The Wolf of the North by Duncan M. Hamilton

Rating: 3/5

What It’s About:

It has been generations since the Northlands have seen a hero worthy of the title. Many have made the claim, but few have lived to defend it. Timid, weak, and bullied, Wulfric is as unlikely a candidate as there could be. 

A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric’s life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy, into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.


The Review

The Wolf From the North was an amazing adventure to read! There were many things that I liked about this book. I enjoyed seeing the main character, Wulfric, progress from a young boy to a warrior. Like most fantasy novels of this type, it take some time for the story to pick up speed. Once Wulfric starts his training, there were many entertaining and thrilling scenes that had me glued to my Kindle. There was also a scene that made me cry a little. Which is a big deal for me because that doesn’t happen often.

The story also included a wide variety of characters that all had their own role to play. I liked that the book included romance, brotherhood, and deceit. Probably my favorite aspect of this book is that the length is under 400 pages. I liked that it wasn’t a super long book. However, the book would have benefitted from additional pages to improve on some plot points and characters. Which is what led me to give 3 stars instead of 4.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I even bought the rest of the books in the trilogy. One evening and my husband tried to talk to me while I was reading and I shooed him away cause I was in the middle of a really good part! I had to apologize to him later! Haha! The Wolf of the North reminded me a little bit of The Last Kingdom. So if you are a fan of the book or tv series, you might enjoy this one.

Have you read this book? I’d love to hear what you thought.

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