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The Night is Full of Terrors
Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2020
Moonlight Equilibrium, a Preternatural Chronicles novella by Hunter Blain, is a stand-alone story that is set apart from the rest of the series. It is about Jose who faces his worst nightmare, a journey that changes his life as he knows it. It is a story about werewolves and the havoc their impact has on communities and families.
As I read the novella, it is clear the setting is still the universe that John Cook lives in and I could not help but think about how the 3rd book, Shadow of a Doubt, left off. John’s best friend, Depweg, is a werewolf that has gone rogue and this novella features a werewolf that is terrorizing people.
It is well written, filled with rich and explicit imagery. The nature of the premise demands that it is written with graphic horror and it is. Blain’s trademark humor is not present, yet it was a story that grips you and does not let go. Predictable at best, but one that sets the stage of what John will face next.
Normally, graphic horror is not something that appeals to me, but I feel reading this was important to the overall arc of the series. It helps you understand the emotions and drive of the werewolf. This was necessary in understanding one of the key characters in “Preternatural Chronicles. It is a piece of the puzzle that must be read to complete the masterpiece.