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I have German Shepherd Dogs and I typically use visualization to show puppies what I want them to do and not do. They learn faster that way and they respond in kind. Some are better than others at it. All that is to say that I can accept a non-verbal communication with canids can occur.
I don't quite get the full blown telepathy and space travel using ancestral memory. You have to suspend disbelief to a degree. However I did get involved in the stories of the various wolves and dogs. That was fun.
I will suspend disbelief a bit longer and read the next book.
The story begins from the point of view of Carra whose well-loved German Shepherd pet and show dog was stolen several years before the beginning of the novel. Her dog breeder Frieda is killed under mysterious circumstances, and Carra is suddenly responsible for following the trail of clues left behind by Frieda, who has also left her a lot of money, a house, and a luxurious RV to make following the trail reasonably comfortable for our heroine and her husband Mike. The characters, human and canine, are fun to root for (or against, as appropriate). The plot takes a few unexpected twists and turns, which keeps it interesting. In keeping with the “cozy” sub-genre there isn’t any gratuitous sex or bad words, and family values (human, dog, and wolf) are stressed. Highly recommended. This book is sure to please animal lovers and mystery lovers alike, as well as fans of the sci-fi fantasy trilogy “Heirs to the Throne” that follows this prequel!
The main character, Carra is drawn into a situation that is more corrupt and dangerous than she ever imagined. The theft of her beloved pet and show dog years earlier was dismissed as a minor crime. It never seemed minor to her! The story reveals the true reasons her dog was taken. When the eccentric dog breeder who bred her long-lost dog is killed, she discovers that the estate and its remaining dogs are left to her care and discretion. This is only the beginning of the strange pattern of events that unfold from two seemingly unrelated crimes!
Carra learns more about the show dogs she has adored, and she encounters a plethora of interesting and sometimes dangerous characters as she attempts to solve a series of crimes involving the dogs that will lead her to a motive that nobody, especially her saw coming. I loved the character's willingness to follow the clues left behind by the dead dog breeder out of respect and reverence for the dog that had been taken from her.
I particularly liked the elements of telepathy affecting pack mentality and the splash of science fiction that lends credence to the trilogy series that follows this book.
This book is sure to please animal lovers and mystery lovers alike!
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The description as being part SciFi part Fantasy really doesn't fit too me.Read more
By Diane Rapp
As a prequel to her sci-fi trilogy, this book shines.
I thought it a clever and original idea giving wolves an extra dimension and for those who...Read more
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