Friday, June 5, 2015
Review: Wolf Land: BlueBells by Fiona McShane
In 1652, Ireland is known as Wolf Land. Oliver Cromwell’s army have arrived. Properties will be seized. Land will be cleared. Wolves will be destroyed.
In the small village of Wolf Wood, Cromwell’s men face far worse enemies than those in the rest of the country. The wolves here are bigger, stronger, more intelligent. Could these wolves be something different? Could these wolves be forming an army of their own?
Sorcha Moore has grown up hearing stories about the unusual wolves of Wolf Wood, but her fears are more immediate. She fears what will happen to her older sister, Peggy. Peggy is to become the latest mistress of Lord Tolbert, so that the Moores can keep their farm. Sorcha is frightened, too, of her own future marriage to Sean, a farmhand. If the decision were hers she would be with Rory Farrrell, a young blacksmith.
Peter Moore has never let his daughters have their freedom. If he had, they might have turned out like their mother before them – a woman many thought was a witch.
On the night of Bealtaine, Rory Farrell is bitten. Unable to tell Sorcha that he must join the ranks of the werewolves who protect Wolf Wood, he tells her he is moving to Dublin.
No matter what his new responsibilities, Rory cannot truly abandon Sorcha. As the years pass, and Sorcha grows from girl to woman, he watches over her night after night. But when Lord Tolbert’s eyes turn to Sorcha, will Rory be able to keep her safe?
Would like to thank Fiona McShane for gifting me this book for a honest review.
I love reading about Werewolves, and this book did not disappoint. We are introduced to Sorcha and Rory, both very young but having feelings for each other. Sorcha and Peggy have lived very hard lives, having to take care of all the hunters that stay at their farm. Everyone has heard rumors surrounding the woods about the wolves. Both girls are promised to different men, But Peggy's fate is far worse, you couldnt help but like Peggy and my heart really went out to her.
On the night of Bealtaine, Rory is bitten and joins the other werewolves that are there to protect the woods, these werewolves are different and Rory himself is a special kind of werewolf. But Rory has to leave his family and Sorcha behind. After years pass, Sorcha grows up to be a lovely young lady, but her heart still belongs to Rory and his to her. The night before she is to marry Sean, things take a turn when Lord Tolbert sets his eyes on Sorcha and Rory needs to protect her. What a horrible person is Lord Tolbert, and the things he did. Oh and his wife another character , what a horrible woman and a crazy witch too. There was some witchcraft surrounding Sorcha's mom and the Tolberts.
I loved this story, from beginning to end, loved Sorcha and Rory and the way the book ended there seemed to be more ahead. I loved that we get both Sorcha's and Rory's point of views.