"Good read from the first page to the last..."
We meet A Hu-Li, a 2,000 year-old werefox, who makes a
living as a prostitute in Moscow. I thought it was quite
interesting to see that her name actually is a nasty word
when spelled in Russian. But her tail plays a big part in
this story. She is a prostitute but with the powers that her
tail has over the men that she is with, makes them believe
that the sex was real!
But she comes across Alexander, who is a Russian
Intelligence Officer and a werewolf. Now this is where
everything starts really getting interesting. For one, she
has no idea that Alexander is a werewolf and she's falling
in love with him. With one cute little swipe of her tail,
she turns him into a weredog.
Victor Pelvin has shown us Russia through A Hu-li's eyes.
She has seen so much in her 2,000 years and yet her views of
people are real. I don't have a clue what Russia is like,
but this book gives us a glimpse of it through her eyes,
which I'm sure has some underlying truth.
The Sacred Book of the Werewolf was written-well with some
humor, sex and love. It was a little difficult to get
started as A Hu-Li was explaining about werefoxes, what they
did for a living,and of course the little tricks with their
tails to put men in a trance, but I kept plugging along and
I have to admit even with all of that information, it was a
good read from the first page to the last.
Reviewed by Ruth Schaller
Posted October 18, 2008