This book has been in my to-read pile for years and years, because my wife found it in a discard pile from the library. I didn't expect much of it, but decided to finally get through some of the books that have been around forever.
In truth, I was actually pleasantly surprised. I had expected a nothing-but-mindless-plot story, much like the first Dragonlance novel, but there actually was some real character development here, and the story wasn't burdened down by too many characters.
The plot was still a shallow journey story, like many adventure books seem to devolve into, but the main character did actually grow and learn from his experiences, which was refreshing.
It still only gets 3/5 stars, though.
Vintuk, the strongest, proudest of the Wolf Nomods, begins a journey that takes him into the middle of an evil scheme that threatens his life.
A young shaman of the fierce Wolf Normads, cast out by his ancient tribe, must come to grips with his manhood and a family legacy of magic..