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Wolf's Cross

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  • Posted August 2, 2010

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    Enjoyable but Predictable

    Wolf's Cross is an enjoyably well written historical fantasy with a healthy dose of supernatural and grit. Swann has done her homework on the era, and the descriptions throughout reflect a nicely submersive world. The book is well worth the read, filled with interesting characters who undergo believably intense emotional struggles and well written action scenes, and - a forgotten art! - a horrific villain that you can sympathize with as much as you condemn him.

    That said, the novel didn't really hold any surprises for the reader. Readers of the sister novel, Wolfbreed, will find the moral dilemmas familiar, and at times most of the characters seemed to blend between novels (the ignorant she-wolf, the injured wolf-hating love interest, the rabid knight-captain, the sappily understanding family). The biggest plot twist is regrettably laid out in the product description - Maria is a werewolf. This was a remarkably poor choice, as a small bit of editing and a focus on Darien as the wolf in the product description could have yielded a pretty awesome surprise for the reader.

    In summary: Wolf's Cross is a good book, but a watered down version of Wolfbreed; read that book first (and I highly suggest it!) - it has more edge, more plot, and better characters. After that, you'll have a good idea of what to expect from Swann, and can return to this one if you're left wanting more.

    Also, a small error in the details: the eBook version is 257 pages, not the listed 400.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

    A really good second book in this sereis A great read if you lik

    A really good second book in this sereis
    A great read if you like paranormal werewolf love stories with a really good plot. Can't wait for number three.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Wolf fanasty

    I was suprised to find myself enjoying a book about werewolves. I don't usually enjoy books on werewolves, but i was pleasantly supprised. I could not put the book down. As the same with WOlfbreed it was a great page turner.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    A good read. Not as good as the first but still worth a look

    A good read. Not as good as the first but still worth a look

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2010

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    the strong cast makes for a powerfully gripping saga

    In Anno Domini 1353 in Nurnberg, Prussia Brother Josef and other Wolfjäger Teutonic warrior monks are stunned by the horrific massacre though they have seen plenty of hellish gore. The evidence is overwhelming that a werewolf caused the gruesome scene though the locals have blamed the Jews for their plight and blight; and burned them out of fear. However, the real monster attacks the Teutonic Knights with a vengeance. Although severely injured, Josef the knight probationer fires a silver coded arrow into the eye of the beast; the creature flees howling.

    A servant Maria tends to the wounds of the severely hurt Josef. He is attracted to his healer and her to him; but she also has feelings for the stranger Darien, who has a scar on one of his eyes. Darien desires her too and explains to his Maria that like him she is wolfbreed too; only the silver crucifix her father placed on her prevents her from changing into a berserker.

    Although the story line is a typical paranormal triangle, the time and place (same period and general location as Wolfbreed) makes for a terrific medieval historical romantic fantasy. Filled with plenty of action from the opening assault, the strong cast makes for a powerfully gripping saga as readers will wonder which enemy combatant the "commoner" Maria will choose as her soulmate, the knight or the wolf.

    Harriet Klausner

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