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Friday, June 3, 2016

Dreadlands: Wolf Moon by Jaimie Engle

Dreadlands: Wolf MoonDreadlands: Wolf Moon 
by Jaimie Engle


My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Reviewed for +Readers' Favorite 


In the lands that Leif Erickson explored and the god Odin blesses there lives a blend of man and ferine, and the half-blood in outcast. Far from the city, in the Outlands, Arud has grown up all his life, wondering why they live in the Outlands instead of the city, but never questioning his parents. Things are changing and the ferine are growing bolder, and so his mother, Vinter decides that it is time that he take his little sister Lykke to the city. It's hard journey and will take them close to three weeks, but his mother is determined that they have to leave and quickly. Arud and Lykke trust in their mother, but this journey will change everything they have ever believed in before now. Dreadlands : Wolf Moon is the story of self-discovery and enlightenment in the journey of Arud. Author Jaimie Engle takes a paranormal/supernatural story and weaves coming of age and self discovery into a wonderful tale that you want to continue reading.

Dreadlands: Wolf Moon is reminiscent of a classic werewolf story in that you have the ferine, but they are much more animalistic. The ferine are an animal that comes out on the full moon, and they are hunters. Don't let that analogy fool you though, this is in no way a werewolf tell, that is just the best way to describe the ferine to someone who hasn't read them yet. Author Jaimie Engle puts her own spin on that animal-shifter idea, places the story in the cold northwest, bring in tells of Vikings and Norse and the god Odin. It is so unique and well written that you read the whole book before you realize what you have done. The battle scenes are not graphic and there is no sex or bad language so I recommend this to readers of all ages.

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