Shadows in the Dark – Frank E. Whelan

Shadows in the DarkISBN-10 0993235840

ISBN-13 978-0993235849

Author Frank E. Whelan

Publisher Perpetual Autumn Publishing

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

From Goodreads

Witch and werewolf were living in harmony and then he went and spoiled it all by hitting something nasty like nosferatu.
Now vampires have the Irish couple in their sights and Ciaran Connolly’s old enemies will have to become his greatest allies if he’s to survive. The night has once again become a scary place; will anyone really win in the battle of the monsters?

The second novel in the thrilling Diary of the Wolf series, where monsters walk the streets of cosmopolitan Dublin City and hunters stalk the hills.

What did I think?

Before you start Shadows in the Dark you need to sit down and get comfortable because you will not be moving for a while! From the moment you read the first sentence you become absorbed in to Ciaran’s world and find it impossible to put down. This is the second book in the Diary of the Wolf series and while I think you would benefit from reading the first book, I don’t think it would take long to catch up with what’s happening.

At no point did the tempo of Shadows in the Dark let up. It’s a whirlwind of a book that doesn’t let your feet touch the ground until you’ve finished. Ciaran’s second instalment covers such a range of emotions and a range of events that never lets your get bored.

It is safe to stay that Whelan’s story writing has improved by leaps and bounds from the first book. You can relate to the characters and that makes you feel more involved in the story. I do think it could’ve been made even better by expanding on some of the more sensitive/emotional moments a bit more, but like I said, leaps and bounds from the first book! It doesn’t quite seem that Ciaran’s story has finished here so I hope that we get to see Whelan’s writing progress further along with Ciaran’s life.

My Rating? ♥♥♥♥

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A Tale of Hunters – Frank E. Whelan

A Tale of Hunters

ASIN B015BX2E8Q

Author Frank E. Whelan

Publisher Perpetual Autumn Publishing

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

 

From Goodreads

An ancient network exists to hunt the supernatural creatures that prey on men. The war has been waged on blood drenched battlefields, the deepest caverns and across the continents of the Earth. Now a battle is building in a small town in the north of England. This hunt is only for the brave.

Part of the “Diary of the Wolf” series, A Tale of Hunters takes place between the first and second novels in the series.

What did I think?

Following on from yesterdays post on ‘The Diary of the Wolf’ by Frank E. Whelan, here’s my review for the follow on book, A Tale of Hunters. Whelan has written a quick and easy novella that really doesn’t take any effort to get through.

I loved how clean-cut and straight to the point Whelan managed to keep the novella. He has really managed to pack a whole load of story into just 42 pages…that is some skill to have! Whelan succeeded in adding action and suspense and also a twist to the story in very minimal time and I really commend him for making it work!

For a short afternoon read, you really cannot go wrong. You don’t have to have read the first book in the series to follow the story because Whelan has written the hunters tale and not the werewolf’s. And while I have previously said I weren’t a fan of the ‘supernatural’ books…again I have been proved that such brilliant books do exist.

My Rating? ♥♥♥♥

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Diary of the Wolf – Frank E. Whelan

Diary of the Wolf

ISBN-10 0993235816

ISBN-13 978-0993235818

Author Frank E. Whelan

Publisher Perpetual Autumn Publishing

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

From Amazon

Intense battles, thrilling hunts and intimate encounters are all part of daily life for a newly turned Irish werewolf.

Under the skin of our reality is a world of monsters and magic, a world thrust upon Ciaran Connolly when he became Ireland’s newest werewolf.

Witches want his body and hunters want his hide, but all Ciaran wants is to pass his exams before the next full moon.

Set in contemporary Ireland, the first book in the Diary of the Wolf series is just the start of an epic journey that will see Ciaran Connolly tested to the very limits of a werewolf and beyond.

What did I think?

From the first few pages of this book, I was instantly absorbed in to the diary of the wolf. Whelan has done an incredible job with describing the transformation of human to wolf, it was descriptive and thorough.

Usually paranormal and supernatural books don’t really hold my attention all that well. It seems that Whelan has managed to keep me focused and it was nice to read something that had a little something to offer on every single page of the book, Whelan kept the Diary of the Wolf on a very steady pace and didn’t allow me to get bored at any point.

I did find that while the concept of the book was brilliant, it did lack a little of a ‘solid’ storyline. Yes, there’s the love story and the wolf hunt but it just felt a little ‘samey’ for me. I also felt like one of the characters could have been built upon massively. The only reason why it’s a four star review!

Join me tomorrow to read my review on A Tale of Hunters – the novella in between books one and two of the Diary of the Wolf series.

My Rating? ♥♥♥♥

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