on Dec. 3, 2011 :
A very unique story based on an old concept. I feel this book should be written as a script. I would certainly be the first to go see the movie. Very ingenious, I came to really care for some of the characters. I don't like to retell the story in a review and spoil the surprises for the next reader. I will say this is an excellent read, of which I highly recommend. Bravo! Can't wait for the next book.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on June 14, 2011 :
WolfSong is a tale about an area called the Crescent. The primary three races are the hawk, werewolves, and humans (there are also fey, but in this book they play a smaller role). The story for the most part follows around a squad of hawks as they hunt down a rogue werewolf that led to the deaths of two of their own. There is also a young werewolf man who is with the squad helping to track down the fugitive.
This is actually a pretty decent sized book especially for .99 and it only took me two days to finish. The story is very solid and the characters are, for the most part, very well developed. The only real issue I had was there were a few times that a character was introduced with very little introduction and I will admit to some confusion trying to remember if I should know that name or if it was someone new. I am really hoping that in the next book we get a little more background into the world and the interactions between the races.
I for one will be sure to pick up a copy of the second book as soon as its available to see what new adventures await this band of warriors.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Jeffrey M. Poole
on June 7, 2011 :
For fans (and non-fans!) of werewolf stories!
Wolfsong (Tales from the Crescent) takes place on a world populated by a variety of species, dealing mainly with hawks, humans, and werewolves. The reader follows the exploits of one squad of hawks. After suffering a tragedy at the hands of a renegade werewolf, the squad swears to hunt the rogue down with the help of another werewolf.
I have never been a fan of werewolf stories, nor do I actively pursue looking for them, but I won a copy of this ebook on a blogger’s website and decided to give it a try. At times I found myself backtracking a bit as I wasn’t sure if I missed an introduction of a character. There was a time when I wasn’t sure who was who, and what they were supposed to be doing, but you know what? That’s on me, I’m sure. I was a bit distracted. It’s a testament to the world Sked created. I was completely caught up in the story, yearning for the hawks to exact a little retribution, meaning I couldn’t wait for the rogue werewolf to get his comeuppance. I would have loved to learn more about the origins of the Hawks and how they came to become the peacekeepers of the Crescent. I’m really hoping the author will go into more detail in the second book, about the history of the species, as she did some an awesome job of creating a highly detailed world I could easily visualize.
If you like reading about alternate worlds where other creatures exist, you need to give this one a try! Take it from someone that doesn’t like werewolves, you’ll like this story!
Great job, J.H. Sked! I’m looking forward to the next story in this series!
(reviewed the day of purchase)