4th in the series. A fantasic series of books!
Firekeeper and her wolf companion Blind Seer, are kidnapped and dragged overseas, and forced to maneuver for their lives in an unfamiliar and dangerous new society.
The Liglimoshti worship animals and portents, which rule their lives. And the Liglimoshti are aware, as the other countries are not, that Royal animals like Truth and Blind Seer exist, are intelligent, and can speak to each other. They've kidnapped Firekeeper and Blind Seer because they've never before heard of a human who could talk to animals. They want to see what Firekeeper can do. They want her to teach them how to do it.
Firekeeper's more than willing to talk to the animals there. But she fears that Liglim's Royal animals are being held in polite and unobtrusive bondage. She wants to find out the truth -- and, if necessary, free them...
Firekeeper, the wolf-girl, finally hits her stride in the exhilarating fourth book in Lindskold's well-received fantasy series (Through Wolf's Eyes, etc.). Born a human but raised by wolves, Firekeeper is only grudgingly accepted by each community. Along with counselor Derian Carter, Firekeeper is kidnapped and taken to the land of Liglim, where the people worship their gods with the aid of "Wise" animals called yarimaimalom. The rulers of Liglim have heard that Firekeeper can speak to animals and they want her to teach them this skill. The Liglimoshti use the yarimaimalom to interpret the will of their gods through divination. To be able to talk directly with the animals would bring the Liglimoshti one step closer to their gods. Is Firekeeper willing to be the bridge between the animal world and this strange kingdom? In trying to answer this question, Firekeeper finds more intrigue than she reckoned and comes tantalizingly near to discovering who she really is. An increase in pace and greater character depth, coupled with a decrease in "me Jane, you human" dialogue and cutesy animal business, help give this exciting book an edge over the first three entries in the series.
This was the second best written book of the Wolf series, just behind the first. Sadly, Lindskold puts her toe right behind the bestiality line and it left me not looking forward to the rest of the series.
An intriguing continuation of the Wolf series as Firekeeper, Blind Seer, and Derian are kidnapped and taken to a foreign country to the south.
I loved this book so much and realized there were more stories that came before it, so I ordered three more to get the "prequels."
Terrific read it just flows with a very vivid descriptive text that allows ones mind to see exotic lands and creatures. It is a very captivating book that one just cannot put down.