I was eager to see if Marcus Pelegrimas could do it again. By that I mean if he could deliver another powerful, action-packed, and contagious drama in Book 2 of his Skinners series. Howling Legion, a follow-up to Book 1: Blood Blade, does not disappoint! In fact, I believe this book is even better. The reader doesn't merely get more of the first one but instead gets new characters, new creatures, and new horrors.
Kansas City will never be the same after an overly ambitious Full Blood (werewolf) makes an organized attempt at depleting the human population. The carcass of med student Lisa Wilson, one of the Full Blood's victims-turned-Half Breed, becomes the focus of an interested cop's investigation, and Skinners Paige and Cole assist him. While in KC, the Skinners uncover the magnitude of the Full Blood's actions. The confrontations, strategies, and attacks that follow are intense (to say the least) and life-changing for the humans and beasts alike.
It's important to note that Pelegrimas isn't only about the graphic battle scenes between people and monsters. While those battles are definitely in Howling Legion, in full force, he also writes a storyline with great detail and characters with a growing depth. The world he has created is complex, and I find it fascinating to read what he comes up with next.
This series is well worth your time. Enjoy, and spread the word!