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Posted November 30, 2012
Since I consider ¿Wolf¿s Own ¿ Ghost¿ and ¿Wolf¿s Own ¿ Weregild
Since I consider ‘Wolf’s Own – Ghost’ and ‘Wolf’s Own – Weregild’ to be one book, this review applies to both.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
First, Carole’s writing style is gorgeous – nearly edible. It is her greatest strength as an author. I love to read her stuff just for the luscious and descriptive language.
Second, her characterization is amazing. Like her writing style, she excels at building and examining complex characters in detail – getting inside their heads and taking the reader with her. Jacin, the tragic hero, is nearly insane, fragile yet, at the same time, amazingly strong and talented. Malick, the cocky hero, is complex, hard-to-read, flawed, tough, but with a (somewhat tarnished) heart of gold. And both Jacin’s real family and Malick’s adopted family, are full of equally complex, three-dimensional characters with their own stories to tell.
Carole’s world-building is extremely detailed, almost overwhelming at times in its complexity because it is so thoroughly developed. A lot of the reviews here mention the multiple POVs and flashbacks. Personally, I find the multiple POVs and flashbacks a bit confusing, but I am very left-brained and I tend to be rather linear when I read. It is a matter of preference, in my opinion, and doesn’t detract from the story if you are willing to, as a more linear reader, knuckle down and spend some effort to keep up.
There is humor and passion, adventure and intrigue, and most of all, a complex, exciting story. It is darker than my usual read, but Carole’s writing skill and characterization kept me intrigued.
Oh, and the art on the covers is yummy too!
Posted August 20, 2012
Action pack and heart-wrenching
An amazing story with a lot of unexpected twists and turns. In a world where people of Jin are oppressed and enslaved by thier enemy because of the magic that flows through their very veins. As a young man of Jin is trying to protect his family from people who would use them against him. He is pulled into a world of immortals and their gods. With the voices of the Ancestors screeching in his head none stop.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Malick and his small group of assassins might be the answer to saving his family and his sanity, or doom him to insanity. Yet, Malick stirs long suppressed emotions he thought he killed. But little does Fen Jacin-rei know he stirring emotions in Malick that he is denying, while seeking vengeance.
This book is only one part of the story of this thrilling tale. I already have book two to discover what happens to this motley crew and the romance between these two young men and the forces pulling them together and apart. Enjoy! d(^-^)b Two thumb up.
Posted April 2, 2012
This is sci-fi erotica. I thought this was well written and intense, very character driven. I was sorry when I finished the book. I just got Book 2 and can't wait to see what happens next.
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Posted March 27, 2013
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