“[I]t’s clear we’re in the hands of a master storyteller….’The Mad Wolf’s Daughter’ feels like an instant classic.” Soman Chainani, The New York Times
One dark night, Drest’s sheltered life on a remote Scottish headland is shattered when invading knights capture her family, but leave Drest behind. Her father, the Mad Wolf of the North, and her beloved brothers are a fearsome war-band, but now Drest is the only one who can save them. So she starts off on a wild rescue attempt, taking a wounded invader along as a hostage.
Hunted by a bandit with a dark link to her family’s past, aided by a witch whom she rescues from the stake, Drest travels through unwelcoming villages, desolate forests, and haunted towns. Every time she faces a challenge, her five brothers speak to her in her mind about courage and her role in the war-band. But on her journey, Drest learns that the war-band is legendary for terrorizing the land. If she frees them, they’ll not hesitate to hurt the gentle knight who’s become her friend.
Drest thought that all she wanted was her family back; now she has to wonder what their freedom would really mean. Is she her father’s daughter or is it time to become her own legend?
On the Audiobook
An audiobook is very special version of a novel. It’s an actor’s rendition of an author’s works, and in some ways a wholly separate work. When I heard that I’d have an audiobook for The Mad Wolf’s Daughter, I immediately came up with a wishlist for the narrator: a real Scottish accent, storytelling genius, and a rich voice. I’m thrilled with Joshua Manning’s narration. It really is perfect. Here, give this, the first chapter of The Mad Wolf’s Daughter, a listen, and see what I mean.
A bit of background: Joshua Manning is a film, television, and theater actor with considerable audio recording experience, including work on audiobooks and radio. He’s performed voice-over work with Six to Start and Elephant Games. Other credits include The Muppets Most Wanted and Doctors, as well as By Jeeves at The Old Laundry Theatre, The BFG at Birmingham Rep, and work with National Theatre Scotland, The National Theatre, and The Old Vic. How lucky I am to have his interpretation of my work.