The Dog Master

The Dog Master

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"Thirty-thousand years ago, the fate of humanity rested on our ability to adapt to the last great glaciation, when ice stormed out of the north and forced us out of the trees and onto the steppes, where we were both hunter and hunted. Wolves, too, whose fortunes rise and fall with the health of the herds, could sense something different in the wind. When Silex, the young leader of the Wolfen tribe, brings tribute to a clever she-wolf, everything changes. The alpha wolf learns that in times of famine she can turn to man for food, a lesson passed on to her descendants"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Forge Books,, 2015.
ISBN: 9780765374639
Characteristics: 416 pages : map


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jun 12, 2017

Much better than all his others works I've read. As good as Jean Auel's Earth's Children series (Clan of the Cave Bear, etc.).

Feb 01, 2016

The Dog Master was the perfect story for me right now, a great adventure read that expanded my horizons at a time when I am mostly housebound and for that it get’s my highest rating.

cmlibrary_anickerson Jan 31, 2016

An ambitious but unsatisfying story about the "first dog". As a dyed in the wool dog lover I expected more than a romantic novel about early man.

Oct 14, 2015

I too was so caught up in the book that I could hardly lay it down. It has several story lines consisting of the wolf pack, and 3 lines of prehistoric humans and their interactions to one another. The author details their everyday lives as they struggle for survival, their basic needs and relationships with one another. The question is however who is the dog master, the dog or the man? I did not sense a coming conclusion as luminea did in their comment of Aug. 15.

Aug 15, 2015

The first thing I have to say is I couldn't put this book down. I genuinely cared about the characters and wanted to know what would happen next--which frustrated me when I realized that the "dog master" part of the story was really only beginning at the end of the book and I would have to wait for a sequel. I guess I can forgive the author for that. ;) I understand that he intended to portray our ancient ancestors as people just as complex and intelligent as us, but I found it a bit presumptuous when I had to look up several words in the dictionary that I have never heard--and I believe I have a broad vocabulary. Overall I quite liked the story and will wait impatiently for the conclusion in the next book.

Scout_WPL Aug 07, 2015

For fans of The Clan Bear

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

May 04, 2016

BetsyBurns thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at MPL

To Top