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Benighted - Kit Whitfield
Benighted
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“A fascinating and unique tale in an alternate reality where being human is a hindrance. Kit Whitfield has created an astonishing read.”–Sherrilyn Kenyon, author of the Dark-Hunter series“Kit Whitfield has created a unique and powerful twist on the werewolf mythos, an eloquent parable about the... show more
“A fascinating and unique tale in an alternate reality where being human is a hindrance. Kit Whitfield has created an astonishing read.”–Sherrilyn Kenyon, author of the Dark-Hunter series“Kit Whitfield has created a unique and powerful twist on the werewolf mythos, an eloquent parable about the profound effects of prejudice and violence on both perpetrator and victim. Benighted will leave you thinking long after you’ve turned the last page.”–Susan Krinard, author of Touch of the WolfIt is a world much like our own, with one deadly difference: ninety-nine percent of the population is lycanthropic. When the full moon rises, humans transform into lunes, bloodthirsty beasts who cannot be reasoned with or tamed. Those few born unable to change are disparagingly known as barebacks, and live as victims of prejudice and oppression. All too often, they are targets of savage mauling and death by lunes who break the law to roam free on full-moon nights.Twenty something bareback Lola Galley is already a veteran of the Department for the Ongoing Regulation of Lycanthropic Activities. When her friend loses a hand to a marauding lune, then is murdered before the attacker is brought to trial, Lola is desperate to see justice prevail. But the truth is seldom simple–and Lola may not like the shocking answers she uncovers.“An impressive debut, Benighted is a well-written and well-thought-out examination of prejudice as seen through the lens of the werewolf novel.”–Tananarive Due, author of Joplin’s Ghost
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345491633 (0345491637)
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 532
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
Benighted is a hard book to review: for starters, it's almost impossible to explain without spoilers. It includes lycanthropes (werewolves), but no magic and few action scenes, and delves deeper into moral and psychological issues than any urban fantasy I've ever read. It portrays a dystopia of sort...
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it
Whitfield is very good as psychologies that fit the worlds she's built, but the worlds themselves tend to fall apart at closer examination. Also, she tends to go limp at endings.
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it
Whitfield is very good as psychologies that fit the worlds she's built, but the worlds themselves tend to fall apart at closer examination. Also, she tends to go limp at endings.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
Let's be honest, the urban/paranormal fantasy sub-genre is glutted at this point in time. Like all genres, UF has varying degrees or classes of writers (or books). You have books that are quick, fun reads, kinda guilty pleasures or "B" movies; such as the Kitty Norville books. You have books whos...
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