|A Pack of Wolves|
|Written by Lori Bowland|
|Saturday, 28 July 2012 13:58|
A Pack of Wolves
A Novella by Eric S. Brown
A Family of Werewolves Walk the Wild West!
Pack of Wolves is about what happens when a family of werewolves are forced to part ways when the family is attacked. It follows the stories of Shannon, Graham, Sarah, Zed, Yule and Samuel. Samuel goes on a killing spree with a small army of werewolves and the rest of the wolf clan gathers to stop their wayward brother.
Normally, I'm not much of a fan of werewolf stories but this story is one that I'm glad that I had the chance to read. Throughout the story I felt that I was almost watching something directed by John Ford or Sergio Leone. The western feel was very tangible and I half expected Gary Cooper or Clint Eastwood to walk onto the pages. Mostly, these stories are set on some moor but this one had a totally different setting and feel. It had a dusty, dirty and an even more violent landscape. There are no starring roles in this story because the author very deftly makes all of the characters as an ensemble cast. The novel is by far the best werewolf story that I've ever read or even seen as a film. I felt that the author, also writes his characters, honestly and realistic. He didn't write them to be overly heroic but as plain people with an extraordinary feature.
Pack of Wolves has an unusually fast pace to it. Every time I got to a new paragraph something fascinating happened. The attacks from the rogue werewolves were extremely grisly and the writer wasn't stingy with the gore there. The story had a lot of unpredictablity to it. It was written with a great many shocking and terribly descriptive fight scenes. Each of them better than the one before it. There was an anachronistic part of the story where Sarah, a female werewolf, is served in a saloon of the era. I don't think that a female not working there would be allowed in the establishment. I could be wrong about this, though. I didn't let this aspect of the story bother me and I very happily continued on with it. I thought that the era in which the story was set was also something intriguingly new. The ending of the story is a total jaw dropper and I will not give it away. Pack of Wolves turned out to be a highly polished gem and was the very best in lyncanthropic fiction. I'm looking forward to checking out the sequel.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 28 July 2012 14:12|