A shapeshifter hero battles ancient spirits, government conspiracies, and his own dark past as he races to solve a murder that could mean the end of the world.
“I can’t remember the last time I read a book that spoke to me, so eloquently, and so deeply, on so many levels. … I’ll be rereading it in the future because it’s that sort of book. Richly layered and deeply resonant. An old friend, from the first time you read it.” —Charles de Lint, World Fantasy Award winner
The Heroka walk among us. Unseen, unknown. Shapeshifters. Human in appearance but with power over their animal totems.
Gwyn Blaidd is a Heroka of the wolf totem. Once he led his people in a deadly war against the Tainchel, the shadowy agency that hunts his kind. Now he lives alone in his wilderness home, wolves his only companions.
But when an Ojibwe girl is brutally killed in Gwyn’s old hometown, suspicion falls on his former lover. To save her, Gwyn must return, to battle not only the Tainchel, but even darker forces: ancient spirits fighting to enter our world…
And rule it.
Cree and Ojibwe legends mix with current day environmental conflict in this fast-paced urban fantasy that keeps you on the edge of your seat right up to its explosive conclusion.
The Wolf at the End of the World is undoubtedly a sensational novel that should not be missed book lovers! This is because the story that unfolds throughout is genius, flawlessly written, and wildly entertaining. When I read the premise of The Wolf at the End of the World, I knew instantly that it was a book I had to read as well as a book I would love, and this is thanks to the themes alluded to throughout the premise with a strong one being that of the supernatural, specifically about shapeshifters!. Great shapeshifter novels are hard to come by so when I knew this was featured in The Wolf at the End of the World I knew that I had to get lost in its tale and wow, what a journey! That is why I already have to recommend this wonderful novel to you lovely readers, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
The Wolf at the End of the World is a sensational novel that will take its readers on a journey of ups and downs that will shock, thrill, and captivate you from the very start. The reader in The Wolf at the End of the World will learn that shapeshifters, (known as The Heroka) exist. They are human in appearance however they can take the form of their animal totem and this leads us to our protagonist, Gwyn Blaidd, a Heroka with a wolf totem. Gwyn has had a tough life, he helped his people from the Tainchel, a government agency that hunts his kind, but now he lives in the wilderness at peace. Well! That is until a murder happens and his former lover is involved. This forces Gwyn to return to his old hometown and it is here, Gwyn will find himself battling the Tainchel again, but also darker forces that seek to destroy and rule and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible The Wolf at the End of the World!
The Wolf at the End of the World is a twisty turny novel and although I thought I knew where the book was going to go at points, it didn’t go that way and instead took a U-turn and it was exhilarating! The themes combined and laced throughout The Wolf at the End of the World perfectly compliment the atmosphere of the book and story.
As I read The Wolf at the End of the World, I found myself racing through it, turning the pages with haste thanks to the addictive nature. What I loved the most about The Wolf at the End of the World is that it was not a silly shapeshifter novel in which the author has to rely on gimmicks. Instead, the story is unique and has the perfect combination of themes that are all perfectly weaved together by the exceptional author, Douglas Smith!
Douglas Smith is an author who has written a fantastic story and come up with a brilliant plot. Smith from the very start sets the tone of the novel; he lets his readers know that this is going to be an adventure-packed novel and you should prepare to lose some sleep over the captivating nature! Smith is an exceptional writer because he grabs his reader’s attention from the start very quickly and keeps them engrossed until the end. There are no long build-ups that drag in The Wolf at the End of the World; instead, the reader will be thrown into the thick of the story quickly, and the result of this is exciting and memorable!
To conclude, The Wolf at the End of the World is a superb novel that has everything a reader would want in a story; it has a thrilling narrative, magnificent plot development and excellent characterization that will thrill and excite its readers so of course, I have to award this impressive piece of literature five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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