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Vengeance of the Wolf

(The Larger World #2)

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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Detective John Yardley and FBI agent, Frank Williams are on a quest. They are determined to stop a manipulative, unknown mass murderer, whose targets seem to be specific politicians in a bizarre and maniacal killing spree...one that draws them into a world of dreams and nightmares beyond their wildest imaginations. Awaiting them is a scope of destruction that they would no ...more
Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 318 pages
Published June 12th 2012 by Solitaire Parke
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Yzabel Ginsberg
(Book provided through Read It & Reap in the Shut Up & Read group, in exchange for an honest review.)

3.5/5 stars. I might have given it a 4, only it was frustrating in some aspects.

I was drawn to this book by the concept of dreams and nightmares, which is something that usually catches my interest, and I indeed found the method of killing quite interesting as well as thrilling. Troubling as this may be, seeing the killer in action, the way he picked at his victims and toyed with them, th
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Andi
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Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
(Book provided through Read It & Reap in the Shut Up & Read group, in exchange for an honest review.)


I will be honest here, so to be fair. I really HATE political books in any form. I guess I really didn’t think that was a big part of this book, I should have went and read some reviews and stuff before I agreed to read this book. It was really hard for me to get into. I kept putting off reading it, not enjoying myself, and would end up flipping my Kindle fire carousel to another “fun par
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Lorrie Schumacher
Ok. I struggled with this book. I loved the whole ideal behind it, I loved the premise of a killer attacking thru dreams. But frankly it was just too confusing (I don't even know if that is the right word.). My first impression (and final) was that it was just too hard to follow what is going on.

This book would be a great discussion book to slowly read and analyze, maybe in a book club or some such setting.


My problems with the story:

Date/Time/Place- Over and over and over again. "Seattle, Washi
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Fungi From Yuggoth
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Fungi From Yuggoth by: Shut Up & Read
“Vengeance of the Wolf” is a terrifically lyrical book, with vivid imagery which makes the reader feel both part of the scene, and in tune with the characters. The Paranormal elements and the intrinsic mystery are capably interwoven, keeping the reader riveted, anxious to find out what’s next. A seemingly implacable force of doom is destroying politicians in office, yet doing so in a method that seems physically and medically impossible. Yet, like a juggernaut, the killer continues, hopscotching ...more
Maryann
Aug 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, horror, mystery
Vengeance of the Wolf is a story of a mass murderer who kills his victim's in their dreams... it touches on the paranormal realm and was an interesting story. The murderer has a plan and goes in a sequence with his murders. It was pretty creepy, describing the murders. The author does flashbacks of the murderer's childhood and ties it together at the end.

I really enjoyed this book, it was intriguing! I kept reading because I wanted to know how it ends. The ending was good, however there were a
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Bella
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book,I couldn't put it down. Solitaire left you breathless with anticipation of what would happen next. I really liked the way he brought you into the story and made you feel as if you were there with the characters. I haven't read too many mystery type of books because I usually get lost and give up, however I was able to stick this one out til the end. I think I would most definatly recomend this to anyone looking to read something a little different from their usual style boo ...more
Lance
May 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well done Solitaire! I enjoyed this story very much. I received the book as a gift but will eagerly await his next one. This story caught me up right away and carried me along with the detectives in it. The plot was well thought out, the action was intense, and the ending was very satisfying. They were a few editing oversights but these were easily overlooked by me as I followed the story along. I give it a full five stars for a very imaginative story that I really did enjoy. Thank you.
Lisa Cox
Aug 13, 2012 rated it liked it
This is not the type of book I usually read. And not what I was expecting from the title, LOL.
I liked this book, but found that I got confused very easily with the way it jumped around. I did have to re-read a few pages to re-orient myself. I liked the writing style, but actually could not wrap my head around the reason for all the murders. It just didn't make sense to me, but then I'm not a psychopath killer with special abilities.
Jodie
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I tried to read it I really did....I got 100 pages in and I just wasn't connected at all. For me it jumps around to much and is very vague with the details and the characters just aren't established enough in my opinion. It is also highly political and I have never been able to get interested in political issues. The story has potential but if I am struggling at 100 pages in I cant imagine it getting better....sorry
Taylor Thompson
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book for those who love horror/thrillers. It was very creepy - not one that you want to read late at night if you're all alone. I had a hard time putting it down because I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. It makes you leery of dreaming because of what happened to people in their dreams, and really makes you wonder if there are people who can control them like the main character did. Pretty scary thought! A great read!
Wanda
Vengeance of the Wolf by Soltaire Parke was not an 'easy' read.
I loved the book description and couldn't wait to get started.
Who wouldn't love to read about a serial killer, ' a manipulative, unknown mass murderer...a bizarre and maniacal killing spree...a world of dreams and nightmares beyond their wildest imaginations.'?
I was intrigued but was not thrilled with this book; I found myself struggling to get through it.
Lacey
First Thoughts:

I’m usually not one who’s interested in the cop type books but this book was so different and creative that it was nothing like I expected. The whole concept and suspense was really good and kept me on my toes. This book really reminded me of the concept of the movie “Inception”; meaning it dealt with the dimensions of the dream world and created outrageous and cool boundaries…definitely a unique and interesting read.

Plot:

I really enjoyed the plot and backstories; they were creat
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Bob Milne
What do you get when you cross the mystery of Criminal Minds with the politics of 24, and then cross that with the terror of Nightmare on Elm Street? Well, you get a story that's a bit uneven, and one which has trouble walking the fine line that is willing suspension of disbelief, but you also get one heck of an interesting read.

Vengeance Of The Wolf is the story of a political assassin who works through his target`s dreams. The story actually starts out with a bang-bang-bang immersion into thos
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Leanne Maala
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The author gave me this book in exchange for an honest review two weeks ago and I finished it three days ago. I don't usually read books in such a slow pace so that's saying something, I guess.

The whole concept of the book and how the killer uses dream worlds to make his victims suffer even more was really interesting, though. Picking through the killer's head, figuring out how he thinks and what he'll do next was also quite a treat. The story was told in different POVs, bu
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Heather Boustead
Vengeance of the Wolf
By Solitaire Parke

Politicians are being murdered one by one in mysterious ways that cannot be natural, for instance the man whose heart has stopped that could have been explained as a heart attack except for the fact every bone in his body has been broken. Detective John Yardley, an FBI agent, and Frank Williams are determined to put a stop to these murders at any cost, but when the killer enters into a man’s dreams how will they ever find out who is responsible?

This is trul
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Anne
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Thanks for the opportunity to read this book. From the start I LOVED the premise. The idea that things can be done thru our dreams is fascinating and has a lot of potential. Now, for my honest opinion- This book did not meet my expectations. I didn’t like or dislike the book. I found the bouncing from place to place frustrating in the beginning but got used to it. Harder for me was the fact that I couldn’t feel any connection to any of the characters, which is the reason I am completely neutral ...more
Kimberly Gippert
I have read many different “how to” books on Out of Body experiences and this one is by far the most comprehensive. I like the step by step procedural approach and the diagrams, charts and exercises make this book easy to follow. I also enjoyed the examination of the 13 forces as well as the descriptions of the different environments that you may encounter while “traveling”. I have found that I can read this book over and over and find more in depth understanding as I progress in my learning. I ...more
Kimberly Gippert
I read this book after having read Mr. Parkes’ 1st book in the series, Beyond the Astral Planes. I found that it was a more in depth look at the phenomenon known as OBE. I found the book to be informative and easy to comprehend. This book delves into the possibilities and reasons for pursuing an out of body experience. I like the fact that it focuses on cause and effect, rather than any form of mysticism. I recommend Threshold of Perception for the novice as well as anyone who has had some succe ...more
Lisa Schuch
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Solitaire Parke’s “Vengeance of the Wolf” is a mind swirl of suspense. You will be on the edge of your seat the entire time you are enveloped by the author’s mind. It is brilliantly written and is a pleasure to read.
The author’s words bring you into the story as the plot tantalizes your mind, not knowing what is coming next. While the characters, will become a welcomed friend or a known foe.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great suspense filled story. It is truly a great book
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Joe Russomanno
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very in depth and detailed out of body experience book. Gives a really good insight to some meditative practices and alternative methodology.
Caron Rider
Loved the book and loved the characters! Fantastic read and I can't wait for the next one. Well done!
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Solitaire Parke is an author of Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy, Poetry and Larger World books. He is a lover of dragons, the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, and has a large collection of science fiction books and movies. After becoming an award winning photographer and earning a degree in music theory, he worked in graphic and web design, but he always returns to writing. When he is not writing, you can
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