Back in July, I read A Land Without Wolves and this is what I thought of it!
Synopsis: In the midst of Rebellion are legends wrought, and Mogue Trench knows of a tale never told. What better time to relay it than as the rope awaits…The Highwayman Joseph Mac Tíre knows of hardship – at the hands of Redcoats and Republicans alike – so Ireland’s political struggle has less appeal than mentoring an orphan in the ways of the underworld. Yet the world has a way of catching up to men whose hearts know only darkness – men who hunt, and kill, and howl in rage.
But sooner or later, they howl no more.
At first, I thought that this book was going to have a paranormal element to it and maybe have some werewolves but that was not the case. I was also mistaken when I read the back and saw that there would be “teachings of the underworld” because I thought this meant like demons and magic but it was referring to like the blark market underworld.
It was more of a journey that we take with the main character and it details their life and how they got to the point that they are at in the beginning of the book. We follow along with a highwayman (I think that is what you call them) and their apprentice. The apprentice is learning the art of thievery on the road and becoming an outlaw.
It did read a bit like a historical fiction which is not my favorite genre so it took me a while to get through it but I enjoyed the mentor trope in it and how it was set in medieval Ireland. There was also a big emphasis on literature in this book and how literature enriches your life.
One thing that bothered me (and this could be different for others) is that the page numbers were in roman numerals through the entire book so it was hard for me to keep track of what page I was on. Not really a critique of the book itself, more just how it was formatted.
If you want a book set in medieval ireland that explores the Irish countryside and the lives of a bandit/outlaw that robs the rich, then this might be the book for you.
Book Rating: 3/5
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