Friday, 3 September 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Cursed: A Werewolf's Tale - David Wellington

Release Date: 02/09/10


Revenge in the face of bloodlust is seldom sweet…

There’s one sound a woman doesn’t want to hear when she’s lost and alone in the Arctic wilderness: a howl. For Cheyenne Clark, there’s a bad moon on the rise. When a strange wolf’s teeth slash her ankle to the bone, her old life ends, and she becomes the very monster that has haunted her nightmares for years. Worse, the only one who can understand what Chey has become is the man - and wolf - who’s doomed her to this fate. He also wants her dead.

Yet, as the line between human and beast blurs, so too does the distinction between hunter and hunted…for Chey is more than just the victim she appears to be. But once she’s within killing range, she may find that - even for a werewolf - it’s not always easy to go for the jugular.


With many of the Werewolf titles now moving more into Urban territory here David Wellington, takes the reader to the wilds on an adventure that is not all that it seems. Definitely a different take on the Werewolf myth as our principle protagonist is about to discover when the world she thought of as black and white is more shades of grey than she could imagine.

It is well written, the character reachable by the reader and above all else it’s the backstory that really makes this offering. It’s got action, its got adventure but perhaps most of all its got humanity about it. Whilst this won’t please very supernatural reader out there its different enough to find a firm base with a large number of readers out there that want something a little different to the norm.

1 comment:

Angela Addams said...

Sounds cool...hasn't he written another series...about vampires? I think it's the same guy and if so, his vampire books are awesome and very dark!