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Very well written and fast paced, it does draw you into the world of the characters and makes you care about them.
However the dichotomy between the biological basis for the infection and spread of the werewolf virus, along with the descriptions of how the bodies and brains of the werewolves change under the influence of the virus, especially the autopsy that shows that the werewolves are only 'pretend' wolves jars far too much with the 'supernatural' abilities of the werewolves - their hunger only for human flesh, their ability to go a month without food and suffer no ill effects, the ability to only transform under the light of a full moon etc.
Also the statement at the end of this book that all four Vanguard Class SSBN's are putting to sea is nonsense - the UK Deterrence force is designed to have one SSBN at sea at any one time, and its deployment, crewing (2 crews per submarine), training, refit and repair schedule is designed around that aim. Putting all 4 SSBN's to sea is 1. not needed 2. probably impossible and 3. a HUGELY PROVOCATIVE move in terms of deterrence and one that the Russians and Chinese, never mind the American's, would react very poorly too.
That said I have just purchased the 3rd book, if you can get over the flaws and suspend some belief (hell its a werewolf story after all) it remains a ripping read.
I have always been a great fan of horror and supernatural novels since I started reading them as a boy in the early fifties and over the years have amassed a large collection, mainly paperback copies and I am now replacing those available as e-books with Kindle Editions. This re-organisation has also given me the chance to revisit books that I have not read for a while and add some that I have missed. These are two volumes that I have not previous discovered although they had been download to my reader for some time.
The story basically follows the usual apocalyptic lines but substitutes werewolves for the usual zombies. Although the publication date is given as 2017 the story has the distinct style of the 1980s and even the technology and simplistic language seem to hark back to that decade.
Entertaining enough but not very exiting and probably not enough gore for the younger modern reader. One gets the impression that this was an older work dusted off and part way modernised for recent publication. Perhaps this was originally intended for a younger readership as it seems to have distinct school age focus.
As an adult reader I found it a frustrating read but persevered through to the rather lame and predictable ending.