Klavan On The Culture

"Werewolf Cop" The Real Deal

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction — a venerable outlet for top-of-the-line fantasy and sci-fi — has some kind words for my own novel Werewolf Cop. Reviewer Charles de Lint says, “Don’t be put off by the cheesy title.” Okay, I would have said “ironic title,” but then he goes on:

Most urban fantasy seems a little lite in how it blends genres. Instead of digging deep, it tends to throw up elements just for their coolness factor. Klavan’s novel takes a different approach. It reads like the real deal, utilizing powerful elements from different kinds of storytelling because they’re needed and using them to create something that we haven’t really seen before.

I particularly liked [lead character Zach] Adams’s strong faith, how it was used to deepen the character’s dilemma without being preachy and how it gave him the willpower to stand up against the impossible odds of the situation in which he finds himself.

You can get a copy of the novel here or here.