by Paul Féval
adapted by Nina Cooper
cover by Michel Borderie
A Rohan was the born leader of the Wolves of the forest of Rennes. The general of that dark army had a name: the She-Wolf. Her scepter was the sword of Duke Pierre of Brittany, kept at Rohan manor. Her authority was supreme and uncontested. Because she was invisible, in the imaginations of her subjects, the She-Wolf appeared as one of the great dreams of Breton mysticism. She was no longer a mortal being. She was the personification of ancient power; she was the very embodiment of Breton nationalism.
Towards the end of the 17th century, under the reign of the Sun King Louis XIV of France, in Brittany, Count Guy de Rohan is dispossessed of his great wealth and exiled due to the villainous schemes of the Royal Steward and Alain Polduc, a jealous relative. His son is dead, but his daughter, Valentine, remains. For fifteen years, using several different identities, including that of the She-Wolf, the mysterious leader of the rebellious Wolves of the Forest of Rennes, she organizes a web of intrigue, the sole of aim of which is to restore her daughter and her brother’s son to their rightful estate.
Paul Féval’s The She-Wolf (1856), is a companion novel to his earlier novel, The White Wolf, and another thrilling contribution to the vast tapestry of the story of Brittany after the French Conquest.
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