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Wolf's Cross (Wolfbreed #2)

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  270 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
S. A. Swann continues to reinvent the werewolf myth in this fantastic new novel set in the medieval world of the celebrated Wolfbreed. Like its predecessor, Wolf’s Cross is unafraid to cross boundaries and break taboos to tell an unforgettable story of romance and adventure that will forever change how you think about werewolves.

Maria lives a simple life in a small Polish
Paperback, 323 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by Spectra (first published January 1st 2010)
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Nov 30, 2010 Dillon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book until the ending, i hated the ending. First book was much much better. The storyline seemed incomplete to have Darien die, i would rather have seem Josef die, or in the least Darien escape. The story led me to like Darien. I found myself relating to him more and more, then it spat on his character as someone vile, which made this book contradict itself thoroughly and made it confusing whether or not i should think of Darien as a bad guy or simply angry tormented soul who needed to ...more
Jeannie Mancini
Dec 20, 2010 Jeannie Mancini rated it liked it
Darien is half human, half wolf. He is a mix breed werewolf capable of morphing into either being at will. As a child he witnessed his whole family, his clan of Wolfbreeds burned to death when a band of Polish Teutonic Knights called the Wolfjagers specifically armed for hunting his kind, herded and locked his people into a church and lit a match to mass murder them all. From that day on he vowed to ignore his human half and to slaughter as many people as he could. His wolf persona is angry, ...more
Nov 22, 2012 Melanie rated it it was ok
Normally I don't do this sort of thing. Meaning that I don't usually read the second volume of a series before the first. I didn't know this was the second till after I finished it and searched it up on here.

I really enjoyed the read though the beginning and middle were may favorite, but the ending though really left me dissatisfied. I don't really like love triangles for unless (in my mind) one of 'em is a clear and better match for the heroine. In here though it just seemed wrong like the aut
S.J. Bell
Wolfbreed was an underrated gem, a blend of historical fantasy and paranormal romance that gave a stark and authentic portrayal of life in the middle ages and the dark side of human nature. It's a tough act to follow, so author S.A. Swann doesn't try. Instead, he takes the setting and crafts a different story, with new characters and a completely different tone. Results are good. While Wolf's Cross does not pack the brutal impact of its predecessor, it is just as good as a story, and in its own ...more
Karla Gautreaux
Aug 20, 2010 Karla Gautreaux rated it it was ok
Definitely not as good as the first one.
May 09, 2011 Barbie rated it liked it
In my opinion, not as good as the first book.
Feb 11, 2013 Lexie rated it really liked it
In Swann’s first book in this series, Wolfbreed, we were introduced to a young girl who had grown up treated like a monster, but who found a way to reconcile who she was with who she could be. In this second book, set a hundred years later in 14th century Poland, it’s the exact opposite set up. Maria grew up human, unaware of who she was or what she could become. Upon learning of her heritage, she has to reconcile the monster she sees herself becoming to the human she wants to remain.

I enjoyed W
Ian Zimmerman
Jul 31, 2013 Ian Zimmerman rated it liked it
Not nearly as good as the first book, but not bad considering it was only written because the publisher wanted 2 books from Swann and wouldn't just publish Wolfbreed by itself. This sequel takes place 100 years later in 1300s Poland instead of 1200s Prussia. The main characters are the Polish servant girl Maria, the brave knight Josef, and the vengeful werewolf Darian. I liked Maria and Josef as protagonists, but not nearly as much as Lilly and Uldolf. Some readers found Maria and Josef to be ...more
Aug 04, 2010 Kelly rated it really liked it
(3.5)The Teutonic Order, under the sadistic Brother Semyon, once trained wolfbreed (werewolves) as holy war machines. But when the Order lost control of the wolfbreed, they changed focus. Now, a century after the events of Wolfbreed, the Order believes the werewolves are Satanic and are dedicated to exterminating them.

In Wolf’s Cross, a group of Order knights chases a werewolf onto Polish land. After a disastrous battle, the bloodied and tattered knights seek shelter at the castle of Polish lead
maybe 3-1/2 stars? I don't know. The book was amazingly good. Well written, well plotted. The medieval details were very vivid although perhaps not quite as vivid as in the first book, Wolfbreed. But it kind of didn't end totally right. For me at least.

There are going to be some SPOILERS in this review so you're warned.

Maria was a werewolf or wolfbreed who didn't know what she was because her parents had made her wear a silver cross all her life which kept her from shifting. Germanic knights com
Tiffany Cole
Nov 13, 2010 Tiffany Cole rated it really liked it
Wolf's Cross by S.A. Swann

Maria is a kind, helpful girl who assists the lord in the neighboring fortress. So when a group of badly injured Teutonic knights arrive in her Polish village asking for medical help, it's not surprising that Maria is eager to give aid. That's how she meets Josef, a wolfjagger (wolf hunter), and all the consistent aspects of her life steadily fall apart.

While walking through the forest, Lukasz, a knights's personal servant, attacks her. She survives, thanks to the inte
Woolfie Silverbane
Jan 06, 2011 Woolfie Silverbane rated it liked it
For all it's interesting set up and historical setting, once you are intriduced to the main characters, you can only see the story going in one particular direction and the narrative tries to do what it can to keep the reader engaged and guessing, which it does a relatively good job of. But once the plot takes it's final turn you can pretty much tell what is going to happen, and I didn't bother confiring my suspicions apart from skimming the last few pages , thinking 'ahh thought as much.' Like ...more
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Feb 18, 2011 Anika rated it really liked it
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May 13, 2015 Britney rated it it was ok
Wolfs Cross...

Usually I enjoy books about Vampires more so than wolves. Now, this one was pretty good. Honestly I didn't finish it through until the end though. I was about 30 pages out from the ending and stopped reading and just skipped ahead to the end. Part of that reason being I completely lost interest, second being that I read a spoiler here on this site in another review. So I pretty much lost interest when I found out what was going to happen. I think I will stick to my Vampire books, b
Jan 12, 2013 Inne rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The story is all new, so it's not a follow up with the first one. It is not as quite as bloody detailled as the first one (wich I actually like). The is about a girl who is a wherewolf but doesn't know this because she weares a silver cross. This cross prevents her from turning into a werewolf.

The story has a great telling pace, it's not too slow. The end is actually great to the story, and a fitting end aswell.
Sep 03, 2016 sanne rated it liked it
When in started reading this book i didn’t know that it was a second book in a series.

I did enjoy the story , but I had the feeling that the author was in a rush to write this. Some characters could use some more development.

It was a fast read for me and I liked the beginning and the middle of the story. I didn’t like the ending.

All in all I liked the story.

Oct 02, 2011 Marianna rated it it was ok
I thought it was okay at first. The romance aspect was kind of weird. I felt that Maria and Josef's chemistry was nonexistent. It was forced. The whole deal with Darien was messed up. The wolf sex was weird and unnecessary. As well as another scene in which Josef was witness to. The warped and ultimately fruitless relationship had the most focus. It was frustrating.
I liked this book, I did, but it was not as good as the first book. The story was far from dull but seemed a bit heavier on the action scenes which is not really for me. The violence seemed heavier against women and children. And the whole "love triangle" thing never quite worked for me. Still worth the read. The narrator does a really good job. 3.5 Stars
Nov 03, 2010 Marci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I'm very impressed with Swann's books Wolfbreed and Wolf's Cross so far. I will continue to read her. Werewolf books set back in a medieval time period. Something for everyone... a little romance, lots of action, very bloody, little bit of historical time period stuff... Highly Recommend!
Ann Noell
This was a entertaining read, a mix of werewolf horror and paranormal romance. The characters are interesting and the villain is someone you can sympathise with as much as you condemn him. A good mix of action, intrigue, and romance.
Jul 26, 2011 Tanya rated it it was ok
Shelves: audio
It was fine. I listened to it on my drive out to Cali. Slightly better than the first one because there wasn't so much background/set up.
Hester Stasse
Dec 12, 2013 Hester Stasse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Spannende variant op het weerwolventhema in middeleeuwse setting. Het verhaal blijft boeien ondanks dat het einde vrij voorspelbaar is.
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S. Andrew Swann is the pen name of Steven Swiniarski. He’s married and lives in the Greater Cleveland area where he has lived all of his adult life. He has a background in mechanical engineering and— besides writing— works as a Database Manager for one of the largest private child services agencies in the Cleveland area. He has published 19 novels over the past 15 years with four more coming over ...more
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