Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Book 31 of 2009: Wolf Tales VII by Kate Douglas
A dream sequence featuring Anton Cheval starts off this seventh. installment of Kate Douglas' Wolf Tales series. In his dreams, he is in capable of moving and calling out for help yet he realizes that both his mate, Keisha, and his daughter, Lily, are in trouble. Sensing his struggle within his dream, Keisha wakens him and offers him comfort, but Anton chooses not to tell her about the dream in order to avoid worrying her. He is unsure if it is just a recurring dream for him or if it is a premonition, but soon attacks on the Chanku start, and Anton starts taking the dreams more seriously. He calls all the Chanku together, thinking that united as one they might be able to figure out who is behind the attacks and stop them.
Douglas has developed some very sympathetic and likable characters throughout the series, and readers who have grown attached to them may find this book difficult to read. In addition to the mystery, Douglas’ writing gave me goosebumps, powerfully capturing the bond between a father and daughter in one scene. I don't want to say any more than that for fear of spoiling the book for future readers, but it was an extremely emotional read and showed another area of writing that Douglas excels at. Highly recommended.
Review also posted at MonsterLibrarian.com