Time of the Wolf
Julie A. D’Arcy
Narrator: Matt Haynes
This story deserves 6 stars!
Keilah is the actual princess of Carrum Bahl, and is sent forward in time by the sorcerer Brekan to 3ind Radin Hawk, but gets captured by slave traders instead. Hawk witnesses her capture on the beach from a high bluff, but loses her in the nearby city. As he is leaving the city, he spots her displayed as a slave. He bids on her, and wins her, and she tells him this incredible tale that he dismisses in his unbelief. Still, he follows her through the stones and 3inds himself in the past, where they must overcome a powerful sorceress, a vile king, evil situations, unexpected deaths, mind-reading, magical powers, and other challenges. The bad characters are totally evil, while the good characters are tested to the utmost. The author and the narrator make this story come alive in a way that is not often found in audiobooks. Listeners are pulled into this story from the start, and there is no escaping the fast pace until the end! The peripheral characters add interest to this story, 3leshing it out beautifully. Actions are visualized easily; the narrator does an amazing job of describing everything that happens as the tension builds steadily. Listeners can almost hear the battle scenes and smell the stench of the dungeon. The action is non-‐stop until the end, and then listeners receive some surprising and welcome revelations. Wow! This narrator takes a wonderful story and infuses the protagonists with courage, conviction, and self-‐sacri3ice. Keilah is a strong female lead, and is perfectly matched with the the strength exhibited in Radin, and Matt Haynes makes listeners believe everything that is said by every character. The sound quality and production are both excellent. This is a story not to be missed!
A breathtaking time travel romance…
Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2021
Can a love through the ages right an ancient wrong? Mage Brekan sends Keilah back in time to find Radin Hawk. She’s an exiled princess and he’s a reincarnated ancient warrior king. The mission is clear, or is it? She can’t deny her feelings for him and his for her. Can they defeat Anya the Sorceress Queen and finish their quest? What about their lost love? Can they trust each other and Brekan or are they merely cogs in a dastardly game?
Time of the Wolf is a breathtaking time travel romance I couldn’t put down. I instantly connected with Keilah and her quest. Radin is a classic hero yet his vulnerability makes him irresistible to the reader. There’s a lot of action, magic, passion, intrigue in Time of the Wolf. These elements blend together with a gripping plot to make Time of the Wolf an exceptional read. From the characters to the action scenes to the magical realism to the love of the ages, it all had me whipping through the pages until the very end. Fans of Patricia Briggs will love this time travel fantasy romance. Highly recommend!
Disclaimer: I received a copy from the author in the hopes I’d review it.
My Rating: 5+ stars
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2021
Make time for Time of the Wolf. This intricately woven and beautifully detailed time travel fantasy opens with the retelling of a legend that begins in The God’s Year 801 A.T. (After the World Toppled ) in the Realm of Tarlis where the Prince of the Wolfhead Clan, Radin Hawk, is engaged in mortal kombat. Radin is told by his father King Urik that he must remarry to preserve his kingdom and that the marriage is pre-ordained by the great seer. Radin who has been mourning the loss of his wife and unborn child for a long time scoffs at that, but then the prophecy begins to unfold when a mysterious woman shows up who claims that she is from another time and must take Radin back with her.
This beautiful woman, Keilah, outlawed Princess of Carrum Bahl, brings Radin through a time portal and on the quest to defeat Anaya, immortal and sinister Sorceress Queen, and with the help of the mage, Brekan to right an ancient wrong.
The incredibly lush details of the world with its elves, wizardry, heroic warriors, and monsters, gritty accounts of mortal combat, the lust-crazed cruelty of the Sorceress Queen, and the blossoming romance and impassioned love scenes between the reluctant Radin and Keilah make Time of the Wolf a book for the times.
“The chemistry, the passion, the excitement, and vivid imagery of the story will make you wish to find yourself in your own version of Spellbound.
Spellbound is a captivating tale that includes magic, mystery, romance, betrayal, and, most importantly, love.”