A Scottish medieval adventure about the youngest in a war-band who must free her family from a castle prison after knights attack her home.One dark night, Drests sheltered life on a remote Scottish headland is shattered when invading knights capture her family, but leave Drest behind. Her father, the Mad Wolf of the North, and her beloved brothers are a fearsome war-band, but now Drest is the only one who can save them. So she starts off on a wild rescue attempt, taking a wounded invader along as a hostage.Hunted by a bandit with a dark link to her familys past, aided by a witch whom she rescues from the stake, Drest travels through unwelcoming villages, desolate forests, and haunted towns. Every time she faces a challenge, her five brothers speak to her in her mind about courage and her role in the war-band. But on her journey, Drest learns that the war-band is legendary for terrorizing the land. If she frees them, theyll not hesitate to hurt the gentle knight whos become her friend.Drest thought that all she wanted was her family back; now she has to wonder what their freedom would really mean. Is she her fathers daughter or is it time to become her own legend?...
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The Mad Wolf's Daughter Reviews
THE MAD WOLF’S DAUGHTER is a historical tale of bravery and family love, with trust issues mixed in too.
Drest approaches situations in ways that feel realistic for her age, and yet she is very skilled with a sword and clever with her plans, after being raised within a war-band made up of her father and brothers. On the journey to rescue her family, Drest must consider her father’s stories against other versions of the stories she’s hearing from new characters. Is he a ruthless beast or just an ...more
Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run.
There are many way to define the term “great writing” as it applies to children’s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here’s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn’t read at least one book as a child deemed a “great work of literature” only to find yourself snoring by page four. We’ve all been there. I do believe that there is a mistaken understanding out there that the slower a novel moves, whet ...more
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book, and especially about Drest, the heroine who won't give up until she saves her family, even if her family may turn out to be less than the stellar ideal she has in her head.
This book transports the reader back to medieval Scotland when girls were not expected to be as strong and brave as their brothers, and certainly not expected to become legends. I really like that Drest is as strong-willed and determined as she is without being unrealistic, ...more
I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review:
What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, strong and fierce and full of determination, yet still vulnerable, still a girl left fully on her own for the first time. I loved watching her grow, from frightened and uncertain, trying to imagine what her family would d ...more
If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!!
Drest is awesome - strong, smart, fierce and determined. She hops right into action and does not flinch from doing what is right even if it is terrifying and difficult. She is tough, doesn't give up, and is supported by all of her brother's voices in her head throughout her journey. The pacing is frantic, full of peril, the adventure doesn't stop. It is refreshing to see such a strong heroine fighting tooth-and-nail for who she loves. She makes mistakes, but she always tries to do what she belie ...more
If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!!
THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my long-held hopes; it smashed and surpassed them, delivering an unforgettable story of family, friendship, and bravery.
I loved every page!
Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended!