This is the first book of a wonderful series by Jane Lindskold. Her characters are vivid and real, and her plotting is complex and thoughtful. Highly recommended.
Sprightly fantasy about a young woman reared by wolves who may be the only surviving member of the ruling family. Unfortunately, the story quickly bogs down with internecine squabbles, double-dealing, attempted assassinations, medieval-fantasy warfare, and a tinge of black magic.
I didn't finish this one. Between the convoluted politics and the way said politics dragged down the rest of the plot and characters with it, I decided to stop and go read something else. The writing wasn't that bad, but I just don't want to spend my time on a book that isn't working for me. I don't owe it that much.
The concept of this book series was fantastic. I really enjoyed her take on fantasy and where the story went in the series. Very creative and a good read!