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The Curse of the Wendigo (The Monstrumologist Book 2) Kindle Edition
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I don't know how Yancey does it, he has an amazing gift for writing horror that truly makes you tremble. He plumbs the depth of human potential and scrapes the bottom, things too horrific to imagine are dredged up, brought to the light of day and described with unflinching brutality. But then he goes and shows you beauty as well: love, loyalty and laughter.
And that's where this book excels beyond "The Monstrumologist." I liked the Monstrumologist but the cast was all male. There were female victims of course, but no main player. Here, you have the enchanting Muriel whose relationship with the Monstrumologist makes him seem more human. You have Lilly, a girl slightly older than Will whom I found delightful. I do hope that she will be seen in future installments of Will's story. Other characters abound: Von Helrung (The Monstrumologist's mentor), John Chanler, Sergent Hawk. They all combine to make the story compelling, utterly engrossing. But the biggest draw is Will himself, how he could still be so innocent after witnessing so many horrors, how unfailing his loyalty is and how brave he becomes when grown men pale and flinch.
As usual there is the caveat: This is a gory book with mature content. I would hesitate to put it in the hands of children. It's more geared towards older teens and adults.
Bravo to Rick Yancey; I eagerly await the next installment.
The author does a wonderful job of building on the story, taking us deeper into the world of the Doctor, Will Henry and Monstrumology itself. The Wendigo is fascinating and the author spares no sentiment in describing the monster in all of it's gruesome hunger and decay. The Doctor's past plays a large role in this mission and Will Henry acquits himself with the courage and steadfast loyalty that we have come to expect.
This is an exciting, fast paced read. It's not often that readers are treated to such action, adventure, and intense horror elements all couched in language that is rich and as lush as a warm blanket on a cold day. This series is not for everyone. It is a dark and bleak world portrayed here. As Will Henry states "...tell me why God felt the need to make a hell. It seems so redundant." Hell has never been so effectively portrayed. A recommend for any fan of literary horror fiction whether teen or adult. I can't believe I now have to wait so long for the next one. This is a must read.
This story has more humor, emotion, and heartbreak than the first, and plenty of scares.
As with Book One of the Monstrumologist series, we go on an adventure with Dr. Pellinore Warthrop, the Monstrumoligist and his young apprentice, William Henry James, and it is one we will not forget. Just like the Anthropophagi in the first book, the Wendigo, or the myth of the Wendigo is just as absorbing and the tales of the monster are just as brutal. This is not for the faint of heart, but the story has a lot of heart in it, literally and figuratively!
Pellinore and Will Henry begin their adventures in the wilderness of Canada when the temperatures are dropping. They seek an old friend of the doctor's who's gone missing and the worst is feared. Through brutal cold and unimaginable horrors they trudge on. Pellinore's past is explored more deeply in this second book of the series and the rescue of a dear friend is of great importance to him and he does not believe in the ridiculous notion of the Wendigo that has changed his friend for the worse. Will Henry is again indispensible to the doctor and the two have grown closer and the relationship between the two is very endearing for the both of them. They are amazing in this book of mystery and suspense. If you are new to The Monstrumologist, Will Henry is a young boy who travels with a scientist who is known as a monstrumologist and is his assistant.Read more ›
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Even better than the first book. The pace really picks up!Published 1 month ago by Abigail Stefaniak
This was a joy to read and I found it more enjoyable than the first volume in the series. Language, depth, and pace were all captivatingPublished 2 months ago by alex ace
The second book of one of my favorite series ever! As usual, get out your dictionary because the author's vocabulary is vast. Read morePublished 4 months ago by jyll
it was this book that introduced me to author Rick Yancey. I was looking for a novel with the wendigo as the monster. i'm glad i found it; mr. Read morePublished 6 months ago by celticriver
Wow! What a wild ride. I NEVER would have thought I would get into a horror series but this one rocks! I love Will Henry and the Dr. and all their interactions. Read morePublished 6 months ago by HJP
This is the 2nd book in the series & it is just as good as the first. This time the Doctor & his assistant are off on a thrilling adventure to rescue an old friend. Read morePublished 8 months ago by krafty pixie
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