|Plot Summary of Blood Trail|
This is the second book in the Vicki Nelson/Henry Fitzroy series. Vicki's life is just getting back to normal when Henry, a 450-year old vampire, gives her a call. He introduces her to two of his friends, who just happen to be werewolves. They need her help to find the person responsible for shooting two members of their family while they were in wolf form. Vicki cannot say no and travels out to the countryside with Henry to take the case. There she struggles to find someone with the skill to shoot the wolves while learning about werewolf culture and exploring her relationship with Henry and her sometimes boyfriend Mike Celluci.
It was interesting to see how Tanya Huff differed in her description of werewolf culture compared to other authors in her genre. She brought out much more of the wolf in their character than the human aspect. First of all, werewolves are born that way and you cannot be turned into a werewolf. The werewolves stay in packs with a dominant alpha male and female, who are the only two allowed to breed (just like wolves in the wild). Many werewolves are born as twins and find it very difficult to be separated from them. They have a hard time going to school as they find it too confining to wear clothes and to be apart from others of their kind.
I gave the book 4 stars because, although I really enjoyed learning about werewolf culture and loved the werewolves themselves, there is still not a lot of depth to the plot. It was pretty obvious who the murderer was as the author only introduces you to a few characters so that was a little disappointing because I love a good mystery.
This synopsis report prepared by Debbie
|Chapter Analysis of Blood Trail|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- werewolf teething
- private investigator
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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