Sunday, March 30, 2014

The werewolf that kills for a reason... and the book that tells the story!

I was fortunate to receive an advance copy to review of "Revenge of the Wolf" from Wyatt Michael, which is set to be released April 9th, 2014.  Michael puts a new spin on an old tale, and originality is key if you are going to tell a story in a genre that has been covered multiple times. 

It is set in London during the 1800's and a string of murders has the town on edge and Police Commissioner Howe is putting everything at his disposal to catch the culprit.  But is he looking for man or beast?

With each murder, Howe keeps finding clues about the killer.  However, with each step forward, the case turns from being grisly police work to something much more personal...

I don't want to go into too much detail about the plot so that I don't inadvertently give away any spoilers.  This novel is very complex in the number of characters, backflashes, and plot turns that are involved.  However, it is the complexity that makes this an enjoyable read instead of putting the reader to sleep.

If you are a fan of horror, this book has you covered.  If you like thrillers, well that's in there too.  Romance?  No, this isn't Twilight....  and that's really not a bad thing.  For once, the "monsters" do what they do best - strike fear and terror into people and kill them instead of falling in love with them.  It's nice to get back to the basics in that regard!

I highly recommend "Revenge of the Wolf" and this author.  This book has me wanting to read his first book, "The Whaler Fortune."  I am a fan of stories on the sea - and this topic with this author has me intrigued!


-  The descriptions of the settings were very detailed and the plot was solid.  
-  I like the fact that this isn't the run of the mill werewolf story repackaged - it actually takes the idea and uses it in an entirely different fashion.  
-  Grammar and spelling were no issue at all - which is always a blessing!
-  The plot revelation was not too early and not too late, the author had a great sense of timing in this regard!
-  I am entirely jealous of the author's video, which he said he made himself!  I am sure it took a great deal of time, but the result was worth it!


-  There are just a couple of scenes that had me waiting to see where they would come back into play later on in the book to see where they fit in, but they never did.  In a way, though, it served to add to the mystery aspect of the book.  It kept you guessing as to where things were heading.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much Nate for your great review! You're awesome!