Through Wolf's Eyes (Firekeeper Saga #1)
The original plot was great-- a woman has been raised by the creatures of the forest, as her parents, and those who served them were killed in a fire. These are not common ani...more
But it's really, really good. Well-plotted, good characterization, lots of court intrigues and politics . . . actually, too much of both for my taste, which is why I downgraded it to three stars. An enjoyable read, but I am unlikely to buy any of the sequels.
Still, even with this, it was a very interesting and unique view on a common subject. This book is highly political and interesting in that aspect, if with a fairly predictable ending.
All in all, I enjoye...more
But what makes me want to say a few words about it anyway is the unusal heroine, Firekeeper. Yes she's young and female, yes she has a Gift that makes her able to talk to animals, yes she is thought to be the lost heir of a throne. But... I can't help liking her. She really IS that tough an...more
The story of Firekeeper (the girl) is pretty interesting, seeing how she learns about humans and finds her place in the world as something not wolf, but not human either. Unfortunately that story is surrounded by the story of a bunch...more
Why so many feral wolf women books, I wonder? I seem to have read quite a few lately. Continued aftereffects of pop psychology like _Women who run with the Wolves_? Seems a healthy subgenre, but it's not exactly producing blockbusters.
The ending was not very good. Bad Ending! Bad! No cookie!
The sort of thing you'll not entirely admit to liking, if you tend not to admit liking that sort of thing.
There is a rousingly large cast of possible heirs, and Lindskold does a great job of making them multidimensional and distinct, but not free of faults. (With the exce...more
It’s ten years later when an expedition from beyond the mountain pass come looking for the settlement. It had been founded by the disinherited youngest son of the king, whose other heirs have since died. The expedition finds Firekeeper living in the wilds of the mountains and, c...more
Two other things I found refreshing in this story:
1) Magic is presen...more
Stories about boys and animals, like The Wolfling: A Docum...more
Bardenville has been burnt to the ground, leaving only one survivor - a young girl who has been raised by wolves, which she insists are as intellige...more
Chronicling Firekeeper and her life in the wild, surviving as a pup among a pack of "royal" wolves (read: magic psyonic wolves), this first part of the book really grabbed me. I was fa...more
I download this book for free, several years, ago as part of a Tor.com giveaway. I read it then and enjoyed it. I was always interested in the sequels but never quite got around to tracking them down. (There are a few series that I read but I’m generally pretty bad about tracking down sequels.)
Recently, I was visiting a used bookstore in preparation for air travel. I saw both this book and it’s sequel, Wolf’s Head, Wolf’s Heart. I really wanted to just pick up the sequel, to read on the airplane...more
And yet that constituted 40% of the book.
There was a scene in which one cousin recounts to another HIS WHOLE FAMILY'S NAMES. To his cousin. Who has known this family all h...more
I can't help feeling this must have been kind of a hard sell. "The primary heirs to the throne have all died, and a nobleman decides to make a play for greater power by going in search of a missing, disinherited prince and his family, and finds what appears to be the prince's daughter, who has been raised by wolves since about the age of five..."
Making it less ridiculous an idea is that this *is* a fantasy novel, in which the wolv...more
I liked it. It suprised me because I'd been really, really dissapointed over the past year-ish with my reading material. For every four star book I read, there were three or four two (or even one) star books thrown in there. A few made me table-flipping angry. But this one caught me out. When I finished it I was wearing my "not bad" face and nodding a little.
So this book is, for most...more
The book opens with a small expedition that has set out in the hopes of discovering the settlement of Prince Barden, whom no one has se...more
Lindskold is also the author of the “Breaking the Wall” series, which begins with Thirteen Orp...more