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Soul of the Wolf

(The Novels of Ravenwood #2)

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A Norman loyalist, Lady Jocelyn bristles when ordered to marry Wulfstan, a Saxon sorcerer. She nurses a painful secret and would rather bathe in a cesspit than be pawed by such a man...until her lifelong dream of motherhood rears its head.

A man of magic and mystery, Wulfstan has no time for wedded bliss. He fears that consummating their marriage will bind their souls and
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Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published April 12th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc
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Celestine
Apr 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Although witty verve characterized the narrative in Judith Sterling's Flight of the Raven, the first book in the Novels of Ravenwood series, the tone of Soul of the Wolf more closely mimicked this book's cover - dark and somber. Wulfstan is the Saxon lord required to take on a Norman bride. He is a well-recognized sorcerer who has no time for marriage and fears bedding his bride will inhibit his powers. The lovely Lady Jocelyn tolerates his moods and busies herself about the manor, until the day ...more
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Audio-book: Narrator – Rebecca McKernan

This is my first audio narrated by Ms. McKernan so it took me a little time to adjust to her voice/accent. I slowed down the speed a tad and it was perfect. She did a freaking amazing job of all the characters both male and female as well as secondary characters some who had different accents and she aced them all! There were a few times I could hear her swallow or take a breath but they were few and far between. Overall, I loved this audio and would look
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InD'tale Magazine
Rating: 4.5/5.0

This beautifully written world will captivate listeners, and is perfect for fans of historical and fantasy fiction alike!

Read full review in the 2019 October issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Lady Jocelyn, a fierce Norman loyalist, is forced to marry Wulfstan, a Saxon Lord and sorcerer. She mistrusts all Saxons and she has good reasons to harbor such hatred for them. But she has no choice but to marry him. When she learns he has no wish to consummate their marriage, her dreams of having a family of her own slips through her fingers. Taking matters into her own hands, she decides to seduce her husband. Secrets and a prophesy are revealed, and she must choose between her hatred of ...more
Dawn
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

"Soul of the Wolf" follows on from "Flight of the Raven". It has all the elements of the first book in the series (see my review of book 1 here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ) and has everything you would want and expect.
Judith Sterling is a superb writer. Her character development is astonishing, her world-building is first class, and the way the stories roll out in front of you is nothing short of magical.
Carole Burant
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The magic continues in the second book of the Novels of Ravenwood series and this time it's Wulfstan and Jocelyn's story. It tells a lot about an author when the story is so good, you just don't want to put the book down!! I found this one a bit "darker" than the first one but just as intriguing.

Wulfstan is given no choice but to marry Jocelyn and he's bound and determined not to consummate their marriage or have much to do with his new wife in the fear that it will distract him from trying to
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Amanda Richardson
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Soul of the Wolf" is a very entertaining, fast-faced medieval romance - once again, my favorite time period!

Lady Jocelyn does not want to marry a Saxon, especially the one she is betrothed to. She has no desire to marry Wulfstan, a man who is rumored to be a sorcerer, in fact she despises Saxons. She has a secret that she doesn't want known, especially known to the man she is being forced to marry.

Wulfstan doesn't want to marry Jocelyn either. He wants to work on solving an old family riddle
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D. MacMurray
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review and am so glad I did. The book was beautifully written, and I found the love story poignant and satisfying. Norman Lady Jocelyn must marry Saxon Lord Nihtscua, a man haunted by his past. Jocelyn has a secret of her own, and it affects how she views her new surroundings and her role as Lady Nihtscua. She really grows as a character and must step outside of her comfort zone to find true love and happiness. Lord Nihtscua must do the same thing. His story ...more
C.M. Truxler
Judith Sterling continues her The Novels of Ravenwood series with the mystical and romantic tale of Lady Jocelyn de Bret and Lord Wulfstan Nihtscua. This is a tale of magic, but natural and connective. It is a fast paced story of two people not comfortable in their own skins for various reasons of their own.

Amongst the periods of trying to accept the hearts within themselves and in turn, in each other, this couple faced an untold danger. Sterling's story encompasses heart pumping action, magic
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D. Messing
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story was a very entertaining afternoon getaway. I loved the setting, the world building was top notch, and the characters developed nicely over the course of the story. I did really like that even though it is a second book, it could be a standalone novel, but it did tie back in nicely with the first. All in all a solid, quick read that takes you on a nice reality break, that’s highly entertaining!
Donna Simonetta
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Novels of Ravenwood series. I really enjoyed the first book, and was intrigued by Wulfstan, who was a secondary character in it. This book is Wulfstan's story, and it was wonderful! He met his match in Lady Jocelyn, who is a well-rounded, interesting character, and I loved getting to know her in these pages. Sterling is a wonderful writer, and I love the mix of magic, history, and romance in Soul of the Wolf. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series!
Margaret
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A matter of peace

With his bother dead, Wulfstan is now a Saxon Lord. Forced to marry Lady Jocelyn, his only concern is to solve the mystery that will bring peace to his home and people. Can he resist his wife's seduction or will giving in be the answer to solving the mystery?
A few modern words/phrases, but I've enjoyed reading this series.
Deborah Roussety
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jocelyn and Wulfstan great characters,great story the second book is as good as the first so onto the third........................
Jessica Squires
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is amazing! This story sucked me in! I love Rebecca McKernan as the narrator for the first two parts of this series! Her voice really brings to life this medieval time full of sorcery and mystery! I love the time and setting of these books and this one is especially fun!

Jocelyn is a norman. But also saxon, which is why she doesn't want to marry a saxon barbarian. She is unwilling but wants nothing more than to be a mother. But Wolfstan wants nothing more than to never touch her and to
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Judith Sterling
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A Norman lady shows a Saxon sorcerer there’s no greater magic than love in the second installment of The Novels of Ravenwood.

I loved writing this story! Maybe it was the gothic feel to some of the scenes. After all, the castle’s name, Nihtscua, means “Shadow of Night” in Anglo-Saxon. Maybe it was the chance to delve into Anglo-Saxon traditions, both mystical and mundane. Or the fun of helping Jocelyn seduce Wulfstan, whose magical talents come in handy inside and outside the bedchamber.

Whatever
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Nicole
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!

This novel was a wonderful read and a good followup to the first book in the series. You do not need to read the first book, but it helps you understand some of the things in the next novel. There is romance, action, adventure, and magic.
Lady Jocelyn de Bret is a Norman with a secret and does not like any Saxon. She is ordered to marry Wulfstan, a Saxon sorcerer and does so grudgingly. Wulftstan can read a person's memories
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Although I had not read the first of The Novel of Ravenwood, this book was perfectly easy to read. We meet Lady Jocelyn, a headstrong woman with a mind of her own. And we meet mysterious Wulfstan, son of evil Lord Nihtscua, a Saxxon sorcerer.

Jocelyn really doesn’t want to marry, let alone share the bed with a man, especially not a Saxxon. And yet, she does not have a choice, since she is ordered to marry Wulfstan, who is now Lord
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Angel Hatfield
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lady Jocelyn de Bret was on her way to her future husband who was called a Saxon sorcerer. She was going to her destiny and despair. Her chief escort was Sir Robert le Danjon and she wondered why he couldn’t be her future husband. Joycelyn had changed her opinion on Saxons and now she didn’t like them at all after her mother had called Jocelyn to her after she had celebrated her nineteenth birthday. Wulfstan was Jocelyn’s intended and he didn’t want to marry her or anyone and planned on never ...more
W.L. Brooks
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy Judith Sterling's stories. Another fun read from Ravenwood.
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Judith Sterling is an award-winning author whose love of history and passion for the paranormal infuse everything she writes. Whether penning medieval romance (The Novels of Ravenwood) or young adult paranormal fantasy (the Guardians of Erin series), her favorite themes include true love, destiny, time travel, healing, redemption, and finding the hidden magic which exists all around us. She loves ...more

Other books in the series

The Novels of Ravenwood (4 books)
  • Flight of the Raven (The Novels of Ravenwood, #1)
  • Shadow of the Swan (The Novels of Ravenwood, #3)
  • Night of the Owl (The Novels of Ravenwood, #4)