Wednesday, 21 April 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Lonely Werewolf Girl - Martin Miller


As teenage werewolf Kalix MacRinnalch is pursued through the streets of London by murderous hunters, her sister, the Werewolf Enchantress, is busy designing clothes for the Fire Queen. Meanwhile, in the Scottish Highlands, the MacRinnalch Clan is plotting and feuding after the head of the clan suddenly dies intestate. As the court intrigue threatens to explode in all-out civil war, the competing factions determine that Kalix is the swing vote necessary to assume leadership of the clan. Unfortunately, Kalix isn't really into clan politics - laudanum's more her thing. But what's even more unfortunate is that Kalix is the reason the head of the clan ended up dead, which is why she's now on the run in London ...


I’m always on the look out for new talent so when this offering from Martin Miller landed I was pretty excited as it took the already established werewolf mythos and turned it on its head to allow the author a whole lot of freedom. That said however I had a hell of a hard time getting into this offering as I really couldn’t establish the reader rapport with the principle protagonista. That in itself made this a hard book for me to read and a bit of a struggle yet whilst this problem isn’t necessarily the death of a title I always find it harder to enjoy a title because of it. It was an interesting take, it did have moments of entertainment but the dislikeable protagonista made this a real struggle to finish and as such has meant that its not a title I’m really recommending to friends.

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