Through Wolf's Eyes (Firekeeper Saga #1)
Some of the humans think she may be the lost heir to their throne. This could be good-and it could be very, very...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
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
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
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
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
Stories about boys and animals, like The Wolfling: A Docum...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
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
Not the most ringing of endorsements, I know, but it starts out with a woman literally raised by telepathic, intelligent wolves, and who has to integrate into high society. I almost threw it against the wall for the Mary Sueish setup alone.
It's not a great book, but it's less awful that I would've predicted from the cover and the first chapter or two. I liked how Firekeeper's integration into human society was treated much more realistica...more
I've always been fascinated with wolves so I selected Through Wolf's Eye...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!
It's a good story for fantasy readers who also like royal watching and royal genealogies, but not so much for those of us who want to follow the hero/heroine on a villain-bashing adventure (and yes, the author d...more
My primary complaint is that it took me a little while to figure out who the secondary characters were and where they fit into th...more
Before too much infighting goes on, one of Hawk Haven's allies becomes a problem and military action becomes necessary.
And when a potential princess looks at politics through a wolf's eyes, life ca...more
I enjoyed the concept of a human who lived among wolves for most of her life. It is a story that has been done before, but I enjoyed how Firestarted communicated with her pack and friend, Blind Seer.
For the most part this was a quick read and it was a pa...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