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“Death comes for us all. When it comes for Blackthorn… it shall know my name.”
From the author of Wait a Season for Their Names, comes another engaging, thoroughly researched, wildlife story in the series of African Painted Wolf Novels, told through animal eyes.
Blackthorn, a lonely old African Painted Wolf, wanders through the African savanna searching for other wild dogs of his kind. His longing and instincts for the pack initially lead to him hunting with a hyena.
Eventually finding a group of captive wild dogs to hunt with, the old and wily Blackthorn struggles to teach this pack to survive in the wild. Survival is the key theme in their world full of dangers. This primal drive to survive is richly woven into a tapestry revealing an occasional sense of hopelessness, and an existential dread of a dying, disappearing wild.
Take the journey through animal eyes, and discover Blackthorn’s fate in a well-written, gripping wildlife epic for fans of Watership Down and White Fang.
"""This is another very well-written book by the author of “Wait a Season for their Names.” Like that book, I could not put “Death Will Know My Name” down. Alex’s writing comes to life in vivid descriptions of the African landscape, animals, and even the relationship between Painted Wolf Blackthorn and a “Domkop” Hyena he takes under his wing. If I close my eyes, I can see, hear and even smell the story thanks to his writing.
I highly recommend both books. The fact that proceeds go to support the African Painted Wolves (who you get to know very well in the story) is also very important. Alex’s passion for these amazing creatures shows on every page of both books.
No pressure, but I am hungry for a 3rd one!"""