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Once We Were Like Wolves (Tears of Rage Series #2) [Kindle Edition]

M. Todd Gallowglas
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Book Description

"Tears of Rage is a fantastical gritty series about faith, dedication, fear, and perseverance. A tale for the times we are in, with realistic characters forced to face their own flaws that are just as dangerous as their enemies. Read it." - Damon Stone, Fantasy Flight Games

“Intelligent storytelling, adult situations, and a magic system with a history and weight.” - James Rollins

In this second volume of TEARS OF RAGE, Juliana continues to come to terms with being chosen as high priest by the god of vengeance she freed from his thousand year prison. Still fleeing from her enemies, Julianna has her first encounter with her new god's followers, and she learns that being the first chosen comes with a higher price than she first imagined.

Readers who enjoy losing themselves in complex worlds such as Robert Jordan's THE WHEEL OF TIME, George RR Martin's A GAME OF THRONES, and Steven Erikson'sTHE MALAZAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN will find themselves right at home with FIRST CHOSEN and the TEARS OF RAGE sequence.

Other books by M. Todd Gallowglas:
TEARS OF RAGE: First Chosen

Halloween Jack and the Devil's Gate - The Amazon bestselling historical fantasy!
"The Dragon Bone Flute"
"Jaludin's Road"
"Knight of the Living Dead" - with Stephen E. Moore
"Knight Terrors" - with Stephen E. Moore

Editorial Reviews


"Intelligent storytelling, adult situations, and a magic system with a history and weight." - James Rollins, bestselling author of ALTER OF EDEN and THE DEVIL COLONY
"This is how it's done! M Todd Gallowglas is a writer to watch." Christopher Kellen, author of ELEGY and LEGACY

Product Details

  • File Size: 468 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Bard's Cloak of Tales (December 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006OSSF7C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359,803 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is how it's done! January 21, 2012
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Mr. Gallowglas turns everything up a notch in this second entry to his Celtic-feeling fantasy series. The world he has created is rich and vibrant, featuring: tricky gods, warring factions who all increasingly hate one another, ancient history that feels alive, and truly engaging characters that draw you straight into his narrative without letting go until the end.

Being that I am currently writing a `Book 2' of my own, I entirely understand the difficulty involved in that process. One has to pull threads through from the first entry, while raising the stakes and expanding the scope but without sacrificing the feeling that made the first one connect with readers. It's not just about continuing the narrative, it's about extending the feelings you forged in Book 1 while simultaneously making everything grander.

I believe that Mr. Gallowglas succeeded on every point. We see our main characters begin to grow into the roles they have been forced into, the story introduces new twists and turns driving us toward the final conclusion while being immersed in frenetic action. Most of the second half of the book is a rocket-powered ride of genuinely enjoyable action, filled with imagery that's still stuck in my head, slowing down just barely enough so that you don't break your neck when you arrive at the end.

M. Todd Gallowglas is a writer to watch. Speaking as an author myself, his rich storytelling, excellent characterization and frankly amazing world-building makes him the kind of author that I would love to have a chance to collaborate with.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic December 24, 2011
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Just got done reading the second book in the "Tears of Rage" series, and it truly holds up to the first. Mr. Gallowglas continues the fantastic, beautiful, and terrifying world he has created drawing your connection with the characters from the first book even deeper, while making you latch onto and love the new ones as well. If Mr. Gallowglas keeps this up I fear we will lose him as one of the best indie writers out there because a large publishing firm is going to pick up him and his fantastic series. A must read for all fantasy lovers out there, and if any book was going to make you fall in love with the genre, this one will be it!!!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps Getting Better January 18, 2012
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Let me start with the fact that I impatienty waited for the second installment of Tears of Rage and when it came out, I was without a Kindle charger and had a dead Kindle on my hands. It was frustrating to say the least. But once I had everything situated, and my Kindle was ready to go...I was hured into the world created by Galloglas, and couldn't be happier. The author continues to excite and amazing, and sometimes throw me for a major loop with his pot twists and turns. It's worth every penny. I can honestly say I will forever be a M. Todd Galloglas fan.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost! January 9, 2012
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I loved this second book in the "Tears of Rage" series. Mr. Gallowglas has penned a comprehensive story line with rich details that leaves me yearning for the next installment. Colorful and imaginative lore make this book a very fun and enjoyable read. My only complaint (and the reason for four stars) is in regards to the type errors that were sadly abundant. All were minor, nothing that ruined the book but a distraction nonetheless. I look forward to the next one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great fantasy with a strong, savvy heroine March 10, 2012
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Gallowglas continues the saga of Julianna as the new Lord Morigahn. Grandfather Shadow has great plans for her but first she must figure out how to use her gift of miracles if she is to beat her enemies. As always, the Gods and Goddesses are playing their own game, often placing the mortals right in the middle.

However, Julianna isn't alone. With her faithful friend, Faelin, and a band of followers, she sets out to become the most powerful Lord Morigahn the world has ever known.

What I really love about Julianna is that she doesn't just toss her power around to solve every problem. She must often use her wits more than magic, which makes her a truly awesome character. The only thing that detracted from the story was the amount of typos scattered throughout the book. Despite this, I look forward to the next book in the series to see what will happen to Julianna in her role as the Lord Morigahn.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Divine intervention has never been so bloody fun October 28, 2014
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This book has lots of depth (really wonderful world building - especially in terms of divine and mortal history and how the beings interact - but it never bogs the action down). Almost zero exposition that's not covered through normal thought/conversation.

Also, the characters move through the plot naturally. Events aren't forced and solutions, even using powerful magic/miracle, are well-thought out and logical.

Highly Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling mythology and interesting characters February 13, 2014
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First of all, if you haven't done so already, read the first book in the series. The second book picks up where the first one left off, expanding the mythology and the stories of the characters.

The best part is that it is longer than the first one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Conflicts escalate to new heights. February 8, 2014
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The story of First Chosen continues and readers are not disappointed. The characters established in First Chosen continue down the paths before them at the end of the last novel and do not disappoint in their various arcs. New characters add interesting twists to the story so that allegiances and ties are questioned as well as certain true motives. Greater Gods and Lesser Gods maneuver people like pieces on a game board, but only Gallowglas knows where they will all end up. I will be eagerly reading Arms of the Storm to see how things change.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
M. Todd Gallowglas continues to impress with "Once we were like wolves". He's created a remarkable fantasy world and an intriguing story. You should definitely get a copy.
Published 14 months ago by Rian A. McMurtry
5.0 out of 5 stars A good follow.
#2 in the Tears of Rage series takes us further into the world of Julianna Taraen. A book of discovery, Gallowglas takes us down twisting roads, and introduces us to multifaceted... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Colin I. McCarthy
5.0 out of 5 stars intense reading at its best
I never can put down Mr. Gallowglas' books and this one is no exception. Twists and turns keeps the reader on the edge of the seat all through the story. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars ...and it gets better!
An interesting pantheon of gods, coupled with characters that you care about within a few lines of introduction, all wrapped up in a storyline full of action and suspense? Read more
Published 17 months ago by Jamesfab
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than First Chosen
This is actually the first M Todd Gallowglas book I purchased. The title grabbed me and wouldn't let go. Read more
Published 18 months ago by G. Cox
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this
First, I think this may be one of the best titles books ever.

Second, this book was an excellent second book. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Andrea T.
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!
Action! Adventure! Power-play! Demons! It's everything that makes up a riveting plot-line and captivating story. Read more
Published 19 months ago by MGenaD
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Book Gets Better
I liked the first book, but this one I loved. The plot moved much faster than the first one. Most likely, because the much needed world building was done. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Fatma Alici
4.0 out of 5 stars The fantasy world expands.
I could not wait to start the second book in this series. I wanted to know what happened to Julianna. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars And he does it again....
Once We Were Like Wolves delivered on the promise of quality that First Chosen hinted at. It does a wonderful job of picking up the Tears of Rage story where the first book left... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

M Todd Gallowglas is a professional storyteller (like on a stage with a show in front of real people) and the bestselling author of the Tears of Rage and Halloween Jack series.

As a child, Todd wished that he could be a left-handed red head, because he thought they were the most special and different people in the world. Because he was a brown-haired righty, life had forced him to create his own path to being special and different by making up stories of fantastical worlds of adventure. He even believed in these worlds so completely, that several of his teachers questioned whether he knew the difference between fantasy and reality. The jury is still out.

He wrote his first fantasy story for a creative writing assignment in the third grade. Ever since, he's loved spinning tales that take the reader off to the far future or away mystical worlds. High school was a convenient quiet place to hone the craft of writing adventure stories...while he should have been paying attention in class. Todd received a BA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Throughout his time in at SFSU, several teachers tried to steer him away from writing that nasty "genre" stuff. However, they underestimated just how much Todd's brain is hard-wired for telling tales of the magical and fantastic, and their efforts to turn him to literary fiction came to nothing.

After graduating, Todd returned to his career as professional storyteller at Renaissance faires and Celtic festivals. His first professional sale was to Fantasy Flight Games, and he has a run of stories for their Call of Chthulu game line. His story "The Half-Faced Man" received an honorable mention from the Writers of the Future contest. Embracing the paradigm changes sweeping through the publishing industry, M Todd Gallowglas used his storytelling show as a platform to launch his self-published writing career. Nearly all of his eBooks have been Amazon bestsellers, and First Chosen spent most of 2012 on Amazon's Dark Fantasy and Fantasy Series lists.

He currently lives with his wife, three children, more pets than they need, and enough imaginary friends to provide playmates for several crowded kindergarten classes. He is currently corrupting his children by raising them with a rich education of geek culture. And still, as busy as he is, he manages to squeeze in time for some old-school table top gaming and airsoft battles on the weekends (because it's not as messy as paintball). Shiny!

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