Thursday, March 21, 2019

FANGTASTIC TALES OF WEREWOLF SAVAGERY by Toneye Eyenot



FANGTASTIC TALES OF WEREWOLF SAVAGERY by Toneye Eyenot

Published March 21st 2019

Published by Luniakk Publications

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(from the book description)

 La Lluna Plena – the Full Moon – that beautiful and mysterious celestial body which stirs within us all those deep, dark emotions we do our best to subdue and control. For some of us, her influence runs deeper, much deeper. We all walk beneath her maddening rays, yet, while most may shrug off the notion that inside us all resides a beast – a savage wolf – there are those of us who embrace the monster within and ride that lunatic wave with abandon each time she casts her gaze upon us.

Some see it as a blessing, others…a curse. To be bitten, and fall prey to murderous urges beyond our control, or to have the good fortune to be born into the pack, or perhaps even to whisper words of spell in order to evoke the lycanthropic gift, there are more than a few ways to cast aside the human skin and let loose the wolf within. Those ways are explored throughout this collection of werewolf terrors.

Suspend disbelief, dear reader, because whether you care to admit it, or continue to live in ignorant bliss, we walk among you. We smell the blood as it courses through your veins and taste your fear on the breeze. We long to see the life drain from your quivering flesh as we gorge. Beware the Full Moon, as you are about to enter the world of the Werewolf.
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If there was ever someone in this world that could be a real werewolf, I would believe that person would be Toneye Eyenot. This man virtually lives, breaths and thank the moon, writes werewolves.

Toneye's newest release, FANGTASTIC TALES OF WEREWOLF SAVAGERY is a collection of five stories. Each story is a different take on the wolf, but they all feel like they could be taking place in the same world. This web of inter-connectivity creates a feeling of falling into a mythos created out of the blackness of the authors nightmares.

Toneye treats the werewolf as the main character. No beast taking the back seat to a hero looking to save the day, or a girl in a red hood trying to lead it astray. The wolf is front and center, and that is what I really enjoyed about the tales. I have always loved a good werewolf story and it is so spectacular to see the wolf be set free. And these are proper werewolves, not your over-sized cuddly dogs chasing sparkly vampires. They are bloody, savage killers, rending flesh and chewing on bone.

Lets take a look at the stories included in this book.

BLOOD MOON BIG TOP

This is a revised 2nd edition of this story which was originally published in 2016. I wanted to include a image of the original cover, just because it is awesome. What could be just as scary as werewolves...clowns of coarse.


This doozy of a tale follows a clown named Marbles. He is a loner who enjoys his solitude between shows with a traveling circus. One night while out for a walk he stumbles across a feral child in the forest and and gets bit on the hand. Little does Marbles know that this one event will make life as he knows it spiral out of control and lead him down a path of blood and death.

This is the longest story in the collection and boy does it deserve to be front and center. We see this man slowly and methodically start fighting with his own humanity. We all know that he will lose to the wolf in the end, but the journey to that point is a roller-coaster ride of emotions. As Marbles looses his battle to the beast, he partakes in murder after murder to feed his growing hunger. Each one more gruesome then the last as the full moon approaches.

Toneye does not hold back on the gore. The deaths are horrible and vicious and keep building until one of the biggest blood-soaked conclusions you will ever read.
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HUNTER'S MOON

A pack of werewolves in the Blue Mountains of Australia prepare for the night of the Blood Moon and The Great Hunt.
They have gathered their prey from the surrounding community of humans and when the time is right they will be released and the wolves will hunt.

This tale gives a good look at the Pack dynamic of this group of werewolves. Each member is different, but when the hunt begins, they are one. The common goal, hunt and kill the human prey.
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DIRE

A thief takes a job to steal a fossilized paw print from the natural History Museum. It is a strange artifact, and when he returns to the man who hired him, events take a strange and deadly turn.

This story, with it's quick lead in and finale, reminded me of a Outer Limits episode. Just a nice little satisfying compact story.
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HUMAN SKIN

Two Private Investigators at a gruesome crime scene try to decipher the truth about a mangled body. Was this a stray animal attack or something far more sinister. And what could the old man who lives alone by the old docks have to do with it.

Hard Boiled crime and werewolves. I could read a whole book on this topic alone.
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THE TOMB OF LEGION

It's werewolves vs vampires (not the pretty sparkly ones) in an all-out battle of supremacy. And we even get some witches thrown in for good measure.

Out of the 4 shorter stories in this collection, this is my favorite. Who doesn't love wolves and vamps tearing into each other. The author gets to let loose and creates some real carnage on the page. We even get a ending that leaves the door wide open for a new chapter.
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As a bonus, a excerpt from the authors other novel, WOLVZ: WHISPERS OF WAR is included at the end of the book.

The moon is full tonight, so grab your copy and howl away. The night of the wolf is just beginning.


FANGTASTIC TALES OF WEREWOLF SAVAGERY can be purchased on Amazon in
EBOOK and PRINT.

To learn more about Toneye Eyenot please visit is website www.toneyeeyenot.weebly.com

Toneye also runs LUNIAKK PUBLICATIONS. Make sure to to stop by their site to see all the other Fangtastic books they have to offer.







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