In a Wolf’s Eyes
Saga of the Black Wolf
A. Katie Rose
A. Katie Rose
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Publisher: Untreed Reads Publishing
Date of Publication: April, 27, 2012
Number of pages: 497 (approx.)
Word Count: 155,000
Cover Artist: Ginny Glass
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/kSNgnzUIsTU
Raine is a slave, a gladiator. Known as the Bloody Wolf, he is the champion of all champions in the Empire of Khalid. Ly’Tana is a warrior princess of Kel’Halla and is set to wed the heir to Khalid’s throne, Crown Prince Broughton. When Raine and his new wizard pal, Rygel, accidentally murder the High King, they set in motion events rapidly spiraling out of control. Ly’Tana discovers the true, and violent, nature of her betrothed, a man nicknamed Prince Brutal for his vicious nature, and escapes her marriage.
But Brutal will stop at nothing to have her for his wife. To entice his runaway bride into a trap, he brings down and captures her griffin bodyguard, Bar. Ly’Tana vows to have Bar back or die trying. She seeks the help of Raine and Rygel, and frees Bar from Brutal’s clutches. Yet, in doing so, Raine and Ly’Tana are forced to flee for their lives, hunted by Brutal’s secretive assassins.
Can they escape the hunters and their silent, evil hounds? Can Ly’Tana evade Brutal’s hungry need to marry her and seize her beloved country? Can Raine keep Ly’Tana alive and still save himself from capture and torture? Can they stop themselves from falling in love?
Thus begins the first novel of The Saga of the Black Wolf series.
This story starts out savagely with a battle that is well written and makes you feel like you are there. It then continues to thrill up to the last page. At times I thought the story dragged a little, but all in all it is a great read. The characters are well developed and emotional. You can easily imagine them as real people, not just words on a page. The story line itself reminds me of the epic fantasy adventure novels I used to read and love when I was young. I have no idea why I stopped reading books like this one. I now must search out more! This book has given me a taste for these again. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. Especially after that cliffhanger at the end!
This is a great example of an epic fantasy novel. There is pulse pounding action, magic, and love along with the traditional three companions going on a quest type of story. I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys this genre and to anyone that would like to find out just what this type of story is all about.
About the Author:
A. Katie Rose is a Colorado native, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. She enjoys riding, teaching and learning from horses, likes camping, reading novels, watching movies and, of course, lives to write fantasy books. She currently works as a photographer in San Antonio, Texas, and is a slave to her six cats and four horses. “In a Wolf’s Eyes” is her first novel.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book free for review purposes. Regardless, all opinions are my own. I was not required to post positive review.