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The Wolf

By: Leo Carew
Narrated by: Matt Addis
Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Violence and death come to the land under the Northern Sky when two fierce races break their age-old fragile peace and start an all-out war in this thrilling and savagely visceral epic fantasy.

Ready or not, Roper has been thrust into a position of leadership that he's woefully ill prepared for. Now, a massive army approaches from the south, old allies turn against him, and new rivals seek to undermine his rule. Facing attack from within and without, Roper must forge reckless alliances, no matter the cost, to save his kingdom.

Bellamus is a brash but capable southern general, a commoner with the rare honor of having the discreet support of the queen. Rising quickly from the minor ranks he was born into, Bellamus leads the march on the North. Victory means glory, power, and the favor of the king, but defeat promises much worse than disgrace.

A tale of war, rivalry, and honor, The Wolf creates a world that is both familiar and uncanny - one where the fiercest enemies are always closer than they seem.

©2018 Leo Carew (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"The Wolf is a work of extraordinary imagination and perhaps the most captivating first novel I've ever read." (Michael Dobbs, author of House of Cards)

"An action-packed and blood-splattered tour de force.... Carew is the real deal - an exciting new voice in fantasy." (Kirkus)

"Carew's worldbuilding skills are strong and his ability to infuse even the grittiest battle scene with emotion and drive is impressive." (RT Book Reviews)

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Got me through tough runs

Loved the book! It's more about military warfare than I thought, which was good surprise.

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Adverbs are of the devils tongue.

I've nearly finished the first chapter, after being bored to death by the prologue, maybe it's better read than listened to. maybe it's falling short in character oomph, or even just the story's hook. So far all I know is that theres too many adverbs. It's perfectly alright to use dialogue to describe how the characters feeling rather than narrating it 'halfassedly'. See what i did there? Terrible. but other than that I'd say the story probably gets better and I'll re-edit once I've finished the book. Good luck Mr. Carew.

ps. Matt Addis, You sir, have an incredible narrating voice! Loving the accents, emphasis, and general accoutrement (metaphorically).

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  • ROY, UT, US
  • 07-05-18

One fantastic character....... solid first act......

1st act great.

2nd act boooring

3rd act decent.

Honestly one character uptrend is why I kept listening to this book. He alone carried the book. This is the first fantasy book of 7 that I have actually finished. I did so in 4 days. One thing I hate is the author will build up a HUGE problem and then BOOOM one thing will magically fix it. Also descriptions of an entire battle is missing.... this is done for a point. Also not strong female characters..... saying that the main character I am literally cheering for. I also cheer for the man from the soul belamus..... though it made no sense why they never just made an alliance. I honestly felt more terror from potential military coups than I did from the full scale battles.

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Trash

Amazon requires that I put at least fifteen words in this review so: Fucking Trash.

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