If you enjoyed Lasky's "Guardians Of Ga'Hoole" series, you will thoroughly enjoy this new endeavor by the same author. Lasky applies her tried and tes..Show More »ted formula that worked so well with owls, but this time around, focuses it upon wolves. The end result is a very intriguing story that stays true to the author's unique writing style, while still feeling new and fresh at the same time. Although there is a surprising lack of character dialog within the entire length of the story, the narrative keeps the pace of the plot going nicely. While it's not necessary to have read any, if not all, of the "Guardians Of Ga'Hoole" series of books before starting this series, it might make the overall story and experience a bit more enjoyable if this unspoken prerequisite is met beforehand. Either way however, it is a marvelous read, one that shouldn't be passed up by any fans of wolves, or any fans of animal fantasy stories in general. Erik Davies does a magnificent job as narrator, as he has a very pleasant voice to listen to in my opinion.
Please excuse the play on words, as this story isn't scary, although for younger readers, it could be I suppose. This was a very enjoyable read and a ..Show More »nice sequel to "Watch Wolf". Without giving too much away, let me just say that everything that made the first three books in this series what they were, still remain prevalent within this installment, so if you liked the first three books, you're more than likely bound to find "Frost Wolf" to be satisfactory. Some interesting revelations are revealed in this one, as well as slighty darker themes that are explored but never posed too unreasonably. While some points in the storyline were rather predictable, there were still enough twists and turns to keep things intriguing and enthralling throughout the entire span of the book. It will be interesting to see where Lasky takes this storyline in "Ice Wolf" though but we'll just have to wait and see for that. As always, Erik Davies does a nice job as narrator on this one.
On the whole, I like this series... but this particular volume didn't really speak to me. I'm a fan of "furry fantasy" - but not a fan of dystopia, s..Show More »o this book, where the world literally crumbles at the main character's paws, didn't score high on my list. Add to that a focus on the very real death and carnage of a major geologic upheaval, and some parts are genuinely grim.
Erik Davies does a good job with straight narrative, but I find that his voices can be a bit inconsistent from one book to another... the wolf Heep, for example. If the story were stronger - as the past volumes were - I might have not noticed so much.
I'll stick with the series because I'm a huge wolf fan - but I'm hoping that this was an anomaly in an otherwise sound tween fantasy series.