BSFS LOGO
BSFS, Inc.
Presents:
A Book Review by One of Our Membership.
The following book review is a personal opinion expressed by an individual holding a membership in the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.
BSFS is not responsible for the contents, opinions or accuracy of this or any other review on the site. If you have an alternate review of this
work BSFS is interested in posting your opinion. Contact dale at bsfs dot org for further details about how you can join BSFS and post reviews.
Return to BSFS Book Review Index Jump to BSFS Main Website


Promise of the Wolves

by Dorothy Hearst

Published by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group

Print edition June 2008

Reviewed by Donna Dearborn
Review posted 10/1/08



This is the first book I’ve read in a long time that could speak for the animals and make you perceive them as personalities. In the manner of Richard Adams, Hearst takes you into the very social lives of prehistoric wolves before they begin to associate with humans (of the Jean Auel era).

Starting with an outcast pup who must strive for survival, to a meeting of the “Great Wolves”, almost deities in this world with the power of life and death over all others, including the humans. Hearst’s sharp characterizations and the drama of life and death in such primitive times makes it a page turner.

It seems to have been well researched from both the animal point of view and the era in which it is set. It does appear to be the beginning of a series. From the introduction and dedication, it promises to carry the reader from this primitive standoff stage we see between the two species to a mutual arrangement and what eventually becomes the domesticated wolf or eventually, the modern dog.

I look forward to journey in the next installment.









Do you want to shop for books or gift items??
Do you want to Help BSFS at the same time?
Click here to go shopping @ Amazon.
Contact
webmeister
Site
Map
BSFS
ADDRESS
Back
to Top
This site brought to you by
The Baltimore Science Fiction
Society, Inc.
Site Meter
BSFS
Supports
BWSMOF Logo
Created on bsfs.org - 05/20/2008
all maintenance is performed by:
webmeister@bsfs.org
using arachnophilia Arachnophilia
BSFS Banner by Ed Edman
Version DA-1 - 10/1/2008
Free BSD Plug
plug for apache
"Hugo Award", "Worldcon", and "NASFiC" are service marks of the
World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary association.
"Balticon" is a service mark of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc.