Yikes! It’s already Tuesday.
Somehow, I lost track of the Mondays, but I owe you all a featured book for September. I’m not gonna lie: With school back in full swing, free time is in short supply, so I’ll skip right to the chase:
Claire M. Banschbach is an author I’ve been wanting to read for a long time now. I had the joy of meeting her at Realm Makers, where I finally purchased The Wolf Prince from her. I haven’t read book 1 in the series, but I’d heard that book 2 would still be quite enjoyable.
Here is what it’s about:
One prince. Two brothers. Three companions to prevent a sorcerer from destroying the faeries.
Prince Killian has always known he’s different. It’d be impossible to miss the whispers of an age-old family curse, to ignore the call of the wolves on his birthnight and the barely-veiled hostility from his people. His family insists there’s no curse. If only they were right.
When an evil sorcerer bent on destroying the faeries turns Killian into a wolf to use in his diabolical spell, Killian must rely on the help of his playboy brother, Lars, and Rose, an aspiring ranger they meet on the road, to escape the sorcerer and find the faeries who can turn him human again.
There’s only one problem. Faeries haven’t been seen in over 50 years.
Together Killian and his companions must overcome their differences and prejudices to defeat malevolent creatures along the road, evade the sorcerer and his minions, and find the faeries before the sorcerer can kill them all.
Trust me: It’s as epic as it sounds.
Here is my review:
This is a beautiful, creative, entertaining fantasy story that has heart and substance. I have long looked forward to reading “The Wolf Prince,” and finally reached it on my TBR. The anticipation did not lessen my enjoyment in the slightest.
Some things I loved:
- The key relationships in the series: Two brothers, and a ranger-type girl who becomes their friend. All of the dynamics in this trio were wonderful, including the absence of romance as a focus. But my favorite part was how Banschbach crafted the brother relationship. Killian and Lars weren’t perfect, but their affection for and devotion to each other was constant, and I loved it.
- The pseudo-wolf perspective. I can’t say any more without giving things away
- The creativity in the premise. It’s what drew me to the story, and I loved exploring it more.
- The different types of setting the characters traveled through.
- The tactfulness with which violence was handled.
- The positive parental/mentor dynamics in the story. They weren’t a focus, but they were still so good.
Overall, I found this story very refreshing, and I’m eager to read more by Banschbach.
It’s a delightful story! Go read right away.
If you want more recommended books, you can look through past posts or check out my Recommended Books tab.
In other news, I added an art page as a portfolio of some of the pieces I’ve created.
And now I’m off to sleep, haha. But please share your book recommendations below!