The Wereling II: Prey Paperback – 17 May 2004
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About the Author
After achieving a first class degree in English Literature and Film Studies, Stephen Cole has worked extensively as a book editor and scriptwriter, in addition to writing many novels, including novelisations of the Dr Who series, and the Astrosaurs and Cows in Action series for younger readers. He lives in Buckinghamshire with his family.
Top Customer Reviews
A tense and thrilling story, with a pace that is garenteed to keep you hanging.
However, what Stephen Cole has crafted here is different. It's a thriller, a love story, a coming-of-age, fugitives-on-the-run caper - all in one and with a fresh edge. The author has taken the usual werewolf stuff and set it against the backdrop of modern America, partnering a newly turned teenage ‘wolf with a female sidekick who knows far more than she's cracking on. They are forced together and running, and the enemy can be just about anybody.
The result is an almost unbearably exciting book. At 34-years-of-age, I can't wait for the sequel!
Trying hard not to include any spoilers, I think I'll leave it as there was nothing fresh in the telling of this story, its central themes of something (or someone) preying on the vulnerable to what ends I won't say and, the search for a cure having been featured in several other books of this genre not too mention the 'gladiatorial' element which was recently featured on a tv series starring a ghost, a vampire and, a werewolf
Part 2 in a trilogy, do I think I would have gained anything by reading part 1 first? Not something I can say for definite but I strongly believe not.
Copyright: Petty Witter @ Pen and Paper.
The Wereling II: Prey
Wounded gave us an introduction into Cole's interpretation of the werewolf world with a couple of conventional images such as hunger, secrecy and evil but in this sequel we are given more personalities with the central protagonists Tom and Kate. We are now seeing the deepest desires of the two teenagers as they search around for a cure and more answers. Giving the characters more depth is always a good move and we can now relate to the characters. However it's a shame to see a lot of typical characteristics such as love, lust etc are used. Not necessarily bad, just a bit similar to other books, a bit of variety never hurt.
There is never too much detailed description in this trilogy and so the reader is left to imagine themselves what surroundings are like, which is good as readers can make their own interpretation of what the werewolf world is like.
More characters are introduced in this sequel and add a bit of flavour to the plot. From stereotypical hard-man Swagger to the intriguing Jicaque does the plot gain more depth and interest and so we gain more knowledge about wolves and their conventions.
The book justifies the fantasy adventure genre though the use of wolves and going on the run to find answers.
The plot is inconsistent, some really uninteresting chapters but when there are fights or are exploring new characters does the plot liven up and become really interesting.
Prey could have done with a bit more depth and imagination but is still a good sequel with tense situations and intriguing new characters.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
was super easy to put onto my kindle and had no issues with the quality of the book. easy to readPublished on 29 Mar. 2013 by sam
when I bought this book i had very high hopes with such strong good reviews on it, and also the story line sounded alright. Read morePublished on 13 Feb. 2012 by Mr. A. Parekh
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Even after the "problems" Tom Anderson has faced through his life, nothing has come so badly as being turned into a 'wolf. Read morePublished on 9 Mar. 2007 by Stephen Campbell
i read the first and have yet to read this installment of the trilogy, i am expecting it to be as strange and as moving as the first, which means i have high standards, this book... Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2005 by asa
I just couldnt put it down a great book! It widens the imagination i read it in one from start to finish! A horror story entwined with romance. Read morePublished on 24 May 2005 by Katrin Platt