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“Enjoyable, entertaining, engaging fantasy.” (Tor.com)

At the Emperor's Command

Multiple races carefully navigate the City of Elantra under the Dragon Emperor’s wing. His Imperial Wolves are executioners, the smallest group to serve in the Halls of Law. The populace calls them assassins.

Every wolf candidate must consent to a full examination by the Tha’alani, one of the most feared and distrusted races in Elantra for their ability to read minds. Most candidates don’t finish their job interviews.

Severn Handred, the newest potential recruit, is determined to face and pass this final test — even if by doing so he’s exposing secrets he has never shared.

When an interrogation uncovers the connections to a two-decade-old series of murders of the Tha’alani, the Wolves are commanded to hunt. Severn’s first job will be joining the chase. From the High Halls to the Tha’alani quarter, from the Oracles to the Emperor, secrets are uncovered, tensions are raised and justice just might be done…if Severn can survive.

The Wolves of Elantra

Book 1: The Emperor’s Wolves

©2020 Michelle Sagara (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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New perspective in a favorite world

I so enjoyed getting a peak at Severn's time with the Wolves. The author did a great job balancing between giving us totally new info and characters and giving us additional perspective on the events in the Chronicles of Elantra series. Definitely worth a credit.

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severns story

loved this book. we get too see how severn became a wolf. cannot wait for the next in the series. great start.

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frequent reader

Good stand alone book, but also fills in back ground from others in the series. enjoyed this book very much.

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more please

The world Michelle creates in the Cast series, and now this side story, is one of my favorites. I have always had a fondness for Severn and this story only further entrenches my love for him as a character. Getting some insight into his background was enlightening and has me wanting more. Can't wait for the second book (and hopefully more) to come!

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WOW JUST WOW!

Wow , I love the Alantra series. My favorite characters are Kaylin & Sevrin. I am so very happy that this is a spin off of them. I always wondered about the wolf lord and was so pleased to get to meet him and several other new characters in this book. Ms. Sagara is such a wonderful author that can transport her readers so you feel that you are apart of her books, she literally describes the places and feelings and you can see and feel the things she writes. She is my favorite author to date. I am patiently waiting for next books in both series.

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Excellent and long waited for

This is a spin off from the Chronicles of Elantra series, but you don’t need to read that series to follow and enjoy this book. This book is part of the back story for Severn, one of my favorite characters from the Cast books. It tells us how he came to be a Wolf; how he met the Tha’alani Cast Lord Ybelline, the Keeper Evanton, and the Eternal Emperor; and his introduction to the High Halls. The characters were engaging and the plot was interesting. The pace was well done. It was definitely worth the credit and I’ll probably listen to the book again every time a new book comes out in the series. I can’t wait for the next book which is supposed to be Severn’s journey to the West March. Kristine Hvam, who also narrates the Cast novels, did a great job and the voices of the characters were consistent with their voices in the Cast novels which I really appreciate. The only criticism I have is that the pronunciation for Ellieann was different in this book than in the Cast novels. Probably not a big deal to most, but did make me cringe the first time I heard it. I liked the diversity of her voices for the characters which makes it easy to keep track of who is talking. The tone she gives the book is exactly what I imagine the author intended.

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Severn's story was worth the wait!

Hearing the inside of Severn's head was wonderful. I really wish book two was already released!

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A good prequel

I enjoyed this book. It added to the overall enjoyment of the series. It gave context and answered lingering questions that where something of a puzzle in the Elantra series. I don’t think it matters what order you read this book in however, it will make the Elantra series more enjoyable if you read it before book 7.

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OMG THIS WAS AMAZING!

As always, Michelle lea me thigh an amazing storyline that teasd at my feelings, and keep me on my toes. I love ever writing and style.

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Too much talking. They didnt DO anything. I love Michelles Cast series but the last few books have been just boring.

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Brilliant

I have been looking forward to this book for months, and I have to say it definitely didn't disappoint. I love the Cast In series and have read/listened to all of them so far, and Severn is by far one of my favourite characters - I'm really hoping that he and Kaylin finally get together - so when I saw there was going to be a series more focused on his side of things I was utterly delighted. This book is set right back at the beginning and tells you how he became a Wolf, and many other aspects of his story that you get hints of in the other series. It is, as always, well written and thoroughly enjoyable. Also, I am glad they kept Khristine Hvam as the narrator as not only is she one of my personal favourite when it comes to narrators, but it also really felt like a continuation of the other series as the charters were recognisable. Would recommend, and can't wait for the next book.

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