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Through Wolf’s Eyes by Jane Lindskold Review

Title: Through Wolf’s Eyes

Author: Jane Lindskold

First published August 18, 2001

579 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 9780812575484 (ISBN10: 0812575482)

Rating: 3.98


Bree has grown up with wolves as her family, living among them as one of their own. But when her pack leaders send her to live among humans, she discovers that she may be more than just a girl raised by wolves.

As rumors of her royal heritage spread, Bree must navigate the dangerous world of human politics and power struggles. Learning to act like a human may prove difficult, but Bree is determined to uncover the truth about her past and shape her own destiny.

With her wolf instincts guiding her, Bree proves to be a formidable force in a world of deceit and betrayal. This is no ordinary fairy tale, and Bree is no ordinary princess.

About the Author

Meet Jane Lindskold, a prolific author with over twenty published novels and more than sixty short stories. Her notable works include the Firekeeper Saga, Child of a Rainless Year, and The Buried Pyramid.

She also penned the “Breaking the Wall” series and the Artemis Awakening series. Lindskold is not just a solo writer; she has collaborated with several other SF/F writers such as Roger Zelazny, David Weber, and Fred Saberhagen.

Lindskold’s writing style is unique, praised by critics for her ability to tell a contemporary story with the weight and style of old mythological story cycles. Born in 1962 in Washington, D.C., Lindskold grew up in Chesapeake Bay with three siblings.

Her parents were attorneys, and her father was head of the Land and Natural Resources Division, Western Division of the United States Justice Department. Lindskold has a Ph.D. in English from Fordham University, where she focused on Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern British Literature.

She successfully defended her Ph.D. on her 26th birthday.

Lindskold currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband, archaeologist Jim Moore. With every book she writes, Jane Lindskold continues to be a hidden treasure of American letters, a true gem of a writer who only gets better with each book.

Editoral Review

Through Wolf’s Eyes by Jane Lindskold is a thrilling and beautifully crafted fantasy novel. The book was first published on August 18th, 2001, and it has since garnered a devoted following of readers for its well-executed storyline, vivid character development, and intricate world-building.

Jane Lindskold is a well-known author in the science fiction and fantasy genres. She has published over 25 novels and has been nominated for numerous awards including the Hugo and Nebula awards.

Lindskold’s writing is characterized by her keen use of magical realism, sharp wit, and enchanting storytelling. Through Wolf’s Eyes takes place in a medieval-style fantasy world where humans coexist with a race of intelligent wolves that possess the ability to communicate with humans.

The book follows the story of human Firekeeper, who was adopted by the royal pack. Her understanding of wolf culture and her unique insight into human behavior make her the perfect mediator between the two races as a grave threat looms.

Lindskold’s world-building is awe-inspiring, and she does an excellent job of weaving together the natural world with fantastical elements. The reader is drawn into a world where magic feels real and alive, and the sense of danger and adventure is palpable.

The characters are well-developed, with Firekeeper being the standout protagonist. She is a complex and multifaceted character whose motivations and actions drive the plot forward.

The relationship between Firekeeper and the wolves is incredibly touching, and Lindskold beautifully captures the essence of the wolf-human bond. One of the book’s strengths is its exploration of different themes such as identity, politics, and loyalty.

Lindskold delves into these themes with great sensitivity and insight, making Through Wolf’s Eyes a thought-provoking read. The only minor drawback of the book is its pacing, which can feel slow in certain parts.

However, this is a minor flaw that does not take away from the overall enjoyment of the story. Overall, Through Wolf’s Eyes is an excellent read that will appeal to fans of the fantasy genre.

It is a beautifully crafted book that will transport the reader to a magical world filled with adventure, danger, and intrigue. Jane Lindskold’s writing is captivating, and her storytelling is enthralling.

We highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an escape into a fantastical world. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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