Predators or Prey? by Scott Harper (Book Review)


Predators & Prey - Scott HarperThe first book in the Wendy Markland series – Predators or Prey?… WOW, I loved this book!  What a ride!  The main character is Wendy Markland, a young woman who runs a vampire hunter grift with her boyfriend, Jacob, while raising her little brother, Glen, merely nine years old.  The story takes an ugly turn when Wendy and Jacob discover that vampires are real, now they are being hunted.

Scott Harper deftly handles the raw emotion of each situation, taking the reader on a journey of terror and self-discovery.  Wendy is a wonderful hero, flawed, yet likeable and human.  The villains of this book run the gambit from seething, quiet evil to violent bully; and even our anti-hero is beautifully drawn back and forth from like to dislike.   Mr. Harper is a truly talented writer who sets up each scene beautifully, the sights and smells are vivid, without being over drawn.

I read this book in one day and I’m excited to start reading the next installment, Necromancer.  It is my understanding that these novels are being converted into graphic novels and I cannot wait to see them.  This story lends itself beautifully to episodic art; the horror genre always having been my favorite in this particular world.  If you have not yet read this book, you are missing out.

The world of Wendy Markland is a world we should all experience.

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