humor in this story. This is the only book I've read in this series. I liked it much better than Davidson's Queen Betsy series. My rating: 4 Stars.
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Cute book-1st one that I'd read in this series. I like her writing, but prefer her "Betsy,Queen of the Vampires" series.
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Pretty good. I thought the ending was kinda lame but this was a funny read.
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great read from MJD....
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Love Mary Janice Davidson's vampire stories. Could not get into this tale AT ALL.
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This was a good book. Had some funny parts that make you laugh out loud.
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It was a cute, light hearted read. Parts had me laughing out loud!
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Good, sexy book.
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I love MaryJanice Davidson! I love this book!
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another great one from MJD!
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Great book, very funny.
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Derik's Bane started out a little slow, then, it picked up and I couldn't put it down, had me laughing out loud in places. I will be reading more of Mary Janice Davidson, she is a great writer. I totally recomend it.
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So funny!!Her sense of humor really came through.
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Pretty weak story overall...major major editing gaffes (Rachel Ray vs. Rachael Ray (The actual spelling of the TV chef's name)
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It was nice to relax a bit with a fluffy book. This book was a bit silly at times, but it was actually fairly well plotted and had a lot of laughable moments.
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Great follow up to Davidson's Wyndham Werewolf series.
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Derik's a werewolf with alpha issues - and a body to die for. Sara is the personification of evil. Now, if they could just stop drooling over each other long enough to save the world...

A return to the Wyndham werewolves
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Love her work. Not my favorite of her books but still good
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pretty good read!
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This is a pretty good paranormal romance with werewolves!
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Hunky werewolf meets enchanting sorceress: sparks fly! A fun read.
Book in exc. cond.
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silly, silly fluff-I'd say skip it.
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Laugh out loud funny. Great dialog and wonderfully written characters. I'll be looking for lots more of this author.
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funny, light read.
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This is a great book. 1st I've read of the "Wyndham Werewolf's". Can't wait to read the other 2. I read this in 1 night. Great, great, great.
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Absolutely loved this book. It was a fun read, I couldn't put it down.
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Cute, sassy and well written. A very interesting portrayal.
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Excellent read! Makes you want to finish it just to find out who is evil...
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Excellent, charming, funny werewolf story! Areally good read..I read it in one sitting.
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Very funny, charming book about a werewolf in a tight spot. By the author of the delightful "Undead and" series.
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Fun romp. Entertaining.
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Another weird, but enjoyable book.
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Excellent!
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Laughed out loud through this whole book. A werewolf and a sorcoress team up and go cross country to save the world. This book is hilarious...I loved it!
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a very good read,werewolves and romance and high powered sex.
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a good quick read!
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Loved it! As usual, another funny and imaginative book by MaryJanice Davidson.
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Vintage Maryjanice Davidson Wyndham werewolf tales. Dr. Sara Gunn has no idea she is the reincarnation of Morgan le Fay and destined to destroy the world. When she finds out she wants no part of it. Werewolf Derick Gardner is charged to kill her before she wrecks havoc. Why Derick gets the job and what they do about it is the usual wild, wacky, and romantic romp MJD dishes up. I expect this book to be grabbed quickly.
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Okay read.....
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*** (three stars)
Another paranormal romance from MaryJanice Davidson. Not nearly as good as the "Undead" books, but a quick & enjoyable read. I've never read any of the Wyndham Werewolves stories (this is the first full-length book in the series), so I don't know how this rates in comparison.
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a fun read.
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Typical MaryJanice Davidson novel, humor, action, & a touch of ridiculous wrapped up neatly with a happy ending.

Derik's Bane was an easy, fast read, & my first book involving the Wyndham Werewolves, & I'm interested in reading the other books set in their world.

As for Derik's Bane, Derik is a wolf who turns Alpha, which creates problems with his home pack, as the current reigning Alpha is his best friend. To put some space between him & the pack, he heads out on a mission to save the world; kill the reincarnation of Morgan LeFay before she destroys the world.

He finds Sara Gunn, the reincarnated witch, but she's so cute, daffy, & funny (not to mention accidentally powerful) that he CAN'T kill her, so off they go on a road trip to destroy the secret society that is after her.

MaryJanice Davidson is good at making you laugh aloud at some of the characters words & antics, & this book was the same, so if you read it in public, expect some side-looks!
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interesting book