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Wolf's-Own

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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.

    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!

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