Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart
A tale of humane wolves, beastly men, and a brilliant heroine who must find her way in a dangerous worldRaised by intelligent, language-using wolves, brought back to the human society at the court of Hawk Haven, young Firekeeper had to learn to cope with human society and its complexities . . .... show more
A tale of humane wolves, beastly men, and a brilliant heroine who must find her way in a dangerous worldRaised by intelligent, language-using wolves, brought back to the human society at the court of Hawk Haven, young Firekeeper had to learn to cope with human society and its complexities . . . and discovered that, for someone raised in a wolf pack, the politics of a royal court were neither complex nor wholly unfamiliar.But the happy ending of Through Wolf's Eyes has proved to have consequences. Hawk Haven and Bright Bay are unifying, but the power balance of the neighboring lands is threatened by this prospect. New intrigues abound. The rulers of Bright Bay, it transpires, have been hoarding a collection of forbidden magical artifacts . . . which Queen Gustin took with her when she abdicated, intending to use them to restore her power. Melina Shield is still scheming to obtain them, and she's older, smarter, and more devious than the Queen. And the even-more-devious civil service of neighboring New Kelvin would like to get their hands on that magic as well . . . .Which will make life very hard for Firekeeper. Because the powers of the world have decided who'll be required to obtain those much-contended-for magical articles. It'll be her.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 18th 2003
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Pages no: 754
Edition language: English
Series: Firekeeper Saga (#2)
The second story of Firekeeper, raised by wolves and her further adventures trying to fit into the human world she has found herself in. There's more politics this time and a bunch of magical artifacts that need to be found. It's a story that I want to reread.
pretty sure i died somewhere about a quarter of a way through and was sent to hell cos of some unmentionable things i may have done as a wild teenager and my Hell punishment was to continue reading this right through to the end.
Like the first book in the series, Jane Lindskold had delivered adequate fantasy in a nicely imagined world. Nevertheless the story didn't quite grab me and draw me in.