Book Chat: Lycan Fallout

Rise of the Werewolf

The first novel in a new series by talented Mark Tufo. The main theme revolves around Lycans instead of zombies like his other Fallout series.

MYRA’S HORROR BLOG REVIEWS : I wanted to write reviews as if I were sharing the love of a book with a friend. What I liked about it, from storyline to characters; to include any parts that had a negative impact on me as a reader. Join me on the couch as we explore today’s exciting read.

2013

Amazon

The world of man was brought to its knees with the zombie apocalypse. A hundred and fifty years have passed since man has clawed and climbed his way from the brink of extinction. Civilization has rebooted, man has begun to rebuild, to create communities and society. It is on this fragile new shaky ground that a threat worse than the scourge of the dead has sprung. One man finds himself once again thrust into the forefront of a war he wants nothing to do with and seemingly cannot win. Follow along as Michael Talbot attempts to thwart the rise of the werewolf.

Review:

The story opens with Mike sitting in the ruins of his brother’s house (It has been 150 years since the zombies were eradicated). Our hero is surrounded by the cremated remains of his family and friends. Thomas brings Mike bad news; a new threat has arrived for humans. Lycan. Though Mike is not game for becoming entangled in a new rescue mission for humanity, Thomas convinces him. Clearly Thomas is trying to give Talbot something to live for again.

Thomas takes Mike to meet Azile, (who we met in the Zombie Fallout series) a powerful witch on the forefront of the fight. Because Talbot is not enthusiastic about helping, Azile throws him into an encounter with a Lycan. Mike is almost killed, even though the beast was old. But now he is pissed at the witch and sets off after her. When he finally catches up to Azile, she springs a huge surprise on him by introducing Bailey. She is a beautiful Amazonian woman and a descendant of his best friend BT. Mike can’t turn his back on helping Bailey and her town.

Things don’t go smoothly; the Lyans are almost impossible to kill. The creatures also create werewolves as slave soldiers for the fight to wipe out humanity. The thropes are easier to slay than Lycans, but still terrifying adversaries.

A whole village is wiped out in gruesome savagery and it hits everyone hard. The group make a stand at Bailey’s town and barely manage to survive.

I have to admit, the opening scene with Mike brought tears to my eyes. I grew very fond of Mike and all his cohorts. Not to give a big spoiler, but I also became teary at the end with an emotional scene between Thomas and Talbot.

A no brainer recommendation for fans of Mark Tufo stories and those who love werewolf tales. I look forward to reading more books in this series.

 

 

 

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