Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart by Jane Lindskold

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A tale of humane wolves, beastly men, and a brilliant heroine who must find her way in a dangerous world

Raised by intelligent, language-using wolves, brought back to the human society at the court of Hawk Haven, young Firekeeper had to learn to cope with human society and its complexities . . . and discovered that, for someone raised in a wolf pack, the politics of a royal court were neither complex nor wholly unfamiliar.

But the happy ending of Through Wolf’s Eyes has proved to have consequences. Hawk Haven and Bright Bay are unifying, but the power balance of the neighboring lands is threatened by this prospect. New intrigues abound. The rulers of Bright Bay, it transpires, have been hoarding a collection of forbidden magical artifacts . . . which Queen Gustin took with her when she abdicated, intending to use them to restore her power. Melina Shield is still scheming to obtain them, and she's older, smarter, and more devious than the Queen. And the even-more-devious civil service of neighboring New Kelvin would like to get their hands on that magic as well . . . .

Which will make life very hard for Firekeeper. Because the powers of the world have decided who’ll be required to obtain those much-contended-for magical articles. It’ll be her.

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About Jane Lindskold

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Jane Lindskold is the author of the Wolf series, comprising Through Wolf’s Eyes, Wolf’s Head, Wolf’s Heart, The Dragon of Despair, Wolf Captured, and Wolf Hunting; along with several other fantasy novels. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Published April 1, 2007 by Tor Books. 620 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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What could have been a simple story in which Firekeeper, who feels she’s more animal than human, learns more about the eerie relationship between these not-so-separate kingdoms, becomes far too complicated as Lindskold piles on stuffy subplots detailing romantic and political entanglements, and a...

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Firekeeper, the wolf-girl, finally hits her stride in the exhilarating fourth book in Lindskold's well-received fantasy series (Through Wolf's Eyes , etc.).

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In the thrilling fifth installment of Lindskold's Firekeeper fantasy saga, Firekeeper, a human girl raised by a pack of wise wolves, receives a message from Truth, an oracular jaguar, that Firekeeper is the only one who can help her regain her sanity, which was lost in battle in the previous book...

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Many nobles dismiss Firekeeper as "little more than a freak," but wolf society proves a useful preparation for court intrigue: she "seemed to have no difficulty interpreting the relative degrees of importance" in social situations.

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Though a sequel (see THROUGH WOLF'S EYES), WOLF'S HEAD, WOLF'S HEART is a stand alone quest tale that readers will want to journey on because it is loaded with action, fast- paced scenes, but also contains a strong coming of age character study to freshen and strengthen the plot.

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Wolf’s Head, Wolf’s Heart is the second of a series of six books by Jane Lindskold featuring the wolf-woman Firekeeper.

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