Six-guns versus werewolves in the Old West!
They're hired guns. The best at what they do. They've left bodies in their wake across the West. But this job is different. It'll take all their skill and courage. And very special bullets. Because their targets this time won't be shooting back. They'll fight back with ripping claws, tearing fangs, and animal cunning. They're werewolves.
A pack of bloodthirsty wolfmen has taken over a small Mexican village, and the gunmen are the villagers' last hope. The light of the full moon will reveal the deadliest showdown the West has ever seen - three men with six-shooters facing off against snarling, inhuman monsters.
©2015 Eric Red (P)2015 Audio Realms Publishing Company
This book was seriously awesome!! I wasn't sure what to expect with a western werewolf book, but I didn't expect to love it as much as I did.
When Tucker, Bodie and Fix are approached by a peasant man and asked for help in getting rid of a gang, they think it will be easy. The man explains that this gang has taken over their town and they need help in getting rid of them. He tells them that the town will repay them in all the silver the church holds. The boys decide that they will go check it out. The man tells them that they will need special bullets for this gang as they are werewolves. The men laugh at this! Who does he think they are to fall for this? On the way to the village, they find out that the man is in fact a woman and that maybe she isn't lying to them!
I have to say that I loved our unlikely heroes! The 3 amigos are on the run from the federales and think, what better way to make a lot of money quickly than to go along with the peasant but take the silver anyway. They are bad but have good hearts (well kinda anyway ;) )
The werewolves in this are merciless, even when not in wolf form. They steal, rape and pretty much do what they want when they are humans and do much worse as wolves.
The plot was relatively fast paced. We do have a section where the boys are crossing the dessert that's slower than the rest but overall, the action is constant. It really ramps up when they come to the village!! It's intense, nail biting and bloody. I was hooked from the first page and listened to it over the course of 2 days. I basically only took out the headphones at night!
In all, an absolutely addicting listen. The action is non stop, the werewolves are brutal, the heroes are flawed and the book is brilliant! A must read!!
Timothy McKean was amazing. He did a great job with each character and the different accents and his pacing was perfect.
*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affects my thoughts.*
There are few things better than a good story well told!
This is an edge of your saddle tale of horror and gritty southwestern charm. Gunslingers versus werewolves. Flawed heroes versus vile men. It's not deep and is fairly predicable but I enjoyed it. One small criticism and it’s a pet peeve of mine: If you’re doing any kind of historical fiction, do not use current idioms. Unless you’re writing parody, it’s distracting. “See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya?” I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that was not a saying in use in the late 1800s. The other thing I will say is that the language is salty and there is more than one sexual assault-- so definitely not for the young’uns.
"The Guns of Santa Sangre" by Eric Red hooked me immediately. It’s an unusual western featuring three American outlaws hired to rid a village of over two dozen intruders who have taken over a small Mexican village, killing most of its inhabitants. There’s a catch: The intruders are bloodthirsty eight-feet-tall werewolves immune to lead bullets. The story is action-packed, violent—and thoroughly entertaining. The scene explaining the origin of the werewolves ran too long, dragging the story a bit but otherwise a terrific novel. Highly recommended. Book given free in exchange for honest review.
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Overall I enjoyed it. It was pretty much as my title says bit with 3 gunslingers. The 3 star is for the unnecessary sex scenes and rape descriptions.
Say something about yourself!
We all love gun fighters who are just a little bit bad. These are the guys who make a profession of stealing and fighting for the rights for women and children. They will only believe in what they can see and then only if they can kill it.
There is the tried, intelligent and sensitive leader who feels the weight of the years on his soul. There is the cynic, with nerves of steal and an innate distrust of people. The trusting loyal friend whose seemly innocence is the counter weight to the trio. Men like this travel in small numbers and fight recklessly, because they have lived and taken so much life.
This is the wild west with fearless heroes and a town full of innocent people who are faced with the horror of the town's past. There is the heroin, who is beautiful, intelligent, brave and innocent. A package that no man can resist.
When you think of the wild west all the ingredients are here. A wild stage coach ride, a town and town people who are helpless in the face of a great evil. Guns, lots of gun and fun shooting. Can you image, you are in a gully with gun shooters at the top? You draw you guns and with your right hand shot on your left and your left hand shot on your right. In true wild west, you make the shots! There is always a town drunk who adds comedy or wisdom to the story. And there is an evil which is old, crazy and tired. An evil which was domed by the its' innocence and consumed by it's vileness.
The book begins with the gore of the murders and piteousness of the wrongly accused and it ends with the fate of our hero, our intelligent hero in the phase of the new moon.
I would read a sequence to find out what happens at a new moon.
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love these types of books. very good story
Good story. The werewolves are truly the thing of nightmares. The atmosphere is terrifying. Some time lines are incorrect, such as the mention of some of the weapons carried by the three outlaws (a shotgun manufactured in 1912) but at the same time discussing Doc Holiday in recent memory (Doc died in 1881). Also, the reaction of lead bullets not killing the bandits (werewolves) was not what I would consider believable. I'f I put a round in someones forehead and they laughed at me you can bet I'd believe something supernatural was amiss.
Overall I'd recommend. A fun and gory romp.
Take the rape and sex scenes out, would make a great book for teenagers, reminds me of western movies in the 50's , it's how the characters talk.
If you like 50's movies you will, will be a tough listen if you don't
It's got plenty of gore but not scary.
These werewolves are most definitely the bad guys here! The cowboys learn first to believe that this Evil exists, then how to survive, then how to kicka$$. Good action and adventure with few irregularities in pacing.
Narrator does a great job of differentiating the characters and brings them startlingly to life!
This audiobook was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
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