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Wolf Speaker

By: Tamora Pierce

Immortals Quartet Book 2

Daine’s days of being alone are behind her, but she hasn’t forgotten the wolves of Long Lake, they were there during her darkest days and they are still her family. So when they ask for help she goes. It doesn’t take long for Daine and Numair to realise there is something darker going on than the logging of the forrest and a mining operation polluting the valley.

There is treason and dark magic in the air. Soon Daine finds herself separated from Numair and determined to stop what is going on. For if the treasonous plot is unleashed then the valley and all its inhabitants will be destroyed and Daine cannot stand back and allow that to happen. She is mastering new magic daily and finds allies in the most unexpected places.

Daine, a runaway noble daughter, a hunter, ogres, immortals and animals must work together to bring down the magic preventing their allies from reaching them. Will all the races be able to look past their differences to work as a team and save the valley?

The second of the Immortals Quartet and just as engaging as the first book. The location for this story is more contained than the first and the valley is drawn in such detail it is easy to visualize. With Daine’s growing skills we have the added dimension of animal perspective and this gives this story an interesting edge, adding depth of description to the landscape.

I love that Daine is so real. She is stubborn, uncertain and caring, she makes mistakes but learns from them (a nice change from reading so many books where the protaganist keeps repeating theirs). I know I’ve said it before but I love Pierce’s heroines; they aren’t perfect and that makes them more real but also they are strong and smart, they are leaders. I never hesitate to recommend one of these books.

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

Published: 01 June 2008

Format: Paperback 252 pages

Categories: Fantasy

ISBN 13: 9781862917774

Purchase: here

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