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Raised by Wolves

You may have all already heard about this outstanding series of books by W.A. Hoffman, that I was introduced to by Janet. The three books currently available are: Brethren, Matelots, and Treasure. The fourth and final book in the series, Wolves, is to be published this year (and, after virtually inhaling the first three books, I fervently hope it comes available very soon!).

This series is set primarily in the West Indies, during the Buccaneer period circa 1660, just before that period of history ends. The primary characters, Will and Gaston, are the first born of two noble families who, for their own tragic reasons, have no contact with their families, or don't at least when the series begins. During the buccaneer period, given the lack of women in the West Indies, men took 'matelots' who were partners in every sense ... business, sword brothers and effectively marriage. When Will saw Gaston in the streets of Port Royal, Jamaica, it was love at first sight but Gaston was so damaged by his past that, at first, he is not only known to be mad, but he also incapable of passion with either men or women.

The series is a romantic love story set against the tapestry of the era, rich in historical detail and adventure, fast paced, but also filled with angst and tons of h/c. Will and Gaston are irresistable and their cohorts are also wonderful characters, from their shipmates, Striker, Pete, the Bard and others, to their lawyer, Theodore, and respective others who fill their lives ... including wives they must have because of the pressures imposed by their birthrights. Villains abound, there's treachery at nearly every turn, and poignant moments ... well, there's everything you could ever want in a rich and wonderful series.

In case it's not already evident from this post, I highly recommend that you immediately order your copies from Amazon, and sit back to enjoy the ride of a lifetime!


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May. 5th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
If I wasn't already reading, I would be ordering.
Still trying to catch up with you on the reading front. Yesterday was a bust, reading wise. Our friends turned up at 3pm left at 12.30am....Long day, but great fun. I have so much to catch up on today.
May. 5th, 2009 11:52 am (UTC)

I'll add them to my reading list, thank you!

May. 7th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
I'm sure you won't be sorry. I adore these books and can't stop thinking about the characters. I wish they'd make them all into a series of movies. When and if you do get them, let me know what you think of them. There's also a yahoo group set up to discuss them and the author's website has a blog, if you're ever interested in linking to that.
May. 7th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)

Thank you! I think they're going to be a pain to track down around these parts, and they're expensive on Amazon, so I'll wait until I go somewhere with a decent size bookstore to get them. The anticipation is part of the fun *g*

May. 7th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
I think this might be one of those 'print to order' publishers, so you may not find the books in a major bookstore, either ... gay love story? Not sure the regular bookstores carry them.

On their website, they indicate they sell autographed copies directly, so might be a better price: www.alienperspective.com

Good luck!
May. 8th, 2009 08:37 am (UTC)

Aww - thank you! You are such a sweetheart. And honestly - I hadn't thought about a gay love story possibly not being the norm in a regular bookstore - um, I think fanfic has corrupted my brain forever. In a very good way *g*

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