Lots of politic'ing and kind of sad. Firekeeper finds out a bit of history from the Royals about Royal/Human interaction. In the end Firekeeper has to give up what she wants and tries to please both humans and Royals. She's the one stuck in the middle.
This seemed to be a bit more gloomy tale than the first. I enjoyed reading this story, but I didn't come out happy at the end. Every plot and plot string seemed to be overlayed with sadness and conflict.
Everything that happened, even if it was good, or VERY good, seemed to be dragged down by the knowledge of all that COULD go wrong. Bleh.
Another exciting book in the Fire Keeper wolf girl saga. I was kept on the edge of my seat wondering how they were going to solve one problem or dangerous escapade after another.
This is an excellent series mixing fantasy, political intrigue, court drama, and eventually magic. The series has stayed on my bookshelf for years as I have shared it with friends and family over the years. Everyone has enjoyed them. It is a much better series than the book jackets make them appear.
I enjoyed "Through Wolf's Eyes,", #1 in this series and I was eager to read further about Firekeeper and her friends. But the plot involves a lot of journeys, which are long and slow and take many, many pages to accomplish. I didn't finish "Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart" and I don't plan to try to read the three sequels. The author has interesting characters and plots but far too few of her words have been cut by her editors. If you want a long, slowly moving epic, this is for you.