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2016 books: Promise of the Wolves, Secret of the Wolves, Beneath a Winter Moon

Secret of the Wolves by
Rating: Disliked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)



The second book in the "...of the Wolves" series, but I hadn't realized that and read it first by mistake. I was pretty quick to realize what was going on (the first part of the book was a massive info dump, I figured had to be explaining the first book). I didn't think I owned the first book, so I tried continuing on with this one. 'Starting in the middle of the series' issues aside, neither the writing nor the story worked for me, so gave up about 10% in.

The plot was unclear. Something about how gods had wanted to have wolves work with humans, and the wolves agreed, then someone (wolves or man) broke that promise. Thousands of years in the future, we arrive at current time (in the book, alternate universe) and wolves are just starting to be willing to work with humans again, though some wolves are against that.

Promise of the Wolves by
Rating: Disliked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)



Then it turned out I did actually own the first book in the series, so I tried reading that. Why would a first book start with an info dump? I slogged through that, but found the same issues with story and writing, so gave up on this one as well.

Beneath a Winter Moon by
Rating: Disliked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)



I'm starting to listen to signs that I shouldn't read a book. This one had a very long, very poorly written author's forward. It ended with "Note: This book has been edited by the author, only." I gave it a couple pages into the story to see if it would be as poorly edited as I suspected. It was. I deleted it.

Werewolf story, but I can't say more about it beyond that.

Currently reading: War Stories: New Military Science Fiction. Usually I wouldn't be very interested in war stories, but Karin Lowachee (author of the Warchild book I loved so much) has a story in this, so I bought it.

I'm two stories in, and I'm enjoying it more than I thought I would. So far it's more about people than wars. Her story is the second to last one, so I have a ways to go before getting to it.
Tags: 2016 books, book review, book: beneath a winter moon, book: promise of the wolves, book: secret of the wolves
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