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A Wolf in the Dark

(Kingdom of Durundal #2)

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Lyall has lived and breathed nightmares since he was fourteen years old. He believed he knew every horror, and was beyond surprise. He was wrong.

When General Domitrius Corbulo launches a brutal attack on Castle Dru in Durundal, he slaughters everyone inside, including the king and queen.

All, except one.

The young Prince Lyall escapes the carnage through an ancient, disused
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Joanne
An action-packed fantasy story.

Rather than being a sequel to 'A Hare In The Wilderness', this is the parallel story that converges in some places with the first book, although is never repetitive as it is told from a completely different perspective.

Once again, Turner explores themes of human nature, perseverance and overcoming in this action-packed story which is as original as its companion volume. While there are certainly moments filled with despair and fear, the author focuses the reader
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Henana Berjes
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mark Decker
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again, I found the backdrop of Turner's story to be riveting and inspiring, in A Wolf in the Darkness, even more so, since a large part of the story takes place at the Emperor's Court. and vividly shows the conflict between the two worlds. The fact that the Clans people have so much wisdom, knowledge, and appreciation for the beauty of the earth stands in sharp contrast to the false assumptions and selfish ways of the wicked Emperor and his General. An admirable cast of characters including ...more
Dorothy Garino
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is told as the same storyline but from a different point of view as the first book. You gain more knowledge of the lands and everyone’s place in them.
I was sad to learn the fate of some of the characters from the first book.

We start with Lyall and his journey to overcome a horrible act and his fears. I felt so bad for this kid but he finds kindness with a new people. He soon learns things about himself that changes his place in the world and he has a new purpose.

I really loved the cam
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Rick Lunkenheimer
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The second in the series, it tells the events from “A Hare in the Wilderness” from the perspective of Prince Lyrall, who struggles to become king after his parents are killed by General Domitrius Corbulo. This one was just as fun to read and had an emotional payoff at the end. With more action-packed scenes and equally spellbinding imagery as book one, this book makes a create addition to this coming of age fantasy series. Can’t wait to read book three.
Rebecca
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This story runs parallel to book one, but tells the story of what happened to the captive boys, forced to "entertain" the emperor. It proves that females don't have to take on the roles of men or behave in a masculine fashion in order to be bad-ass. Skyrah is one smart girl who knows the best way to defeat her enemy. This episode reminds me of Rome and the gladiators, although it's more violent and death is the only end for each day's battle. You get to experience a more humane side of the Gener ...more
Lucretia
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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As with the first part of this series, there is more to this story than what a surface reads shows. The depth and message are there, while they do not hamper the tale, making it a great read for young and old. I loved the boys and how they grew to … I won’t spoil the plot twist as I didn’t see it coming and think it added so much to my enjoyment. The world was painted with the same great style and fully immersive. It was nice to see the other side of things from the first part with a keener eye. ...more
Julie Sergienko
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As for me, A Wolf in the Dark is a beautiful tale about love and kindness, braveness and strength. It's about people who live in harmony with each other and the world around them. The book gave me a belief that people can live happily in a society build on friendship and mutual assistance.
On the other side, the author tells an exciting story of adventures which kept me in suspense during the whole book. And of course, I have to notice that the descriptions of nature and castles are fantastic. I
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Jennifer Adams
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Wolf in the Dark is a coming of age fantasy book, that takes place in another world. It is about a teenage boy, Lyrall. Lyrall's father was a king who taught him courage and preparedness. His teachings came in handy as one night, a general and his army came to Lyrall's home, killing his parents and destroying his home, but not before Lyrall escaped. Though he was now an orphan, Lyrall found refuge with a clan not too far from his home. However, someone in this clan knows a secret about Lyrall ...more
Emma Price
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Wolf in The Dark is a fantastic coming of age second book in this series. This long-ago legend, when kings ruled and atrocious wars were fought to take over territories and possessions, is well written with many twists and turns. The author embedded many visual descriptions and painted images with words that held me spelled bound as I continued to trek through this chronicle. It kept me on the edge of my seat anticipating what would happen next to the young future king. Book number three shoul ...more
Lorraine - Rainey Day Book Reviews
Title: A Wolf in t he Darkness (Kingdom of Durundal #2)
Author: S. E. Turner
Reviewer: Lorraine Leatham - Rainey Day Book Reviews
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is about Namir and Lyall. I was happy to find more details regarding the events that had happened in the first book - General's attack on Clan on the Giant's Claw specifically. More information on regards to the abduction of Dainn and Rufus and their return to the clan. You can tell the author took time to provide great detail to the cast of charac
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Elle Mott
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I jumped right into this book without having read the book that came before it. A friend recommended it to me and yes, I, too enjoyed running with the characters, especially the female characters (not just the prince). So much happens in this story and yet the author has a translucent style of writing, which kept me cheering. I’m not one for spoilers yet can promise this fantasy book has a story to tell along with an underlying message of what it is like to overcome a frightening situation that ...more
Carol Ann
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Wolf in the Dark by S.E. Turner grabbed me at page one and never let go. A child’s nightmare comes true. Things get worse from there. Eloquent descriptions of the locale and events brought to mind vivid, flowing images of action and beautiful scenery. The characters were as human and driven by duty as any I have read elsewhere. A beautifully told coming of age tale.
Samantha Schinder
An adventure and a cultural experience

The second in this series did not disappoint with it's cultural nuance and world building. Action, adventure, and obsession. Intrigue abounds in this novel. Looking forward to part 3! If you like clans and tribal magic series, give this a read!
Jeffrey A. Dewey
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Awesome

Awesome read with twists and treachery as the action continues with the list of a kingdom and it's monarchs while the coming of age for the orphaned son.
Cherime MacFarlane
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great read. Well written with great characters. You can't get any better than that. A couple of interesting twists and I need to read the next one.
SA
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is about Namir and Lyall (the two characters we saw at the end scene of the first book) and I was happy to find more details on the events that had happened in the first book like General's attack on Clan on the Giant's Claw, the abduction of Dainn and Rufus and their miraculous return. I loved, absolutely loved, the descriptions in the book. They were poetic and very vivid. I also enjoyed the bravery, the friendships and the relationships of the clan people. The characters are very li ...more
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