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Saturday 7 October 2017

Review: Tarin of the Mammoths: Clan of Wolves (book 2)

Book two in the Tarin of the Mammoths series begins exactly where book one left us.

Tarin, Luuka and Kaija are fleeing from ruthless Boar Clan, Kaija is badly injured, and Tarin fears he has failed his clan by losing most of the offering he was meant to deliver to the Earth Mother.

Fate shines on the trio when a stranger from Kaija’s past finds them. The Esi, an ancient and misunderstood people, provide them shelter and heal their wounds. And as a harsh winter sets in, the Esi provides safety for the three friends and an opportunity to learn, grow and become clan. 

But Kaija has a secret. A secret that could destroy Tarin’s plans to take what’s left of the offering to the Earth Mother once winter has passed. And when the secret comes out, their friendship will be tested.

Tarin of the Mammoths: Clan of Wolves is a kind of coming-of-age story. Tarin, Kaija and Luuka all grow into themselves. They find their inner strengths and start to let these strengths be known to those around them.

The story world in this series is amazing and addictive. Jo Sandhu sucks you in with impressive details of ancient Earth and her characters are deep, relatable and interesting.

With themes of friendship, loyalty and courage, Tarin of the Mammoths: Clan of Wolves will take you on a wild journey through an unforgiving and prehistoric landscape where your clan is everything. And without them, you won’t survive.

Check out the review for book one, Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile, here. Because book two does follow on directly from the first book in the series, I would recommend starting at the beginning to get the most out of this amazing story world.

Title: Tarin of the Mammoths: Clan of Wolves
Author: Jo Sandhu
Publisher: Penguin, $16.99
Publication Date: 2 October 2017
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143309383
For ages: 10+
Type: Middle Fiction