Wolvz: Whispers Of War – Toneye Eyenot
Reviewed by Steve Stred
It appears as though I have fallen into a prime reading phase where almost everything I read is werewolf related! Recently I had the pleasure of reading The Mongrel, Beast of Brenton Woods and Claws. Now another werewolf tale has dropped in my lap.
The story is told through a first person (werewolf?) point-of-view that follows the female werewolf Shona, who is dealing with the recent demise of her mother Pharo. Shona is struggling to come to terms with losing her mother.
The story follows the aftermath of Pharo’s death as her and the pack decide what their next moves are. The tale picks up as the pack descends on the town of Wolfhaven and extracts revenge on the humans for the death of Pharo.
Overall I enjoyed the werewolf point of view and the interactions between the different characters, but the biggest downfall for me was the lack of anything really happening. In a book that is only 64 pages long, I wanted much, much more to occur. There were times that I found myself working hard to not tune-out with the repetitive details.
The descriptions used when the beasts attack are fantastic and some of the best werewolf imagery I have read in some time, which was what kept me coming back around.
Sadly I found that was what the majority of the book was, descriptions of attacks and just not enough plot movement or development.
Overall, this was a quick, fun read, but it left me lacking and wanting more. I look forward to seeing if there are more releases in the series, and if you are a fan of werewolf tales, this would make for a good addition to your collection.
Star Rating (out of 5): 3*
The war on humanity has begun… Wolfhaven – ground zero – none in this town will survive the wrath of the pack. The first slaughter sparks the beginning of the end for humanity as the Wolfhaven pack descends upon the unsuspecting townsfolk to exact revenge for the killing of one of our own – Pharo, the mother of the pack, once feared and respected by our kind throughout the region, is no more. Claude’s plan is bold yet carefully thought out; to spread from Wolfhaven, town by town, village by village, city by city; to rid the world of the human plague and put an end to the desecration of this wondrous planet. It all begins here. As the ranks swell, the surrounding packs forming alliances and consolidating, select humans spared annihilation to be turned and assimilated as the moon casts her influence. Will our beloved Alpha’s grand plan come to fruition? Or, will pettiness, arrogance, and territorial pissing end this war before it begins? I am Shona, first daughter of Pharo, and here my story begins…
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Steve Stred is an up-an-coming Dark Horror author. Steve is the author of the novel Invisible, the novellas Wagon Buddy, Yuri and Jane: the 816 Chronicles and two collections of short stories; Frostbitten: 12 Hymns of Misery and Left Hand Path: 13 More Tales of Black Magick.
Steve also has a number of works on the go and enjoys all this horror, occult, supernatural and paranormal.
Steve Stred is based in Edmonton, AB, Canada and lives with his wife, his son and their dog Oj.
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