Sunday, April 2, 2017
Wolves of London is the first in a new horror series by Mark Morris called Obsidian Heart. This installment takes quite a bit of time to set up the rest of the story with the main action and plot points not coming forward until about halfway through. While a common stylistic choice in the production of a series, it did slow the action down somewhat. In fact, until the Obsidian Heart is introduced, this story leans less toward horror and fantasy and more towards mystery/ thriller. Once the horror aspects are established, Morris is able to move the story along nicely, keeping the pace steady and anticipatory. There is, however, an isolationist aspect of the language since it's written by a British writer and set in London. Some slang and regional colloquialisms take a moment for a reader from the States to comprehend in their entirety, but in a way this lends itself to the mystery, an alien element. With the pacing and setting now firmly established, the story proves to be an exciting one, and I can't wait to get to the next installment.