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Wolfsbane Winter
     

Wolfsbane Winter

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by Jane Fletcher
 

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"Anything with two legs and a pulse." The Iron Wolf mercenaries who guard travelers on the Misery Trail are notorious for their quick and casual sex lives.

Deryn may fit the stereotype better than most, but she has her reasons. Tragedy in her childhood has left her wary of forming attachments. If you don't care, then you can't get hurt, but you can still make a

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"Anything with two legs and a pulse." The Iron Wolf mercenaries who guard travelers on the Misery Trail are notorious for their quick and casual sex lives.

Deryn may fit the stereotype better than most, but she has her reasons. Tragedy in her childhood has left her wary of forming attachments. If you don't care, then you can't get hurt, but you can still make a mess of things—such as the outstanding error of judgment that leaves her with no money, forced to spend the winter on a lousy job in a miserable little backwater.

There she meets Alana, local healer, vet, and woman of mystery. It does not take Deryn long to find out that Alana is more than she seems, and has her own perilous secret to keep. Yet Deryn still finds herself falling for the woman, so much so that her come-and-go lifestyle is at risk.

This would be bad enough, but serious trouble arrives for Deryn and Alana in the form of demon magic from the Time of Chaos—revealing that old legends are not merely material for ghost stories around the fire. As the danger increases, who do they need to fear more, the living or the dead?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602821583
Publisher:
Bold Strokes Books
Publication date:
07/20/2010
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Jane Fletcher was born in Greenwich, London but now lives in the south-west of England. Her love of fantasy began at the age of seven when she encountered Greek Mythology. It was her resolute ambition to become an archaeologist when she grew up, so it was something of a surprise when she became a software engineer instead. Jane’s novels have been short-listed for Gaylactic Spectrum awards and has received other several other awards for her work, including being a Lambda Literary award finalist.

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Wolfsbane Winter 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Sage320 More than 1 year ago
Wolfsbane Winter is about two women who end up in a place they don't want to be, dealing with situations they didn't create and falling into a relationship that neither is sure she wants. Deryn has dreamed most of her life of joining the Iron Wolf mercenaries and working on the Misery Trail guarding travelers. A profound tragedy early in her life has convinced her that it's best not to have any ties to anyone or stay in one place too long. Sometimes she makes unwise decisions and one of them results in her agreeing to work in a settlement in the middle of nowhere. Alana comes from a noble family and is discovered to have a magical ability that results in her being exiled to the same community. There she becomes a healer and vet and tries to hide her family ties since they could get her killed. Each of the women tries to protect the community in the way she knows best and they find themselves often working together. As they confront marauders, magic and legends from the Time of Chaos, Deryn and Alana develop a deeper relationship which threatens the lives that both of them would prefer to live. Each has to decide if she wants to continue an empty life that suits her needs or take a chance on something that offers more, including the possibility of being hurt. Jane Fletcher is known for her fantasy stories that take place in a world that could almost be real, but not quite. Her books seem like an alternative version of history and contain rich atmospheres of magic, legends, sorcerers and other worldly characters mixed in with ordinary people. The way she writes is so realistic that it is easy to believe that these places and people really exist. Wolfsbane Winter fits that mold perfectly. It draws the reader in and leads her through the story. There is enough excitement that this is a book that is hard to put down and begs for a sequel. Very enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this new book by Fletcher while looking for more books from the Cealano series. The future culture of Galvonia is creatively subtle in reference to present day. I enjoyed the characters very much but I was left with a lot of curiousity about the intrigues of Ellaye. I'm hoping Fletcher will create a series in this world.
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