Book Review: The Dog Master by W. Bruce Cameron

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Genre: Historical fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

The reason for the low rating of this book was that the book constantly switched between three stories and it was necessary to pay close attention to detail in order to not be at a loss. The book itself, however, was well written and I enjoyed it.

I’ve previously read and reviewed two other books by the same author, both of which I enjoyed very much: A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey. I highly recommend them, if you haven’t read them yet.

The Dog Master


The story begins in present time where Dr, James K Morby, a mortician and a professor, learns that his hypothesis about the first dog has been proven true. He meets with the people who made it all happen and everything is perfect until an intern raises a question about who the man is that was buried with the dog.

The story now melts into the past where it starts to center around some tribes in the ancient world…

Silex is a man of the Wolf people, also known as the Wolfen. His father is the leader, but when he passes away, the responsibility will be on Silex’s shoulders. However, there are many who would want his place. His father decides to solve this problem by declaring Silex the leader and telling him that he must marry. The only problem? Silex must marry his sister. And he loves another.

Callie and Urs are lovers and they have promised each to the other. However, when the leader of their tribe, the Kindred, decides that Urs should marry, he is not able to choose his wife. Urs is made the master of the hunt and he ends up marrying the most beautiful woman of the tribe, Callie’s best friend.

7 years later

A man saves a wolf and her cubs from a lion and risks his own life to save them all. The wolf soon learns to trust this man but none of them know what the future has in store from them.

How these three stories eventually connect will astound you.

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: The Dog Master: A Novel of the First Dog


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