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Wolfsbane: A Novel (Rebel Angels #3)

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It's tough being the foretold savior of your race. Rory MacGregor, kept a virtual prisoner in his own father's dun and hunted by the Sithe queen, needs a break now and then—and what better fun than tearing the Veil no one else can tear and escaping to the Otherworld?

In that dangerous Otherworld, Hannah Falconer is as trapped by circumstance as the strange wild Sithe boy wh
Paperback, 512 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by Tor Fantasy (first published August 10th 2012)
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May 06, 2015 Vanessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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After the gripping events of book 2, BLOODSTONE, it's now fifteen years later and Seth is the dun captain--a responsibility he never expected, knowing his brother Conal would inherit. Now Conal is gone, but Seth has his son Rory, whose ability to manipulate the Viel--the barrier between the Sithe world and the human world--makes him the prophesied Bloodstone, and the very person Queen Kate NicNiven wants for her own purposes.

Unfortunately teenagers will chafe under restrictions, even knowing it'
Jul 28, 2014 Liviania rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a little hard for me to accept that there's only one more Rebel Angels book to go. I've been enjoying the hell out of this series. It's sprawling and twisted and based on characters who make mistakes because they can't be anything but themselves. And, of course, the villain who takes advantage of that.

WOLFSBANE did feel a bit like a holding pattern before the end. The stakes weren't quite as high, the protagonists didn't lose quite as much - but the antagonist didn't win as much either.

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This series gets better and better! Full review to come.

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Gosh do I love this series. I don't know what it is about it, but Gillian Philip's books are like crack. I can't get enough of them and each installment in this series is unwaveringly solid.

Seth has grown up a lot and is firmly in the "awesome characters to root for" column, which makes it even better that his romance here just overwhelms me with happiness for all parties involved.

Like the previous books, e
Oct 30, 2015 Wayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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After really loving the last one in the series this one did not disappoint. Plenty of action, great characters, twists and turns, drama ~ this had it all. After taking a while to warm to it I am hooked now. The plot is just so good and the writing just draws you in and really makes the characters burst off the pages. Really looking forward to the last in the series, Icefall. I will also have to invest in the .5 prequel to Firebrand, Frost child as well I think. Overall a great read in a very enj ...more
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Sep 14, 2012 Chris Curran rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Rebel Angels series just gets better and better. Gillian Phillip has created an absolutely compelling world full of drama and violence and in the third instalment, Wolfsbane, the civil war between the rival Sithe factions becomes ever more deadly. Seth McGregor, now Captain of his clann, continues the fight against the evil Queen, Kate NicNiven, as she attempts to destroy the Veil that separates the Sithe world from our own. But Seth has enemies even amongst his own fighters and as he strugg ...more
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Oct 12, 2014 Sera Lewis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm leaping in mid-season and really wasn't sure I was going to get caught up, but somewhere around the hundredth page, it had me. Contemporary faery fantasy with a land that reads like 9th century Scotland, only with CD players.
Sep 16, 2012 Neile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Despite the harsh, violent world of this series, I find it utterly compelling. It's the passion of these characters, for each other, for their pain, for their world, and their need to do the right thing, however damaged they are.
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Sep 07, 2012 Ruth Long rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love love love this series so much. Utterly shameless, especially when it comes to Seth of course!

Goes firmly on the list of books that made me late for work and stay up too late because I simply couldn't put it down. :D
Dec 15, 2014 Adele rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm torn. There were parts I loved and I wanted to give this four stars, but there were also parts that I found written in an unnecessarily confusing way and a few parts that were a little boring. Overall, a satisfying read, though.
(3.5) I liked it, but the middle section lost me & I didn't get back to it for ages. I should probably wait a while before tackling Icefall.
I'm still reelling from the ending!!!

Review to follow soon!
Nov 21, 2014 Christy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
twist and turns abound in those book now the dreaded wait for the next one. the end killed me.
Aug 23, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Another stunner from Gillian Philip. Full review soon on Our Book Reviews Blog
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Gillian Philip is the author of more than 20 books for adults, young adults and children, including the Rebel Angels series (Firebrand, Bloodstone, Wolfsbane and Icefall). Her debut novel, the dystopian mystery Bad Faith, was published in 2008.

As well as fantasy she writes crime: Crossing The Line and The Opposite Of Amber are published by Bloomsbury. She is one of the Erin Hunters, working on th
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Rebel Angels (4 books)
  • Firebrand (Rebel Angels, #1)
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