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A Companion to Wolves
A Companion to Wolves
Author: Sarah Monette, Elizabeth Bear
What length, will you go to -- for your honor and for the love of your wolf? — In a harsh northern land, the towns of men huddle close around the walled keeps of their lords. Those keeps, in turn, look to the worfcarls -- men bonded to huge fighting wolves -- for their safety when the trolls and their wyverns come down from the icy mountains to p...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780765357786
ISBN-10: 076535778X
Publication Date: 8/2008
Pages: 305
Edition: First Edition
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3.8 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
This is one of the best books I've ever read! It truly has that WOW factor. A year ago I half-heartedly sat down to read this novel after a really stressful day thinking that it would help me go to sleep. Hours later I still couldn't put it down until it was fully read and even then the story stayed with me for days afterwards--so much so that I contacted Elizabeth Bear and begged her for a sequel, which she unfortunately denied was going to happen. But I'm still hopeful . . .

Part of the reason this book is so good is simply because the language is so beautiful, lyrical even at times. The world building is truly excellent and the characterization just marvelous. A warning though: this novel is not for the faint of heart. There are graphic depictions of homosexuality and dubious consent. It is also a very violent tale, but never gratuitously so. On the other hand I would call this story romantic and hopeful at its core. The only other time I had quite this avid a response to a novel was after reading Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice. Definitely pick up this book if you like intelligent, engaging stories that make you think.
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Helpful Score: 5
I wasn't sure I was going to like this book. But I just couldn't put it down. The whole thing made so much sense, in the strange world they lived in. It is one I will keep.

If you are homophobic, don't bother. If you aren't, you won't even notice how it works so well. This is one tough book.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. First off, it satisfied my craving for some good Fantasy and that's always a good thing. But it's more than that - the story was really quite good. I didn't want it to end, and I'm very much hoping that the authors will write another book set in this world (even though this is a stand-alone novel).

However, this book is not for everyone. Read my complete review here to find out who shouldn't read it.
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought I would love this book, but I was mistaken. It started out great, but about 1/4 of the way in, it devolved into thinking about sex, wanting sex, and then having sex. Lots of it, both wolves and humans. The interaction between the wolves and the humans took a back seat. I got about halfway through, then thought "why am I wasting my time on something I'm not enjoying?" I abandoned it. There are too many other wonderful books out there to read.
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If you are a woman who enjoys sexual fantasies about bisexual Norsemen, then this book is for you.
Not the best work from either Monette or Bear, and at times the characters do get hard to tell apart, but if this is your thing, it's definitely enjoyable.
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I really enjoyed this book. First off, it satisfied my craving for some good Fantasy and that's always a good thing. But it's more than that - the story was really quite good. I didn't want it to end, and I'm very much hoping that the authors will write another book set in this world (even though this is a stand-alone novel).

However, this book is not for everyone. Read my complete review here to find out who shouldn't read it.

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