Through Wolf's Eyes

Through Wolf's Eyes

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Firekeeper, a strange, feral young woman raised by a pack of extraordinary wolves and possible heir to the throne, is sent back to the world of humans to discover her birthright, accompanied by the wolf Blind Seer, and finds herself caught in the middle of a complicated web of intrigue and conspiracy, as the battle for royal succession heats up. 40,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Firekeeper only vaguely remembers a time when she didn't live with her "family," a pack of "royal wolves"-bigger, stronger, and smarter than normal wolves. Now her pack leaders are sending her back to live among the humans, as they promised her mother years ago.

Some of the humans think she may be the lost heir to their throne. This could be good-and it could be very, very dangerous. In the months to come, learning to behave like a human will turn out to be more complicated than she'd ever imagined.

But though human ways might be stranger than anything found in the forest, the infighting in the human's pack is nothing Firekeeper hasn't seen before. That, she understands just fine. She's not your standard-issue princess-and this is not your standard-issue fairy tale.


Blackwell North Amer
Years ago Prince Barden disobeyed his father's orders and led a colonizing expedition beyond the boundaries of Hawk Haven, across the mountains and into the wilderness beyond. That was the last anyone heard of the prince and his followers. Now there's a problem: one of Barden's children, if found alive, could still inherit the throne. Earl Kestrel, an ambitious noble, has mounted an expedition to find out what became of the colonists - and, perhaps, persuade some of them to come back.
They don't find Barden's colony. Young Firekeeper, a strange, feral young lady, finds them. She's just the right age to be one of Barden's children, and her sole possessions - aside from the crudely prepared furs she wears - are some flint stones for striking fire and Prince Barden's own knife.
Firekeeper only vaguely remembers a time when she didn't live with her "family," a pack of royal wolves. They're bigger, stronger, and smarter than normal wolves, and speak a language that Firekeeper has also learned as she's grown up with them. Now the wolves who lead her pack tell her they're sending her back to live among the humans. They promised this to her mother long ago, and now they must honor their promise - though if Firekeeper finds she doesn't care for the humans, they add, she can always just come home and be a wolf again. But for now she has to give it a try.
Thus it is that one fine morning Firekeeper walks into Earl Kestrel's encampment. She's wary. They're astonished. They'd be even more astonished if they knew her beloved best friend, the wolf called Blind Seer, sits watching, just outside the clearing. He's planning to come along with Firekeeper, for the adventure and to keep her company. The men of the expedition decide to call her Lady Blysse, after Barden's young daughter, and set out on the long journey back to Hawk Haven.
Firekeeper and Blind Seer will have much to contemplate in the months to come. The process of learning to behave like a human will turn out to be more complicated than she'd ever imagined. Firekeeper/Blysse will find herself entangled in intrigues, plots both foul and fair, as the long-smoldering question of royal succession finally bursts into flame. And yet, while human ways may be stranger than anything found in the forest, their infighting is nothing Firekeeper hasn't seen before.

Baker
& Taylor

Firekeeper, a strange, feral young woman raised by a pack of extraordinary wolves, is sent back to the world of humans to discover her birthright, accompanied by the wolf Blind Seer.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312874278
0312874278
Characteristics: 594 p. : map ; 25 cm

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May 30, 2013

I really liked it. My only complaint was that a lot of time was spent speculating about what was going to happen instead of something happening. Those parts reminded me of Victor Hugo in Les Miserables, just not as long and easier to read. @amberflame: the sequel is called Wolf's Head Wolf's Heart

amberflame Feb 01, 2012

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! Firekeeper is totally awesome!!!!!!! . . . . . . I only wish i could figure out what the sequel is. . . . .

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