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The Silver Wolf By Alice Borchardt,

  • Title: The Silver Wolf
  • Author: Alice Borchardt
  • ISBN: 9780006483854
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • Regeane is a fatherless royal relation who happens to be a werewolf Her guardian, Gundabald, and his venal son Hugo plan to recoup their fortunes by marrying Regeane to a wealthy bridegroom, even though she might inadvertently make him into a bedtime snack Gundabald forces her into apparent compliance by threatening to reveal her secret to the Church, which would burn heRegeane is a fatherless royal relation who happens to be a werewolf Her guardian, Gundabald, and his venal son Hugo plan to recoup their fortunes by marrying Regeane to a wealthy bridegroom, even though she might inadvertently make him into a bedtime snack Gundabald forces her into apparent compliance by threatening to reveal her secret to the Church, which would burn her at the stake As the bridegroom, Maeniel, journeys to Rome to claim her, Regeane discovers allies in her quest to defeat Gundabald s machinations, including some very strong, funny, and levelheaded women Unfortunately for Regeane, she also has powerful enemies than Gundabald Alice Borchardt brings 8th century Rome vividly to life Her language is earthy and sensuously descriptive The wolf visited Regeane s eyes and ears The girl staggered slightly with the shock The light in the square became intense Smells an overwhelming experience wet stone, damp air, musty clothing, perspirations shading from ancient sticky filth to fresh acrid adrenal alarm Borchardt is Anne Rice s sister, but she writes a very different sort of tale Ghosts, the dead, and supernatural forces are here, but so is laugh out loud humor and a happy ending Nona Vero
    The Silver Wolf Regeane is a fatherless royal relation who happens to be a werewolf Her guardian Gundabald and his venal son Hugo plan to recoup their fortunes by marrying Regeane to a wealthy bridegroom even thou

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    1. What a snorefest I keep thinking about how to write a thoughtful review, but how do you write about something that you found tedious Borchardt s basic story is probably only 100 pages The rests she rambles and rambles She talks about the plight of women, about Roman history, Roman mythology, and Roman medieval politics She writes about ghosts with skin peeling away from the skull that Regeane sees but has nothing to do with the plot and is only there for shock value She goes into nauseating deta [...]

    2. Interested in of my reviews Visit my blog The StorylineRegeane is a half Saxon and half Frankish woman without a father her mother, Gisela is the cause of his death After Gisela discovers that Woflstan, Regeane s father, is a shape shifter and is able to take the form of a wolf she is convinced by her brother Gundabald that he must be the devils child and must be killed Gisela is thankful that her daughter doesn t appear to have any of the traits of her father however, when she gets older she g [...]

    3. This is Part 3 of my Fall Wolf a thon, a sprint on four legs through six werewolf novels before the arrival of Halloween.I m abandoning The Silver Wolf after Chapter I Published in 2001, this novel written by Anne Rice s older sister Alice Borchardt seems to be set in the last days of the Roman Empire details sketchy thus far, typical in mediocre writing It looks to be a Cinderella story, chock full of antiquity and lycanthropes, with a wolfed out teenage girl named Regeane as the main character [...]

    4. I found Alice Borchardt s The Silver Wolf during a library search on NoveList it was recommended to me based on other books I have read and enjoyed I was expecting a light, paranormal romance type novel, easily read and enjoyed, and just as easily forgotten What I got from reading The Silver Wolf however, was so much Hidden within the pages of The Silver Wolf is an expertly crafted work of historical fiction Borchardt has created a world of political intrigue and deadly suspense with a splash of [...]

    5. Regeane is a beautiful young woman with werewolf blood Because of this, her nasty uncle has kept her captive and beaten and starved her When she discovers that he plans to sell her to a wealthy barbarian she risks her life and escapes The remainder of the book concentrates on Regeane s self discovery and the other, often odd, sometimes depraved people she encounters She s known she can shape shift but she also learns that she has visions and can speak to the dead Eventually she becomes embroiled [...]

    6. The Silver Wolf Legends of the Wolves, Book 1 byAlice Borchardt was recommended to me by my friend Lainey as sort of a substitute for Anne Rice Turns out that Alice Borchardt is actually Anne Rice s sister, or at least was Anne Rice s sister, as reports that Borchardt passed away in 2007.Knowing that, there are some interesting similarities Borchardt trends a bit voluptuous with her language, while still seeming to hold her characters at an arms length Both sisters are happy to give you the prot [...]

    7. This is the first book in the Legends of the Wolves trilogy Borchardt, the sister of vampire maven Anne Rice, spins an amazingly descriptive tale set in the waning years of the Roman Empire as Charles struggles to become Charlemagne and Hadrian struggles to remain pope Regeane is a shape shifter, woman and wolf, cursed and blessed, hunter and hunted Distantly related to Charlemagne she is betrothed to a barbarian chieftain she has never seen to secure a mountain pass needed to keep Charlemagne o [...]

    8. I started to like this book the first two pages and then absolutely loved it after the first chapter I know that for those of you who loved reading Anne Rice s Vampire Chronicles would find the heroine as intriguing and endearing as Rice s Lestat Also, the fact that the heroine is one heck of a female who can kick ass like a warrior didn t hurt either Women empowerment Yay And because I am a hopeless romantic, while I was reading this book, I couldn t stop thinking, Please let it be him Please l [...]

    9. The one about the girl wolf shapeshifter, set early in Charlemagne s reign.I gave this one fifty pages for form s sake, but it began to lose me in the very first paragraph, where the setting sun is described both as the fiery circle and as the incandescent ball This is typical of the writing throughout purple, pompous, full of epithets and poetic sentence fragments, pretty much the fanfiction house style.This sort of exaggerated Cinderella story is a kink, but it s not my kink I don t know which [...]

    10. I m a sucker for historical fiction and for novels focused on protagonist character development, so I expected to enjoy this book What surprised me was that Alice Borchardt went beyond introducing me to a time period I know little about Rome in the time of Charlemagne and to a heroine I could become attached to Perhaps it is because she grew up telling stories in New Orleans with her sister Anne Rice the dust jacket on my book seems to think so.

    11. The offspring of human mother and werewolf father, Regeane displays the werewolf tendencies as she grows into adulthood.I love werewolf novels but this one didn t do it for me It fell flat, the characters did not come to life for me.The sub story is Regeane s love for Maeniel, who later is revealed to be a werewolf himself Entirely to predictable for my liking It had the potential to be a great novel but fell short of the mark.

    12. A werewolf story I like the way Ms Borchardt writes The world she creates is rather complex and sometimes a bit too detailed Still, this historical story reinterpreted with werewolves was interesting to me Specifically since there aren t that many books out with decent mythology regarding werewolves I sucked down this story in a night I can t wait to read the follow up book.

    13. This is the first book I ve read by Alice Borchardt I was drawn to this book for two reasons one, for the cover Two, because I ve been itching for a good werewolf story and this seems the one to subdue a werewolf fix I will say this here and now.I didn t know that Miss Alice was Anne Rice s sister until after I was nearly done Even though I like Anne Rice, my opinion will NOT be swayed Just sayingThis book did subdue the need for a good werewolf story for the moment It was everything I expected [...]

    14. Do you ever have these authors that make you want to say, She could be so great if she only applied herself Well, that s how I feel about Alice Borchardt, who is apparantly Anne Rice s sister no resemblance in the writing, however, and may I be the first to say I don t find Rice s epics all that scintillating Wishful thinking about the author aside, this book is arguably Borchardt s best to date though I do find her Guinevere series compelling Set in the ruins of ancient Rome, our protagonist is [...]

    15. Set in the Rome of the Dark Ages, Regeane is a shape shifter, a gift inherited from her father After her mother s death she is raised by her uncle, a cruel man bent on using Regeane, who is distantly related to the great Charlemagne, to better his own station in life She is betrothed to a barbarian lord she s never met and surrounded by enemies on all sides while she struggles to accept the wolf half of herself.This book was filled with too much political intrigue for my taste I m not really a f [...]

    16. She is Regeane, a werewolf, and a royal bastard, and her guardian, Gundabald and his son plan to profit by marrying Regeane off to a rich man and reap the money paid Gundabald forces her into acquiescence by threatening to tell the Church what she is and in 8th century Rome, they would burn her at the stake Her new husband travels to Rome, and meanwhile she uncovers she has allies in her quest to escape, but unfortunately for Regeane, she finds she has than Gundabald to fear She makes friends w [...]

    17. This is the first in a trilogy about a female werewolf, set in 8the century Roman times Synopsis Regeane is a fatherless royal relation who happens to be a werewolf Her guardian, Gundabald, and his venal son Hugo plan to recoup their fortunes by marrying Regeane to a wealthy bridegroom, even though she might inadvertently make him into a bedtime snack Gundabald forces her into apparent compliance by threatening to reveal her secret to the Church, which would burn her at the stake As the bridegro [...]

    18. As 8th century Rome dies, Regeane struggles to survive a disenfranchised woman of noble blood and also a werewolf she s kept in poverty and forced into marriage But, with the introduction of a few key players and an unknown wolf, she s beginning to take back control The Silver Wolf is bombastic, artless, and overdrawn Its grimdark setting never jives with its idealized protagonist or intrusive off color humor, yet the book is full of good intentions an unusual historical setting, realized in lov [...]

    19. Wow, Anne Rice s sister can write just as fantastically as she can This was nearly epic The writing was superb and gripping It is a hellish and brutal tale that doesn t leave the truth behind in it s romance Best Quotes from the Book I have no doubt the crabs that cluster around her source of income are sufficiently large and numerous to march on a walled city Lucilla Without love we are as the painted images on the glass windows of a church are without the sun, only shadows Cecilia For the eart [...]

    20. What can I say about this book without coming across as mean spirited and sarcastic Uhm It had good bones It could have been a good book with a good editor behind it This book wandered around like a blind man The story looped back over its self to little purpose While I don t expect a high level of historical accuracy in a fantasy novel, the inaccuracies and liberties in this book really irritated I don t understand how this book is rated so highly by readers To receive the rating it did, a sign [...]

    21. Read this one on vacation in Colorado I had picked it up because of the title I love books with wolves in them and it was not what I had expected but it was still very good The author seemed to have done some research on the time period though don t ask me if she s right, history is not my forte and the characters acted appropriatly for the setting A little predictable with Regeane and Maeniel but that was okay.

    22. NEVER read this book I had to put it down after the first few pages I should have put it down sooner I m a little sensitive, true, but sick innuendos, horrific language I think 3 f in the first few pages alone , rape, pedifiles sodomy go WAY beyond what I m willing to stomach I picked it up because it came highly recommended don t touch it with a 100 foot pole.

    23. I have read this book several times I have enjoyed it each and every time I did not make it through the second one yet But I will make around to it I adore this book, loaned it to a friend and never got it back After that I had to purchase it again cause I missed it

    24. I loved it There were few places too immature not any that I consider too immature now that I think about it.

    25. Books one and three are good but I didn t like the second book which is a prequel, so you can easily skip it.

    26. This book proves that just because two sisters are authors writing fantasy, it doesn t mean they re the same in terms of how they write I have read Anne Rice since I was a pre teen and I ve heard that her sister published books about werewolves but never pursued them Over the years, I ve heard comments about her books in comparison to her sister s Particularly after Anne Rice published work concerning werewolves Her sister wrote them better, was the general comment It made me curious and during [...]

    27. In the years of the decline of the Roman Empire we find a young woman named Regeane She is a simple woman, who is distantly related to the rising Charlemagne, and has a terrible secret she s a werewolf After her mother s death, she is forced into the care of her uncle Gundabald and cousin Hugo who treat her like a wild animal Seeing the prospect of making a huge profit off of her relation to Charlemagne, Gundabald sets up her betrothal to a Frankish lord and tells Regeane that she is going to mu [...]

    28. This was what one of my old friends would have called a sugar donut a sweet treat full of tasty but unnecessary calories I was mostly intrigued by the setting in Rome in the era of Charlemagne, some 400 years after the fall of the Empire, since I m studying that era in my Medieval history class and the author s portrait of life among the ruins was well done But history was by no means the focal point of this romance, which tended to get lost in an abundance of lush description from time to time [...]

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