The Goatlord Kesslar has the young Werewolf in his possession, taking him to the land of the Lizardlords. There, Drew will be forced to fight as a gladiator, and make unlikely alliances in order to escape alive, from a place no one has broken away from before…Hector the Wereboar, Vega the Sharklord and Werestag Manfred are fleeing from the Catlords, aboard the notorious pirate ship Maelstrom. A cross between Narnia and Teen Wolf perhaps? Most definitely not the fantastical, action-packed, magical, pure awesome book that was Shadow of the Hawk.
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The Goatlord Kesslar has the young Werewolf in his possession, taking him to the land of the Lizardlords. There, Drew will be forced to fight as a gladiator, and make unlikely alliances in order to escape alive, from a place no one has broken away from before…Hector the Wereboar, Vega the Sharklord and Werestag Manfred are fleeing from the Catlords, aboard the notorious pirate ship Maelstrom.
A cross between Narnia and Teen Wolf perhaps? Most definitely not the fantastical, action-packed, magical, pure awesome book that was Shadow of the Hawk. From the word go, I was sucked in. I fell totally and completely in love with the world.
I just could not put it down, in a constant adrenaline rush from start to finish. I know I have to get my hands on the previous two books in this series: I want back into Lyssia! Drew Ferran, the last Grey Wolf of Lyssia, was smart, fast and strong, willing to do anything to survive. I found him proud, kind, good, loyal and giving, with a good heart. Drew was just really noble: a real king.
His thinking was inspiration and he always spoke his mind. Drew was a king of old, honourable, brave, defiant and passionate. And I fell in love with him from the word go! He really missed Drew, and he had a good heart. And the Vincent-vile was just horrible, always saying cruel things. To start with, I felt Vega was heartless, that he killed too easily. But soon after, I started swaying, changed by his snarky humour and the care he showed towards his crew and the Weres on it. And, before long, I had decided that I loved him.
But he has a good heart. He was really rather sweet, in a piratey way. He soon turned into an unlikely favourite of mine, one I was always happy to see. He wanted his brother dead more than anyone… Of course, as I loved Drew, I instantly hated Trent for hunting Drew down. He was quite honourable and very determined. All the other characters were equally well padded and thought out. One of the ones I hated most was Count Kesslar, a Goatlord and slaver. He was a selfish, greedy coward, who I loathed from the moment I met him.
On the other hand, I loved Duke Manfred, the Werestag of Stormdale: he was really level headed, proper and kind, always seeing the good instead of the bad. The character who creeped me out the most was, without a doubt, Slotha, the Walrus of Tuskun. And her city? Eek, it came me the creeps, and so did she. She really was horribly vicious, and the fact she was a Werewalrus made her even scarier. May I just say, I am in love with this world. The change, the characters: everything was so vivid.
I love the twist Jobling has put on the lycanthropy mythology: silver, shifting… It was all just so cool! I loved learning all about the Therianthropes, and meeting the various other characters. I was over the moon to see Sirens as well — again, I adore the twist! But: it got better: Weremammoths. So cool, right?! I loved this book, the action, the fantasy, the characters.
And by the end, I was left going crazy for more. The action had a huge part in that: it started from the word go, sucking me straight in.
And I understood everything, all the backstories. And, blimey, the action was non-stop! There were the most amazing battle scenes, that really got the old adrenaline flowing. And that was thanks to the writing: it was just amazing. It had me totally hooked. It was lyrical, powerful, descriptive. I could see everything — every character, every setting, every battle. There was never a dull moment. By the end, I wanted more, more, more! In other words: I. This is the third installment of the engrossing and exciting Wereworld series by British author Curtis Jobling.
Something major nearly always happens at the end of each book as well which leaves me biting my nails and unable to sleep until I know the next publication date. He has an inextinguishable spirit and true grit and no matter what stands in his way he never gives up and he always overcomes the obstacles put in his path. In a separate plot strand, the story follows the Boarlord Hector, who is onboard the ship the Maelstrom.
Hector has been my absolute favourite character in the series from the word go. His regular communing with the dead has affected him greatly and he may never return to the Hector I knew and loved. Curtis Jobling definitely delivers after the success of the first two books. This book, as is the whole series, is stonkingly good! Drew Ferran, having been taken captive at the end of the previous book, is sent to the Scoria by Count Kesslar after a failed escape attempt and an encounter with a crocodile.
The Lizardlord, Ignus, buys him after finding his identity as a Wolflord and Drew is branded as a gladiator. He quickly makes enemies among his fellow therianthrope captives and even those friendly to him warn that they could just as easily turn on him in order to survive. However, Drew knows that he will eventually escape and return to his homeland of Lyssia.
Lori Galaske I enjoyed the first two books in the Wereworld series, but book three was so filled with violence that I could hold it up and let the blood drip from it and the body parts fall onto my lap. Virtually every chapter is a battle scene of one kind or another - from gladiators in a Colosseum to the sacking and burning of innocents in villages to a bloodthirsty "werecat" in need of some sport to just your run-of-the-mill battles. The few chapters without battles contained descriptions of communing with the dead and dark magic.
It was altogether too dark for my taste - especially in a middlegrade novel. I gave it two stars instead of one because I still like the story-line and found little treasures of truth hidden within the blood and gore. Nicola I understand where you are coming from my mom was the same way.
Although being a teenage boy I loved the greusomeness and fight scenes. But that is just my opinion. Review will shown on site after approval. Review will shown on site after approval Other books by Wereworld.
Wereworld : Shadow of the Hawk
Shelves: adventure , fantasy Be warned, reader. I will try my hardest not to include any spoilers about Shadow of the Hawk in this review, but I cannot promise the same about the previous two books in the series. If you have not yet read them then you may want to look away now. I loved the first two Wereworld books. The first was brilliant, and the second, Rage of Lions, even better. So much so that it made it into my list of top picks of I know that many others share my admiration for these books - so no pressure then Be warned, reader.
Shadow of the Hawk
Shadow Of The Hawk (2012)