|Plot Summary of To Catch a Wolf|
Berkley, Sep 2003, 6.99, 368 pp.
In 1875 werewolf Morgan Holt is released from prison after spending several years behind bars in a mercy killing of his ailing father whom he hated for deserting the family. For the next five years he roamed among wolf packs refusing human contact. However, hunters shoot him and he turns into a human found by members of French's Fantastic family Circus who help him heal.
Feeling gratitude though he prefers to leave, Morgan agrees to remain until the circus turns a profit. He performs as the Wolfman. After a fire devastates the circus, Niall Munroe offers needed funding if the circus performs in Denver for an orphanage his wheelchair bound sister Athena sponsors. Athena and Morgan fall in love as he shows her the hidden wolf inside her, but her sibling has other plans that exclude Morgan.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|"After finally being released from prison, Morgan Holt wanders with wolves and claims he will never again be a part of humanity until fate intervenes. Finding kindness among the outcasts of a society that demands normalcy, Morgan is driven to join a circus, one that will perform for a charity function sponsored by Athena Munroe, wheelchair bound because of a childhood accident. It comes as a surprise to both of them to discover they are both of werewolf blood and heritage they have both denied for different reasons, and that the force of attraction between them is building whether they, or Athena's powerfully wealthy brother Niall, like it or not. "
Vanda De'lore, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of To Catch a Wolf|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Kind of animal
- champion of justice
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
- can change shapes
- 19th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
- description of breasts
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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