Wolfblade Wolfblade is the first book in the Hythrun Chronicles Marla Wolfblade, princess of Hythria, is determined to restore her family to its former power and. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The first book of Fallon’s new trilogy showcases the Wolfblade: Wolfblade trilogy Book One by [Fallon, Jennifer]. Wolfblade (The Hythrun Chronicles: Wolfblade Trilogy, Book 1) [Jennifer Fallon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Marla Wolfblade of.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Wolfblade by Jennifer Fallon. Wolfblade 1 by Jennifer Fallon Goodreads Author. Marla Wolfblade of Hythria is determined to restore her family’s great name, but conspirators surround her: She must make sure jennifrr son Damin lives to be old enough to restore the Wolfblade name to its former glory. Elezaar the Dwarf is a small man with big secrets — but that doesn’t matter to Marla Marla Wolfblade of Hythria is determined to restore her family’s great name, but conspirators surround her: Elezaar the Dwarf is a small man with big secrets — but that doesn’t matter to Marla Wolfblade.
Her brother is the High Prince of Hythria, and, in this fiercely patriarchal society, her fate will be decided on his whim. She needs someone politically astute to guide her through the maze of court politics — and Elezaar the Dwarf knows more than wolfblaee lets on.
As Elezaar teaches Marla the Rules of Gaining and Wielding Power, Marla starts on the road to becoming a tactician and a wily diplomat — but will that be enough to keep her son alive? Paperbackpages. Published August 29th by Tor Fantasy first published June 30th Wolfblade 1The Hythrun Chronicles 4. Marla WolfbladeElezaar. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Aron Nykom are the characters from the first woofblade in this part and wolfblaed the bigger picture of this series? See 1 question about Wolfblade…. Lists with This Book. Apr 03, Glitterfairy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: People who like Jacqueline Carey and Robin Hobb. Ultimately I would rate this book a 4. If you like sophisticated fantasy series with a political lean, ‘real’ relationships and by real, I mean human and characters you become invested in, you will really enjoy this book.
No 2-D Good Ultimately I would rate this book a 4. No 2-D Good Wolfblad and Bad Characters wklfblade – everyone has a motive and this is characterised quite well. It’s not as dark as the Kushiel trilogy, nor as bleak as the Farseer Trilogy, but it has that same quality of “things happen and people are as they are”.
Fallon isn’t afraid to take a number of plot twists that will blow your mind, and I love her for it. This is a well-written book, infinitely more sophisticated than many of the fantasy books I’ve read recently.
I highly recommend her work. The Game of Thrones books have largely ruined Fantasy novels for me – most others I’ve read get compared to them and fall short. So it was a treat to read a low-magic Fantasy book with an emphasis on political intrigue, multiple characters with fallob and opposing agendas, and surprises and deaths of major characters.
At some points it seemed like this was a sort of Game of Thrones ripoff; there is even a major character that is a dwarf, wise in the way of politics, but I’m ok with that. Ther The Game of Thrones books have largely ruined Fantasy novels for me – most others I’ve read get compared to them and fall short.
There is plenty of uniqueness.
It’s not as sprawlingly detailed as the George R R Martin books, but the world is crafted well enough to be complex enough for political action jdnnifer multiple fronts. The plot takes jennnifer over several years, allowing for growth and change of the characters and for patient plotters to see their seeds grow into fruition. The character noble surnames all seem to have some sort of animal, followed by a weapon – “Hawksword”, “Eaglespike”, “Wolfblade”, “Lionclaw”.
Wolfblade (Hythrun Chronicles: Wolfblade, #1) by Jennifer Fallon
Jejnifer slaves all just have one name – “Elezar”, “Corin”. And the other middle classes have two names – “Ronan Dell”, “Wrayan Lightfinger”, etc. So it’s easy to remember who is who. Best of all, there are no characters with random apostrophes put in the middle of their names one of my longtime Fantasy pet peeves.
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This was the first Jennifer Fallon book I’ve read, and even though it is a prequel to a different series, it jeninfer just fine as a beginning point. I’ve already reserved book 2 of the series at the library and I will read other books by her as I continue my wait for the next Game of Thrones book.
Nope, nope and nope. Jul 19, Satima rated it liked it. This review first appeared in The Specusphere in May Jennifer Fallon is one of the brightest stars in the constellation of Australasian fantasy writers.
She is in good company: Each has a unique style, and all are worthy of recognition as fine writers by anyone’s reckoning This review first appeared in The Specusphere in May Jennifer Fallon is one of the brightest stars in the constellation fallin Australasian fantasy writers. Each has a unique style, and all are worthy of recognition as fine writers by anyone’s reckoning. One or two of them might prefer to be thought of as primarily literary or historical writers, but surely jenmifer time for fantasy to stop being the genre that dare not show its face?
Writers of their calibre can hold their heads up in any assemblage. Fallon is not only a good writer but also a prolific one, often bringing out more than one book a year. Wolfblade is the first book of her third trilogy, The Hythrun Chronicles, a prequel to her earlier Demon Child Trilogy, and if Wolfblade is anything to go by, the series will be eagerly devoured by anyone who appreciated the earlier work.
It features some wolfblsde the same characters, including Lorandranek, King of the Harshini, and his champion, Brakandaran the Halfbreed. They figure in the subplot, which centres on Wrayan Lightfinger, a jennkfer turned sorcerer turned thief again, with some good laughs being provided by a brace of eccentric shape-changing demons.
The doings of the otherworldly Harshini contrast nicely with the almost Machiavellian twists of the main story, whose central character is Marla Wolfblade, sister to the degenerate and perverted High Prince of Hythria. We see Marla forcibly married to a man not of her choosing, and over the course of the book we watch her grow from a silly teenager who can hardly open her mouth without putting her foot in it into a crafty stateswoman determined to become the jennjfer power behind the throne of Hythria.
Along the way we are introduced to plenty of other intriguing characters, including a couple wilfblade frighteningly dysfunctional relatives-by-marriage of Marla’s, and her devoted servant, Elezaar the dwarf, who teaches his mistress the subtle arts of deception and one-upsmanship essential to a ruler.
All Fallon’s characters are clearly and surely defined: By the time I reached the book’s surprise ending I was sorry to say good-bye.
I only have two small quibbles with Fallon’s work, which is well-crafted, easy to read, pacey and gripping. First, she sometimes presents events from the point of view of a dying person. She is not alone in this once-unacceptable practice: For this reader, at least, it completely destroys suspension of disbelief. The other quibble is with her invented languages. Hythria must be on another planet, since we have never read about it in our history or geography books!
How can it be, then, that its people have such an Indo-European looking vocabulary? And names such as ‘Bylinda’, ‘Frederak’ and ‘Mahkas’ border on the ludicrous. These criticisms apart, however, Wolfblade promises to be the first book of another captivating trilogy.
If only we were allowed give half-stars! Long may the muse dwell with Jennifer Fallon! Sep 27, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: I could not put this down. Once I stopped trying to figure out how this fit in with the other trilogy set in the same world, and decided it was a prequel, I was able to much better sort out events in my head, and follow the building story along to a climax, which while rather delicious led to some obvious plot twists, and while one scene did completely delight me, I would have preferred some closure with respect a few of the characters.
However, I don’t think that detracted much from the book, a I could not put this down. However, I don’t think that detracted much from the book, and I’m looking forward to continuing the series. I loved being able to learn the backstory to Damin Wolfblade even if it did not really involve him yet because he was just being born. Some may find the story slow in spots because there is a lot of explaining to due with politics and customs but I liked it all the same.
And Eleazer is awesome. Feb 21, Tina rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Decided to re-read jennifwr series since the last time I was read it was 10 years ago.
Remember really liking it and wondered if it would stand up. Enjoyed it as much the second time and while I remembered some stuff, I’d forgotten enough that the reading was almost like new.
This is one of those fantasy books that is like comfort food. It is familiar, yummy, satisfying without being too heavy, and yet too much of it may not be very good for you.
Hythrun Chronicles: Wolfblade Series
It takes place in a typical fantasy setting, namely a vaguely medieval setting with royalty, sorcerers and a recognizable caste system. The cast of characters are very approachable with cool names life Wolfblade, Lionsclaw, Ravenspear etc.
There are a few plot surprises, plus some jenmifer moments of understated humor to keep the story moving along. The main protagonist, Marla Wolfblade, is quite a nitwit in the beginning, but she is gifted with a calculating slave who wants to survive at all costs. He believes that making sure she learns political craft is the answer to both their continued survival. It is nice to see Marla’s growing and learning process. Until the end where the reader sees how very much Marla has learned about the politics of survival.
And even though, Marla is clearly the main character, she doesn’t carry the bulk of the book.