Tuesday, 17 February 2015

FANTASY REVIEW: Wolf Chonicles 3: Spirit of the Wolves - Dorothy Hearst

Release Date: 04/12/14
Publisher:  Simon and Schuster


Set in Southern Europe at the end of the Ice Age, Spirit of the Wolves follows the visionary young she-wolf Kaala in the Wide Valley as she attempts to bring peace between wolves and humans, for the sake of both species. When some of the Swift River pack resists the attempts at bonding with mankind, Kaala and her closest friends must travel beyond the valley for the first time in their lives in order to find her long-lost mother and bring the Promise of the Wolves to reality. Meanwhile, TaLi, Kaala's faithful human companion, is being ruthlessly pursued by a rejected lover, and Kaala must balance keeping her safe with completing her quest. And with a rival wolf plotting to thwart their plans, Kaala must rely on her loved ones more than ever. But there are many dangers outside of the valley, and the young wolves have much to learn about the world outside their pack. This stunningly detailed journey, seen through the mind of a wolf, details the origins of the relationship between the human race and man's best friend.


I’ve been a fan of this series for quite some time and so when I had the chance to read the concluding part of this trilogy I couldn’t wait. Whilst its different to a lot of the fantasy out there, its own unique look at thing as well as an outstanding lead character point of view that has made this series a real treat to sit down with.

The prose is wonderfully imaginative, the arc something that has really kept me glued and when topped off with characters that I want to spend time around I really couldn’t put the book down. All round one of my top series in more recent times. Cracking.

No comments: