Book Review Wolf Legend

March 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm Leave a comment

wolflegendTitle: Wolf Legend

Author: Florence Witkop

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Jane, who dislikes wolves because they kill livestock, takes Buck Portman, wolf researcher and wildlife professor at the nearby college to an island for a week to seek out the huge wolves legend says have been seen in the area. She’s skeptical until a huge wolf runs through their camp… and mentally connects with Jane. Both woman and wolf are startled by their mental connection. The wolf invites Jane to follow so they can sort out what’s between them. Jane takes off after the wolf in the dark, followed by the confused professor. She follows the wolf through a cave and into another world, one populated by larger-than-life, dangerous animals, including the wolves of the legend. Her mental connection to the alpha she-wolf is all that saves their lives in that dangerous place. Days later, when they return to their world, at the request of the alpha wolf they take her wolf pup with a broken leg so it can be healed. Problem is that wild wolves are not allowed as pets in our world so the professor must technically care for the wolf with Jane’s help. But he has reservations. The huge dire wolf pup is in the wrong world. As it grows, will it remain a pet or become a dangerous predator? As the attraction between Jane and the professor grows, so do the problems inherent in having a huge prehistoric wolf in today’s world.

Jane doesn’t like wolves, mostly because they tend to kill livestock, but she does agree to take Buck Portman to an island for a week, to look for the huge wolves who’ve apparently been spotted there, if she’s to believe local folklore; Buck Portman is a wolf researcher and wildlife professor who spends most of his time…you guessed it, investigating wolves, and their behavior.

Jane isn’t convinced the huge wolves even exist, until one rummages their camp, and establishes a mental connection with Jane, which startles both her, and the wolf. Like that isn’t enough weird stuff for one day, Jane follows the wolf, through a cave and into another world. This world is populated by huge, dangerous animals, including the wolves the legend spoke off. The only thing that saves Jane and Buck from a certain death in this mysterious world, is her connection with the female alpha wolf. But when she has to do a favor in return for the wolf who saved her life, that favor might put all of them in danger. Bringing a pup who will grow up to be a gigantic dire wolf back to the human world – the wrong world, if you will – could be dangerous for all of them.

When I first read the title, I half-expected this would be another werewolf story. Boy, was I wrong! This story is about a thousand times more entertaining, and a hundred times more original. Jane is a great character, she’s skeptic, but not afraid to admit she’s wrong when evidence provides itself. Buck is such a sweet, compassionate guy, I had no choice but to love him.

The other world, with huge wolves and predators, was amazing, and reminded me of my childhood, when I pretended to end up in another world every time I walked through a cave, or anything of the sort.


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