Book Reviews – “Hunger Makes the Wolf” eBook was published in 2017 and was written by Alex Wells. This is Mr. Wells’ first publication.
I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence and Mature Language. The story is set on the planet Tanegawa’s World far from Earth. Humanity has spread to many planets. The planet is under tight control by TransRifts Inc. The primary character of the story is a young woman named Hob.
Hob has been on Tanegawa’s World about ten years, growing up there. She had come off one of the infrequent rift ships, all alone and penniless. She was taken in by Nick Ravani and grew up as part of his Ghost Wolves mercenary band.
Now she finds Nick’s brother murdered in the desert. The murder and the growing paranoia by TransRifts over people who have developed special abilities, sets up a confrontation between the Ghost Wolves and TransRifts. Hub is caught in the middle and soon finds herself in a leadership position she never wanted.
I enjoyed the 11 hours I spent reading this Science Fiction Thriller. It has an interesting plot and a well developed set of ‘science’ to go with Tanegawa’s World. Hub is a strong but damaged leading character. The way the story ended, there could easily be a sequel, which I would be interested in reading. The cover art is OK. I give this novel a 4.5 (rounded up to a 5) out of 5.
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