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Summoning
     

Summoning

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by Carol Wolf
 

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The World Snake is coming, devourer of Thrace and Atlantis... and the only one standing in its way is Amber, a sixteen-year-old runaway, recently arrived in Los Angeles. Amber is more than just a girl with a stolen ID and an attitude; she is a daughter of the wolf-kind, a shapeshifter able to change forms at will. One night, as Amber prowls the Hollywood Hills in wolf

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The World Snake is coming, devourer of Thrace and Atlantis... and the only one standing in its way is Amber, a sixteen-year-old runaway, recently arrived in Los Angeles. Amber is more than just a girl with a stolen ID and an attitude; she is a daughter of the wolf-kind, a shapeshifter able to change forms at will. One night, as Amber prowls the Hollywood Hills in wolf form, she stumbles onto an occult ceremony, interrupting the ritual. As a result, Amber finds herself the unwilling mistress of a handsome demonic servant, Richard. Appearing as a fair youth of eighteen years, Richard is a demon accidentally summoned, then captured, by Dr. John Dee, court magician to Queen Elizabeth I. Richard has been trying for four centuries to free himself from a succession of masters and mistresses, but finds himself bound to Amber, the only one who can protect him from his greatest fear, the herald of the World Snake, the Eater of Souls. But all hell is about to break loose, and Amber and Richard are going to need some allies to stop the Eater of Souls and avert the World Snake, and the battle has only begun. From Carol Wolf comes the urban fantasy debut The Summoning, a novel of a wolf girl, a demon boy, and a city on the edge of disaster.

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Publishers Weekly
A prickly werewolf and a dud demon join forces to save Los Angeles in this humdrum series opener. The World Snake is coming, and Los Angeles is on her menu. Before the Snake destroys the land, the Eater of Souls plans to harvest the living, and Richard, a demon, is determined to stop them both. All he needs is a master—and protector—and Amber, a young runaway shape-shifter, reluctantly steps into that role and into adventure. Inevitably (and genuinely on Amber’s part), romance sparks between the two, distracting Amber from the danger of being a demon’s master and the potential doom of her city. Populated with a host of interesting magic users (including cookie-cutter evil wizard Ibrahim al Hassan), Amber’s Los Angeles is a diverse and fantastic place. Both protagonists are hard to like, but Wolf’s world-building has a lot of potential, particularly if some of the secondary characters get attention in future books. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597804134
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Series:
Wolf Moon Saga
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,166,339
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Carol Wolf is an award-winning playwright whose work has been seen on both coasts and five continents. She has written more than 20 plays including The Terrible Experiment of Jonathan Fish, Eddie and Molly’s Garden, Day/Blacknight/Morning, and The Thousandth Night, which won the London Fringe First, the Bay Area Critic’s Circle Award and the L.A. Drama Critic’s Award. She also wrote scripts for the blockbuster video games Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, and Legacy of Kain: Defiance. She has written and directed feature films, The Valley of Fear and Far From the Sea, and is currently in production with a documentary, Letters to My Grandchildren. She graduated from Mills College and was the Levin Scholar for Playwrighting at the Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers. She was also the fifth woman to be knighted by the Society of Creative Anachronism—she is an expert with the broadsword. She lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas with her husband, two border collies, and a varying number of sheep. Carol is good friends with bestselling fantasy authors Katharine Kerr and Kate Elliot and both have agreed to blurb this book.

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The Summoning 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to wonder if sharpgirl11 and I read the same book! I thought the story was well plotted. And I was impressed that the heroine actually seemed to behave like a real person, not some kind of ideal-type. A werewolf with an actual (albeit apparently dysfunctional) family and family life. Haven't run into that before. And the author's take on a crippled demon was nice, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great main character, fast-moving plot, unexpected turns, and a demon lover. Great fun!
Pensterpen More than 1 year ago
I love this book. The author grabbed me on page one and held me captive until the very end. I can't wait or the next in the series to be available.
Cynicalman More than 1 year ago
An awesome urban fantasy! Definitely not one of the flood of cookie-cutter books out there. A strong main character and a wonderful supporting cast make this a really fun read. I can't wait for the next book in the series!
sharpgirl11 More than 1 year ago
Someone gave me this book, and I am finding it difficult to forgive her. What a pretentious, derivative piece of crap. A tree should never die for such a wasted cause. Save your money.