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"Anything with two legs and a pulse." The Iron Wolf mercenaries who guard travelers on the Misery Trail are notorious for their quick and casual sex lives.Deryn may fit the stereotype better than most, but she has her reasons. Tragedy in her childhood has left her wary of forming attachments. If you don't care, then you can't get hurt, but you can still make a mess of thin"Anything with two legs and a pulse." The Iron Wolf mercenaries who guard travelers on the Misery Trail are notorious for their quick and casual sex lives.Deryn may fit the stereotype better than most, but she has her reasons. Tragedy in her childhood has left her wary of forming attachments. If you don't care, then you can't get hurt, but you can still make a mess of things—such as the outstanding error of judgment that leaves her with no money, forced to spend the winter on a lousy job in a miserable little backwater.There she meets Alana, local healer, vet, and woman of mystery. It does not take Deryn long to find out that Alana is more than she seems, and has her own perilous secret to keep. Yet Deryn still finds herself falling for the woman, so much so that her come-and-go lifestyle is at risk.This would be bad enough, but serious trouble arrives for Deryn and Alana in the form of demon magic from the Time of Chaos—revealing that old legends are not merely material for ghost stories around the fire. As the danger increases, who do they need to fear more, the living or the dead?...

Title : Wolfsbane Winter
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ISBN : 9781602821583
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 264 Pages
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Wolfsbane Winter Reviews

  • Marilyn
    2019-05-11 06:36

    This was a fun book that hit the sweet spot for my listening pleasure while commuting. Heavy on the adventure and just enough romance to be fun, but not so much it's distracting while driving. This is the first Jane Fletcher book I've read. I will definitely be looking forward to reading all her books. (view spoiler)[ I would have given it 5-stars, but I was very disappointed with the glossing over of Alana's adjustment to and mastery of her powers simply by removal of the talisman. That and other too pat elements of the last bit of the book kept if from being a 5-star book for me. (hide spoiler)]

  • Nikki
    2019-04-23 08:25

    Wolfsbane Winter is mostly a reasonably unremarkable fantastical love story, with some hints that this world is one we should be recognising. Not being great on the geography of the US, I only got some of the most obvious ones, like “Ellaye”, but I think there’s others for the more discerning among us. And then, of course, there’s the fact that this unremarkable fantastical love story is remarkable because of one major thing: both protagonists are women.If you’re looking for relatively traditional fantasy without the crappy gender roles and homophobia, tahdah, you’ve found it! Women are capable soldiers and scouts, in this world, and are mostly allowed to do it. I think I remember some commentary from some characters that was less happy about it, and maybe some gendered insults, but it’s relatively free of that. The character arcs are fairly traditional too: from a damaged, traumatised child to one who can accept love, or from being broken down by a strange new ability to slowly coming to terms with it… It all feels very traditional, except minus the inevitable Guy Getting The Girl (and there are no kitchen boys who become kings, either, if you want to be really pedantic).Given that fantasy is relatively devoid of non-straight love stories of any type, it was kind of charming to have a traditional one like this to read. If you’re looking for something groundbreaking, this isn’t it, except that it portrays a world a little more broad-minded than your average medieval fantasy novel. (Which this isn’t quite, see also “Ellaye”, but it feels it.) But it is fun.Originally posted here.

  • Red Haircrow
    2019-05-04 06:15

    “I love fantasy fiction but my special favourite within that genre is epic or ‘high’ fantasy. With its classic modes of good versus evil, questing for rare items or revenge for fallen comrades, although not on a grandiose scale, ‘Wolfsbane Winter’ contains of a measure of each, with the precious ‘gem’ which might be attained: love’s fulfilment.At times the plotting of the story seemed a trifle forced to me, especially regarding the development of Alana’s early story line. At first, this made Alana seem unworthy of my sympathy because her actions didn’t seem reasonable to my observation. Thankfully, her character gained more definition and gumption as the pages passed, which perhaps was exactly as the author intended.In contrast, Deryn’s character was much more defined, as were the description of her emotions, actions and surroundings. Witty terms and humour incorporated into the narrative amplified Deryn’s strong character into a full-fleshed, thoughtful and very ‘real’ person who was enchantingly both lonely and self-sufficient.I felt ‘Wolfsbane Winter’ was carefully crafted and built, yet this in no way inhibited flow and pace. Instead, when certain scenes were eventually played out after being hinted at previously or needs expressed by characters were later fulfilled, it was particularly satisfying. When an author has the ability to make me say, “Aha!”, that’s always a good thing. Also, I particularly enjoyed the writer’s contrasting descriptive phrases which helped me not simply visual a scene, but think and build upon it further in my mind creating greater depth in the narrative.I know some lovers of fantasy still prefer not to read GLBT specific fantasy fiction, but in the case of this novel, they are doing themselves an enormous disservice. ‘Wolfsbane Winter’ is one of those stories where the author does so very many things well the few minor issues I had were easily dismissed as they truly took nothing away from the entertaining qualities of the whole work of fiction. For lovers of adventurous fantasy with a romance that never feels overdone and characters which make each other better, I recommend this highly enjoyable tale of fantasy.”

  • M
    2019-04-28 08:32

    Really enjoyed this book and the new world that the author has created.The quality of her writing constantly impresses me and I loved this start to what will hopefully be more from this world.

  • susan
    2019-05-04 08:21

    My first.I didn't know what I was getting into when I started reading this book. I knew it wasn't my normal genre. But the more I read it the more I came invested in the storyline and the characters. I will be reading more of her books. I would definitely recommend this book.

  • Illise Montoya
    2019-05-23 07:18

    The story takes a while to get going. Half of the book is spent showing where our main characters, Alana and Deryn, come from. It isn't a bad way to go, as their individual stories are pretty interesting by themselves. Deryn is an Iron Wolf scout, a mercenary. Alana is a noble with the powers of an empath. Both, through their own circumstances, land in the same out-of-the-way settlement for the winter. Despite their best efforts, they start to fall in love, but of course, there's obstacles in the way of their being together.The plot is fairly basic, and much of the story focuses on Deryn and Alana's blossoming relationship. There isn't really anything to write home about, but it serves as a nice framework for the romance. Jane Fletcher does a nice job writing a story with lesbian protagonists. Often times, you'll get stories that focus on their sexual preference as a conflict--meaning it's either a coming-out story, or it's a woe-is-me-I'm-homosexual tale. In this case, the characters just so happen to be gay. Fletcher establishes that without a lot of hemming-and-hawing and moves on. It's really refreshing.The story stands well on its own, but I wouldn't mind reading of more adventures from these characters. Overall, Wolfsbane Winter is a great romance fantasy.

  • Nka300
    2019-05-19 03:10

    I misinterpreted and thought this book was abour weres. Which it is not. ;(This book is slow paced and i really want to give it a 2 star or something for being a bit boring. But since i know its not that bad for others and because i did manage to finish it. I'll give it a 3 star rating. ............(view spoiler)[Oh my god. I wasn't paying attention and was wondering when all that trouble mentioned in the synopsis would come to pass. And then the book ended. I was expecting something epic so i didn't notice that i just read about the part i was wondering about.I think a lot was left unfinished as a way to keep it open for future books to make a serie from it. It could've been accomplished in a better way. A lot of isdues lacked the feeling of finality, which contributed to the feeling that the story ended half way. (hide spoiler)]

  • Sherwood
    2019-04-28 03:35

    um i'm not really sure how i feel about this book.i want to like it. the magic system is really cool and both charters have the potential to be awesome and complex but instead it mostly feels awkward. it's like you get a lot of information but not about what you want to know. there's too much talking about the same topic. i can't quite put my finger on it.i am very grateful that there exists lesbian fantasy but i had a hard time getting into this one.

  • EL
    2019-05-06 00:36

    It took me a bit to remember if I'd read this, which tells you it wasn't great. But I like Fletcher a lot.

  • Natalie
    2019-05-23 00:23

    I am pretty sure this is, objectively-speaking, the most poorly written book I have ever read. Yet more proof for my theory that Bold Strokes Books only actually pays their editors to edit the sex scenes.

  • Marisella
    2019-04-29 01:24

    This high fantasy starts in a forest, with the Iron Wolf mercenary group protecting a group of miners. The ratio of men to women in the merc group seems equal, and the sexual pairings are diverse. I like that m/m, f/f in this book is just part of the story and not THE story. The place names in this backwards world (horse and buggy, no technology) are pretty cool; Sluey. Oakan and so on. The reader is shown, subtly, that this is our post apocalyptic earth in the first chapter. Very nicely written good sex, now I am going to have to go read more by this author!

  • Anne
    2019-05-20 01:19

    This is a great fantasy story about two women, set far, far into the future...though there is same sex love its not erotica. I really, really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more from this author.

  • Dena
    2019-05-08 03:21

    The story is slow going at first but it picks up toward the middle. There is plenty of excitement in the second half. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more.

  • Elisa Rolle
    2019-05-09 00:37

    2010 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)

  • Claire
    2019-04-25 08:13

    Over the Rainbow award winner, 2011

  • Sandy
    2019-04-26 08:26

    I quite enjoyed this book, even with the long build up. Both characters are well developed with believable growth. The biggest problem is that the conflict between them is overcome too quickly.