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Jaws of the Wolf

(The Visigoth Chronicles #1)

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He’s her father’s slave. She’s promised to another. But war changes everything.

Tervingi Territory, 376 AD. Gelvira dreams of becoming a powerful jeweler. But the arrogant son of a tribal elder wants her for a wife instead. After a Hun raid sends her people into exile, her chance to master the ancient secrets of her craft are stripped away…

Adafuns yearns to become a grea

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Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Griffon Press
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Franci
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
33rd book of 2019.

It would have been 3 stars if not for Adafuns's last few chapters. What a guy!!!
I loved reading about his fitting into the Running Wolf Tribe, his longing for his family and 'Vira, but his stronger longing to belong, to be someone, to be valued.
Which is precisely what he gets from the Huns.

Gelvira was selfish at turns, blind to human (the slaves') suffering. Yes, she brings them scraps of food, but does nothing more to change the situation.
Her family even sells their house sla
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Erin
Feb 15, 2019 rated it liked it
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I picked up Charlotte Jardine’s Jaws of the Wolf on a whim. In a market flooded with WWII lit, a YA historical featuring the Visigoths felt fresh and I couldn’t wait to see what the story held.

Jaws of the Wolf captured my interest straight out the gate as a dual narrative in which one of the narrators is male. Historical fiction is one of the few genres dominated by female leads and while I appreciate the appeal and intentio
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Arc received through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review (Thank You!)
Jaws of the Wolf is a historical novel with romance and a light touch of supernatural in a Time when brutality and war were common. We follow Gelvira, a Tervingi, and Adafuns, a slave in her tribe. There's a lot of historical context and politics and the romance feels like YA.
It had a well-built world and a good pace and the characters were interesting. I really enjoyed Ada's development from slave to a warrior, however
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The Reading Raccoon
Jul 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-as-an-arc
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for this review copy of Jaws of the Wolf by Charlotte Jardin.

Jaws of the Wolf is the story of a young man and a young woman first separated by class (he’s a slave and she’s a warrior’s daughter) and then by an invasion of a tribe of Huns.

I appreciated the detail and research that the author put in this novel. In a large selection of YA historical and adventure novels this is the first I’ve encountered about both the Huns and the Visigoth people. Although m
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Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
I received this novel in exchange for an honest review. In no way does this effect my opinion of the story itself.

Gelvira just wants to make jewelry, not be a wife that just cooks and cleans but her family has other ideas for her... but when the Huns attack, things change. She ends up in a place she never thought she'd be. Gelvira is an alright character but she's rather self centered, which I guess makes sense considering how she was raised but it doesn't make her likable.

Adafuns is a slave t
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Lee Murray
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love stories set in the Roman era particularly those which provide insights into the tribal and cultural aspects, mythology, and social norms of the period. But it’s rare to find a story which focuses on Visigoths, so I was excited to come across The Visigoth Chronicles by Kiwi historical fiction writer Charlotte Jardine and even more excited to discover that the series involves significant supernatural elements. Surreptitiously, I moved the first book, Jaws of the Wolf, to the top of the to-r ...more
Reaver
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great fast paced action that blends an interesting storyline with an easy to read writing style. A must read for anyone interested in epic historical fiction
Annawebby
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jaws of the Wolf, the epic debut historical novel from Charlotte Jardine, is a thrilling adventure that is grounded in very personal journeys of its two protagonists.

Set in an era not well served by historical fiction, Jaws of the Wolf tells the story of Gelvira, a "barbarian" noble aspiring to be a jeweller, and Ada, her family's slave. When Gelvia's tribe, the Tervingi, known to history as the Visigoths, are attacked by Huns, it sets in motion a sweeping chain events that also tears apart Gelv
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Myreadbooks
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Griffon Press and the Netgalley website for this partnership.

I was attracted by the beautiful cover of this book.

The story takes place in the territory of Tervingi in 376 AD. We find the beautiful Gelvira who wants to become a powerful jeweller but the eldest son of his father's slave tribe wants to marry her.

Adafuns wants to show her that he is a great warrior to win her affection. When he is captured and kidnapped by the Huns his dream could come true at the price of los
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Connie Huddleston
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jardine's Jaws of the Wolf set in the period of the earliest Hun invasions, about 350 A.D., is a story of immense social conflict, warfare, and migration. In the book, two childhood friends, a ruler's daughter and a male teenage slave, find themselves along different paths as their world changes due to the Huns.

The book seems to accurately describe life during this period (I'm not all that familiar with this period), the history of the times, and brings these two characters to life. As the firs
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A.J.
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
I loved this book, it was truly epic in scope, as both an epic love story and an action adventure, with fascinating historical detail. It was refreshing to see the story of the Visigoths, or the Tervingi as they call themselves, rather than that of the Romans.

Gelvira's no shrinking violet, and a bit of a spoilt brat, her childhood friend and sweetheart is a slave. Of course she's devastated when he's captured by Hun raiders. Her way of life is in peril, and her childhood friend gone, Gelvira mu
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