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The Wolf of Tebron: A Fairy Tale

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A book by C.S.Lakin

A young blacksmith must undertake a perilous journey to the four ends of the world to rescue his wife, who is held captive by the Moon. Along the way, he befriends a powerful wolf who encourages, protects, and ultimately sacrifices his life to save his … see full wiki

Author: C.S.Lakin
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: AMG Publishers
1 review about The Wolf of Tebron: A Fairy Tale

A Well-Written Epic

  • Jul 17, 2010
Rating:
+3
The Wolf of Tebron is written in the tradition of C.S. Lewis - a epic allegory playing on Christian themes. Lakin introduces us to Joran a young man who feels like he just never fit in. One day he has an incident with his wife and in his anger he sends her to live with her family. She never makes it to her parents home. Joran is ravaged by nightmares and decides that he must find the fate of his wife. Joran has never traveled outside of his village, but to his great fortune he is joined by a giant silver wolf.

"The Wolf of Tebron" is a tale in dealing with anger, redemption, and ultimately the strength of love. While it is impossible not to draw comparisons to "The Chronicles of Narnia" it should be noted that "The Wolf of Tebron" is written for an older audience. The story has a darker theme and does not have the light-hearted banter that is found in Narnia. The allegories that are given are relatively advanced for younger readers, so I would advise that this is more appropriate for readers 14+ and up. Lakin offers a series of discussion topics at the end of the book, which (as she suggests) would make great discussion topics for a child that is being home-schooled.

I am impressed by Lakin's writing style. Despite being written for a younger audience she makes an effort not to dumb-down her writing. Many of the words used are advanced, and your typical high school student will likely need a dictionary for a couple of the words. "The Wolf of Tebron" also does an excellent job of tying together all of the loose ends and fully explaining each of the riddles within the story.

Final Verdict - While "The Wolf of Tebron" may not be as much fun as the Narnia series it does offer an intriguing epic exploring some dark themes.

4 Stars

--Please note that I was provided a copy of the book by the author/publisher for reviewing purposes---

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