Item description for Full Wolf Moon by K. L. Nappier...
A bizarre werewolf adventure with twists you won't find anywhere else. Eastern California, 1942 Alone, Tsuko Ataki paces the barbed wire boundaries of Tulenar Internment Camp. By the time he sees the creature in the full moon's light, it's already too late. Ataki is dragged through the barbed wire, unable to even cry out, his head trapped in the werewolf's jaws . In the aftermath of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Captain Maxwell Pierce commands Lakeside Assembly Center, where Japanese-Americans are processed for internment camp. Bitten during another tour of duty, Max believes the beast was nothing more than a rabid timber wolf. The head of Tulenar Internment Camp is political hard-baller Doris Tebbe. Like Max, she doesn't believe in werewolves. Only David Alma Curar, a Navajo healer who has tracked Max's bloody trail, believes in the evil that stalks the camp. But this werewolf hunter doesn't want to kill Max. He has his own reason for keeping him alive.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.77 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2008
Publisher Aisling Press
ISBN 1934677299 ISBN13 9781934677292
Reviews - What do customers think about Full Wolf Moon?
Beast as reality and metaphor Apr 18, 2008
I recommend this book because it's doubly rewarding. That is, I kept thinking about it, and finding new connections, long after I finished reading it.
Full Wolf Moon is a compulsive read, a page-turner of a horror story. It takes place in and around a Japanese internment camp in California during WWII. For the people interned in that camp, life is already a horror. Now, in addition, people are being attacked by a werewolf-like creature that feeds on terror.
Together Doris, the camp director; David, a Native American healer; and Max, an Army officer, confront the menace and their own mortality.
FWM uses one of the great classic fantasy figures--the werewolf--as both archetype and metaphor. I felt that the struggle with the werewolf-as-archetype represents the dichotomy of human nature--our own better selves struggling to contain the beast within us. This is subtly addressed by a religious figure in the book. I felt that, as a metaphor, the beast also represents war. As in war, decent and honorable people are used, by powers beyond their control, for reprehensible acts. Likewise, wars claim innocent lives in horrific ways. The story shows internees in the camp as innocent victims of overpowering evil (the beast); in real life they were victims of the beast of war hysteria.
A thoroughly satisfying read.
A Were Wolf Adventure Apr 5, 2008
If you like suspense....Read this book. Not your usual werewolf story. It's a werewolf adventure full of twists and turns! Set in a Japanese Interment Camp in 1942, Captain Maxwell Pierce believes the news of a werewolf is nothing more than a large timber wolf. But the navajo healer, David Alma Curar, sets out to prove him wrong. He has tracked a bloody trail directly to this camp and knows the evil that is lurking outside it's walls. A great horror story....couldn't put it down!
Caution - Read Only in Daylight! Apr 2, 2008
I thought I could read Kathy Nappier's Full Wolf Moon before going to bed. Wrong! To sleep, perchance to dream? Steven King and Kathy Nappier require the same black box caution. Full Wolf Moon is a shuddery tale destined to make the reader turn on the lights and make some midnight cocoa. The setting, a Japanese internment camp in California during World War 2 intensely evokes the time and the place.The three main characters, Army Captain Max Pierce Doris Tebbe who heads the camp, and the Navajo healer, David Alma Curar battle the evil stalking the camp to a terrifying conclusion.
Howling of a lost soul. Oct 25, 2005
Howling of a lost soul.
As one would expect, I started to read Full Wolf Moon with the clear thought it would be a typical werewolf book. How surprising and refreshing it was to see I was mistaken.
Kathy Nappier does a remarkable job drawing her reader within the story with her detailed descriptive accounts and settings. Enter Captain Maxwell Pierce and Doris Tebbe to the formula to this remarkable book and you have strong character involvement to a tale that binds you from the start.
Unlike the typical werewolf books, this one is set in 1942, smack in the center of Lakeside-Tulenar Internment Camp, where the Japanese were housed during the war. Doris' hard stance and convictions to the internees in her camp is somewhat outweighed at times with her inner struggle in dealing with Pierce. Deep down, Pierce has penetrated Tebbe's self-conscious and suspicions and she is determined not to let him conquer her.
Not too long into the read, suspicions as to who may be the `bitten' suspect becomes apparent, yet not so overly revealing to soothe a reader's inquisition. With twists and turns, some down home healing cures from David Alma Curar, a vital character to this plight, and you have a mix of suspense, thriller, and action intertwined in one book.
Kathy spins you around with her conclusion, begging for more. And from the apparent ending, I am sure Kathy is now penning Book Two of Full Wolf Moon as this review is being typed up.
Being an avid horror fan, I've read numerous books by Stephen King and Anne Rice and have to say, sooner than later, K.L. Nappier will be one of those authors where readers eagerly await to purchase her next book. I rate this as Highly Recommended.
Lea Schizas - The Muse Book Reviewer
Full Wolf Moon Jan 13, 2005
The full moon brings terror to a World War II Japanese internment camp. Calling forth the beasts inside of men, the moonlight subjects those who are helpless to defend themselves to brutality that only the courage of those who have the knowledge of ancient horrors can defend against.
* Though the obvious allegory does make an acurate statement, the lack of an absorbing plot is rather a handicap. *