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5.0 out of 5 stars
Sheer magnetism, 29 July 2012
This is the story of Lupa, a woman who must first flee and then confront mortal enemies who threaten not only her own life but the lives of her sons. How can a woman survive on her own, against such odds, in a man's world and a world in which Lupa's people are persecuted?
In Lupa, Mother of Wolves has a central character whose determination, bravery, and sheer magnetism keep you turning the pages. It has the sureness of focus that can encompass both the comings and goings on a vast battlefield and a dark, confined animal hole where two children hide from pursuing dogs. It has a descriptive power that can evoke both the beautiful and ever-changing landscape of a tidal river and the menacing darkness of a coal mine. And it has a twist: when Lupa needs help at the end of her struggle, it comes from the most unexpected source. This is a book that held my attention, and stayed with me long after I had read the final page.