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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Book Review: Shadow of the Wolf by S.M Pace

Virtual Book Tour of Shadow of the Wolf, March 2 - March 23, presented by Reading Addiction Blog Tours. 

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Title: Shadow of the Wolf
Author: S.M. Pace

About the Book: Toby has always felt like an outcast in his village, but he thought winning a game at the Summer Fair was the answer to making friends. The local boys disagreed and literally threw Toby to the wolves. Stranded in enemy territory with a broken leg, he’s offered two options by the resident werewolves; death or permanent exile from his race.

Although Toby longs to return to his family, he chooses to live. But the werewolf children torment him just like the boys and girls back home. When he fights back and discovers he can wield magic, a crime in his old kingdom, he realizes he’s safer with the werewolves than he ever was amongst his own kind. He even finds happiness and acceptance, until his real sister contacts him with her own forbidden magic. 

Fearing for her safety, Toby must decide where his loyalties lie; with the family he grew up with or the werewolves who took him in when his own people discarded him?

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Review by Tori:  I found the book interesting.  It did seem to drag in places, but the information that was given in these places was important to the overall understanding of the story. 

 Even though Toby seemed wise beyond his years with the humans, he grew from an effeminate boy to a masculine young man once he was exiled.  He had never felt comfortable with the humans and wasn't able to reach his potential until he was forced to cross a line and live amongst the werewolves.  He should have been more of an outcast with them, as they differed greatly in appearance, but he had never felt more accepted. 

I can't wait to see what further adventures await Toby, Ora and Ocham!

~I received a complimentary ecopy of this book from Reading Addiction Blog Tours in exchange for my unbiased review.~

About the author: Stephanie Pace is an avid reader of every genre, though fantasy is her favorite.  She started writing at fifteen, and never looked back.  She currently works as a pre-K teacher by day, and a determined self-publisher by night.  When she's not distracting herself with conlanging and world-building, she loves to do cross stitch or escape to the outdoors when the weather is nice.  She lives in central Virginia with her boyfriend, and the rest of her crazy, amazingly supportive family close by.

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Please enjoy this excerpt from Shadow of the Wolf:

Intro to excerpt, if needed: Toby’s sister Ora goes searching for her brother, and discovers what the village bullies have done to him.

They couldn’t have. The words echoed inside her head. She reached out quivering hands to brace them on a tree trunk, and squinted into the darkness of the forest. All black, with only the smallest hints of lighter gray. Toby was down there; she could sense him. Beyond the slope, just a few yards away, but it might as well have been miles.

Ora screamed, a ragged, broken sound.

Yellow eyes materialized in the darkness, like candle lights flaring to life. Starlight glinted off its sharp teeth.
It growled at her, a warning.

Ora gasped, but stiffened her legs rather than back away. "Give me my brother. Please."

The werewolf snorted, shaking its head like a dog shaking off fleas. Or perhaps giving her an answer. With another growl, it disappeared. If she followed, she wouldn't get far. Tears pricked her eyes.
Noah, that monster. He had fed Toby to the werewolves.

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