Valerie is in love with the dangerous and unlikable Peter (a woodcutter, of course) but is betrothed to the rich hot blacksmith in town, Henry.
Their town has been terrorized by a wolf - a wolf that appears only at the full moon - and when Valerie's sister is brutally murdered the message is clear: she's next.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 18/02/2011
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781907410826
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Review by LarissaBookGirl
Daggorhorn is a town guarded by high walls, sharp spikes and a monthly sacrifice to appease the beast. Once a month the town succumbs to fear and self preservation, finding shelter within their high homes, locked up tight, as the Wolf prowls accepting its offering of chickens or goats and leaving its residents unharmed. For years this uneasy truce has held, but then one day a body was found.The Wolf had killed and now the villagers want revenge. But when the famed werewolf hunter Father Solomon arrives the villagers discover they have more to fear then just the Wolf. Mistrust and paranoia set is as the residents of Daggorhorn discover that the Wolf is one of their own, but who? No one is above suspicion as a witch hunt ensues and as the death toll rises Valerie must make a choice between saving those she loves and saving herself.Red Riding Hood is the darker and richer story behind one of the most well known fairy-tales. A thrilling mixture of paranoia, mistrust, fear, sacrifice and love. This story will have you questioning everyone and not even grandma will be safe from suspicion. But as the villagers turn on their own and the losses become to great to bare, in the end it will not be the identity of the Wolf that matters most but their own abilities to do what is right and the strength to following their hearts.