"Interesting Adventure/time travel but misses as a romance"
Julie D'Arcy's Time of the Wolf has won the RIO Dorothy
Parker award for best Fantasy and was nominated for a
P.E.A.R.L. Award. I am starting my review with this notice
so that you know others consider it a very good book. I
read it because it was one of the P.E.A.R.L. Semi-
finalists. The story for the most part was a good, well-
written story. If you are in the mood for Action &
Adventure type read, you will definitely enjoy it. If,
like me, you are looking for a romance, you will be
Ms. D'Arcy's story was descriptive enough with the action
scenes, and there was a romance developed between the H/H.
Her fight scenes were graphic with the blood and sword
play... but when the H/H finally "do the deed" -- I had to
reread the paragraph to be sure that is what happened. The
subsequent romantic interludes missed, also.
eahla, the Princess of Carrum Bahl, is sent on a quest to
the future by Brekan, Druid & advisor, to find Radin Hawk.
Things don't go as she planned and now she has her doubts
that Radin is the hero needed to save her people. Brekan
has his own agenda and finally does explain that Radin is
the reincarnated Ambroch, King of Wolfhead and Keahla,
reincarnation of Ambroch's love. Radin and Keahla do not
like the idea of being reincarnated soul-mates or the quest
Brekan has sent them on.
Anayha, Sorceress Queen cheated death and has possessed a
woman and is now installed as Queen. Her goal: to resurrect
Czetan, the Blood King. The H/H and Queen/ King must come
together in 1 last great battle which will either destroy
the nation or return history to it's destined path which
Brekan accidentally interrupted.
At the end, I felt the "ceremony" to destroy the witch was
too much. Then, next chapter you have the witch happy in
the afterlife with the druid? After all the death and gore
up to that point, why?
Cy Korte © Copyright March 2000
for eBOOKISLE.com &
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted January 14, 2002