Among Wolves by Nancy K. Wallace
Published by HarperVoyager
Published 21 May 2015
I was given a review copy by the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
Young Devin Roché is about to graduate as an Archivist from the prestigious Llisé’s University, and there is just one more task he wants to complete – to preserve a complete history of Llisé.
The history of Llisé and its fifteen provinces are a peaceful affair, filled with harmony, resolution and a rich oral tradition of storytelling. Nothing untoward ever happens in this peaceful land. Or does it?
Trainee archivist Devin Roché has just taken his finals at the prestigious Académie. As the sixth son of the ruler of Llisé, his future is his own, and so he embarks on an adventure to memorize stories chronicling the history of each province.
As Devin begins his journey with only his best friend Gaspard and their guardian Marcus, he hears rumours of entire communities suddenly disappearing without a trace and of Master Bards being assassinated in the night.
As the three companions get closer to unearthing the truth behind these mysteries, they can’t help but wonder whether it is their pursuit that has led to them.
But if that is the case, what do Llisé and Devin’s father have to hide?
‘There’s an urgent message for you, monsieur’ Isaac La Salle said, handing Devin a rolled parchment sealed with the gold signet of Chancellor Elite. The proctor’s whispered message boomed in the compulsory quiet of the examination hall.
WHAT I THOUGHT
I thought Among Wolves was great. I knew I’d enjoy it when I read the blurb. I wasn’t disappointed. Librarian’s rock! I was in love with one once so I have first-hand knowledge of how cool they are. I loved the blend of fantasy and history in this book. Fantasy fiction can be very dark sometimes and this was a refreshing change. Among Wolves is powerful and had me hooked from start to finish. I liked the glimpses of the real world woven through the story which some fantasy novels don’t offer. This book brings to life the idea that knowledge is indeed power and should not be overlooked. I also liked how some themes in the book correlate with our world, for example, the education system is very similar. Among Wolves is a great book and highly recommended. I’m sorry it took so long to read (I got the copy almost a year ago).