A sweeping tale of clashing cultures, warring gods, and forbidden love: In 1000 AD, a young Inuit shaman and a Viking warrior become unwilling allies as war breaks out between their peoples and their gods-one that will determine the fate of them all."There is a very old story, rarely told, of a wolf that runs into the ocean and becomes a whale."Born with the soul of a hunter and the spirit of the Wolf, Omat is destined to follow in her grandfather's footsteps-invoking the spirits of the land, sea, and sky to protect her people.But the gods have stopped listening and Omat's family is starving. Alone at the edge of the world, hope is all they have left.Desperate to save them, Omat journeys across the icy wastes, fighting for survival with every step. When she meets a Viking warrior and his strange new gods, they set in motion a conflict that could shatter her world...or save it....
|Title||:||The Wolf in the Whale|
|Number of Pages||:||544 pages|
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The Wolf in the Whale Reviews
In brief - Well crafted and clever story telling. 4.5/5
I found the start of this very intriguing. It is about the birth of Omat's, the main character. We are in the land of ice with an extended family of Inuit and in a time of gods and legends. Omat will become a shaman like Ataata, her grandfather. With these powers she can talk to and see the gods. However when they stop listening to her why is it that a number of gods continue watching her with such interest?
While the setting for this ...more
‘I am no longer scared of being a woman — it doesn’t make me any less a man. I am both. I am neither. I am only myself.’
The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky is the story of a young Inuit shaman, living on the edge of the world, trying survive in a devastatingly hostile environment. WOW! This was one powerful, dark, atmospheric but absolutely beautiful read, and one I fell in love with instantly.
The world building in this book was incredible, I could really appreciate the amount of res ...more
My favorite read of 2019 so far. What a delightfully brutal tale with myth and magic, Friendship and family bonds intertwined. I haven’t loved a character like Omat in a long time. So happy I got to take this journey with her.
A unique historical fantasy that failed to enthrall.
Есть старая легенда, которую редко вспоминают: о волке, что бежит в океан и становится китом.
жанр: историческое фэнтези
повествование: от первого лица с редкими вкраплениями от третьего
Едва открыв книгу, я поняла, что буду орать с нее так же, как с «Опиумной войны» Куанг. И дело не в схожести тем, хотя шаманские мотивы меня, безусловно, привлекают, а в авторском подходе. Это книги-легенды о поиске себя и своего пути, об обретении силы. Об отказе от женской сути ради мужского величия и о последств ...more
Recently, books that use mythology creatively are a very common phenomenon. One of them is this and I have the impression that this use is made in a quite different way, with the author based on folklore and history and adding to it the mythological elements. At the beginning of our history we come in contact with the Inuits, the natives of Greenland and North-East America, and their distinctive lifestyle in this icy environment that revolves around their hunting and their gods that are represen ...more
Imaginative tale of Inuit meeting Viking.
The Wolf in the Whale was a book that I expected to enjoy but found myself surprised by how much I ended up loving! so many feels - this book is grim, brutal, heartbreaking. the wolf in the whale is a powerful exploration of survival in the most barren of landscapes, family loyalty, and gender fluidity in a time that afforded no leniency for challenging the established ways.
these characters, especially omat and brandr, got under my skin and spoke to me deeply. i’ve never read anything like omat, ...more