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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! Highly Recommended!
Nadya is an action adventure book with a strong woman at its center. It's also a historical romance, set in the Old West. Oh, and it's also a werewolf tale. Nadya has it all, and Pat Murphy is a wonderful writer. The characters are people you want to know, the action is exciting, and a whole new world opens up with every chapter. An all around good read.
Published on 21 Nov 1998

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2.0 out of 5 stars A plot! A plot! My kingdom for a plot!
Pat Murphy has been on my auto-buy list ever since her wonderful novel, _The City, Not Long After_. I picked up _Nadya_ mostly on my feelings about her as a writer and not so much for the werewolf angle.

The book follows Nadya, a werewolf during her life in the late 1800's, from her birth in the Midwest to her trek across country to California and settling in...
Published on 10 Sep 1997


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! Highly Recommended!, 21 Nov 1998
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This review is from: Nadya: the Wolf Chronicles (Mass Market Paperback)
Nadya is an action adventure book with a strong woman at its center. It's also a historical romance, set in the Old West. Oh, and it's also a werewolf tale. Nadya has it all, and Pat Murphy is a wonderful writer. The characters are people you want to know, the action is exciting, and a whole new world opens up with every chapter. An all around good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nadya werewolf from female view, 26 Mar 2009
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This review is from: Nadya: the Wolf Chronicles (Mass Market Paperback)
I bought this book on a recommendation from an American friend, and I have to say I was NOT disappointed. This is not your usual werewolf book, it deals with the American pioneer age, and the protection of Wolves and Native americans, and a little love thrown in too.
I have to say if a friend had not recommended it I probably would have not picked it up from the blurb on the the book... So all I can say in this case do not judge a book by its cover. Only thing is I now want to know the story of the tattooed girl...So come on Pat Murphy how about her story?Nadya: the Wolf Chronicles
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A plot! A plot! My kingdom for a plot!, 10 Sep 1997
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This review is from: Nadya: the Wolf Chronicles (Mass Market Paperback)
Pat Murphy has been on my auto-buy list ever since her wonderful novel, _The City, Not Long After_. I picked up _Nadya_ mostly on my feelings about her as a writer and not so much for the werewolf angle.

The book follows Nadya, a werewolf during her life in the late 1800's, from her birth in the Midwest to her trek across country to California and settling in the Pacific Northwest. A variety of characters come and go, but very little plot is developed- in many ways it's more of a travelog than a novel. Each part (Growing up, travel, and life in the Northwest) is basically self contained, without any carryovers from bit to bit, so you end up feeling like the book is a series of short stories.

Worse, it's a series of short stories with the same, almost nonexistant plot. Nadya meets evil people who don't like wolves and good people who do, and survives despite the bad people. The third time around is just dull and predictable- you know as soon as she finds happiness with good people who like wolves, shortly evil people who don't will move nearby.

The book would be far more interesting if the evil characters were better written. Each is stamped from a mold: Evil people don't like wolves, are racists who want to kill Indians, treat women badly and log forests. None is the least bit sympathetic- we're given not a single redeeming quality in the vast majority. (At least the preacher in the first section is a bit better written.) The good guys are stamped from the mirror of the mold: each loves wolves, lives in harmony with nature, accepts all races and treats women as equals. After being hammered over the head with the same stereotypes again and again, you simply stop caring about the characters.

I hope that this book is just an abberation: Murphy can (and has) written far better.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A yucky book, 21 April 1998
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The summery from the back and first page gave me a totally different idea of what the book was all about. All it is is a book about a homo-sexual female that turns into a wolf every now and then. I would not recommend this book to any of my friends.
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