Among Wolves (Wolves of Llis?, Book 1)

Among Wolves (Wolves of Llis?, Book 1)

by Nancy K. Wallace

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Overview

Young Devin Roché is about to graduate as an Archivist from the prestigious Llisé’s University, and there is just one more task he wants to complete – to preserve a complete history of Llisé.The history of Llisé and its fifteen provinces are a peaceful affair, filled with harmony, resolution and a rich oral tradition of storytelling. Nothing untoward ever happens in this peaceful land. Or does it?Trainee archivist Devin Roché has just taken his finals at the prestigious Académie. As the sixth son of the ruler of Llisé, his future is his own, and so he embarks on an adventure to memorize stories chronicling the history of each province.As Devin begins his journey with only his best friend Gaspard and their guardian Marcus, he hears rumors of entire communities suddenly disappearing without a trace and of Master Bards being assassinated in the night.As the three companions get closer to unearthing the truth behind these mysteries, they can’t help but wonder whether it is their pursuit that has led to them.But if that is the case, what do Llisé and Devin’s father have to hide?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008120726
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Series: Wolves of Llise Series , #1
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Nancy K. Wallace loves chocolate, Christmas, and fairytales! She collects books of folklore and she houses them in dozens of bookcases (filed alphabetically according to country). She lives with five lovely cats in a 140 year old farmhouse named Chevonwyck. Nancy is the author of 19 children’s books plus The Wolves of Llisé series for new adults. Fortunately, her two daughters are excellent at proofreading! She is a Youth Services Librarian and has reviewed YA literature for VOYA magazine for 20 years.

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Among Wolves 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this one down. The author has incredible talent, a true master storyteller.
BrookeJohnson More than 1 year ago
Bards + folklore + the Beast of Gévaudan + a historical French setting? YES PLEASE. An impossible quest, bards and historians at odds, a sweeping political conspiracy, and a twist on the tale of the Beast of Gévaudan, all set in a provincial, historical French setting... this book contains pretty much everything I look for in a historical fantasy novel, and the author does not disappoint in bringing them all to life in an entertaining, page-turning read. I stayed up past my bedtime reading this book, and then finished it first thing the next morning. The world-building is fantastic, the characters both interesting and flawed, woven together with intrigue and mystery. The style hearkens back to classic men's adventure novels, and therein lies my only complaint: there aren't many women in this book. Still, this is a fantastically written novel, and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys their historical fantasy with a bit of folklore and conspiracy in the mix.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this take on the old French legend! Really well done!
JULIE DAMICO More than 1 year ago
Intriguing blend of history & legend. Perfect for the summer…you are going to want every book in the series because you can’t wait to see what happens next.