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"A truly wonderful fantasy!"

Princess Keahla was sent into the future by the Druid to find the Wolf, a great warrior. The only man who can save her people in her time. As she looks up at a cliff, she sees a man on a horse and immediately wonders if he is the one she was sent to retrieve. Naturally, those chasing her won't let her find out and end up capturing her.

Ever since his wife was murdered and had their unborn child cut out of her body, Radin Hawk hasn't done much of anything. He still feels his father's seer is responsible for the death of his soul mate, the only woman he will ever love. Now, the fool expects him to find his future bride on a ship, of all things. When he first refused to leave, his father, the king of Wolfhead, threatened to disinherit Radin. So, very reluctantly, Radin goes to meet his destiny. On the way to the docks, he comes across a woman being chased by some men. Knowing he won't get down the cliff quickly enough to save her, he tries anyway, and as expected, she's gone. And Radin continues into town and meets up with a friend, Mace. Since Radin needs a new horse, the two of them proceed to find one and happen across the very woman Radin saw on the beach. Big surprise, she's being sold as a slave. Not surprisingly, Radin buys her. When the two of them go through a time portal to Keahla's time, Mace decides to follow, but ends up in the queen's dungeon instead of finding his friend.

Eventually, Radin finds himself in a group of rebels consisting of a Druid, an elf, Princess Keahla and some of her loyal soldiers. It turns out her father was poisoned and Keahla was accused of the crime. With the help of her younger brother, who remained in the castle with his evil stepmother, Keahla escaped. It turns out, this evil stepmother is an evil sorceress who wants to bring back her lover, the blood king.

Will this group of rebels be able to stop the evil sorceress? Is Keahla really a reincarnation of Radin's murdered wife? Is Radin really the Wolf? And exactly who is this Druid and what is his agenda? And don't forget the elf, how is he connected to this mess?

TIME OF THE WOLF is a truly wonderful fantasy. Julie D'Arcy has included a bit of everything, including elves. There's terrible monsters, an evil sorceress determined to get what she wants, regardless of the cost in human lives. We see true nobility in the character of Alarin, Keahla's brother. And, of course, a love meant to be between Radin and Keahla, and a love lost between the Druid and sorceress. I have to admit, fantasy is my favorite genre and this one is a highly engaging, wonderful story to read. It did exactly what it was supposed to, it allowed me to escape reality as I became caught up in Radin's and Keahla's story. If you enjoy the old "good versus evil", complete with magic, time travel, monsters and elves, don't pass this one up. I'm so glad I had the chance to read it and I know you will be as well.

Chere Gruver

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 19, 2006

SUMMARY

In another time,
In a another realm,
Back through the swirling mists of antiquity...

Brekan, Druid of the ancient order of Palandor sends Keahla, outlawed Princess of Carrum Bahl, through a time portal to seek Radin Hawk, reincarnated soul of Ambroch, King of the Wolfhead.

Brekan must join together the Selected Four on the night that the moons are as one to re-enact the ritual that can raise the Blood King, Czaten, from the undead. Brekan needs Radin to slay the Blood King, so he himself can be released from a curse of immortality, which the gods of creation brought down upon him when he unwittingly tampered with the fates. But first they must wake him.

A handful of heroes must strive to be the first to uncover Arkgeld the lost spell book of Palandor, for only with this mystical book, can they unlock the spell to raise Czaten from his ensorcelled slumber. But they are not the only ones who seek the book. Anayha, Sorceress Queen, who through an enchantment of her own has managed to cheat death, also searches for the ancient tome to raise her former lover.

Will the Blood King live and bring chaos down upon the world as Anayha wishes? Or be slain by the hand of Radin Hawk, as Brekan has planned? And will Radin in following Brekan's plan, leave the woman he has loved in every lifetime undefended to once again die by an enemy's hand? What begins as a quest to stop a, Witch Queen, from raising her lover to destroy a nation, becomes a battle against the dark side of human nature...and a race against the crumbling gates of time.

 

Time of the Wolf
by Julie D'Arcy

Mundania Press LLC
August 1, 2005
ISBN #1594260346
EAN #9781594260346
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