- File Size: 3734 KB
- Print Length: 300 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: W.R. Gingell (May 1, 2015)
- Publication Date: May 1, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TBAY59M
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,407 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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But I really enjoyed the entire book and I expect to read it again, maybe even in the next few months.
Gingell has an ability to create a sense of fun where another author would just tell a story. I tried to think of some things that bothered me to include in this review, but after the first read through nothing stands out. Rose's youth seemed to fit the context, the ending was just right, and if some of the secondary characters were a bit two-dimensional, well, that just allowed me to focus on the main story line without being dragged through the dramas of secondary people I really wasn't invested in.
Given how different Wolfskin, Masque and Spindle were from each other, I can't wait to see what else Gingell has for us in the future.
1. Heroine starts young and full of energy, a tomboy who wants adventure.
2. She grows into herself without even realizing it.
3. There's a blonde wolf who is surprised & bemused by our heroine.
The Even Better:
1. It's from heroine's POV (I generally don't like this), but we know what wolf is feeling and thinking. Brava Ms Gingell
2. There is an actual plot & mystery to solve (aside from the budding romance that our heroine is blissfully unaware of).
3. The world is rich, the forest is a live creature, the adventures of our girl made me laugh out loud.
4. The pacing was well done, our girl starts as a 14 year old girl and grows into an 18 year old young woman. The transitions were fluid, subtle - true to human nature.
I will be reading more of WR Gingell's novels.
The author's words are so well chosen that they never get in the way of the story. Gingell balances just the right amount of sensory imagery and suspenseful action to keep the reader enthralled. With a touch of mystery, a dash of sweet romance, and a pinch of humor, this book has everything a fantasy lover could desire. I would read anything Gingell published and look forward to adding more delightful books to my Kindle.
I would definitely put this under the YA umbrella, but that's not a bad thing. The protagonist, Rose, or Cutlass Rose as she would prefer, is introduced as a tomboyish young teenager (13 or so). There is definitely a romance subplot, but it stays relatively sweet rather than anything explicit.
The book has quite a bit of nature/forest based magic in it, with Rose's mentor being Akiva, the witch of the forest. As you come to find out pretty early in the book, each of the areas of the forest have wardens to watch over them and Akiva is one of the wardens. There's an element of mystery in the book tied up with the wardens and the forest magic, but I don't like giving spoilers in reviews, so I'll leave it at that!
It was a good read and I would recommend it. It reminds me a bit of Anne Bishop's The Others series which starts off with Written in Red, so if you enjoyed that, I would definitely suggest giving Wolfskin a read. One last thing, WR Gingell is an indie author, so support your indie authors and give this book a try, I don't think you'll regret it!