The Sinister Wolf
by M.H. Moosetail

ISBN-13: 9781441596512 (Trade Paperback0
306 pages
Pub. Date: November 2009
Publisher: Xlibris

The future – fourteen hundred and fifty-five years from now. If one believes the evolutionists then one would expect man to evolve into a more enlightened being, free from the chains of greed, lust, envy and jealousy. But, alas, it is not to be. The future in MH Moosetail’s story constitutes the realization of what man is capable of and it isn’t pretty. Wars are still fought, but now they are fought on a galactic scale, with weapons that at one time would have been call myths.

Daemon Black, head of N –Corp, has breed into existence a warrior race to help Earth in this galactic quest. These warriors are known as the presian. The Sinister Wolf Project first prototype warrior is named Presian Wolf. Black infuses the wolf gene with the Chasdopid chromosome from the planet Agiqeen to give this newly created warrior unbelievable powers. Now over a millennium later, Wolf’s descendants have become the most feared of all in the cosmos.

Luster Wolf, a young warrior coming from the lineage of the purest of the Wolf gene, is forced down on the planet Talico. The young warrior must come to grips with his father’s master plan. Some secrets are best kept from prying eyes. Luster’s father takes to his grave a secret about his third son. It is this secret that puts Luster into the cross-hairs of the enemy. The Evil that has permeated the galaxy will do everything it can to destroy him before he can learn and use these hidden powers. His eldest brother, Shepherd Wolf,  position his pieces in what he hopes will keep his brother alive. Aided by Titenise Meralibres, his father’s most beloved lieutenant, Luster appears to be in good hands. Yet Evil has a way of rising from the dark gloom with a more powerful and dangerous being ever created. This Greater Evil seeks only one thing: Luster Wolf. Will the righteous prevail or will this Greater Evil over come everything?

There is an old adage for writers: show don’t tell. This has all the makings of an intriguing story, however the author spends more time telling than showing. The book is hampered by poor sentence structure and verb tenses. Description is lukewarm at best and lacks the ability to immerse the reader into a believable world. The cover does nothing to draw readers to it and belies any symmetry in the story.  It will take a reader with Titanic reading ability to plow through this one. Good luck. — Mark Randell