A Companion to Wolves
A Companion to Wolves is the story of a young nobleman, Isolfr, who is chosen to become a wolfcarl -- a warrior who is bonded to a fighting wolf. Isolfr is deeply drawn to the wolves, and though as his father's heir he can refuse the call, he chooses to go. The people of this wintry land depend... show more
A Companion to Wolves is the story of a young nobleman, Isolfr, who is chosen to become a wolfcarl -- a warrior who is bonded to a fighting wolf. Isolfr is deeply drawn to the wolves, and though as his father's heir he can refuse the call, he chooses to go. The people of this wintry land depend on the wolfcarls to protect them from the threat of trolls and wyverns, though the supernatural creatures have not come in force for many years. Men are growing too confident. The wolfhealls are small, and the lords give them less respect than in former years. But the winter of Isolfr's bonding, the trolls come down from the north in far greater numbers than before, and the holding's complaisance gives way to terror in the dark. Isolfr, now bonded to a queen wolf, Viradechtis, must learn where his honor lies, and discover the lengths to which he will to go when it, and love for his wolf, drive him.
Publish date: October 16th 2007
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 302
Edition language: English
Series: Iskryne World (#1)
"Njall looked at Hrolleif, and then at Vigdis and Skald, and knew that Brandr was right."I read 30% of this story. And give up. That phrase? It's NOTHING. Imagine read 30% of a book with phrases like or WORST than that I used as example. Why worst? Simple, I lost count of how many characters are in...
I think it speaks for itself the fact that I read this from one day to the next and had to go to work as well. I could be petty and drop 0.2 stars for little things (like weird names of people and places) but I won't.It took me a while to get into the feel of the book. For one, the names made it dif...
I didn't expect this to be this good! A good thing the sex was never explicit though, because I doubt I could have handled it. I felt uncomfortable enough at the idea of it. I like it when characters suffer, but that doesn't mean I want to read about it in detail.
This really picked up toward the end, when Isolfr decided to actually do something of his own accord. It got a little hairy in the middle with all the violent mass matings and the metaphorical pissing contests. I didn't read reviews for this one so I was a bit unprepared for all that.There was a str...
I wanted something different and gritty to read. This satisfied both of those criteria.The biggest issue I had with the book was pronouncing all the words and names. There were too many characters introduced quickly with names that were almost impossible for me to pronounce and remember. As to the...