Wolfsong

Wolfsong

by TJ Klune

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Wolfsong by TJ Klune

Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.

Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road, the boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane.

Ox was seventeen when he found out the boy’s secret, and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet, of Alpha and Beta and Omega.

Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his bloodred eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces.

It’s been three years since that fateful day—and the boy is back. Except now he’s a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634771641
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 06/20/2016
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 125,280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

When TJ Klune was eight, he picked up a pen and paper and began to write his first story (which turned out to be his own sweeping epic version of the video game Super Metroid—he didn’t think the game ended very well and wanted to offer his own take on it. He never heard back from the video game company, much to his chagrin). Now, over two decades later, the cast of characters in his head have only gotten louder. But that’s okay, because he’s recently become a full-time writer and can give them the time they deserve.
Since being published, TJ has won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance, fought off three lions that threatened to attack him and his village, and was chosen by Amazon as having written one of the best GLBT books of 2011.
And one of those things isn’t true.
(It’s the lion thing. The lion thing isn’t true.)
Facebook: TJ Klune
Blog: tjklunebooks.blogspot.com
E-mail: tjklunebooks@yahoo.com

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Wolfsong 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I want more!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cried buckets while reading this book. Fantastic characters, vile villains, noble heroes, and heart - breaking confessions of love. Klune is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors. Highly recommended to every paranormal romance fan. -- lyradora
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jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Wolfsong, TJ Klune Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: LGBTQIA, Romance I've been seeing recommendations for this story for a while now but you know what its like, there's ARCs and KU, free books so actually buying one by an author whose work you don't know if you like....well, for me it rarely happens even though I was very intrigued. Then a few weeks back it was on sale at £1.49 so I bought it. Only got round to reading it last week and wow - what a book. Its kind of hard to review, one of those that defies categories.  It is Romance, but its a very slow burn and TBH though we know the two are going to get together they're kids when we first meet them and have such a lot of growing to do, meeting others, just maturing. someone wrote criticising the sex, but I'm wracking my mind and all I can recall is one scene right at the very end. Its M/M but the characters are so good that you don't think of any of them specifally in terms of what sex they are, just that they are right for each other.  Its werewolf/Supernatural but again so much more. The werewolf/witch angle is just a part of who they are it doesn't define any of them. I adored Joe, been through so much and what a wonderful family. I got so angry at him at one point though I understood what he did but my heart broke for Ox. And Ox, what a star he is, so truly good, loyal, despite the things that had happened to him, despite his awful father. There's lots more characters here, who fit the story so well, and I'd really like to read more about them – but seems they don't have books. Yet – TJ Klune ;-) Its one of those books that are bittersweet when they end, where part of you is glad things worked out finally, and the other part just isn't ready t leave the characters. Its a slow paced book, not an all action racey sex fest, but one where things develop over several years, where the story slowly expands, brings in more and more people and where Ox really grows into himself, becomes confident, where others see the strength and goodness that's in him. A wonderful story, one I'll definitely re-read and I'll be trying more from this author.     Stars: five, a fabulous, slow sensual read, with a great story building theme.
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book. I put off reading it for awhile even though I usually love this author because I knew it was a shifter book. For some time, I haven't found a shifter book that really did it for me. I've been thinking maybe that isn't my genre or my tastes have just changed, but this story is amazing. It has so much inside it. It is so original with the main couple, but them hooking up isn't the be all end all. There's a whole world of major issues going on around everyone. The love is deep and easy to feel, but the action and mythology grabbed me also. This story pulled the emotions from me. I was angry, sad, happy and all over the place with feelings. ♥︎ I can't recommend this book enough.
JulieMaguda More than 1 year ago
Wolfsong is the first book I've ever read by TJ Klune, and I am so glad that I gave it a chance. I am a huge fan of wolf shifter fantasy and a lot of my friends were recommending it, so I figured why not. It took me a really long time to get into the way it was written. It's really hard to explain how it was but I guess the best way I can think of is choppy. A lot of what is being written is what is going on in Ox's head and he thinks about a mile a minute. And let's face it, he's a bit awkward. lol! This book really put me through all of the feels; it made me smile, it broke my heart, and it made me angry and hopeful at times. I felt as if there were a couple areas of the story that really dragged on or were really repetitive, but I still really enjoyed it overall. The romance in this book takes a REALLY long time to get going....probably because when Ox and Joe first meet, Joe is only 10 years old and Ox is a teenager. That sounds a little weird, but nothing creepy every happens, I swear! lol! There are a couple steamy scenes in this one, but not many. So if you are going into this one looking for a bunch of steamy scenes then this probably isn't the book for you. This is much more plot focused and suspenseful. I really fell in love with the whole Bennett family and can't wait to read the next book in the series. But I just saw somewhere that it won't be out until 2018...ugghhh! I'm so not a patient person. This book does not end in a cliffhanger. There are some things that are unresolved plot-wise, but things with Ox and Joe are solid.
SandraHoover More than 1 year ago
Once in a blue moon, I come across a book that pushes all the right buttons. It crosses genres and refuses to be defined or contained in a small box. It defies definition and howls in a strong voice. It's beautifully written and sings to my heart & soul. Wolfsong is a Once in a Blue Moon Top 5 of the Year book for me. I heard your message loud & clear T.J. Klune. You sang me home with your epic love story. Yes, I said, "Epic Love Story" for without a shadow of doubt, this is one of the most beautiful, mind-sweeping, purest love stories I've ever read. Mere words are inadequate to relay the explosion of emotions and feelings that this book evoked in me. I'm not going to touch on details of the story as I hope each reader can go on this journey with an open mind & blank slate. I didn't read any reviews before starting Wolfsong, and I'm so thankful I didn't. I knew that it was highly rated, that friends loved it, and that it was written by an author that writes a lot of "funny" books, though this was reported to be "serious". I heard rumblings it was about "wolves" and that it was m/m romance. Quite a combo for sure! And so I opened the cover and started reading. In a matter of pages, I was totally, irrevocably enthralled with these characters. A young Ox - big, strong, different, lacking self-worth as his father told him he was "dumb as an ox" before disappearing from Ox's life. A young ten-year-old Joe - a tornado of arms & legs and non-stop chatter when he introduces Ox to his family - one of the cutest, funniest, most endearing characters I've ever read. Evil touched him in the past, leaving him damaged, and yet his essence explodes with purity & innocence in a way that will make you smile while ensnaring your heart. An awesome support cast lends depth, drama, laughter, and magic to this story as they blend their strong, individual voices into one unique familial unit defined not by blood, but by love. Wolfsong is an epic love story that speaks of unbreakable bonds that grow stronger with each passing year. It's the story of family and all that encompasses - whether bound by blood or not. It's the story of ultimate sacrifice, triumph over evil, and acceptance of fate. It's a story about believing, trusting, and daring to dream. It's the story of a love so strong, so pure, so magical that it stands the test of time. Wolfsong will stand the test of time as it resides on my All Time Favorites Shelf. All I can say is Read This Book! It's a Page Burner!
BooksRMyFood More than 1 year ago
Once again TJ Klune has met and exceeded my expectations. I'm not a fan of shifter novels, but it was TJ's so I had to buy and try. The shape shifting aspect of the werewolves was intrinsic, necessary, not a plot prop, and the characterizations were beautifully crafted. I loved it so much that I read it again after I had finished my first read-through, something that I rarely do (although I did the same thing with his "Into This River I Drown"). "Wolfsong", as well as any sequels he may write in this universe, will become beloved books of mine, picked up and read again and again because he's not afraid to portray his characters in the full scope and angles of their humanity - both good and bad. A stellar performance from one of my favorite authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved it, was epic and awesome
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RandomAsADD More than 1 year ago
Holy hell!!! 1,000,000 STARS!!!! I just can't. So many emotions. Saying that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book is the understatement of the century!! I don't even know what to say. Absolutely, hands down, no question - one of the best things I've ever experienced. Yes, experienced - because that's what it was. It wasn't just a "read". It was EVERYTHING!!! It smelled of candy canes and pinecones. Of epic and awesome. And it was everything!
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This book takes you on a journey. Made me sad, laugh, cry and rejoyce.
ChristyDuke1 More than 1 year ago
If I knew nothing of TJ Klune, paranormal genres, werewolves, or shifters, I would still know one thing. The description for 'Wolfsong' had me at hello. I only hope I can do justice to this incredible story in my review. Don't judge me too harshly if I don't. TJ Klune's writing is a tough act to follow. I know how excited I was when I heard the author had written a shifter book, something he always said he would never do. But this isn't just a shifter book. This is a deep, emotional character study. It's about all the things we think we know and all the things we don't. It's about love in its purest form and sacrifice in the same vein. It's about never feeling right in your own skin and then realizing it isn't you, it's everyone else who doesn't fit. It's about two boys and it's about the things that change their lives. It's about simple truths. Ox, whose father left when he was twelve and told him he was dumb, is so much more than he believes. At seventeen when he discovers the truth, it's more than the Bennetts and Joe being werewolves. It's that Gordo (father/brother/friend) is a witch and Ox has been tethered to him since he was fifteen. A tether keeps the witch and the werewolf in touch with their humanity, keeps them from becoming feral. Somehow Ox ends up tethered to two people. To Gordo and to Joe. Joe turns seventeen when Ox finally realizes that maybe this had been a gradual thing and maybe it hadn't been. Ox came out as bisexual when he was seventeen but somehow he seemed to have missed, perhaps subconsciously, what the bigger picture was in regards to Joe. He still isn’t sure he really understands. But I can honestly say that the scene with Joe, Ox's mom, and Ox in their kitchen had everything inside of me glowing at the joy, the beauty, and the wonder of it all. Joe courting Ox has to be one of the most fabulous things in the history of fabulous. Then it doesn’t matter because Ox's entire world implodes in a single moment in time. The evil that took Joe when he was just a child comes looking for Thomas and Joe. For you see, Thomas is more than he seems and the Bennett bloodline is strong. It isn't just Ox who loses that night. His pack, his family, loses so much that the pain is indescribable. The decisions Joe makes and the way things are handled leave Ox feeling betrayed, alone, and tossed aside. None of that matters when Joe, Gordo, Carter, and Kelly leave to seek revenge. Ox is left as the tether to two men who are gone, but the rest of the pack still need him desperately. I couldn't imagine everything that Ox went through in the three years that part of the pack is gone. But many changes happen within Ox and their pack left at home. Changes that Ox brings about. Sometimes they are things Ox isn't even sure of how they happen. To see review in its entirety visit www.rainbow-reviews.com