AH’s Review – 3.5 Skulls – B
Wolves on skis!!!
Silence of the Wolf takes place in the picturesque ski village of Silvertown. The setting is perfect: the wolves run the resort town and work for all the local businesses. They even have lots of room to run when they are furry, and a fantastic ski hill for when they are not.
I enjoy Ms. Spear’s books because while they are part of a series, each book can be read as a standalone book. Don’t feel put off that this is book 13 in a series – go ahead and read it out of order. You’ll eventually want to go back and read the other books in the series, if only to catch up on some of the characters that cross over from the earlier books.
I love Ms. Spear’s wolves. The pack dynamics are fascinating. The wolves in this book have set up their own ski resort town and run almost all of the businesses and even work as the ski patrol. This pack is very much family oriented, doting on their young. They are also quite welcoming of other wolves, especially females. In this world, the wolves are segregated by color. The town of Silvertown is run by the gray wolves. Further south, the red wolves dominate.
The main characters Tom and Elizabeth were interesting. When Elizabeth shows up in town, Tom is assigned to accompany her. Tom is interested in Elizabeth, however he is not yet ready to settle down. Elizabeth is skittish, she kind of lucked into Silvertown unaware of its wolf population. To further exacerbate the situation, Elizabeth is half-wolf and half-coyote, making her an outcast amongst her surviving family and her local wolf and coyote packs. As a result, Elizabeth was quite secretive about her past and her reasons for being in the area. After an attempt was made on Elizabeth’s life, Tom begins to investigate.
Tom and Elizabeth have their moments. One of my favorites was the kiss that was filmed by a pack member and then the video was sold to everyone in town. It was quite endearing to watch the entire pack conspire to keep Elizabeth in Silvertown and play matchmaker for the couple. The romance was not easy – there were many bumps and misunderstandings along the way. I think that for me, the most annoying aspect was the fact that Elizabeth did not confide in Tom. And Tom had his stupid moment when he behaved like an idiot.
Silence of the Wolf was a most satisfying read and a solid addition to Ms. Spear’s Heart of the Wolf series. I always enjoy this author’s books and I look forward to reading many more of them.
Series Reading Order:
1. Heart of the Wolf
2. Destiny of the Wolf
3. To Tempt the Wolf
4. Legend of the White Wolf
5. Seduced by the Wolf
6. Wolf Fever
7. Heart of the Highland Wolf
8. Dreaming of the Wolf
9. A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing
10. A Howl for a Highlander
11. A Highland Werewolf Wedding
12. A SEAL Wolf Christmas
13. Silence of the Wolf
14. Hero of a Highland Wolf (August 2014)
15. A Highland Wolf Christmas (October 2014)
Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks for a review copy of this book.
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