"This historical supernatural romance is fascinating"
Marie Penthievre de Chalandrey enjoys her serene convent
life as a novice. However, her idyllic existence ends when
she learns her sibling died while on a Crusade and with her
father still overseas she must leave her current abode to
take up residency at the court of her guardian, the Duke of
Normandy. Knights arrive to escort her to her new
residence, but they are rivals of her guardian, owing
allegiance to the Duke of Brittany.
Marie escapes to the woods, but Tiarnan of Talensac saves
her life from thugs, but returns her to Brittany's men.
Still she falls in love with Tiarnan, but he hurts her
again when he marries Eline instead. Marie and Eline
become friends and the latter admits her husband frightens
her, as he is a werewolf. When he vanishes, everyone
thinks Tiarnan died except Marie, who believes he lives and
that his people need his return more than she does.
THE WOLF HUNT is an interesting medieval fiction novel that
blends vivid descriptions of the life and culture of the
various French classes with a supernatural romance. The
story line is rather simplistic yet filled with an
incredible feel for the era and the belief that werewolves
are real. Marie is a strong heroine, who refuses to be a
victim though the male dominated world she lives in would
force her otherwise. Tiarnan is probably the most complex
aspect of the tale with his duality showing up in more ways
than just wolf-human. Fans of a colorful paranormal
historical fiction will want to read Gillian Bradshaw's
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 24, 2002