Rogue Wolf

Rogue Wolf

by Robin Mason


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Rogue Wolf by Robin Mason

The forgotten forest of Oldenglen, tucked in the foothills of southern Oregon, is forgotten no longer. A rogue wolf pack and its ruthless leader have claimed it as their territory, threatening forever the balance of life in the magical glen.

In this third book in The Oldenglen Chronicles middle grade fantasy series, schoolboy Jax feels the lure of the pack. The wild wolf within him—born of a nip his father received as a boy, then passed through his genes to Jax—strains to run with the invaders. But loyal to the glen, he and best friend Sarah plead with the woodfolk to fight back and summon the Far Glen wolf pack—whose bloodline owes the glen a debt from long ago—to oust the raiders.

Wolf is pitted against wolf when the Far Glen pack answers the woodfolk’s plea for help. But a far deadlier peril awaits. The rogue pack’s hunting of livestock on farms around the glen has drawn the eye of state and federal wildlife agents. When they surround the glen to cull the rogue wolves, both packs are trapped within its tall stone cliffs. With the lethal cordon drawing tight, Jax and Sarah desperately maneuver to save the wolves they love and keep hidden the secrets of the glen.

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ISBN-13: 9780994837165
Publisher: Tricklewood Press
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Series: Oldenglen Chronicles , #3
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Rogue Wolf 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Teann More than 1 year ago
Oldenglen is a special place near Jax’s home in southern Oregon. Having his life uprooted from life in England was difficult for him. However, school wasn’t his salvation, but the magical relationship he discovered with this unique forest and the creatures who live within as well as the trust and friendship with each other. Keeping the area protected is always a constant challenge. With the ever-expanding new housing developments for humans threatening the natural habitats of the wild creatures while keeping the balance of nature between the expanding population of people and nature. Balances within Oldenglen are also difficult to maintain. Providing food for all creatures requires just the correct proportion between predators and prey. Too many prey demands massive amounts of plants and small creatures, while predators must depend on an abundance of prey, otherwise they starve. Oldenglen now is facing two challenges. The first involves some new visitors, eleven wolves. The problem is that this area of the glen cannot possibly feed that many without decimating the population of the prey animals.How does anyone convince the wolves to leave the area? How many creatures will be food for this pack?With their needs for food, the local ranchers raising sheep and cows are fearful for the survival of their herds. They see the only solution is to have the wolves killed. Another problem bothering Jax and Sarah is the existence of two nearby poachers who are renting from Sarah’s grandfather. Can they possibly save the young eagle that was captured? Rogue Wolf is the third book in this projected five book series. This Oldenglen series should be read in order. Minimally, all readers need to read the first book, Oldenglen to understand the characters and their relationships and history individually and with each other. In all these books, including this one, all the characters are believable and realistic including the animals which stay true to the creature and have personalities while magically communicating with Jax. With the theme of balance, friendship, and anti-bullying, the pace is quick with the reader wanting more with their cliff-hanging chapter ends and the book truly expressing the harmony of nature. Even the cover is beautifully illustrated by artist, Chris Beatrice. The Oldenglen series was begun by author Robin Mason and his father, Michael Mason. Robin completed books two and three completely by himself. Robin was born in England but spent considerable time in his childhood exploring an estate in British Columbia while his father read to him numerous books including The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, The Wind in the Willows, The Hobbit, and The Lord of The Rings trilogy. This book is recommended for children from ages eight to twelve. Personally, I would find this book challenging for an eight-year old to read independently and believe this age level would thoroughly enjoy it as a read-aloud. I also recommend this book be extended to readers through high school. In actuality readers of all ages, adult and children would completely enjoy Rogue Wolf.
Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 15) for Reader Views (05/17) “Rogue Wolf” by Robin Mason is a book about seventh-grader Jackson and his friend Sarah. All is well in the magical glen that grants Jackson and Sarah the ability to speak with animals, until a pack of eleven wolves arrive. Jackson and Sarah know that such a large wolf pack will quickly deplete the glen’s herds of elk and deer. In order to preserve the magic of the glen, they must find a way to make the pack leave. However, Rogue, the leader of the pack, does not seem to care that he might jeopardize the glen and his pack’s own food supply, even when Jackson and Sarah bring these concerns before him. Jackson is now in a difficult position. Jackson is sympathetic to the pack’s need for territory and is loath to bring the news of a wolf pack to the authorities, knowing they will hunt and kill the wolves, but he is also faced with the possibility that the wolf pack will destroy the glen he’s come to love. How will Jackson and Sarah resolve this conundrum? Read and find out! My favorite character is Jackson. Faced with difficult situations, Jackson always strives to find the best solution. It’s interesting to watch him develop throughout the series, going from staying indoors as much as possible to finding every excuse to visit the glen. Even during Rogue Wolf, one sees Jackson grow and mature. All the characters in Rogue Wolf are interesting and distinct. Robin Mason does a good job of developing each character individually, never overwhelming the reader with an excess of names. However, Rogue Wolf and the series at large are not only great reads; each book addresses important environmental issues that are faced today. It is refreshing to see an author who can tell an interesting and engaging story while still conveying a vital message about the importance of environmental conservation. I would suggest this book for all audiences. Although talking animals may seem cliché at first, the author does a fantastic job of making it new and original by tying the ability to a certain area. The animals all have fun personalities that make the book a joy to read. The plot is ever evolving as more and more threats come to light, which keeps the book interesting. Overall, “Rogue Wolf” by Robin Mason is an entrancing and enjoyable book that will draw you in and never let you out.
ReadersFavorite4 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite Rogue Wolf: The Oldenglen Chronicles Volume 3 by Robin Mason takes us back into the lives of Jax and Sarah. The last time we met Jax, he was forced to give in to the wolf inside him, but he took control so that he could protect the forest of Oldenglen. However, the forest of Oldenglen is in trouble now and if Jax and Sarah do not do something really quickly, Oldenglen will no longer be a secret from the prying eyes of the outside world. There is a rogue pack of wolves now living in the forest and their leader has made Oldenglen his territory. If that was not troublesome enough, Jax has this urge to join the pack and become a part of them. The wolf in him is craving the companionship of others of its kind. But he is loyal to his friend and the creatures of the Oldenglen, so he has only one choice: convince the wood folk to fight back and bring in help from the Far Glen wolves. However, they have to make a decision really fast because the rogue pack is drawing the attention of people and it is not good for anyone. What can I say, I love Jax and Sarah and their co-ordination. Jax is my new hero. I love reading about him and I love his character development. The Jax we met in Lone Wolf is very grown up in Rogue Wolf; he is much more comfortable in his own skin and he has more control over the wolf within. He is more mature and he understands his mind, body and urges a lot better. Rogue Wolf: The Oldenglen Chronicles Volume 3 by Robin Mason is very entertaining and interesting and the cover, once again, is brilliant!
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite Rogue Wolf by Robin Mason is the third book in an exciting fantasy plus adventure series, The Oldenglen Chronicles. Readers are introduced to two compelling characters, Jax and Sarah, and a fascinating setting. A pack of wolves led by a rogue wolf is terrorizing the whole territory of the magical glen, causing havoc and killing livestock, and this could mean a lot of trouble for the inhabitants of the glen. Jax, who feels the throb of wolfish blood in his veins, is attracted to the pack, but he has to make the choice to stand by the life of the valley, so he and Sarah take the lead to fight back and to seek the assistance of the Far Glen wolf pack. When the Far Glen wolf answers the call, it provokes an even worse outcome, the involvement of state and federal wildlife agents. Boxed into a tight spot, Jax and Sarah must do everything to protect the pack they love and the secrets of their beautiful glen. Robin Mason is a great entertainer for adult readers, with storytelling skills that come through powerfully in Rogue Wolf. One of the elements that attracted me most was the setting, beautifully presented in moving descriptions and vivid images. Readers have a clear picture of where the action is taking place. The storyline isn’t very complex, but it has its surprising turns that will excite the minds of young readers. Jax and Sarah are a great pair and readers will enjoy the internal conflict Jax is caught up in. He has to choose between his loyalty to the wolves with whom he shares an affinity by blood and the family of the glen on whom he’s depended all his life. Character-driven, fast-paced, and captivating, this one is a great read for fantasy lovers.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite Rogue Wolf by Robin Mason is the third book in the children’s fantasy series The Oldenglen Chronicles. This is a book that would appeal most to an audience of middle school children who enjoy fantasy stories where the main character is male. Jax was once an ordinary twelve-year-old, forced to move from city life in England to Oregon, but now Jax has his best friend, Sarah, whom he works with to protect the forgotten forest of Oldenglen. Oldenglen has been found and claimed by a rogue wolf pack that threatens the very balance of life in Oldenglen. Jax and Sarah must convince the wood folk to call in the debt owed to them by the Far Glen wolf pack to save Oldenglen and its inhabitants from harm. But is there a greater danger waiting to take advantage of the turmoil to strike at the glen? Rogue Wolf by Robin Mason is a well-written middle school book with wonderful descriptive language. I found the cover to be beautifully done with lots of hidden details that made sense as I continued to read. Robin Mason truly creates a completely new magical world inside Oldenglen, with unique creatures and magic enough to lure in any fantasy fan. I found the concept of Jax having some wolf DNA from his father, that gave him the desire to run with the pack, to be an interesting plot twist. My favorite character was definitely Sarah; I just enjoyed the way that she continue to support Jax, even when their goals seemed almost impossible to reach. Overall, I enjoyed the book, but I would recommend that anyone interested in the series should read books one and two first.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite Rogue Wolf by Robin Mason is the third book in the Oldenglen Chronicles, which perfectly blends sci-fi and fantasy to offer a delightful reward to young adult readers. In the Oldenglen forest, a wolf pack roams fearlessly. Jax is a school boy with an eternal longing for the forest — because of the wild wolf in him — and the thrill of running with the wolf pack is unbearable. But his loyalty is with the glen and its people. With the help of his friend, Sarah, they seek help from the Far Glen wolf pack to fight the invaders. But the adventure is just beginning because a great secret is about to be exposed, and only Jax and Sarah can protect the secrets of the Glen and the lives of their cherished wolves from a deadlier and unforgiving enemy. Rogue Wolf is a beautiful adventure that is well-crafted with interesting characters. Although the storyline is great, I felt more drawn to the characters than the plot. Jax is a character with something fiery about him and this comes out wonderfully in his interactions with others and the world of the glen. The internal conflict within him is so strong it spices up the plot and the reader is keen to see the kinds of decisions he’d make. Will he follow his heart and join the rogue wolves or will he yield to the love of the glen. The conflict is one of the beautiful elements that drive the plot and it is carefully crafted to surprise readers with the climax. The denouement is also satisfying. Robin Mason has created a story that young readers will adore. I enjoyed it and the characters were a wonderful companion for a while.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite The peace of Oldenglen is threatened once again and the power of the Gladestone may not be enough to save the wood folk this time in Rogue Wolf: The Oldenglen Chronicles Volume 3 by Robin Mason. Jackson Wolfe, well named because of the wolf genes he carries as a result of a bite his father had received when he was younger, begins to feel the pull of the wolf part of his being as a new pack invades the quiet glen. Along with his friend, Sarah, Jax works with the Elder, Pondlefoot Badger and the other woodland animals to try to convince Rogue and his pack to leave the glen. Rogue is determined to stay, though, and desperate measures are needed to save the limited population of Oldenglen from ravaging wolves. Poachers are also a problem and take a young eagle, Windlord, that Jax and Sarah must also try to rescue. With the rogue pack of wolves attacking livestock, the authorities become involved and things really heat up when the bullets start to fly. Will the Green Glade ever be safe again or will the presence of so many people destroy what is special about Oldenglen? Exciting action and extreme danger are just two parts of what makes Rogue Wolf such a wonderful book. These elements hold your attention, but the fantastic descriptions of the woods and all the types of animals and birds that live there paint a clear picture of the setting, helping you feel as though you are part of the story. Great characterizations of the different animals and a strong message that is subtle, not preachy. Jax and Sarah are great friends who dedicate themselves to the safety of the glen and its inhabitants and are quite resourceful. It doesn’t hurt that Jax has many traits of the wolf that are growing stronger within him! I love the intensity of Jax and Sarah and the theme of cooperation among all species. This is an excellent stand-alone story as much as it is a terrific addition to The Oldenglen Chronicles series by Robin Mason. I strongly recommend this book for its action, emotion and heart.