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Publisher's Summary

Marla Wolfblade of Hythria is determined to restore her family's great name, but conspirators surround her: The Sorcerers' Collective, the Patriots - even members of her own family. She must make sure her 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 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 he 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?
©2004 Jennifer Fallon (P)2014 Audible Studios
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Critic Reviews

"...showcases the Australian writer's skill at dramatizing the convoluted schemes and backstabbing of king making and power politics... Fallon sets the stage for another lively fantasy saga full of intriguing characters, smart dialogue and twisty plotting." (Publishers Weekly)
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3 out of 5 stars
By glowbugs on 05-30-14

Mediocre at best

There are several parts to a great epic fantasy novel that this book is clearly missing.

1) This book has poor character development. The author is attempting to make her characters more than 2 dimensional and failing. And on top of poor development ---there are some characters in the book that are above and beyond "stupid."

2) The plot is terribly predictable. I keep hoping that I'll be wrong and that I'll be surprised, but it hasn't happened yet.

3) The author manages to draw out the most annoying parts of her book. Somehow no one guesses this "secret" that is terribly obvious and it draws out (if you get this book you'll see what I mean).

With that being said, I like the narrator, no problems there.

This is clearly a "lite" writing of fantasy and not a very good one at that. Overall I'd say if you can stand the annoying characters and predictable plot you may find this book to be mediocre.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Clare on 08-02-18

wolfblade

enjoyed marla and nash. the harshini and all the political manuvering! loved the readers! great book!

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3 out of 5 stars
By CeNedra Red on 05-03-16

RUINED BY POOR NARRATOR :-((

Is there anything you would change about this book?

About the book, No. But I would definitely change the narrator. When I read these books, I really enjoyed them, but they have been totally ruined by Maggie Mash.

What other book might you compare Wolfblade to, and why?

The only thing that come immediately to mind is the Demon Child trilogy. As to why; this is a prequel to that story.

Would you be willing to try another one of Maggie Mash’s performances?

NO NO NO!!! Why did every character sound as though they were so drunk they could barely speak coherently. I only managed to listen to the first six chapters, and just couldn't listen to any more.

Do you think Wolfblade needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Wolfblade is the first book in a trilogy, so I know that it has two follow up books.

Any additional comments?

Maggie Mash totally slaughtered this story. I really loved the Demon Child Trilogy, read by Imogen Church, and wish that Ms Church had agreed to read this series as well. I am mightily disappointed by this rendition of one of my favorites. I will watch for other books read by Maggie Mash, and avoid them like the plague. :-(( :-((

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5 out of 5 stars
By Susan D on 03-19-16

Give it time and you won't be disappointed

Didn't get straight into it but by the end I felt part of everything going on and didn't want it to end!

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