Courtney Crumrin And The Fire Thief's Tale (Courtney Crumrin (Graphic Novels))
ISBN: 1932664858

A re-telling of the werewolf myth.

Courtney Crumrin is a young girl and sorcerer-apprentice to her uncle (a formidable warlock, apparently). In this tale, Courtney and her uncle travel to Romania for their vacation. The plot deepens when their host’s daughter (niece?) is about to be married to a local strong-arm but she is secretly in love with a handsome and mysterious gypsy. Very early on, we are given hints that the gypsy is a werewolf and the woman’s husband-to-be is after its life.

Courtney learns of the fire thief, one of a pair of Wolf-brotherhood. One wolf allows himself to be domesticated by man, while the other learns the black arts, learns to transform itself from wolf to man, and manages to steal fire from man.

The whole story culminates with Courtney attempting to save the werewolves from being persecuted, at risk to her own life.