Puha (Master of the Wild; Volume 1) by J. Bradley Van Tighem
This book was such an exciting adventure into another world and another culture. I was intrigued by the blurb and didn’t regret driving straight into the book after it arrived in the post. Skillfully written with smooth flow and realistic portrayal, I appreciated the authors attention to detail, research and how he created a story that is unlike one I have come across before.
The author manages to keep a firm hold of the story while intertwining different storylines and connecting them where appropriate. I enjoyed the variety of different characters and also how they stayed true to themselves.
The story covers one boy’s journey from childhood into manhood. After seeing his parents brutally murdered by the ‘buffalo-headed’ warriors, Many Wolves is adopted into a family in the Lipan Tribe where he grows up surrounded by love and wisdom. A time comes when Many Wolves must flee and taking to the desert with his three wolf hawks and a faithful dog, he must quickly learn the rules of the wild.
The cover of the book is gorgeous and the layout is clean, neat and enjoyable.
Altogether a pleasant read which took me on a journey and transported me to a time long ago amongst tribes of Native Americans and across vast, breathtaking landscapes.
One of the main things I enjoyed about this book was the relationship Many Wolves shared with his animal friends. Having had many animal friends myself, I know how precious this bond is.
Looking forward to the next volume in this series.