Black Wolves (The Black Wolves Trilogy ) Audio CD – 15 March 2016
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1664421203
- ISBN-13 : 978-1664421202
- Publisher : Recorded Books, LLC; Unabridged Edition (15 March 2016)
- Language: : English
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About the Author
Kate Elliott is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the Novels of the Jaran, the Crossroads fantasy series, and the Spiritwalker triology. Kings Dragon, the first novel in the Crown of Stars series, was a Nebula Award finalist. The Golden Key, written with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson, was a World Fantasy Award finalist.
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The viewpoint characters range in age, gender and experience: an old spy/soldier brought out of retirement; the king’s aunt, head of the Marshals (aforementioned eagle flying contingent, who are something like grown-up Valdemar Heralds), and three young people of wildly different backgrounds who are forced to adapt to – or just survive – lifestyle upheaval. The plot is clever and complex, the world immersive (does anyone worldbuild better than this?) and the characters and their motivations deeply thought through and executed. It’s particularly notable how much agency the female characters have in Elliot’s worlds. Women in this world are demonstrably driving change – that is, women (including but not limited to the three main female POV characters) have unapologetic power and agency (including sexual agency) even though all are in very different social structures (some quite segregated). I’m seeing this more and more in modern SFF, and it is great. But here’s an author who’s been doing it for decades, often without much acknowledgment.
Kate Elliot is severely underrated, though I didn’t realise how much until relatively recently, because to me she had always been one of the giants – she writes big, fat, epic-in-every-sense fantasy, it was part of every SFF selection at every bookshop, and I always rated her enormously. But I’ve been amazed since taking a more active part in fandom over the last few years how rarely she is included in recommended reading lists, or shows up in awards, or is given the credit I think she’s due. Why, people? She is the biz.
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The author pulls you straight into the story, with brilliant descriptions of people and places. Different people, clans, kings, slaves, magic all combine to enhance the plot.