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The Wolf at the End of the World
     

The Wolf at the End of the World

by Douglas Smith
 

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A shapeshifter hero battles ancient spirits, a covert government agency, and his own dark past in a race to solve a murder that could mean the end of the world.

The debut novel from the multi-award winning author that Library Journal describes as "one of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction."

"I can't remember the last time I read a book

Overview

A shapeshifter hero battles ancient spirits, a covert government agency, and his own dark past in a race to solve a murder that could mean the end of the world.

The debut novel from the multi-award winning author that Library Journal describes as "one of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction."

"I can't remember the last time I read a book that spoke to me, so eloquently, and so deeply, on so many levels. ... I'll be rereading it in the future because it's that sort of book. Richly layered and deeply resonant. An old friend, from the first time you read it." -Charles de Lint, World Fantasy Award winner

The Heroka walk among us. Unseen, unknown. Shapeshifters. Human in appearance but with power over their animal totems.

Gwyn Blaidd is a Heroka of the wolf totem. Once he led his people in a deadly war against the Tainchel, the shadowy agency that hunts his kind. Now he lives alone in his wilderness home, wolves his only companions.

But when an Ojibwe girl is brutally killed in Gwyn's old hometown, suspicion falls on his former lover. To save her, Gwyn must return, to battle not only the Tainchel, but even darker forces: ancient spirits fighting to enter our world...

And rule it.

Cree and Ojibwe legends mix with current day environmental conflict in this fast-paced urban fantasy that keeps you on the edge of your seat right up to its explosive conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
02/17/2014
Killings in a remote Canadian town draw the attention of two rival groups: the Heroka, Native American shape-shifters, and the Tainchel, a secret government agency tasked with hunting down the Heroka. Among those investigating the killings are Gwyn Blaidd, a solitary Heroka war hero of the wolf totem, and Kate Morgan, a member of the Tainchel traveling with her visually impaired son, Zach. As the killings continue, dark supernatural forces align in an attempt to rule the world. Smith (Chimerascope) has a thorough grounding in Native American lore, and this creates an immersive and enjoyable reading experience. Readers will delight in learning more about Native American mythology, which is skillfully woven throughout the story. Smith's novel is both well paced and deftly plotted—leaving readers curious about what comes next for the Heroka in the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780991800735
Publisher:
Lucky Bat Books
Publication date:
10/12/2013
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Meet the Author

Douglas Smith is an award-winning Canadian author of fantasy, SF, horror, supernatural, and the ever popular "undefinable" who has been published in thirty countries and twenty-five languages around the world.

Doug is a three-time winner of Canada's Aurora Award for speculative fiction and has been a finalist for the international John W. Campbell Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, the CBC Bookies award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane.

His other works include:

CHIMERASCOPE (ChiZine, 2010) - Collection - Finalist for the Sunburst Award, Aurora Award, and CBC Bookies Award

IMPOSSIBILIA (PS Publishing, 2008) - Collection - Finalist for the Aurora Award

PLAYING THE SHORT GAME: HOW TO MARKET & SELL SHORT FICTION (Lucky Bat Books, 2014) - A guide for writers

LA DANSE DES ESPRITS (Dreampress, 2011) - Collection - Finalist for France's Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane

A sample of what others have said about Doug and his writing:

"One of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." - Library Journal

"His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." - Robert J. Sawyer, award-winning author

"A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice." - Charles de Lint, award-winning author

Doug's website is www.smithwriter.com and he tweets at smithwrtr.

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