by S. A. Swann
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Wolfbreed by S. A. Swann

In this captivating reinvention of the werewolf novel, S. A. Swann propels readers into the darkest days of the Middle Ages, weaving a rare blend of soaring romance, historical intrigue, paranormal thrills, and spiritual questioning to tell a story that forever changes those who hear it.

When a monk inadvertently discovers a lair of werewolf young, he unleashes what will become the Church’s most powerful–and secret–weapon. Clandestinely raised by the Teutonic Order, these lupine creatures serve as instruments of God against pagan unbelievers. Trained to slip into villages cloaked in human form, they are all but unstoppable. Only one, called Lilly, has cunningly fled her brutal master.

Uldolf is too young to remember the massacre eight years earlier that claimed his village, his arm, and his kin. But he knows the pain of loneliness. When he sees what appears to be a beautiful young woman, injured and cowering in the woods, he races to her aid. Uldolf and his adoptive family will do anything to protect the terrified girl, but the danger is greater than they can possibly imagine. For death is the only life Lilly has ever known–and if their humanity can’t pierce the darkness Lilly harbors in her soul, they’ll soon come to know it, too.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553906882
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/25/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 58,276
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

S. A. Swann grew up and still lives in the Northeastern Ohio area, along with three cats, two dogs, a pair of goats, a horse, and one overworked spouse.

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Wolfbreed 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1221 Brother Smenyon, the last survivor of his convent, kills the monster who murdered his compatriots. He is shocked to hear a baby cry and takes the female infant and the other young with him to raise the werewolf cubs as devout Christian warriors like he is. In 1239 eighteen-year-old Lilly is a pious killing Christian, who with her super strength subjugates pagans who reject the Lord. However, Lilly differs from her peers as she wants out from the Teutonic Order that she feels abuses and uses them. To escape, she turns on her keepers, killing a dozen Christian soldiers. She flees into the wild where she meets one-armed Uldolf, whose family and village was the sight of a lupine massacre in 12 31. He offers friendship and much more to the frightened and confused young woman. However, The Teutonic Knights send Erhard von Stendal to kill traitorous Lilly and anyone abetting her. This is a terrific paranormal medieval tale that runs on two strands as the story line portrays the complicated era in which Christianity is battling paganism and on a smaller scale the lead female's struggle with her violent past as a Christian killing machine. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action and a vivid look at the times near The Carpathian Mountains. However, this is a tale of possible redemption as Lilly who only knows life connotes death begins to learn new meanings. Harriet Klausner
Booklover0080 More than 1 year ago
A really good book A very good story that will hold your interest. A paranormal love story with bite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best reads I had in 2011. I can not recomend this book enough
Sinclair_San_Tonava More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The writinng style was incredibly engrossing and drew me in by the first page. You felt the characters' pain, both emotionally and physically as you peiced together the full story before they did. The only thing that bothered me was trying to figure out Lily. I found the fragile, emotionally unstable side of her frustrating to get to know. It was a little over-the-top, but that might just be me. Also, the very end left me feeling the same way: it was cheesy. But nonetheless, it was definately worth the read and I highly recommend it!
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As you read this you will be sucked into the world in the time that education was minimal and superstition kept people in line. The story of young Lilly was heartbreaking and trimphant all at the same time and this story puts a new twist on the werewolf legend. I would love to see more of Lilly and Udolph. You will find yourself cheering for the underdog. I really loved this book and I don't say that lightly. I am downloading the next book Wolfcross. It promisses to be equally as good.
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Marten_Broadcloak More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book and finished it two days later. I just couldn't put it down. I really loved everything about this story. It is essentially the tale of a 17 yr old female werewolf who falls in love with a human and yearns for a life without brutal killings. She has been used her whole life as a killing machine for the Christians during a time when the church was forcefully invading other nations to spread their doctrine. It is a story of love and redemption. I loved it.
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