I suppose I should start by saying that if you want to experience Wolf Queen as I did, with no outside influence or any idea what is going to happen, don't read this review (or any of the others for that matter). That's what makes the book so enjoyable: the surprises! Now, on to the review.
Claidi, having left Wolf Star Rise to rejoin her Hulta friends, returns to find that everyone inexplicably hates her, and Argul is gone. The Hulta believes that Claidi had left them to be with Nemian, when she was really kidnapped and brought to the faraway Wolf Star Rise. At hearing this, Argul had gone off by himself and left Blurn in charge. Now Claidi must track down Argul, and explain to him what -really- happened.
But on the way she meets the tall, mysterious, and creepy Jelly from Wolf Tower. He just -won't- leave her alone, no matter how much distance she puts between herself and this disturbing stranger. Finally her travels bring her to the North, and Raven Tower, somewhere she never thought she would end up. But once there, will she finally learn the answers to the many questions that have been plaguing her for so long? And just who -is- this shady Jelly character?
Now, if you've decided to read this far, I'll continue by saying that I was -more- than excited to start reading Wolf Queen. I had just finished Wolf Star, and -had- to find out what was going to happen. Now, if it's answers you want, it's answers you'll get. And more than enough twists and turns to keep you on your toes. However, I was disappointed with the conclusion of the story; it just doesn't satisfy; it doesn't seem right. I believe more could have been told in Claidi's story, so it's lucky Tanith Lee is planning to write a 4th book: Wolf Wing. Hopefully in this 4th installment we'll find the closure that we -really- need, not just some hasty end that leaves us with furrowed brows and unsatisfied grumbles.
Nonetheless, if you have already read the first two books in the series, it goes without saying that you ought to read the third. It is a spectacular story, and as always, Lee is a master of storytellers. And if you don't much like the ending, just remember: there's more to come!