Wolf Moon

Wolf Moon

by Charles de Lint

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His name when he was human was Kern.  Now he is the most feared of beings: a werewolf.  When the change first came upon him, his parents drove him away with silver daggers.  Later, he sought human companionship, but he could not hide the truth for long.  And so he kept running until he ran headlong into the deadliest pursuer of all-a harper bent on stealing his life away.  By chance Kern was able to find refuge at the Inn of the Yellow Tinker, and the woman he was destined to love.  But can he risk both human and harper vengeance to keep her?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142400777
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/19/2004
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Charles de Lint is the author of many widely acclaimed novels and short story collections, including Moonlight and Vines, Forests of the Heart, The Onion Girl, Waifs and Strays, and The Painted Boy and  is also the winner of the World Fantasy Award. He lives with his wife—kindred spirit, fellow musician and artist—MaryAnn Harris, in Ottawa. Canada. Visit Charles de Lint at www.charlesdelint.com

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"[This is] a prose ballad with lyrical grace, and readers will gladly pass their time by the fire as the harper strums landscapes and characters from his strings and spins the tale."-Rambles

"One of the most original fantasy writes currently working."--Booklist

"Charles de Lint is one of the most gifted storytellers writing fantasy today."--Locus

"Charles de Lint shows that fantasy can be the deep mythic literature of our time."--Fantasy and Science Fiction

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Wolf Moon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
lauriebrown54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of de Lint¿s earlier works, this tale takes place in a realm of his imagining that¿s rather like old Ireland isn¿t quite- it contains North American moose, for one thing. It¿s a realm where bards roam the land and magic and werewolves exist. The werewolf- Kern- is the protagonist of the story. Driven from his home by his parents when he first changed, he¿s been on the run ever since. But when Kern is chased over a cliff into a river by a harper and his magical beast, the river (and some elvish people) takes him to a remote inn, he finds his resolve to stay a loner melting. He has finally made friends- and found love. But the bard and his beast are still on his trail. Kern doesn¿t know why the harper bears him ill will, but it¿s clear that he¿ll do whatever it takes to hurt Kern. How can Kern deal with this? While this book doesn¿t have the polish and fire of de Lint¿s later stories, it does have magic. The isolated winter world he¿s created surrounds the reader, and the peril that Kern faces is downright creepy. And the hero is a werewolf, while the honored bard is the villain. That¿s something you don¿t find very often!
Squeex on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Charles de Lint...this is only my second of his books. First was WIDDERSHINS, part of the acclaimed Newford series, modern fantasy at its finest. WOLF MOON is a superb fantasy set in a time of tinkers, mages, wee folk, harpers, and werewolves. The werewolf/shapeshifter aspect of the story was a new one to me, the way Kern became a werewolf. He was born a werewolf, no one else in his family is one, just him. He wants to fit in somewhere, but knows it's always just a matter of time before he is reviled and cast out or killed. Kern is on the run, finds refuge with the innkeeper, Ainsy and her friends and family. He thinks he is still on the run, but might be able to rest his soul for a bit with Ainsy who has enchanted him and maybe captured his heart.Five fantasy at its finest beans......
earthlistener on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wolf Moon was a very interesting novel to say the least. Interesting characters, plot, and back drop for the story all around. The story is fairly straight-forward and predictable, but that does not detract from the tale. The dialogue and terminology nicely brings the reader into the world between the pages and amerce them into the story of Kern and the innfolk. An overall nice story.
Ilithyia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't think I've ever had that many books signed out either. But I sit at my desk at work and I read these posts, etc. and put things on hold at the library. They just always seem to come in at the same time!Wolf Moon was okay, nothing special. The concept was a bit interesting (the magical music), but it could have been much better developed. I want to know more about the motivation of the bad guy, why he does it, they mention his true name but never really give any kind of back story.It was okay...But I'll probably never reread it and I'm glad it was a library book.
Saieeda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Though a little too sci-fi for my taste, this was a thrilling read. The writing style is fast paced, and the characters are well developed for the most part. The plot, however, was amazing. Action, mystery, a touch of love and friendship... this was an incredible storyline.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this years ago and really enjoyed it and it did survive re-reading.Kern Kendrigen is running from people who would destroy him because of assumptions about his shapeshifting nature. He finds a refuge in an inn until a harper with evil and destruction in his mind comes along and starts destroying his life. I like the story for it's look at how he lives with being a werewolf and the hard choices he has to live with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves Charles De Lint.
PublishedAuthorofFantasy More than 1 year ago
I actually read this book when the Ace edition came out. Recently I came across De Lint's EYES LIKE LEAVES and after reading the introduction, I decided I wanted to read this book again. I loved it as much the second time as the first. It is a great twist on the usual werewolf story, and the characters are well played. De Lint has always been one of my favorite rereads, and I suspect I will visit this one again.
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TinaTulip22 More than 1 year ago
Although this book is found in the Young Adult section, de Lint is a great fantasy writer for all ages and this is true of his book, Wolf Moon. While some fantasy books by other writers are mixed in with Romance, this book has enough of romance, action and lots of fantasy to keep anyone entertained. I truly enjoyed reading this book.
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The-Maid-Of-Astolat More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing novel. All of De Lints works are top notch. As for the person who said that this novel was pointless, you probably have not yet passed fifth grade, yes there are some 'big' words, this is an adult novel and for the most part, adults can read. If you enjoyed Wolf Moon, you will also like The Blue Girl, also by De Lint.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent novel...SIX stars!...not much more I can say. You have to read it for yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great story of a hunted werewolf trying to gain friends and fit in with humans after being rejected by both wolves and humans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book itself was very detailed and showed a lot of emotions- which is Great! I enjoyed the book very much. I thought it was well thought of and just a good book to read!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wolf Moon is Awsome I recomend it to any one who loves werewolves and adventures. If you don't read this book you are mising out. I never wanted to put the book down. It is the best book I have ever read.