Title: Sheep's Clothing 2nd edition
Publisher: Manifold Press
Publication Date: February 1, 2018
Length: 30 pages
Reviewed by Michael
The misadventures of Darren Murchison: a gay, English, self-employed handyman – no job too small – who moves to Welsh sheep country in search of a quiet life. Not a good move for the world’s most reluctant werewolf!
Gather ‘round, everyone, I have a confession to make,
Okay, here we go.
I have never read anything shifter. Like, ever. Now, you’d think that I would have. I mean, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer was one of my favorite television series. I love the Underworld franchise of movies. And, I’m a huge comic nerd.
But I’ve never read shifter.
And, to be honest, I wasn’t going to. When I first read the blurb for this one, somehow, I missed the little word ‘werewolf”, and so didn’t even realize that this was a shifter book until it was too late. I don’t mean “too late” in a bad way. No, quite the contrary, it’s in a very good way. By the time I knew what this was, I was already sucked in and didn’t want to stop.
Here’s the thing that interested me about this: the wolf is treated like a totally separate entity when Darren shifts. He’s well aware of what the wolf does, like his consciousness is in another body, and can assert some semblance of control over what the wolf does. But for the most part, he leaves the wolf to his own devises.
Until the climax, that is. (How’s that for vague?)
Based purely on this story alone, I may be a shifter convert.
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