Black Wolves of Boston

  • Title: Black Wolves of Boston
  • Author: Wen Spencer
  • ISBN: 9781481482462
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Black Wolves of Boston Book One in a new saga by the Romantic Times Sapphire award winning author of the Internationally Best Selling Elfhome seriesBUILD A LIFE SAVE A CITY Silas Decker had his world destroyed when he was
    Book One in a new saga by the Romantic Times Sapphire award winning author of the Internationally Best Selling Elfhome seriesBUILD A LIFE, SAVE A CITY Silas Decker had his world destroyed when he was attacked by vampires outside of New Amsterdam He rebuilt his life a dozen times in the last three hundred years each time less and less successfully Now he lives alone, bBook One in a new saga by the Romantic Times Sapphire award winning author of the Internationally Best Selling Elfhome seriesBUILD A LIFE, SAVE A CITY Silas Decker had his world destroyed when he was attacked by vampires outside of New Amsterdam He rebuilt his life a dozen times in the last three hundred years each time less and less successfully Now he lives alone, buried under a hoarding habit, struggling to find some reason to wake up with the setting of the sun Eloise is a Virtue, pledged to hunting evil What she doesn t know is how to live alone in a city full of strangers who know nothing about monsters Seth is the sixteen year old Prince of Boston, ward of the Wolf King Now he is left in a city that desperately needs his protection with enemies gathering all around Joshua believes he is a normal, college bound high school senior His life is shattered when he wakes up in a field, covered with blood, and the prom committee scattered in pieces about him like broken dolls These four must now come together to unravel a plot by Wickers, witches who gain power from human sacrifices and have the power to turn any human into their puppet Four people who lost everything struggle to save Boston by saving each other.About Wen Spencer s Elfhome series Spencer s intertwining of current Earth technology and otherworldly elven magic is quite ingenious Booklist The melange of science fiction and fantasy tropes, starships rubbing shoulders with proud elf warriors, is uncommon but tasty Established fans will enjoy this installment, and those unfamiliar with the series or Spencer may find it an intriguing introduction to her work Publishers WeeklyAbout Wen Spencer Wit and intelligence inform this off beat, tongue in cheek fantasy Furious action good characterization, playful eroticism and well developed folklore lift this well above the fantasy average Buffy fans should find a lot to like in the book s resourceful heroine Publishers Weekly on series debut Tinker About Wen Spencer s Eight Million Gods Eight Million Gods is a wonderfully weird romp through Japanese mythology, culture shock, fan culture and the ability to write your own happy ending It is diverting and entertaining fantasy Galveston County Daily News

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    About Wen Spencer


    1. John W Campbell Award Winner Wen Spencer resides in paradise in Hilo, Hawaii with two volcanoes overlooking her home Spencer says that she often wakes up and exclaims Oh my god, I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific This, says Spencer, is a far cry from her twenty years of living in land locked Pittsburgh.The Elfhome series opener, Tinker, won the 2003 Sapphire Award for Best Science Fiction Romance and was a finalist for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Fantasy Novel Wolf Who Rules, the sequel to Tinker, was chosen as a Top Pick by Romantic Times and given their top rating of four and a half stars Other Baen books include space opera thriller Endless Blue and Eight Million Gods.


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    1. This was an interesting book. It definitely kept me listening. At first I thought the audio was a bit flat, but it grew on me.I've never read anything from this author, so didn't know quite what to expect. I feel like we're being setup for a series here. There is a lot of time spent world building and introducing us to the main cast of characters. We flip back and forth between 4 different points of view and sometimes it is a bit repetitive, but I enjoyed it. The story was imaginative and the ch [...]

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    2. I like everything written by Spencer, but this book is not my favorite. In fact, I liked it least of all her novels. This one starts with Joshua, a regular eighteen-year-old high school senior, suddenly becoming a werewolf. Afraid to hurt his family and bewildered by what’s happening to him, Joshua runs away from home and ends up in Boston. While Joshua tries to get his act together and adjust to being a werewolf, he meets a variety of characters: Decker, the vampire, Winnie, the medium, Elise [...]

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    3. Very good, Wen always creates interesting universes, with compelling characters.

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    4. 2/7/17 and for Hardback and Kindle ebook:Since the eARC release in November, I have read this story almost as many times as the Elfhome stories. The world and these characters are so compelling, I just keep coming back to them. Comfort read, distraction read, it's high on my go to list.This would be a great introduction to Wen Spencer's writing if she's a new to you author. Another engrossing tale if you're used to getting sucked into Wen's Worlds. The characters will eventually have another s [...]

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    5. Considering it's almost 4 am and I just finished this book - should tell you how GOOD this book is. Highly recommend! Now to sleep for 3 hours before I have to wake up and go to work.First Read: Nov 23/16

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    6. review to come when im not exhausted on the train

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    7. You know, I thought the whole uf had reached its limits for me, but clearly there are authors around that can still write a book with werewolves and vampires in a way that work. This book, with the great storyline, the incredible set of characters, the wonderful dialgues, the beautiful action scenes it's a beautiful story and I was really surprised by how good it actually is. all the characters are so different and easily recognizable. Each one of them has their own storyline, and their own goal [...]

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    8. It's probably no fairer to say the urban fantasy genre is played out than epic fantasy or space opera or other sub-genres where it's very unlikely you'll see anything truly unique, and you're just looking for a satisfying yet more or less familiar story. I tend to read urban fantasies less often because so many of them are really romances with a thin veneer of vampire-slaying. But The Black Wolves of Boston looked mildly intriguing, with its mention of Grigori (the lost, fallen tribe of angels t [...]

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    9. A little choppy and difficult to follow in places. Some of the chapters felt like they were previously short stories which got folded into the novel. It felt like I'd been dropped into the middle of a world I knew nothing about, which may have been the author's intent, but it made reading the story a little frustrating at times.Overall, it was relatively entertaining, and I like the underlying world Spencer has created. However, there is a cavalier treatment of "normal" humans which was somewhat [...]

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    10. 4 starsYou ever come across a book that you've heard zero hype about and none of your friends have read, but the blurb sounds interesting so you decide to give it a shot and it turns out to be really entertaining and a very pleasant surprise?This is that book. The one that's probably better because you went into it with no preconceptions and very few expectations. Granted, I'm a sucker for vampires and shifters, so the premise already had me hooked but the story still had to be good and thankful [...]

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    11. Wen Spencer is one of my favorite authors and she does not disappoint with The Black Wolves of Boston. It is an exciting read from beginning to end. The book can be read as a stand alone but there is room for ongoing adventure. Hopefully there will be more books in this world.

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    12. This was a great story about love, friendship and accepting yourself for yourself. Of course, it was also urban fantasy so we had evil Wickers who wanted to take over the werewolf Prince of Boston and make him their puppet.The story starts with brand new werewolf Joshua being rescued by Decker who is a depressed vampire who is hundreds of years old. Decker has been getting more and more isolated and has been hoarding things to combat his loneliness. He takes Joshua home and they two form a firm [...]

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    13. Reread: Still a great book, still need the sequel RIGHT NOW.Funniest thing ever: Joshua is a newly turned werewolf at night in the big park. Rabbits smell delicious. Rabbits also can run and dodge like anything. ;) Werewolf keeps running into trees. Poor hungry teen wolf. He can't go home for fear of harming people.Meanwhile, the witchers (evil people, as distinct from witches who just want to get on with their supernatural lives) have killed some of Joshua's classmates while hunting Josh. What [...]

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    14. Spencer's plot has a wry, satirical edge, Similar to the movie: "AmericanWerewolf in London."Decker the vampire reminded me a little of the character: "Doctor Who."This is for anyone who enjoys dark humor blended with horror.

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    15. This is one of Wen Spencer's best. It's a wonderful adventure of a boy growing into his magical self and the beautifully diverse cast of people who will do anything to protect him. The story is filled with madcap action and laugh out loud humor.

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    16. Wen Spencer is one of my favorite writers. I love the Elfhome series and the Dog Warrior books. She has a great sense of humor, a wonderful imagination, and interesting characters.I was pretty excited to read the start of a new series.I liked that Spencer's trademark humor is here. The set-up is interesting, although there was a lot of extra dialogue basically just explaining background to the reader.I loved the surprise of seeing illustrations!But there was big flaw that almost made me throw th [...]

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    17. Mini-Review:Overall, solid UF story. I kind of hope that the author will write a follow up because I've grown to like the characters a lot. The writing style is simplistic in a way that makes me think it's easier to digest as a kid rather than teen+. There are a few scenes with adult themes or complicated emotions that could push the book into YA territory. There's a lot of over explaining happening for more than half the book. That drove me a little batty. Yet, even with all of that explaining, [...]

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    18. It's mostly action or romance, which is OK but the magic is so over the top that I can't believe it's a secret. I prefer these uber-magic fantasies when they are better integrated into a consistent world. I also found the romance between the 17 year old runaway werewolf and the 300 year old vampire a tad creepy, it felt like manipulation. An OK read but not one I burned thru.

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    19. So, so, so, so fun. Not a perfect novel (especially given the typos), but long and sprawling and funny. I hope there will be more books featuring Seth, Joshua, Decker, Elise, and Jack. And Dr. Huff. I'm gonna need lots more Dr. Huff.

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    20. This one had everything: wolves, werewolves, a vampire, a Grigori Virtue, evil Wickers, and humor. I loved it and await the next volume.

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    21. Great story.As with the other books I've read by Wen Spencer the characters are what make the story worth reading, not always the action. Hope there is more to come.

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    22. I laughed so hard during parts of this book. It could definitely have used another pass by an editor (quite a number of editing errors) but another great world and set of characters by Wen Spencer. I definitely hope she writes another in this world, as I would love to learn more about it.

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    23. I have received about 9 emails from for this book. Enough already. and 10th received today . Stop stop I beg you.

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    24. First, the warning I wish I had had before picking up this book: There is a vampire in this. Only one, and he's a pretty decent guy, so it didn't give me nightmares after all. Despite the vampire, and the plethora of werewolves, this is a fantasy novel, not horror. But some pretty nasty things do happen.An unusual take on werewolves, this focuses on Joshua, a dorky teen who has just been bitten and had his life turned upside down; Seth, the werewolf Prince of Boston; Elise, a semi-angelic warrio [...]

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    25. So, the Baen e-book portion of this dropped today with the first 15 chapters, and I read the whole thing in an hour or two.It's going to be torture waiting for the whole book to drop on 02/17/17, at which point I will inhale the rest of it, and then pine in agony waiting for the next book, probably of the Elfhome line, to drop, rereading her books against at least once in the meantime.This is a really interesting take on vampires and werewolves, not at all the normal setting, I can't really even [...]

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    26. Very good read! Good storyline and likable characters!

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    27. I'll update this review as I make my way through the book. So far so good. I'm listening to the audiobook, however it seems like if you are going to cast a book about Werewolves, the minimum requirement would be the ability to say the words "Wolf" and "Wolves" correctly. As it is, the first narrator says "Wuf" and "Wufs" which is a bit annoying. Actual rating so far: 3.5 starsI will say however that thus far the story is entertaining. This is arguably the most important requirement for pleasure [...]

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    28. I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. Unfortunately I spent the majority of my time bored out of my mind. This book came highly recommended for fans of Buffy. I will start off by saying I am a huge fan of Buffy. I have seen every episode, I watch reruns when it comes on TV. Aside from the fact that we are assembling a group of quirky demon hunters, this did not remind me of Buffy. So some of the spots that left me cold:1.) POVA big problem I had with the book was the POVs. While I am [...]

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    29. Joshua was trying desperately to fit into his social group at high school in a small town in upstate New York, so volunteered to join the prom committee prior to the Halloween dance. He regained consciousness in the hospital with questions from the police about weapons and violence. He broke out of the hospital and ran to Boston on the force of a nightmare, there to figure out how to be a werewolf and control his new fight-flight-feast impulses.This was a cute book. Yeah, pretty much. Spencer we [...]

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    30. WOW I LOVE THIS BOOK! You should read it. You should buy it (on crazy sale for its release this week) and read it. Don't start it until Friday evening, because you might stay up all night reading. I was up until 2 am. I read a bazillion (actually 20 or so) snippets on Facebook for about a year leading up to the release of this book, and was already completely in love with the characters, so I was exceptionally excited to receive this in the mail. I really REALLY want this to become a series. The [...]

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