The Wolf Den

The Wolf Den


Amara was once a beloved daughter, until her father's death plunged her family into penury. Now she is a slave in Pompeii's infamous brothel, owned by a man she despises. Sharp, clever and resourceful, Amara is forced to hide her talents. For as a she-wolf, her only value lies in the desire she can stir in others.

But Amara's spirit is far from broken.

By day, she walks the streets with her fellow she-wolves, finding comfort in the laughter and dreams they share. For the streets of Pompeii are alive with opportunity. Out here, even the lowest slave can secure a reversal in fortune. Amara has learnt that everything in this city has its price. But how much is her freedom going to cost her?

Set in Pompeii's lupanar, The Wolf Den reimagines the lives of women who have long been overlooked.

Our Review

"Stories have power whether we believe them or not." 

The Wolf Den was absolutely brilliant. I cannot stop thinking about it even days after reading it. 

Amara was once known by another name. She lived with her parents in a beautiful home until the untimely death of her father left her family destitute. Her mother sold her in desperation and now she is a prostitute in a Pompeii brothel known as 'The Wolf Den'. Amara will do whatever it takes to survive and escape from her sadistic master, Felix. 

The only things that keep her going are her friends and fellow 'she-wolves' Dido, Victoria and Cressa. 

"Amara isn't sure they have the right answer, given their own lowly status as brothel whores. She-wolves." 

I enjoyed learning about Pompeii at school so I was intrigued that The Wolf Den was set there. I also studied Ovid's poetry in Latin so I was pleased to see some quotes from Ovid at the start of some of the chapters. 

This was a compulsive read and I couldn't put it down. A highly entertaining read. 

"Either we chose to stay alive, or we give up. And if it's living we chose, then we do whatever it takes." 



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