“To do a great right, you may do a little wrong; and you may take any means which the end to be attained will justify.” - Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
i was quite surprised by how this story panned out. it had a Dickensian feel to it. think Oliver Twist, the Artful Dodger, Fagin and his gang of juvenile pickpockets. it was also like a coming-of-age tale or should i say "coming-of-rage" tale about a teen who becomes a werewolf on one of the most celebrated days of the year. how Annabel faces and accepts the truth about who she is and what happens when she finds herself among her kind are some of the story's highlights.
i found it dark and a little graphic in some places and i thought it was going to stay that way to the very end but there was a twist in the last pages or so that i liked. i was glad author Justin Sloan came up with that detail. it brightened things somehow and made me hopeful for better things to come for Annabel, Danny and the other children.
*Night's Curse is available for free at Amazon and Smashwords. for more information about Justin Sloan and his work, please visit www.justinsloanauthor.com and follow him on Twitter.
my personal rating is:
|Night's Curse contains material suitable for readers 12 and up|