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Posted January 26, 2014
...werewolf! Needless to say, this reviewer is a true sucker for a good lycanthrope story, and was delighted to finally read my first Ronald Kelly novel, since hearing good things about him for a while now. Kelly cut his teeth in the horror genre with several pb novels in the 80's and early 90's, and thankfully has re-emerged in recent years with new stuff and reissued backlist, in print and digital. Undertaker's Moon originally appeared as Moon of the Werewolf in 1991, and is one of those throwback novels that I fondly remember during my early days as a horror fiction reader in the mid to late 80's. Set in a small Tennessee town, denizens of Old Hickory are beset by strange deaths after the O'Shea family takes over the town funeral home, led by the enigmatic Crom McManus. But their secrets are dark and deadly, and two teens, a widower, and a mysterious Irish vagabond are all that stand between a pack of bloodthirsty beasts and certain death. While somewhat cliche in parts, the story flowed swiftly, and the bonus story at the end was excellent.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 6, 2013
Posted May 6, 2012
This is the best werewolf book I've ever read! I love this author he doesn't bore you like most. This book is very intriging and keeps you on the edge! I will read more books by him! this would make a great movie!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 15, 2011
A tale full of violence and action - but laced with the history of Dark Ages Eire - Undertaker's Moon is a real pageturner.
Old Hickory and its denizens have a typical small town feel, and their quiet, colourful lives are rudely upset by the arrival of the new Undertaker and the carnage that ensues.
The lycanthropy is played very well in this book: from the detailed, skin crawling descriptions of the transformations, and some eye-curling gore, as well as examining the desires and urges of the afflicted ones.
Only the unlikely assortment of the four who know the full horror of what is unfolding can prevent the whole town's demise - and the gripping conclusion will leave your thirst for blood thoroughly sated.
Posted May 2, 2014
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