It is an extremely violent novel and the gore is ramped up to eleven. Glendon, the Wolfman, starts the book with a little over a dozen casualties. Limbs and organs fly and he’s still the good guy. Countess Marya has her work cut out, but she’s no light weight. Below sort of represents the relationship between Marya and Glendon.
After fighting Dracula and being thrown into an underground tunnel, the Monster drifts in a bay off of the coast of the island and has to swim back. On his maritime little (BIG) way, he has to punch out a shark. And then that shark is eaten by its fellow shark brothers.
You heard that right folks, Frankenstein’s monster punches out a shark.
Everyone left alive meets up with Marya in her castle and all hell breaks loose. And so does the story. Instead of having a climactic battle, David sort of ends the story with a massive explosion caused by the Wolfman tinkering with equipment. It was just a little disappointing, but, I won’t take points off. The journey with all of these characters, good or bad, was too much fun.
Now for Return of the Wolfman, the first book in the trilogy…
****1/2 of *****; would read again, under a moonlit night with the werewolf’s howl at my window, the Monster in my kitchen, Dracula and his daughter catching up in front of a grand fire, and Soto the zombie chilling with some human brains at his side.