Wolf girl Leana Iyeroy, the first hybrid in her family, only ever wanted to be 100% human. An unexpected encounter with the Hugging Saint of Bombay forces Leana to face the wolf inside her. Will she finally make peace with herself? A magic-realist, coming-of-age tale.
Untamed is a short story written by author of The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer, Laxmi Hariharan. In the near future, the story will feature as part of the Uncommon Bodies anthology. Going by the highly interesting story Laxmi has written, the curiosity to read the anthology is piqued and it will be intriguing to see if the other stories will be just as gripping as Untamed, and if they will live up to the expectations of this very well written work.
The most interesting part of Untamed was its connection to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer, which was a recent read. After meeting the violent and spine-chilling Dr. Braganza and the very fierce and kickass Ruby Iyer, it was such a pleasure to meet the next generation of the family- Leana Iyeroy. And as that was written, it's difficult to not appreciate the creativity in that surname. How ridiculous that it struck while reviewing and not while reading. Kudos to Laxmi!
Untamed was a really nice and refreshing story that took place is 2060, so there is definitely a lot of thought that went into it and there's impatience to know where the story is headed next. Every part of this very, very short story was well done and well developed. But like the problem is with all short stories, there is that greed for more!
Plus, the most important aspect of the story: Werewolves. Always. Work.
*A copy of Untamed by Laxmi Hariharan was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. We thank Laxmi for the book.