Wolf-speaker

Wolf-speaker

Book - 1994
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When Daine is summoned by the wolf pack that saved her life a year earlier, she knows she has to go. She and Numair travel to Dunlath Valley to answer the call. But when they arrive, Daine realizes with a shock that it's not just the animals whose lives are threatened; people are in danger too. Dunlath's rulers have discovered black opals in their valley and are dead set on mining the magic these stones embody. Daine learns that Dunlath's lord and lady plan to use this power to overthrow King Jonathan -- even if it means irreversibly damaging the land and killing their workers.
On a mission to save both her animal friends and her human ones, Daine has to master her wild magic in order to fight for the kingdom and triumph over the would-be usurpers.
Publisher: New York : Random, c1994, 1997 [printing]
ISBN: 9781416903444
1416903445
9780679882893
0679882898
9780689318337
0689318332
9780689856129
0689856121
Branch Call Number: PIE
Characteristics: 182 p

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PinesandPrejudice May 19, 2017

Okay, I believe this is the weakest of the series so far -- but I was warned of that so I'm okay with it. I liked how Daine's powers evolved and how she was on her own and had to construct her own team and her own family instead of being adopted into on like in the first book. But the plot was a little dull and drawn out and the climax was nonexistent. I am still going to continue reading, if for nothing else but that I love this world and want to see how this impending war is going to turn out.

VaughanPLAbby Dec 22, 2016

Riveting. I've read this book (and every other book in the Tortall Saga) several times. Each times I discover something new. Most recently (thanks to my friend who has just finished her master's thesis partly about this book) my attention was turned to the feminist and eco-critical aspects of the story.

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whong8
Oct 01, 2016

The Immortals #2

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nidofito
Aug 08, 2015

I want to say I enjoyed Wolf-speaker but I can't because I really didn't. The story was boring; it was an isolated event and restricted to a single location with Daine accompanied by furries. However, there is further exploration of her wild-magic that she used to rally all sorts of animals for her cause, so that was good. And the writing is still enjoyably different from current books. I'm also glad that there is no lingering, page(s)-filled anatomical descriptions of characters, hot or not.

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happycanuck
Jul 27, 2014

Excellent - lots of action, good character development, good plot.

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foxylady31
Aug 14, 2013

very good book. vivid imagination and well told story

jwadlow Aug 22, 2012

This book was cool.

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k_k
Sep 15, 2010

***For fans: "The Dragon's Tale", a short story featuring Kitten, Daine and Numair from The Immortals quartet, appears in Jack Dann's and Gardner Dozois's anthology THE DRAGON BOOK***

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nicksogres
Dec 04, 2009

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