His name when he was human was Kern. Now he is the most feared of beings: a werewolf. When the change first came upon him, his parents drove him away with silver daggers. Later, he sought human companionship, but he could not hide the truth for long. And so he kept running until he ran headlong into the deadliest pursuer of all-a harper bent on stealing his life away.
I'll admit; I've been slow to warm up to de Lint. I'm not sure why.
I picked this up because it had a werewolf in it. I like werewolves. They are much better than vampires. Apparently, this was an early work by de Lint and one of his favorites.
It's not a bad little book. ...more
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a short but enjoyable "werewolf" fantasy with a slight bit of romance.
Hopefully not to spoil anything, but I will say that th ...more
The story concerns the battle between a shapechanger (Kern) , & a mysterious harper (Tuiloch) who is pursuing him: which one is good, & which evil- & will either of them survive?
The tale has some excellent merits: although it has a high fantasy setting, there are no magical creatures other than Kern & Tuiloch's mysterious servant. As you'd expect from a writer of de Lint ...more
this book is about a werewolf who comes across an inn and falls in love with a woman there and her family and tries to set up something of a life with them, but he has this evil magician on his tail ...more
When it comes to author Charles de lint, I find you must like lots of detail as a reader. He writes with a lot of description. His settings are richly described by adjectives and imagery. It's hard not to be able to feel like your there in the story. He takes advantage of the five senses in his writing to bring his story alive in your mind. He has a poetic flow to his description, sometimes producing magical metaphors.
Although it takes away the suspen ...more
The werewolf- Kern- is the protagonist of the story. Driven from his home by his parents when he first changed, he’s been on the run ever since. But when Kern is chased over a cliff into a river by a harper and his magical beast, the river (and some elvi ...more
The main character, Kern, is alone in the world, set apart by what some would call a gift, others a curse. He changes shape, going between wolf and human but is shunned by both, the wolves seeing only the humanity in him, the humans seeing only the wolf.
I was given this book as a gift from someone close to me last year and it's sat on my shelf for months. It looked interesting enough and it started interestingly enough, but the story really lacked depth.
The author had some really good ideas and some interesting plot hooks, but I felt he really needed time to develope the characters, to slow the progress down from a whirlwind. The frantic pace left a lot of questions and a feeling of disconnect with the sto ...more
What will happen to Kern and the inn people?
The story is a bit short and I wou ...more
I had one quibble with this book, and it was that De Lint seems to change female protagonists halfway through. The love interest is clearly the mai ...more
WOLF MOON is a superb fantasy set in a time of tinkers, mages, wee folk, harpers, and werewolves. The werewolf/shapeshifter aspect of the story was a new one to me, the way Kern became a werewolf. He was born a werewolf, no one else in his family is one, just him. He wants to fit in somewhere, but knows it's always just a matter of time before he is re ...more
It's always a little strange to read de Lint's high fantasy--I'm so used to the urban fantasy. So, it took me a couple of chapters to get settled into Wolf Moon. Although by now I'm quite accustomed to reading books where the werewolf is the hero, it is still shocking to have a harper as a villain. (An enjoyable shock, however.)
Once the s ...more
I really liked this. I'd call this one YA and it's not very long so it is quick to read. I also liked some of the supporting characters in the book.
I like the range of emotions you watch Kern go through in this novel - it was a good example of what a person can go throug ...more