Instead of starting the next chapter watching Drew in his cell, we follow a cockroach as it scuttles across the floor of the cell to eat some discarded bread, only to be attacked by a rat. Overall a 4 out of 5 book for me. Using this knowledge, he revives the shaman and extorts the necessary information from him. It's a high fantasy, where the lords, ladies, and nobility are all werecreatures of one sort or another. Then one terrible night everything changes, after a vicious attack by a mysterious creature Drew is changed forever.
They were interesting, and i feel the need to find more about them. The story also has some expected elements from classic stories but also houses many surprises in this strange world! Heroes and enemies popped up where we least expected, and death was not saved for the villains. Gretchen also faints from her injuries, leaving Hector alone in the wild. The Weres retain most of their cognitive ability when transformed; They can even talk. Drew is feeling a bit weak after staring at the full moon, so he is powerless—guilt is perfect for future force-fed character development! He is courageous and agile, but he is no hero or so he thinks.
Bergan gives the two boys the supplies necessary to survive, while also telling Drew that he is the son of the former king,. Huth helps Drew prepare for his exile with the help of Hector and Hector's twin brother , and it is decided that , the desert land ruled by the Jackals, is the best place to lose himself. If you want a definite age, I'd go 13+, just to be safe. I definitely would not recommend this series to younger readers, but it depends on what a person can handle. The animated series of Frankenstein's Cat, based upon Curtis's book of the same name, picked up the Pulcinella award for Best Children's Show at the 2008 International Cartoons On The Bay festival in Salerno, Italy. This event is Drew witnessing his mom die in front of him.
Upon his absence, Leopold came forward and took over the relatively undefended country defeating the lingering Duke Bergan in the process , kidnapping Wergar's family and telling Bergan that they would only be safe if Wergar were to surrender the throne and go into exile. When a monster breaks into his house and kills his mother, and his father accuses him of the murder, 16-year-old Drew Ferran must leave home and find his own way in the world. Why should you read this book? May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. I loved the friendship between Drew and Hector and hope we get to see more of that in future books. And now all I want is to reread it until I can get my hands on the sequel! I loved the world building and could happily have stayed lost in Drew's world for much longer! Drew's the only one who can unite the kingdom in a massive uprising against its tyrant ruler, Leopold the Lion. No seriously, i wanted to strangle every. A world where there are many different types of were creatures.
It takes place in the land of Dyrewood. I can't quite put my finger on it, something about the way the author writes his narrative just had me cringing a little in places -- there were moments when the story came across as cheesy, which was a shame, because it's a good story, it's compelling enough for me to want to carry on with this series and see what happens to Drew and the rest of the characters, and since I own the second book I'll probably go right into that and see how it goes. Not only that, Drew is such a likeable character. The story is well paced, easy to read and one that will keep you gripped from beginning to end. The cover isn't the one that is currently listed in goodreads, but one that has a werewolf surrounded by an ornamental frame. It was easy to immerse oneself deeply into the world around them as they journeyed right there beside Drew every step of the way. Would it be different points in time? He stays true to his word on the journey, where Drew is constantly thrashed to within an inch of his life, then left alone to recover with his advanced abilities.
Add to this a huge amount of writing talent and the end product is Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling, the most exciting fantasy story I have read for years. This young lad, who isn't even quite sure what he is, has the innate ability to reach out and help those in their most dire hour. The author did well with the concept of shape shifting and has quite a good plot going. When he is captured he has to find a way to prove that he is not the enemy and figure out a way to bring the real culprit to justice. His dad arrives home and, thinking Drew is the murderer, tries to kill him. I bought these for my son, but ended up reading them myself.
Imagine a world ruled by Werelords - men and women who can shift at will into bears, lions, and serpents. I love the creativeness that was brought in to bring this world to life. My curiosity got the better of me recently when we found ourselves looking around in the children's section and there was this book again! A mysterious figure appears to escort them away and is quickly revealed to be Harker: Duke Bergan had led the attack, using the night to disguise his men and save Drew from an eventual death. The tension builds quickly and doesn't let up for a moment, I was kept flipping the pages with a voracious appetite to know what was going to happen next. Curtis Joblings introduces us to a completely unique and exciting world full of unpredictability and adventure. Drew may be their only shining hope. The kingdom is being controlled by the werelion, who has used his power to keep the people downtrodden and looking for a brighter future.
I love anything paranormal, fantasy, erotic, sci-fi, thriller or paranormal romance, most anything really , but it has to have good writing and a good story. Honestly, this will most likely be more of a gush that a review. It's a vivid story, one that has as much horror to it as fantasy, with plenty of action. As the book unfolds, the characters are a little predictable but very likable and play their parts well. When the jailer attempts to question him, he retorts, saying he will only speak to Duke Bergan, who the jailer turns out to be.