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Score: 9.3/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 9186 - Faelan the Wolf 2: Into the Lockjaws
Written by Juliette MacIver

Faelan the Wolf 2: Into the Lockjaws
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October 2023

Faelan the Wolf 2: Into the Lockjaws product reviews

Proud to promote NZ productsWhoever heard of a fire-breathing, moon-singing ninja chicken? Avian is no ordinary chicken, as her friendship with an oddball wolf called Faelan proves.

When Faelan is forced to journey into the Lockjaws to meet the fierce Varg, Avian the ninja chicken comes to his rescue. In return, he becomes a reluctant conspirator in Avian's crazy plan to free her flock from the Slave Barn... but many dangers await the friends on their feather-raising mission.

This is Book Two in the Faelan the Wolf trilogy. The cover and internal illustrations are by Kieran Rynhart.

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Review by: savta (Jo)
Dated: 4th of March, 2024

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This Review: 9.3/10
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I contacted Miss Eleven as soon as I brought "Into the Lockjaws" home as I knew she had been waiting more or less patiently for it. We had earlier reviewed Book 1 of the Faelan The Wolf trilogy ("Odd Wolf Out") together, and had both been anticipating the next instalment. As last time, she was the first to read it before passing it back to me. We agreed that we would not discuss the story until we had both read to the end. It was interesting, therefore, that we came up with similar impressions.

The first thing we agreed on was that this book was much better than the last. It flowed better, the pace was faster, and there were some moments of genuine nail-biting excitement as when the wolves were being chased by the farmer, or when they all had to drop down the waterfall. This was probably due in part to the fact that we were already familiar with the characters, and in part because the first book had spent a long time introducing the protagonists who were now hurtling into their main adventures. Avian comes into her own as an unlikely heroine, and Faelan has gained in confidence as he feels accepted at last for who he is. Flora the Skunk does not appear in this book, however, so we are hoping she will reappear in the final instalment. She is an intriguing and very funny character that we would like to see more of.

The next point of agreement was the difficulty in maintaining interest when a story is spread over more than one volume. Some of the loose ends from Book One were resolved, but there are still others that need to be addressed. We would still both really like to see the three volumes sold as a box set so they could be read as one story. Miss Eleven said she would easily read a book in one sitting, and would manage all three over a weekend.

The wolf dynamics are reminiscent of those that occur in a school playground. There are the bullies, the followers, the alternative thinkers, the shy ones, and the needy ones. Then there are the teachers who, like Bardolph and Granny, guide the young ones even though their decisions are not always what the children want to hear. And finally, there are the victims who, like the chickens, are afraid of what might happen to them if they do not keep out of the way of the bullies and their gangs. It takes a real leader to push back against the aggressors and protect the weak. This is a strong message for children in this position: look after the vulnerable, and inspire others to help you if you can't do it alone.

The final point of agreement was the attractive appearance of the Celtic inspired chapter numbering. It adds to the impression that this is a saga rather than a modern novel. Miss Eleven and I are actually agreed on one more thing. We cannot wait for the third and last instalment to see what is going to happen! Yes, we are both hooked.

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