Book Review: The Sons of the Wolf
The Sons of the Wolf, by Barbara Michaels
I have to admit that its been a while since I have enjoyed any reading. I devoured this book in a single night and as slow as I read, its rare that I can say that. I came to this book under false pretenses. Having read the description on the back cover, I had assumed that this book was going to be about werewolves. Well, it’s not. Despite being completely wrong about this book at face value, I really enjoyed it. I found it a pleasure to read. The author has presented a masterpiece in the way of writing! The first person point of view is difficult to write well and add to that a journal style and you are looking at a difficult thing to write. Not only did she pull it off, she did so with elegance and zest. There is a fine balance of writing in an interesting way and still coming across as a journal entry. She hit that balance square on! Beautifully written! That alone makes it one of my new favorites. It really infuriates me how lazy modern writers have become. There isn’t an ounce of laziness in these pages; nothing but pure precision.
I hate to discuss the plot itself much. Its one of those stories that it difficult to talk about without revealing key pieces. I will say that it is a historical fiction and that it is a sort of romance story. Not a bodice ripper! Something tasteful and full of conflict. The characters moved me. While I was surprised more than once by the plot movements, the characters always stayed true.
I highly recommend this book!