Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday Fiction Fix: "The Wolf of Tebron"

The Short: 

The Wolf of Tebron
The Gates of Heaven Series, Book 1

By: C.S. Lakin

4/5 Stars

What: A man must go on a journey to rescue his wife.

Recommended to those who like: Fantasy, Christian, fairy tales

The Long:                        

Joran is a young newly-wed. But when his wife betrays him and he sends her away, he finds himself trapped in a nightmare of regret, anger, and pain. Can he go on a journey that will free both him and his wife?

Joran meets many memorable friends along the way. Ruyah, his wolf companion, never fails to bring wisdom into Joran’s life with his timely sayings. The Moon, Sun, and South Wind also bring their particular quirks to the story.

This book was somewhat difficult for me to rate. On one hand, I really loved the different style of storytelling. It was slowly paced, which allowed for some of the more thoughtful aspects of this loose allegory to shine through. On the other, it really made the story slow down to the point where it seemed boring at times.

The allegory was loose in this story, but sometimes the endless sayings left me frustrated with their detours. Though the plot could have used a boost at times, the characters and world-building offset the downsides enough to make this an enjoyable read.

The Bottom Line: Although a little heavy on proverbs, the unique worldbuilding and characters in The Wolf of Tebron, will make this an enjoyable, if slow read for fantasy fans.             


  1. Err, don't think I could do this. Heavy-handed metaphors and proverbs and stuff make me angry for some reason, like tell it to me straight, dude! I'm glad you enjoyed it, though.

    1. Definitely not a book for everyone! If I had been in a different mood, I might not have liked it as much.

      Sorry for the late reply!


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