The Wolf in the Whale

The Wolf in the Whale

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 hunt A sweeping tale of clashing cultures, warring gods, and forbidden love: In 1000 AD, a young Inuit shaman and a Vi...

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Title:The Wolf in the Whale
Author:Jordanna Max Brodsky
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0316417157
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:544 pages pages

The Wolf in the Whale Reviews

  • Bunny
    Dec 16, 2018
    My 250th Book Read for the Year Before I start this review, a shout out to Jes Reads Books, and her review of this incredible book. I heard about it through her, I was excited to read it because of her passion in talking about it. And then she went and sent it to me like the amazing...
  • Jacqui
    Oct 12, 2018
    Jordanna Max Brodsky's The Wolf and the Whale (Redhook 2019) is a saga of life before man was the unequivocal alpha on the planet, when Nature still thought she could defeat us. This is a time when man protected barely survived the coldest weather, when food was a treat to be relished ...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 13, 2019
    ?Birth and death, we are torn apart and recreated.? Loss, love, trauma, survival, spirituality, power, war, identity...the above quote can be seen in all of these elements as experienced by the main character Omat, an Inuit shaman. Spoiler contains my spin on the book synop...
  • Mili
    Mar 18, 2019
    This book is amazing! Definitely a favourite! All the stars?????!! What a beautifully written tale based on Inuit and Norse folklore. Everything about it strikes right to the core, so many feelings. And so well written, ah my heart ??. It takes place in ancient Al...
  • Breanna
    Oct 24, 2018
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young woman with an obsession with wolves, will automatically read any book featuring one on the cover. In all seriousness, this sounds amazing. ...
  • Milena
    Jan 04, 2019
    The Wolf in the Whale is a unique book, I haven't read anything like it! It has so many interesting elements: Inuit mythology (that I knew absolutely nothing about), Norse mythology, Arctic fantasy, discussion on different religions, and the aspect that I found the most fascinating - t...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jan 22, 2019
    5 of 5 star at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/29/... I expected to enjoy The Wolf and the Whale, but what I was not prepared for was how completely it swept me off my feet. In this stunning masterpiece, Jordanna Max Brodsky weaves a cinematic tale of adventure a...
  • Lynn Williams
    Jan 25, 2019
    Loved it, Absolutely loved it. https://lynns-books.com/2019/01/28/th... The Wolf in the Whale was an absolutely gorgeous read. I adored it. It pulled me in from the first page and held me under its spell to the final pages ? in fact beyond because I also read the information provi...
  • kath | novelandfolk
    Jan 10, 2019
    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, an...
  • Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
    May 15, 2019
    This book is brutal, compelling, and has left my heart both broken and full. There aren't even words right now. Hopefully I'll come back at some point with a full review but for now all I can say is READ IT! TW: violence, battle scenes, rape, animal death. ...
  • Karen  ⚜Mess⚜
    Jan 10, 2019
    It's only January and I already know this is my favorite read of 2019. The Wolf In The Whale is a story that will stay with me. A beautiful, vivid tale of two cultures inevitably bound to collide. An Inuit story of how one tribe survives at the edge of the world and Norsemen out to ...
  • Jane
    Mar 25, 2019
    Imaginative tale of Inuit meeting Viking. ...
  • Sara
    Mar 09, 2019
    Wow. Wow. I don't even know where to begin with THE WOLF IN THE WHALE. It's brutal, beautifully written, meticulously researched, and heart-rending from beginning to end. Set in arctic regions of Canada and Greenland, this is the tale of Omat, an Inuit girl raised as a boy so she...
  • Kristen
    Dec 07, 2018
    Full review is here on my blog!~ Wow. This book. I?m not sure how I?m going to sum this up, because this book gave me all kinds of the feels. This is the story of Omat, who is a young Inuit hunter and apprentice shaman. As there are very strong taboos about women hunting a...
  • Michelle {Book Hangovers}
    Feb 23, 2019
    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. ...
  •  Charlie - A Reading Machine
    Feb 05, 2019
    This review was originally published at THE FANTASY HIVE - https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/2019/02/th... I?ve just finished The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky and I?m a bit blown away. It starts as a very tight and intimate story about a young Inuit and their relationship ...
  • Jes Reads
    Nov 11, 2018
    After taking a few days to have a good cry now that I've finished this book I think it's time for me to sit down and finally give everyone my full review. There is also a scheduled video review of this going up on my Youtube channel this week if you're interested in watching me attempt...
  • Holly (The Grimdragon)
    Jan 06, 2019
    *Review originally published on Fantasy Book Review* "There are few sounds at night on the frozen sea besides the roar of the wind. No plants to rustle, no waves to crash upon the shore, no birds to caw. The white owl flies on hushed wings. The white fox walks with silent tread. Ev...
  • Nigel
    Dec 13, 2018
    In brief - Well crafted and clever story telling. 4.5/5 In full 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...
  • Sotiris Karaiskos
    Feb 21, 2019
    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 hi...
  • Liz
    Jan 04, 2019
    You should read this book. In fact, don?t even bother with my review, spend that few minutes getting the book instead and then reading it! Ciao! ? OK, you?re still here :) Need more convincing? Not a problem! Well, first of all, I would like to say that this book is quite ?...
  • Karen
    Dec 14, 2018
    An ARC was provided to me for free by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In 1000AD, an Inuit community is dying. A young girl grows up with the soul of a hunter, raised as a man and determined to follow in her grandfather's steps. She wants to become the n...
  • Holly (Holly Hearts Books)
    Jan 18, 2019
    ?Why would I continue life as a man trapped in a girl?s body when I could just as easily fly into the heavens or run with the wolves?? Imagine a world so breathtakingly beautiful and dangerous, so hard and cold and brutal, yet bristling with colors that will never be brighter ...
  • Books on Stereo
    Feb 16, 2019
    A unique historical fantasy that failed to enthrall. ...
  • Sarah
    Feb 25, 2019
    The Wolf in the Whale is $2.99 in the US Kindle Store today! April 1, 2019 This is the book I feel like I have been waiting for since this terrible reading slump hit back in October. I really just needed something to sweep me away- to make me care, to give me a reason to stay curled...
  • Kathy
    Jan 28, 2019
    The Wolf in the Whale is a languid, immersive tapestry consisting primarily of Inuit culture and mythology but one that has threads of Norse mythos weaving through it. And the result has a little bit of everything--fantastic character work, slow-burn romance, meddling gods, wolves that...
  • Esme
    Feb 08, 2019
    This is a very different take on fantasy, I?ve never read anything from the perspective of the Inuit people so I was pretty excited about it going in. This is a single POV book (I think, I DNF?d) about a girl growing up in a very remote Inuit clan. They are far removed from ever...
  • Lou
    Feb 08, 2019
    From the moment I first clapped eyes on The Wolf and the Whale and read the synopsis I knew this was going to be something special, and boy it certainly was that! This is a tale that immerses you in the beautiful writing and the ominous plot right from the outset, and it reads a lot li...
  • Nils | nilsreviewsit
    Jan 06, 2019
    ?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...
  • Mara
    Jan 19, 2019
    I really enjoyed this, especially as a breath of fresh air in the fantasy books I've been reading in the last year. I absolutely adored the Inuit & Viking lore interwoven to create the magic system & fantasy world. I loved the characters, and was delighted to see the exploratio...