Author: Florence Witkop
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Jane, who dislikes wolves because they kill livestock, takes Buck Portman, wolf researcher and wildlife professor at the nearby college to an island for a week to seek out the huge wolves legend says have been seen in the area. She’s skeptical until a huge wolf runs through their camp… and mentally connects with Jane. Both woman and wolf are startled by their mental connection. The wolf invites Jane to follow so they can sort out what’s between them. Jane takes off after the wolf in the dark, followed by the confused professor. She follows the wolf through a cave and into another world, one populated by larger-than-life, dangerous animals, including the wolves of the legend. Her mental connection to the alpha she-wolf is all that saves their lives in that dangerous place. Days later, when they return to their world, at the request of the alpha wolf they take her wolf pup with a broken leg so it can be healed. Problem is that wild wolves are not allowed as pets in our world so the professor must technically care for the wolf with Jane’s help. But he has reservations. The huge dire wolf pup is in the wrong world. As it grows, will it remain a pet or become a dangerous predator? As the attraction between Jane and the professor grows, so do the problems inherent in having a huge prehistoric wolf in today’s world.
For some reason, I thought this book was going to be about werewolves, until I actually read the blurb. So, no werewolves, but instead we get gigantic wolves, a mythical land, and a mental connection with an alpha wolf. Count me in.
Jane is an intriguing character. She’s not exactly a fan of the wolves hunting down the cattle in her town. That’s what makes it all the more intriguing she’s the one who establishes a connection with an alpha-wolf. Eventually it’s that connection that saves them.
Buck is an awesome character as well. I loved how different he was from Jane, and how much he cares about the wolves.
An interesting, original, well-written story. I hope to read more works by this author soon, because she’s definitely a talentd writer.