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Wolf of the Tesseract

(Wolves of the Tesseract #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  34 reviews
In a world underneath our own reality, magic & science are two sides of the same coin. After merging with her copy from an alternate reality, college student Claire Jones is thrust into a setting beyond imagine and must fight alongside Zabe, an inter-dimensional guardian. Together they must stop an evil warlock from shattering the laws of existence who, above all else, see ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published July 21st 2016 by Black Rose Writing
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Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Being a Minnesota native myself, I enjoyed reading about this woman who hails from Duluth and treads some familiar stomping grounds. This has been an enjoyable adventure that spans multiple planes! A young woman from today's world finds herself dealing with the supernatural. Reality is interrupted by a werewolf, controlling wizard, huntress from another realm, native american shaman, lizardfolk, elementals and her own planar twin. This plane-hopping tale takes readers on an action-packed journey ...more
Susan Kuchinskas
If you like action, action, action, you'll like this book. There are battles against warlocks, alien hordes, a giant worm queen, fanatics of a religious cult and more as the hero and heroine try to keep reality itself from being destroyed. Schmitz has created an intricate universe with many planes of reality that are well-defined. Grounding us in all the reality-hopping are Claire, a young woman anticipating her marriage to a Hollywood star, and Jackie, her comic-relief friend.

But in one of tho
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Claire Jones is about to marry the man of her dreams. Excessively wealthy, attractive, and famous, James represents the pinnacle of the best husband one could land. She is head over heels in love with him, and yet... something about him just seems a trifle 'off'.

A homeless person named Rob tries to warn her about James, but his warning sounds crazy. If Rob were telling the truth, reality is just one of many dimensions, and James is actually a sorcerer trying to get a powerful locket her father g
Elite Group
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An exciting introduction to a universe which blends science and magic

Claire Jones is a person anyone would envy. A bright college student, daughter of a renowned archaeologist, and engaged to a handsome Hollywood star, her life appears to be perfect. However, the re-emergence of Rob, an old acquaintance from her high school days, quickly shatters Claire’s illusions as she realises that nothing and no one is what they seem. Beneath the veneer lies multiple realities engaged in a war which threate
Michael Hartnett
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An Exhilarating Journey across Dual Worlds
Wolf of the Tesseract by Christopher D. Schmitz presents fascinating dual realities which interact in disarming ways. The world the heroine Claire Jones normally inhabits is so grounded in our everyday lives that the alternate world of warlocks and werewolves is all the more jarring. That the polarities of these worlds find both nexus points where they seamlessly merge and others where they brutally conflict gives the novel layers and presents intriguing
Kayla Smith
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm not good with reviews without giving away too much from a book. I hate reading reviews that tell of the story, so instead I will tell you how it kept my attention. the first few pages were not attention grabbing, but I pushed through and found that I really enjoyed the story. It's definitely worth the time to read it.
Jul 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Wow what a read. This is not your normal paranormal read it is so much more. Intergalactic exchanges and so much more. The battle is hard fought the characters after a slow start get you and keep you guessing what will happen next. I loved the authors ability to plant you right into the story and all you can do is hang on for the ride.
Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: action fantasy fans
Recommended to Skjam! by: Christopher D. Schmitz
Claire Jones is excited about her upcoming marriage to hot movie star James, who she’s known since they were in high school together in Duluth, Minnesota. Her best friend and bridesmaid to be Jackie is also pretty enthused. Not so happy is the other bridesmaid, Vivian, James’ half-sister, who once paid a dude to put a snake in Claire’s locker. But when a homeless man who appears to be yet another high school acquaintance, Rob, shows up and warns Claire of danger, the wedding might have to be put ...more
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
The idea of alternate dimensions, parallel universes, shapeshifting bodyguards, and the like are not new concepts, especially in the realm of science fiction. However, what is new is the idea of all of those disparate concepts being present in the same book without any one idea being completely overshadowed by the rest. Christopher Schmitz has done an admirable job of combining ideas from various genres into one tapestry that is an extremely enjoyable adventure. The only reason that I did not ra ...more
Rae Else
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
My leanings tend to be more Fantasy than Sci-fi, and Wolf of the Tesseract by Christopher D. Schmitz is firmly entrenched in the Sci-Fi camp. It has intergalactic travel, the characters have multiple-selves throughout the dimensions and the MCs’ nemesis is an alien warlock. That said, I’m thoroughly pleased I have broadened my reading range!

The story starts off with a fast-paced battle scene, with an introduction to one of the MCs, Zabe. I was really drawn into the world with the pace and vividn
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
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Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
College student Claire Jones does not normally jump to wild conclusions about the supernatural. Bigfoot, vampires, and the Loch Ness Monster all seemed to have rational reasons… before it happened. Everything in Claire's life seemed perfectly normal, albeit charmed: an engagement to her high-school sweetheart, friends visiting from college, and an idyllic life in the sleepy northland. All of that changes when she is abducted by a shapeshifting hobo and whisked through a dimensional gate. The str ...more
Brhi Stokes
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wolf of the Tesseract was a fantastic read! A delightful mesh of science fiction, fantasy and Lovecraftian horror, blended together to create an interesting setting and unique storyline.

I am always a sucker for well-written, realistic characters and Claire is exactly that. You see her transformation from an ordinary young woman into something so much more as she deals with being thrust into an alternate reality, keeping herself safe from the horrors of an ancient evil, and dealing with her inte
Mark Engels
Apr 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Author Schmitz tenders a cross-dimensional action romp with nothing less at stake than the fate of the universe! This reader enjoyed coming to know our “everygirl” heroine with a favorite region serving as backdrop—Minnesota and Wisconsin’s Twin Ports. Just as well, because the novel’s pacing starts out sluggish before abruptly launching into non-stop go shortly beyond its midpoint. Our heroine and her occasionally scruffy hero accompany one another Through the Looking Glass several times, criss ...more
Brenton Tenner
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you are into sci-fi tales spanning multiple dimensions involving warlocks and reptile-like alien races, then this would be a great read for you. The story jumps between different worlds / dimensions starting with a dimension known as "the Prime" and then jumping to Earth. Personally, I prefer the story when it is more focused on Earth and enjoyed those characters more (e.g. Claire, Jackie, Vivian, Rob). There was some good humor sprinkled throughout (especially towards the beginning where Jac ...more
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book.
I liked the idea. I liked some of the characters. I liked some of the mythology.

It felt like it hadn't been edited. Lots of unnecessary adverbs, lots of darlings, the plot seemed jumpy.
But I can get around these things. Smaller press means smaller budget for editing. I take that as a tradeoff for the risks the publisher is willing to take.

But I couldn't get past the alcoholic Ojibwe medicine-woman who exists for no other reason than to provide a temporary bridge for th
Caley Brennan
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of H.P. Lovecraft and the Dune series
[I was given a free copy of the book by the author in exchange for a review through Voracious Readers Only]

A fantastic read! I thought the plot was great and original as it features a multiverse called the Tessaract where a couple of its inhabitants-a werewolf knight from one realm and a the fiancée of a Hollywood Star from another-as they try to save the latter and her counterpart to prevent a bunch of cultist from summoning a Lovecraftian eldritch abomination from destroying the universe. Schm
Rob Shackleford
Jun 08, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a Fantasy lover's delight. Now an illustrated novel, Wolf of the Tesseract spans worlds as forces beyond earth interact with Claire Jones, who is about to get married to her love, James, the dashing Hollywood insider who will give her the life she has always dreamed of.

Yet nothing is as it seems.

For Claire is about to learn of the parallel universes, that of Earth and of the Prime, that will deeply affect her future. For the Prime there has been endless war between the Empire and the fo
David A Willson
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book, although the world-building is a bit scattered and hard to grasp. I didn’t get into the characters much, either. I liked it anyway.

It was original, which is hard to find nowadays. It was action packed, brimming with creativity, and I found it quite enjoyable. Did I already mention that? I’ll say it again. I had fun.

I guess I’m a sucker for multidimensional, prophetic, magic and technology-laden, good vs evil stories. Who knew? Flavorful, and a wild ride. I must read more from this au
Duane Petit
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was without question the craziest book I've ever read.What an intense ride non stop action beginning to end.This book had everything werewolves,warlocks,lizard men,man eating worms,doppelgangers,interdimensional travel and almost every crazy concept you could think of.The book was a mixture of sci-fi,fantasy,action adventure and thriller all mixed into one.A little confusing at times,but highly entertaining.Five stars.
Steve Martinson
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very good. A bit strange, but good. It is a combination of SF/werewolves/old Lovecraft-ian demons, all rolled up together, and it works! Loved the references to the Vikings (hero is from Minnesota); the Kristen Stewart dig was epic! I laughed for quite a while on that one!

Not only is this going to be a series, but there is also going to be a comic series. The first episode is a prequel to this story. So, go for it. It's good.
Daniel Oliver
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
WOLF OF THE TESSERACT is an entertaining read. Themes of good and evil along with travel between different dimensions reminded me of the movies Star Wars and Terminator. Schmitz does a good job of world building, too. The only problem I found was that there were a lot of characters to keep track of.
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Claie and modern day girl with a finance who love coffee and has one rule wake me up early then coffee on you.
Fabulous story nice twist and turn couldnt read fast enough or put the book down. Medieval to paranormal and time travel to modern day world one great package. Would love more in this series.
Selma Verde
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read for YA readers.

The characters are very relatable and kept me engaged in the story. Would definitely recommend this book for any YA reader who likes the fantasy/science fiction genre.
Peter Bruyns
For The Young

The author has deliberately written this book for a YA reader. Is there a young teenager? I think it would suit that audience more. It's a good story about the good and the not so good. It's story ensures hours of entertainment. 3 out of 5 is not bad, you know. 60%!
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a superb book so do not overlook it. There is so much action you can not quite keep up with it all.
Elizabeth Howe
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
It's such a wild imaginative trip right from the start to the end! It was so easy to follow and understand what was happening! I would have finished sooner but I had work.
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars: (review request submitted by the author for an honest critique)

Within the first few minutes of meeting someone, you know if you’re going to like them or not. You get a sense of their attitude, personality, and take note of how they interact with others. Maybe their facial gestures speak to you more loudly rather than their lack of action. For instance, a quiet/shy person tends to smile coyly, silently laugh. Whereas an overly cocky person might fold their arms, look annoyed, and give
Maria Luisa
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Aliens, action, apocalypse! A mesmerizing fantasy-adventure!

The cover image may suggest that the novel is a fairy tale, but appearances can be deceptive, as the heroine of the story will learn. Though the novel does have fairy tale qualities, it is more akin to the Old Norse sagas. There is violence galore. Even the seemingly non-combatant join in. The last part is a manic, vividly choreographed battle royal.

“Wolf of the Tesseract”? Well, the wolf is one manifestation of the novel’s hero. The Te
J. Quill
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's always a pleasure to read the work of another Minnesota author!

In the Wolf of the Tesseract, Schmitz creates an action packed story that hops between different dimensions and alternative realities. The story focuses on Claire and Rob (along with their alternate dimension doppelgangers Bithia and Zabe) as they try to prevent James (Nitthogr) from executing a scheme that would give him control over his dimension and everyone else's. I thought it was fast-paced, entertaining, and vividly creat
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Christopher D Schmitz is the author of fiction and nonfiction as well as a regular blogger.

Following completion of his first fantasy novel in the early 2000s he began working on lots of short fiction in order to refine his craft and went on to publish many pieces from 1,000-15,000 words in a variety of genres and outlets as writing exercises. Putting fiction away for a while, he pursued post-grad

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