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The Coming of the Wolf (Tales of the Wolf Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

A.E. McCullough
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Book Description

When the elven princess Tatianna joined her father and brothers on a quest to retrieve an ancient artifact in an abandoned dwarven fortress in the Highlands of Terreth, she didn't expect to be running for her life. But with her father and siblings missing and a pack of shapechanging barbarians on her heels, that's exactly where she found herself. Tired and injured, she decides to make her final stand in an ancient shrine dedicated to the lost gods. Little could she know that her destiny would be linked to that simple decision?

The highland warrior Hawkeye goes against tradition and fights against his brethren to rescue the elven princess but not before she is raped and left for dead. With the help of a dwarven friend and Tatianna's brothers, the companions flee further north in an effort to escape the clutches of the Dark Alliance. Outnumbered and on the run, the friends get separated and face many trials only to find out that Tatianna is carrying the son of the Gods, the Chosen One. The child foretold in an ancient prophecy that hints at dark times ahead but is predicted to bring the balance back to the lands of Terreth.

Hawkeye and Tatianna must rally the normal solitary barbarians into one fighting unit in time to face the rampaging horde of the Dark Alliance. Outnumbered and with winter in full swing, two questions haunt the couple; will they survive the upcoming battle and live to see the child of prophecy to be born?

Only the Gods know for sure...or do they?

The Coming of the Wolf is Book 1 of the 'The Tales of the Wolf' Saga.


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"When the Darkness returns from whence it was banished and the Gods are helpless to act, look to the north for the Chosen One; a being of no race and all races, part black, part white, a creature of the balance, a true son of the Dhyana. He will lead the Nine against the One in the final battle for the fate of Terreth... for only he can unlock the secrets of the past."

Every child on Terreth has heard that prophecy while growing up. When the elven princess Tatianna is raped by a pack of shape-changing barbarians and left for dead on the ruined shrine to one of the lost gods, the Prophecy of the Chosen One was the last thing on her mind.

Rescued by the highland warrior Hawkeye, they rejoin her twin brothers and a cantankerous dwarf and flee north in an effort to escape the clutches of the Dark Alliance. Outnumbered and on the run, the friends face many trials on their journey only to find that Tatianna is indeed carrying the child of prophecy.

With the odds stacked against them and winter approaching, one question remains...will they survive long enough for the child to be born? Only the Gods know for sure...or do they?

About the Author

Drew, short for Andrew, was born in Munich, Germany while his father was stationed overseas with the US Army. Growing up a military brat, Drew became an avid reader with Fantasy, Science Fiction and Detective Thrillers being his favorite genres.

Drew served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1982-88 and began training in TaeKwonDo in 1985. After leaving the service, he moved back home to Chattanooga and tried his hand at college. It wasn't for him but he did find that he had a knack (and love) for teaching TaeKwonDo. In 1994, he moved to Louisville Kentucky to open his own studio and taught for 11 wonderful years where he met (and married) his wife, Felicia.

However, everything has a season and in 2005, he closed his studio and switched careers. He currently works as a Corrections Officer with Louisville Metro and writes in his spare time. Unable to live on the beach, he resides on a farm with his wife and animals: 5 cats, 3 dogs and 3 horses.

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  • File Size: 590 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0053RCWJC
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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The story has enough familiar traits of the warrior fantasy genre to make the reader fall immediately into the story as if into his/her favorite comfy chair. McCullough then spins a mixture of characters and Gods into a word of his creation, with its own unique flavor. The shifters of the highlands are a great aspect to the storyline and are an interesting blend of myth, fantasy and history. Within the story he brings out many great modern sayings to personalize the charterers, which at times brought a smile as I read them. The races and locations are being fleshed out as the story continues and I can't wait to see what's in store for the next volume. Overall a good read if only I could have started it on my days off so that it would have not taken me three days to get to the ending. The printed version was not available when I ordered it so I now have to order it for my collection.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The coming of the Wolf(Tales of the Wolf) July 25, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Wonderful story, so much so I'm on my second reading! There are many strong characters you will want to see rise again and again in the "Tales of the Wolf". I found myself quickly making friends with several of the characters,others, I wanted to unsheathe my own weapon and join in the battle. Take a trek through the Highlands on an enchanted,romantic,intense journey of fantasy. It will leave you wanting the sequel in your hand before you turn the last page.The Coming of the Wolf (Tales of the Wolf)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Could not even get started April 6, 2013
By Yette
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After reading the first chapter and a few pages of the second, I just finally gave up on this title. I felt the descriptions were explaining and telling me about the characters, world background, etc., rather than just describing and letting me put the pieces together. The dialogue was very 'modern' and cliche and did not seem to flow.

I frequently browse through Amazon's top 100 kindle lists (especially epic fantasy) to find titles that are free and highly-rated. This was one of those titles one day. I also found the second book for free, so I was excited to try this world for a few weeks while reading the whole duology. When I find the titles free, I'm usually pretty forgiving of typos, flawed descriptions, etc. as long as they're not in the way of a good story. I try to help the author by leaving good (but always honest) reviews, and alert them to any typos or editing errors. However, this book was nearly painful to read and I gave up.

You may have better luck; it does have some excellent reviews. I would definitely try a sample chapter or pick it up free before you commit any cash, though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars XXX Trash February 25, 2013
By Anthony
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I read the first chapter of this book, up to the point where a group of werewolves gang-rapes a young elf girl, "stripping her of her virginity" on top of an altar. I then removed this trash from my Kindle and moved to better things.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars medieocre March 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The vast majority of these free prime books I've read have been complete trash but this one is at least ok. The writing isn't horrible and I didn't notice tons of misspelled words. I have two problems with this book. The first is the barbarian that is suppose to be a dumb brute turns into a wise native american stereotype about a third into the book. The whole native american culture thing just didn't work for me in this world. The second and bigger problem is the author put every single mythological creature ever thought of in this book. Just when you think there can't be anything else a magical unicorn shows up. It really just starts getting ridiculous. If you can look past those things the story is alright.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read February 13, 2013
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This was a good read the book was predictable in some areas but overall I enjoyed both the story and the characters. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes epic fantasy it may not be the best you read but it's very far from the worst and there is a lot of potential within these pages. I'm starting the second book now.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars freaking awesome! May 29, 2012
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This book was great! Its like the author combined American Indian, and fantasy in an awesome story that will keep you on your toes. It was too much to put down. I cant wait to read the second book!
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I will have to write this as more constructive criticism than a book review. While the story was fairly entertaining with shapeshifters and elves and dwarves, I could not get past the many typo's, grammatical errors, and sometimes, overused cliche's that peppered this volume.

I've had the opportunity to speak directly with the author amd discuss this at length, and he has made known that he is editing this and other books he has written to better the quality. If the quality of the text isn't something that will jar you out of the story, then grab this and enjoy the ride. There are 2 other books in this series and, as of this writing, a short that has been recently released, "Forged Alliances", the beginning of a new direction.

I'm not overly familiar with self-published authors, nor the difficulty they have managing to write, edit, publish... But if this is a standard, then count me in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good book!!!
I found it to be really entertaining and hard to put down. It was very realistic and gory, but very good for those that like mythical beasts.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Amatuerish Writing
Absolutely the most poorly written book I've read. Lack of grammar, syntax and punctuation. Absolutely amatuerish. Should definitely the free chapter. Read more
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More About the Author

Drew, short for Andrew, was born in Munich, Germany while his father was stationed overseas with the US Army. Growing up a military brat, Drew became an avid reader with Fantasy, Science Fiction and Detective Thrillers being his favorite genres.

Drew served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1982-88 and began training in TaeKwonDo in 1985. After leaving the service, he moved back to his hometown of Chattanooga, TN and tried his hand at college. It wasn't for him but he did find that he had a knack (and love) for teaching TaeKwonDo. In 1994, he moved to Louisville Kentucky to open his own studio and taught for 11 wonderful years where he met (and married) his wife, Felicia.

However everything has a season and in 2005, he closed his studio and switched careers. He currently works as a Corrections Officer with Louisville Metro and writes in his spare time. Unable to live on the beach, he resides on a farm with his wife and animals: 6 cats, 3 dogs and 2 horses.

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