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Laughing Wolf

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
It is the year 2213. Fifteen-year-old Felix Taylor is the last person on Earth who can speak and read Latin. In a world where technology has defeated war, crime, poverty, and famine, and time travel exists as a distinct possibility, Felix's language skills and knowledge seem out of place and irrelevant.

But are they?

A mysterious plague has broken out. Scientists can't stop
Paperback, 248 pages
Published June 22nd 2009 by Dundurn (first published January 1st 2009)
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Carlos Castrejon
Dec 06, 2016 Carlos Castrejon rated it it was amazing
In this fictional book Laughing Wolf it was in 2213 when a plague broke out in earth were many people started noticing symptoms such as rashes, blisters, and as no one expected it many people started dying. Felix (main character) in the story is one of the only people in the world who still knows Latin due to his father teaching him from old books that still remained. Where later Felix notices that in one of those book he sees that in 70 BC their was also a plague that had hit in the era and ...more
Neill Smith
Jul 29, 2011 Neill Smith rated it really liked it
Two hundred years in the future technology has cured all of society’s ills except possibly intellectual arrogance. When plague breaks out, Felix and his father are the only people who are still studying ancient history and they realize that a similar disease struck ancient Rome. Felix must time travel to ancient Rome as quickly as possible and bring back a plant, laughing wolf, from which the antidote can be derived in order to save society. However upon arriving in Rome he is drawn into the ...more
Lady Knight
This was a fairly decent read. I enjoyed the plot and really connected with Felix. By biggest complaint was the suddenness of the ending and the non-closure between Felix and Carolyn. This is one to recommend to teens (or older) interested in historical fiction, science fiction or even some fantasy lovers.
Aug 08, 2010 Jenn rated it liked it
Not a bad book - an intriguing premise, and I liked the flip between futuristic and ancient times. I found the lead male to be less likeable than I would have wanted him to be, but overall it was a fun read. Good for reminding us not to forget about the past as we hurdle headlong in to new discoveries!
William McGinn
Feb 23, 2016 William McGinn rated it really liked it
3/4 B

Laughing Wolf has a very neat way of time travel just like Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red and the brief history lessons bring fascinations rather than the pretentiousness of needing to show; I'll never forget the Romans cherished cinnamon. Maybe the book would've worked better if it was a trilogy though.

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Mar 10, 2011 Sydney23 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2nd-term-reading
I liked this book, but it didn't take into account some possibilities with time travel, like paradoxes, multiple selfs, or events in the past due to future time travel. It's less confusing without them, thought.
Dec 29, 2009 Patricia rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen-fiction
Good sci fi time-travel back to ancient Rome to procure a flower, called Laughing Wolf, that can cure a plague about to wipe out all mankind in 2213.
Dec 14, 2010 Charank20 rated it did not like it
i really did not like this book it was cery boring and i didn't even finish it it was so... well i just could not bring myself to read it
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Shelves: sci-fi
A Sci-Fi Thriller where much of the action takes place during the Reign of Rome.
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When younger, I thought I was going to be 1) an archeologist 2) a zookeeper, 3) an alchemist and 4) a time traveller. I wound up delivering on all these ambitions (sort of). While I never dug up any ancient cities, I did study Greek and Latin. And while alchemy has always eluded me, I did become a high-school teacher, a job that involves daily transformations. No zoo ever wanted to hire me, but I ...more
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