Lawrence Talbot is the son of a family steeped in wealth and power. While on vacation in Europe his life was changed forever when he was bitten by a lycanthrope and cursed to walk the earth for the rest of eternity as an immortal monster driven by rage and an unstoppable hunger for human prey. No longer a man, not fully a beast, Talbot was one of the damned: a werewolf.
After apparently dying at the hands of his loved ones, Talbot awakes in the back of a car hurtling down a deserted road, evading gunfire from another vehicle in hot pursuit. The driver of his car gets him to safety and informs him the persons following them are from a heretical cult dedicated to the extermination of all those marked by the sign of the Wolf. As Talbot places his trust in the hands of these new friends, an order whose stated mission is to protect werewolves, and learns of the origins of the werewolf curse, he slowly starts to realize that he is actually in more danger than he could imagine and that his saviors have evil intentions all their own for him.
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I read this book immediately following the novelization of the original movie, something I feel both helped and hurt my enjoyment of the book. The characterization of the main character was not as good as in the novelization, but overall felt true. Unfortunately the story just basically continues in a completely different direction instead of dealing with any of the plot from the original movie. Only the main character appears here, and none of the plot deals with anything from the original movie for the most part. I found the story fun, and it was nice to get the sequel novel at all, but I feel it was a missed opportunity for the writer to explore further the themes and story presented in the original. While he certainly did the work to tie it in to the movie with various references, none of those references mattered to the plot; he could just as easily taken out the main character and substituted in any random werewolf character. I would recommend the book if you were a fan of the movie or werewolf novels, but expect a very short light read with little thinking involved.