- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (June 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312875959
- ISBN-13: 978-0312875954
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“The Wolf Hunt is the captivating tale of a woman's journey through the twisted paths of the medieval forests where the everyday is overwhelmed by the supernatural, and where only love and loyalty can keep the darkness at bay. . . and the wolf from your throat. If you love the fables of the medieval world, then this book will enchant you.” ―Sara Douglass
“Bradshaw is one of a few authors who can take a snippet of history at any time in the past and turn it into a novel worth reading . . . . This is a beautifully written, lyrical novel about an often brutal time. Each character is fully realized and the story, as embellished by Bradshaw, is both entertaining and historically accurate. Although the ending is predictable (this is obviously not Bradshaw's doing, but Marie de France's), getting there is all the fun.” ―The Historical Novels Review
“Bradshaw solidly grounds her historical fiction, but still lards it with plenty of fairy-tale excitement. Readers will have no trouble guessing the ‘secret' of the wolf, but that doesn't detract from the fun.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Gillian Bradshaw takes an obscure historical footnote and embellishes it into an intricate, multilayered tale.” ―The Romantic Times
About the Author
Gillian Bradshaw's father, an American Associated Press newsman, met her mother, a confidential secretary for the British embassy, in Rio de Janeiro. She was born in Washington DC in 1956, the second of four children. They didn't move around quite as much as one might expect after such a beginning: Washington was followed merely by Santiago, Chile, and two locations in Michigan. Gillian attended the University of Michigan, where she earned her BA in English and another in Classical Greek, and won the Hopwood Prize for fiction with her first novel, Hawk of May. She went on to get another degree at Newnham College, Cambridge University, England in Greek and Latin literature, and she sold her first novel while preparing for exams.
She decided to stay in Cambridge another year to write another novel and think about what to do for a Real Job. However, while there, she discovered she could live on her income as a novelist and also met her husband, who was completing his doctorate in physics. Between books and children she never did get a Real Job, and she's been writing novels ever since.
She and her husband now live in Coventry. They have four children and a dog.
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It's about werewolves, which you may or may not guess from the cover, but it's also about ladies and secrets and how sweet situations that result from revenge reap bitter rewards, and bitter situations that result from acts of honor can reap more delicious results. That doesn't ruin the ending, oddly enough.
My main problem with this, and this isn't a spoiler either because a thousand marriages happen, is that the wrong one gets married. I ended the book frowning. It was a fun ride, thrilling and rewarding, but the ending was not satisfying at all. Usually this happens to me when there's an ending-that-isn't-an-ending. I've talked about this phenomenon before, where authors end a book somewhere after the climax of the story without actually ending the story in an attempt to be edgy and clever. This was not the problem, Bradshaw tied everything off nicely. She just did it wrong.
If a humble reader can say such a thing.
comparison that came to mind was the movie Ladyhawk. Wolf Hunt
combines a medieval setting and characters with Breton fantasy to
create a very satisfying read.
Based on the Lai de Bisclavret by the 12th century poet Marie de
France, Ms. Bradshaw takes the theme of the shape changer and
populates the story with interesting characters. The heroine, Marie
Penthieve of Chalandrey, is the inmate of a convent when she hears
that her brother is dead. This means that she is the heir to
Chalandrey, a rich manor in a strategic area between Brittany and
Normady. Her father's overlord is Duke Robert of Normandy. but she
is tricked away from her convent by the men of Duke Hoel of Brittany.
Fleeing from her captures she falls into the hands of outlaws and is
rescued by Tiarnan, Duke Hoel's best loved knight. Marie is
captivated by Tiarnan, but he is affianced to the beautiful Lady
Shortly after his marriage though, Tiarnan disappears and Lady Eline
comforts herself for her loss by marrying a penniless knight named
Alain. Meanwhile there appears in the village a wolf with more than
natural abilities, a wolf that Alain is determined to hunt down and
Marie, in the meantime, is trying to think of a way to prevent
herself from becoming a bone of contention between Duke Robert and
Duke Hoel, mourning Tiarnan and keeping at bay the attentions of
Alain's older and more honorable cousin.
Then Alain sends to Duke Hoel and suggests that he might enjoy
hunting the extraordinary wolf that is stalking Tiarnan's former
This is a book that can keep a reader up all night. The harshness of
Medieval life is not overplayed, but it is also not downplayed. The
character of Marie who is both intelligent and forceful contrasts
with the character of Eline whose unthinking, selfish actions set in
motion the events leading to her own downfall.