5 Jan


A young blacksmith must undertake a perilous journey to the four ends of the world to rescue his wife, who is held captive by the Moon. Along the way, he befriends a powerful wolf who encourages, protects, and ultimately sacrifices his life to save his human friend. A stirring allegory of Gods love in classic fairy tale tradition.



Merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.

The Wolf of Tebron by C.S. Lakin is a book about dreams.  Joran, a humble blacksmith’s apprentice is haunted by his dreams.  The same one reoccurs with slight variations every night. Joran is at a loss at how to stop the nightmares until his encounter with an ancient Goose Woman sends him on a quest to rescue his wife and stop his dreaming.

Much of the action in Lakin’s novel takes place in dreams.  And in Joran’s waking moments, the surroundings take on dream like qualities — frozen wastes, burning deserts, lush jungles, and oppressive fog.  Joran often asks himself if his existence is a dream.  And his traveling companion, Ruyah, admits that real life is a dream, and man is both the dreamer and the dreamed.

It took me a little while to get into this book.  I was trying too hard to find the allegory.  So I gave up and began to read this one as strictly fairy tale.  Once I settled into enjoying the adventure, I found it to be a more enjoyable read. So pick up this fairy tale, suspend your disbelief and enjoy the adventure.


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(I received The Wolf of Tebron from the publisher in return for an honest review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.)


  1. Rebecca LuElla Miller January 5, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    I concluded the same,Beckie. Looking for parallels made the book unsettling because as an allegory, it doesn’t square with Scripture. As a morality tale, it’s completely different.


  2. Julie J January 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    This one started out a little slow for me too for the same reason. Once I stopped focusing so much on it, it became an enjoyable read to me.

    Happy Reading!

  3. Howard January 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    This will probably come of something as a surprise but the book that changed/influenced my life (more than any other) is a non-fiction book. I know we all focus on novels and the fanciful fiction we love to read but The Four Work Week is the book that gets all the credit. I know the title sounds fictional but it really isn’t. Hop over to my blog and find out why – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Day!

    Howard A. Sherman


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