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The Silver Wolf by Alice Borchardt
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Dec 08, 2007

did not like it
bookshelves: didnt-finish, sff, romance, well-arent-you-special
Read in December, 2007

The one about the girl/wolf shapeshifter, set early in Charlemagne's reign.

I gave this one fifty pages for form's sake, but it began to lose me in the very first paragraph, where the setting sun is described both as "the fiery circle" and as "the incandescent ball." This is typical of the writing throughout: purple, pompous, full of epithets and 'poetic' sentence fragments, pretty much the house style.

This sort of exaggerated Cinderella story is a kink, but it's not my kink. I don't know which bugged me more, each new piece of evidence of how Special the character is (ghosts speak to her! snakes pay homage to her!) or each new piece of evidence of how horribly mistreated she is by everyone and everything.
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