Mother of Wolves - J. Aislynn D'Merricksson

#Review: Mother of Wolves by J. Aislynn d’Merricksson @cala_gobraith


It is a year of awakening and change for Kalla kyl’Solidor – the Wolf Who Sleeps. After a fire wyvern attacks her home, she sets on a harsh path to self-discovery.

With the future of their world at stake, Kalla and her magister embark on a journey that will shake the foundations of De Sikkari and shape their destiny.

From the depths of Xibalba to the plains of Arkkadia, and the soaring heights of the sky continent of Argoth, they journey to claim their rightful place in the world, and to put an end to the source of destruction before chaos claims the realm.


This isn’t a particularly easy review to write, I stopped reading at about 85% but I can’t offer you a good reason for my reaching the point where I couldn’t read anymore other than to say I didn’t gel with this book and despite pursuing for a large chunk I didn’t find a connection anywhere.

Kalla is a mage who takes on a new magister, Aleister, and the pair of them set out on a journey to track down the culprits of a wyvern attack on Kalla’s home. This is a strongly written epic fantasy with a steampunk twist. There is  a journey through the world of De Sikkari meeting many different creatures with a host of powers.

d’Merricksson is a strong writer and storyweaver, if you trawl the reviews for this book you will see nothing but praise to back this up. So why couldn’t I connect and engage with this story? I don’t know. I just didn’t connect with the characters or the story. Nothing jumped off of the page and grabbed me in the way I hoped.

The cover gave me the impression of a paranormal romance and this is definitely not what you get with this book, I think that whilst the cover isn’t the be all and end all the cover on this book doesn’t speak to the books content or tone at all.

I can’t sit here and write this picking holes in a book that doesn’t have anything to pick holes in, this was in my opinion a personality clash, a book that wasn’t meant to be for me. I do think this is a book that many others will thoroughly enjoy and I look forward to seeing the reviews rolling in!

A huge thank you to J. Aislynn d’Merricksson for a review copy of this book with which to provide my honest review.


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TitleMother of Wolves
SeriesEvalyce Worldshaper #1
Author: J. Aislynn d’Merrickson
Genre: Fantasy | Epic Fantasy | Steampunk
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 12 July 2015
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 158
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Wordery

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6 thoughts on “#Review: Mother of Wolves by J. Aislynn d’Merricksson @cala_gobraith”

  1. You’re right – I would have thought from the cover this was a paranormal romance. I know what you mean – sometimes there’s nothing really wrong with the book, it’s just a lack of connection.

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    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets that vibe from the cover. I feel covers are so important to get right, a bit more research into the genre and what covers look like in general might have helped here.

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