Wolverine's Daughter

Wolverine's Daughter

by Doranna Durgin

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The Wolverine's Daughter is hard-tempered by her struggle to survive in the hostile Keturan mountains; she knows nothing of the Outlands, or of her father...or of the curse behind her puzzling clumsiness. But she's about to find out what it means to be in those Outlands...and they're about to find out what it means to have her. Award-winning author Doranna Durgin has over 49 novels & stories.

"When a sword and sorcery book begins with humor, it's fairly well guaranteed to be an excellent read.... This book whips along with impressive fight choreography, excellent background descriptions, and fascinating plotlines."
--Kliatt
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Kelyn of Ketura.

Daughter of a legendary warrior who left the mountains before she was born. Brave. Strong. Tempered by her struggle to survive in the hostile, craggy Keturan mountains. And plagued by moments of enormous and puzzling clumsiness.

"Find your father," the local wisewoman tells her. "To find your true self, find the Wolverine."

Angered by his abandonment, Kelyn doesn't care about her father--but the lure of adventure in the Out Lands calls to her, just as it called to the Wolverine before her, and she accepts the challenge.

New languages, new weapons. Magic. Witch hunts. The treacheries of civilization. She doesn't know just how much of a challenge it'll be.
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"With this new book, Doranna Durgin ventures into classic sword & sorcery -- and turns the subgenre upside down..... I like Kelyn, who could kick Red Sonya's steel bikini-clad butt from introduction to epilogue. Fantasy fans in general will love this book, but it has extra appeal for feminists and for warriors of the female persuasion."
--Hypatia's Hoard

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013145122
Publisher: Blue Hound Visions
Publication date: 07/28/2011
Series: The Wolverine's Daughter , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 540,366
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Doranna's quirkiness of spirit has led to an eclectic publishing journey, spanning genres over 30 novels to include mystery, SF/F, action-romance, paranormal, franchise, and a slew of essays and short stories.

Beyond that, mostly she still prefers to hang around outside her New Mexico mountain home with the animals, riding dressage on her Lipizzan and training for performance sports with the dogs. She doesn't believe so much in mastering the beast within, but in channeling its power. For good or bad has yet to be decided...

Along with the occasional original, these Blue Hound Visions PubIt editions are author presentations of favorites once found on bookstore shelves.

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Wolverine's Daughter 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
AdrianneM More than 1 year ago
This delightful coming of age story is told with an understated sense of humor and manages to turn many of the conventions of the traditional fantasy on their ear. It’s rare enough to find a strong, self-reliant female main character in fantasy. Durgin not only does a beautiful job of developing Kelyn, she finds humorous ways to show culture clash, and the issues surrounding someone who doesn’t quite fit other people’s expectations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kelyn is clumsy. Incredibly clumsy. Except when she's not - and when she's not, she's an incredible fighter. And she doesn't know the "why" of either state of being. Maybe she's cursed. Maybe it's the famous warrior father she never met, known only as The Wolverine. What's a girl to do? Go find out, of course. Kelyn's journey - quest, really - to find the man who sired her, and the adventures she has along the way is a great, fast, read (fast, because you won't be able to put it down). Durgin has a gift for creating richly layered characters who you can't help but love and root for, as they go over, under or through the many obstacles and trials the author throws their way. Lots of action, great characters, and prose that sparkles with wit and humor.
Jaymikal More than 1 year ago
This story follows Kelyn, brave warrior of the Keturans as she attempts to find her father, the "Wolverine", and somehow break the curse of clumsiness that has been cast upon her. In order to accomplish this quest, she must leave the rugged mountains where she and her people live and venture to the Outlands and begin her search for her father, whom she's never met. If you're a fan of sword and sorcery stories, then you'll truly enjoy this book. Kelyn's character reminds me of Xena, from the old tv series. She's an excellent warrior who prefers solitude over civilization, yet her quest forces her to venture into several large cities where she experiences first hand the harsh reality that not everyone can be trusted. She is befriended by a group of Traders (reminds me of gypsies) and travels with them to continue her search. I'm not the sort of person who'll give away spoilers, so I won't say what happens next, but I will say that it's definitely worth checking out. A few things. I know one of the major plot points was the curse of clumsiness that has befallen Kelyn, and it was mentioned several times, but not really in that much detail. I would have liked to have seen a little more explanation into the curse, why it was cast upon her, etc. I would have also liked to have seen a little more explanation on how the "Needle" was created, how it was used, how it was used to track them, etc. All in all, a very satisfying story of high adventure. I very easily lost myself in it for a day. Good job, Ms. Durgin!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing like what I expected but still great book.
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She is a tough cookie just like her father. Loved the action and the search. I am a fan of strong women (or girls) and magic and especially when the strong female doesnt even know how strong she is but finds out!!! You'll really enjoy this book, not boring for sure. You should read WOLVERINE'S DAUGHTER EMERGING LEGACY first though since it really is the beginning of her story. Just a short one and not required to enjoy this one but just gives a little background on her.
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michaelhoogkamer More than 1 year ago
Kelyn of Ketura, the daughter of the legendary warrior Wolverine, is on a quest to find her father, who left the mountains he called home, before she was born. After the death of her mother, the local wise-woman tells her to pursue  this search, and by doing so gives her the push to come of age by herself. Surviving all odds against the hostile Keturan mountains, and overcoming her own naïveté and clumsiness, we are allowed to follow and travel with her, to find her father, and ultimately to find her own true self. Although she is angered by the abandonment, the lure of adventure is stronger, and with swords and sorcery we are plunged into a magical fantasy world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Durgin's "Wolverine's Daughter" is a fun, exciting sword and sorcery fantasy. Think of it as Conan the Barbarian, but with a female lead. And switching the gender of her main character allows Durgin to undermine quite a few fantasy tropes eg Kelyn wears practical clothing, often goes barefoot, decides for herself when to have sex (rather than be an object of lust for the men around her), and so on. The witch hunt that Kelyn unwittingly stumbles into adds a second layer, allowing Durgin to explore the nature of women's power and how it is too easily distrusted and oppressed by men. Highly recommended to fans of Mercedes Lackey. -- lyradora
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book couldn't put it down.
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Can not put it down.
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Enjoyable read with good story line. I hope the author continues to develop the characters in more depth and follows the story line.
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Will read more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book.
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She isnt your regular heroine she definetly kicks ass and NO 11 OF COURSE YOU SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT H8ERS GONNA H8 RIGHT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EXCELLENT READ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is she The Wolvorines daughter? As in Hugh Jackman Wolvorine or not? I'm so confused.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's an awesome movie and book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I knew u were zack. Ellie just followed us to ho.ok up with u.