High Moor

High Moor

by Graeme Reynolds


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ISBN-13: 9780957010338
Publisher: Horrific Tales Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 313,912
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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High Moor 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BookLoversLife1 More than 1 year ago
This isn't a shifter book, this is the down and dirty werewolf type book! It's the blood and guts type of werewolf, the ones that will eat you whole and the ones where you find yourself shuddering about. I loved it!! Right from the start this story will grab you. We learn about John Sampson and basically, how he came to be a Moonstruck werewolf. It starts in the present with Sampson just preparing to lock himself up in his cage and then we are transported back to when he was young. He is a typical child and tries to spend his days hanging with his friends, until a faithful day on the Moor, when his world is changed forever. This book isn't just a Werewolf book. It's a story of friendship, of mistakes, of finding out about yourself and who you can trust. This is quite a long book but I listened to it in one day because I couldn't put it down. It was fantastic! There are quite a few characters but they were all extremely well written and developed. I loved reading about John, Michael and Maries' friendship when they were kids. It was so realistic that it brought me right back to my own childhood. Their banter and comradeship was awesome. There are plenty of other characters like Steven, the Sargent, Carl,the american hunter, the old woman and the gypsies who are all an integral part of the story and all who add something extra. Each person has their own story and the author weaves each tale together seamlessly. There is no wasted information in this book, everything the author does has a point, and I loved that about the book. The werewolf lore was another thing I loved. I loved how there were 2 different types of them. One is the ones who can turn at will and keep their sensibilities and the other are the "Moonstruck". They are the 7 foot tall ones of nightmares. They are the ones who will rip you to bits because at their core, they are animals and we are prey. The first type hunt and kill the second type because they can expose their secrets! I loved the setting! It's a tight knit, small town in England with the back drop of the Moors. Even without the blood chilling werewolves, you can picture the creepy setting. Imagine that with the howls of the feral wolves and you get a sense of the frightening setting. It was perfect!! Anyway. This book was such a tense and chilling read, though there actually was some laugh out loud moments!! The banter flowed with a lot of the characters and it added a much needed levity to the book. The action is basically non stop the whole way through and you will be sitting on the edge of your seat. This book is the old school gory, bloody werewolves and not for the squeamish. With each killing that happens, your heart will quicken and believe me when I say that no character is safe!! It's bloody brilliant ;) I listened to the audio and I'm so glad I did. Chris Barnes did an amazing job with it. He easily portrayed each character and I had no worry about getting each character mixed up. He really knew when to ramp up the tension and when the voice needed to chill a bit! Loved it. So ya. This book pretty much blew me away with how much I loved it and I can't recommend it enough! If you want old school werewolf horror, with a thrilling story, then this is for you.
19269684 More than 1 year ago
This guy is one of my favorite narrators! His name is Chris Barnes and his voice carries a Scottish brogue that makes my ears tingle when I'm listening to my audio horror- thus introducing the book series that he told me was awesome. At first I wasn't sure, but he convinced me, it was worth the listen. He was right! The High Moor series, by Graeme Reynolds, is werewolf hell! The stories are shared book by book below, so prepare for a wild ride of a book review! In a sleepy town, something's killing animals and people. If it weren't for two young boys and a gun-toting Yank, the entire town would have been eaten alive! But there's even more to the story than that - there's a family nearby, sitting in wait for a sign. When to make am move and when to destroy. Lastly, there's a man (Steven), who's trying to keep a promise and battle an age-old evil - even if it kills him. This story was pretty good, but I had a few issues with the interaction with the characters. With such an unorthodox situation, it was odd to have the characters trust so quickly, so easily! Everything seemed to happen at an accelerated rate, causing me to side-eye the book. I enjoyed it, but... I don't know *For the full review: http://www.areneehunt.com/the-reviews/high-moor-series-by-graeme-reynolds If you like werwolf horror, these books do not fail. There's tons of gore, horrific attacks and Russian accents for days. I enjoyed it and can happily say, I was proven wrong when I thought the other books wouldn't be likable. Happy to say! So check out the High Moon series, while I move on to the next read! High Moor Series Graeme Reynolds Horrific Tales Publishing November 17, 2011
SpaZd0gLee More than 1 year ago
I wanted a change of pace from the current trend of sexy werewolves and this fit the bill. Dark, gritty and disturbingly violent at times with a wide variety of characters to keep it colorful and lively. From the clueless parents, the abusive ones, the cops trying to figure things out, the wolves trying to hide all evidence, the murders, the children caught in the middle, the bullies and the bullied, the hunter and the hunted, whew, this was a wild tale. Told from a variety POV's, it made for some intense scenes with details coming from different angles. This is a story with, ahem, bite to it!
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that “High Moor” by Graeme Reynolds is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite High Moor by Graeme Reynolds is a superbly refined story of werewolves, and the surprisingly structured werewolf social hierarchy. Unstable rogue werewolves are sought out, hunted down, and killed by “the pack” in order to protect the anonymity of their existence. As long as everybody thinks werewolves don’t exist, they can move freely among the human population. Therefore, it is crucial to their continued existence that indiscriminate rogue killings not be tolerated. Graeme Reynolds is highly regarded throughout the United Kingdom as a premier author of Horror stories; High Moor is just one example of his genius. This tale covers roughly three generations, and uncovers a number of revelations as to familial kinship! Throughout High Moor, it seems as if the reader loses his/her control of emotions. In every example of some person or thing being picked on, humiliated, harmed or threatened, I don’t think any reader can remain neutral. You will find yourself hoping and wishing that so-and-so got what’s coming to him, or gets caught, or otherwise experiences a negative outcome. I found High Moor to be highly engaging, and accomplished at maintaining my attention. I have read some werewolf stories that are pretty lame; this is not one of those. High Moor is fairly graphic, with respect to the bodily damage the competing factions inflict upon one another. It is almost physically painful just reading about some of the things they can do with their jaws and claws! I’m convinced that is just another example of Reynolds’ writing skills. High Moor is, if I may be allowed a cliché, a real page-turner. It has some great moments, some excellent moments, and a lot of really good moments. When I finished High Moor, I was immediately eager to take on the next volume, High Moor: Moonstruck. Penned as a continuation of High Moor, Moonstruck cannot go wrong. I am confident Graeme Reynolds is not a one-shot-wonder, and I fully expect Moonstruck to be another fascinating thriller.
AnnMarie1029 More than 1 year ago
  Moonstruck is the highly anticipated sequel to High Moor, the debut novel from Graeme Reynolds. High Moor was an excellent read, and the second in the series doesn't disappoint.  This book picks up right where High Moor left off, and the action starts almost immediately and continues at a fast pace the whole way through. I don't want to mention anything about the plot as that would give away some of the ending of the first novel, but I can say that even with the fast pace Reynolds brings in several new characters and takes the time to develop them fully. This helps him deliver an emotional impact that you don't often see from such action oriented novels, and speaks to his skills as a writer. Moonstruck is a fantastic horror novel with enough carnage to make the gore hounds happy and has scenes that are going to stay with me for a long time. If you have read High Moor then you definitely need to pick up Moonstruck as it is one of the best books of  the year. If you haven't read the first one, then by all means do so. This is not a series you want to miss out on. Highly recommended