Sometimes, when I receive my stack of books from the guy behind the counter at my local comic book store, I wonder, “Why the hell did I order that?” And initially, that was exactly my thought when I received Riven today. But then I gave it some thought, smiled and said, “Werewolves.”
The raging beasts of dark fantasy are often handled badly, particularly in film. It seems like a hard story to tell properly. But there have been some successes including Dog Soldiers, Ginger Snaps, American Werewolf in London and of course The Wolf Man. Never the less, I’m always looking for a good (hopefully great) werewolf story. So when I gave it some thought, I knew exactly why I ordered this book from Dark Horse and I’m excited to give it a read.