Wolf Who Rules
The popular fantasy novel Tinker introduced the inventor-heroine of the same name, who lives in a near-future Pittsburgh, which shares an interdimensional border with the land of the elves. In this sequel, Wolf Who Rules, the elven noble whose destiny is intertwined with Tinker, finds himself... show more
The popular fantasy novel Tinker introduced the inventor-heroine of the same name, who lives in a near-future Pittsburgh, which shares an interdimensional border with the land of the elves. In this sequel, Wolf Who Rules, the elven noble whose destiny is intertwined with Tinker, finds himself besieged from all sides. Viceroy and head of the Wind Clan, he had been able to guarantee the safety of everyone in his realm, but faced with an oni invasion, he has had to call in royal troops and relinquish his monopoly of Pittsburgh, which is now entirely stranded on Elfhome. He now struggles to keep the peace between the humans, the newly arrived Stone Clan, the royal forces, a set of oni dragons, the half-oni children who see themselves as human, and the tengu trying to escape their oni enslavement. Meanwhile, Tinker strives to solve the mystery of a growing discontinuity in Turtle Creek. She's plagued with inexplicable nightmares that may hold the keys to Pittsburgh's future. The only clue from the Queen's oracle to help Tinker is a note with five English words on it: Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Oni, and dragons and tengu – oh my!
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 30th 2007
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Fantasy Romance
Series: Elfhome (#2)
I love Wen Spencer's work. This is one of very, very few examples I can think of where a couple kicks ass (together and separately) and both viewpoints manage to keep the reader's interest. Tinker and Wolf both fight to protect people in their own ways, and the characterization of even more minor ch...
Spoiler Alert! Since this review is for Book 2 of the Tinker Series, it carries spoilers for Book 1. And so the story of Elfhome continues, with Beloved Tinker of Wind and her husband Wolf Who Rules Wind. At the end of the previous book, Tinker had managed to win free of the oni, create a land-b...
The sequel to Tinker, which I hadn't read, and may be one reason this book didn't click with me. The style is decent, but nothing sets it apart. (Other than dropping the f-bomb early and often.) Set in a future Pittsburgh transported to the planet Elfhome, the heroine, Tinker, once human, was made i...
Such a good book! I love how Tinker hasn't changed who she essentially is. The tiredness, I think she's pregnant!!! Wonderful series.
Ok. 3.5.Thank you for that wonderful refresher course on The Wizard of Oz. I never liked the movie, found the book dumb, and could have done without it being used as a basis for Tinker's dreams. I got the feeling she wasn't impressed with it either. OTOH, it made for some amusing moments there.T...