Narrated by Chris Barnes
This guy is one of my favorite narrators! His name is Chris Barnes and his voice carries a Scottish brogue that makes my ears tingle when I'm listening to my audio horror- thus introducing the book series that he told me was awesome. At first I wasn't sure, but he convinced me, it was worth the listen. He was right!
The High Moor series, by Graeme Reynolds, is werewolf hell! The stories are shared book by book below, so prepare for a wild ride of a book review!
High Moor, Book 1
In a sleepy town, something's killing animals and people. If it weren't for two young boys and a gun-toting Yank, the entire town would have been eaten alive! But there's even more to the story than that - there's a family nearby, sitting in wait for a sign. When to make am move and when to destroy. Lastly, there's a man (Steven), who's trying to keep a promise and battle an age-old evil - even if it kills him.
This story was pretty good, but I had a few issues with the interaction with the characters. With such an unorthodox situation, it was odd to have the characters trust so quickly, so easily! Everything seemed to happen at an accelerated rate, causing me to side-eye the book. I enjoyed it, but... I don't know.
High Moor, Book 2: Moonstruck
It's all about revenge with these people! And so many angry cops! Man- everybody was angry in this book! The action was full and the killings were gory as ever! The voice of Barnes kept me happy as I read in to the series.
I enjoyed this one much more than the first. The surviving victim of the attacks in book one has been on the run. He's Moonstruck, meaning a wild wolf that needs to be taken down, according to the law. But there's a lone werewolf hunter who's working the job way too well. His actions set a string of catastrophes- rage, revenge and mistakes.
When you've not changed for a while, your inner-wolf can become a Bezerker, I guess. That's what also happens to those who change and forget their human side Also, if you've been bitten by a MoonStruck werewolf, you take on those traits. That's what was going on in this tale. Everyone was afraid of him, because MoonStruck's are known for an their animalistic animal behavior, but that's not the case for our hero.
I didn't have high hopes, but this one was fab! There was action throughout the story and tons of gore for the true werewolf fan! I didn't think I'd enjoy Moon Struck, but I did.
High Moor, Book 3: Blood Moon
Stephen, Stephen, Stephen... from the fat, into the fire! Now the military is involved...
The Opposition is now involved, but as far as opposition, they didn't hold up very well against the werewolves! Michael was captured and his sister and John were determined to get him out. So much happened because of plans not well-laid.
While the humans are rounding up werewolves in human form, for experimentation, while tucked away in camps, a special group of wolves decide to teach the world a lesson, treating every nook and cranny as their hunting ground. Where will a line be drawn between two powerful species?
The action is non-stop and the violence just gets bigger and bigger. I enjoyed this one as well. I also liked that the fact that werewolves existed could no longer be hidden. With that said, none of the werewolves, other than those changed from being attacked were all that likable. Everyone was angry and there was no love, other than Marie's for her daughter. Oh, and that crazy love scene back in book 2.
If you like werwolf horror, these books do not fail. There's tons of gore, horrific attacks and Russian accents for days. I enjoyed it and can happily say, I was proven wrong when I thought the other books wouldn't be likable. Happy to say! So check out the High Moon series, while I move on to the next read!
High Moor Series
Horrific Tales Publishing
November 17, 2011
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