“Wolferain and The Vampires of Congo”, by Mick Van Wes.
This novel is part throwback to the days of Tarzan and part innovative as it takes the legend of
vampires and adds new twists to their rhealm. Ever wondered if vampires met up with creatures
from the jungle, creatures more naturally dangerous than humans? What if a vampire fought a
gorilla, who would win and what if the vampire bit a gorilla? Would it have an effect? Where
would a vampire live in the jungle? If you broke a vampire’s bones, what would happen?
Wolferain and The Vampires of Congo explores these and other question in a fast paced story that
sees a wild tree swinging jungleman named Wolferain, the natives of Congo, and the animals of
the rainforest face a menace none had ever encountered before. With the help of a group of
shipwrecked survivors, the rainforest may yet stand against this evil that begins to spread in
The author does a good job of describing suspenseful situation such as being alone in the dark
in the jungle with only your ears and your mind to guide your belief as to what made that sound.
The author also draws you into scenes by making you care about the shipwrecked survivors and
causes hope for their good welfare. He even makes you feel a lion’s pain.
All in all both adventure book and vampire book lover’s should get something from this story.
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