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When troubled and timeless Dorian Gray mysteriously survives being eaten alive he is given a second chance at life and vows to change his ways Now with the werewolf killing again time is running out to save himself and his loved ones He flees England and enlists with the Royal Navy hoping to escape the monster But will his ship carry him to a new life before the full moon or plunge him into the horror of war?


10 thoughts on “Purgatory of the Werewolf The Wolf of Dorian Gray #2

  1. says:

    I received this book free from the author and am voluntarily leaving a reviewPurgatory of the Werewolf by Brian S Ference is the second book in the Wolf of Dorian Gray series It is written in third person and has several different point of view characters it switches between throughout the story The change from one point of view to the next is done using starred breaks and by starting new chapters; because of this the switch in perspective is smooth and causes no confusionThis story is well written and action packed The main character is Dorian Gray and he is a tortured man seeking redemption He has been cursed to change into a werewolf during the full moon and knows that it was his own actions that have led him to this Dorian's character is an interesting one his dark past and his desire to attempt to change his ways has added depth to him Where I liked nothing about him in the first book I found myself wanting him to succeed in this oneI enjoyed this second book a lot than the first I really liked it and am looking forward to the next one in the seriesRecommended to fans of werewolves historical paranormal stories and dark fantasy


  2. says:

    “A very well fitting seuel leaving you to wanting again”Thanks to the writer Brian S Ference himself I had the chance to read this second novel in ‘The Wolf of Dorian Gray’ series Which I didn’t mind at all cause I loved the first one and was very curious about this seuel Actually I couldn’t wait to read how Dorian would carry on after being eaten alive What does it mean for him his loved ones and his already timeless life Where to flee when the killing spree of the werewolf starts? Will enlisting to the Royal Navy fleeing England and fighting overseas bring him peace love and serenity?I have read this second novel about Dorian Gray with great pleasure Just like in the first book the used writing style perfectly fits the time sphere and events in the storyline The whole story comes over realistically in the timeline chosen for The fighting scenes are made visually through words and kept interesting by using the feelings of the main characters during these fights As a reader I could easily sympathize with Dorian Van Helsing and other important characters in this book Cause as a reader you crawl in the heads of the characters feel their emotions and see through their eyes Due to that you learn to know them very well The whole story had my full attention and I wasn't bored at all not even a secondI give this book 5 starsExcitement 85 Plot 8Reading fun 85Writing style 9 Originality 75 Psychology 7


  3. says:

    Note I received this book for free from the author – but with no strings attached I sure wouldn’t like that – and I find it interesting enough to post a review which is the continuation of my review of the first and previous volume “The Wolf of Dorian Gray” but be careful it may contain some spoilersSo Dorian Gray is a werewolf thanks to the mishandling of his portrait by the artist Sage Holdworth who used Romani magic incantation and herbs that amounted to a curse And the people he does not devour he only scratches and licks become werewolves in their turnBut that would be too simpleLady Helena Rivera by her father and Wotton by her marriage decides to solve the problem by sending Dorian to China to conuer the country with the French and thus re open the harbors sending opium to Europe and the world Ah The beauty of colonialism and imperialism We are at the end of the 19th century and you can imagine China divided by the French and the English in two zones under their respective influences Beautiful nostalgia of the WestDorian is made a plain sailor and Lord Crawley his ex associate in business he ruined and rejected pretends to be his friend and protector on that mission and he is made an officer that has authority and power over Dorian And we or less understand that Lady Helena entrusted Lord Crawley to get rid of Dorian as soon as some opportunity may present itself But Dorian is a werewolf and he has strange powers First he heals very fast when wounded as if he were eternal unkillable And second he is very strong He thus saves his ship one dark moonless night when on duty in the crow’s nest of the ship by raising the alarm when he saw a dead whale ahead He then jumps into the ocean to save some of the sailors one officer among them who had fallen into the water that was infested with sharks He thus saves some lives too after saving the shipLord Crawley – I can’t help being reminded of the Lord of Hello in “Supernatural” a certain Lord Crowley from Scotland – assigns Dorian to impossible missions in China hoping he will not survive but he always succeeds especially when on a full moon night when he turns into the werewolf he is deep under his skinDuring that time Lady Helena has found some Romani help to ends the curse Sage had cast on Dorian via her portrait of him So she orders Him and Lord Crawley back to England as soon as possible They arrive at Lady Helena’s mansion and Dorian is proposed to be shackled down before the imminent full moon in order to be submitted to the exorcism He hesitates because no shackles can hold the beast when it comes out So Lord Crawley from behind shoots him through the head but at once he starts healing and they just have time to shackle him down in the cell they had prepared for him and they start the exorcism and inside the emerging beast Dorian is trying to resist rejects the beast but it does not work The beast liberates itself In fact they had chosen this full moon because it was a Blood Moon but it makes the beast a lot powerful and Dorian cannot really succeed And yet the surprise is to come in no time The incantation of the Romani sorceress fortune teller or seer the one you prefer manages to separate Dorian as a grey wolf of course grey isn’t it from the real monster in the form of a black wolf in fact a varcolac Ah the beauty of Romani folkloreA varcolac in Romanian folklore may refer to several different figures a wolf demon that like the Norse Fenris can and may swallow the moon and the sun thus causing eclipses Some legends say it is a ghost or vampire Strigoi while others say it is a werewolf in some versions a werewolf that emerges from the corpses of babies Varcolaci are said to be souls of unbaptized children or children of unmarried parents; beings cursed by God rising because one swept dust out of the house at sunset understand if you can; or beings coming from the sun rising if women spin at night without a candle or if they cast spells as they spin Varcolaci are often described as dogs always two in number; animals smaller than dogs; dragons; animals with multiple mouth such as octopus; spirits Varcolaci are said to fasten themselves to the thread of people spinning at midnight then going up to eat the moon and cover it with blood hence the reference to the blood moon in this story Their power is said to last as long as the thread that here ties them up to Dorian in the picture hence the real Dorian is not broken If the thread gets broken they go to another part of the sky Varcolaci are recognized by their pale faces as well as the deep sleep they fall into when sending their spirits out through their mouths to eat the sun or the moon If they are moved during their sleep they die as their returning spirit won't be able to find the mouth where they came fromThis breaking of the thread is brought here by the Romani sorceress and Dorian’s will to separate himself from that monster but surprise of surprise Dorian is a good grey werewolf who will go on turning into a wolf on full moon nights but a good werewolf like Anne Rice’s and he will only devour bad people or dead people which he does on the spot at the end of the battle The black varcolac is rejected and second surprise a certain Doctor or Professor Van Helsen who is here not Dutch but Romani intervenes in the battle and starts chasing the black varcolac and they both disappear in some tunnel Good riddanceBut the purgatory has to lead to some salvation and in the end we are told that the very vicious Dorian now becoming a good boy has nevertheless licked the poor Lady Helena who is going to be immortal and on full moon nights she will be able to have all kinds of good adventures with Dorian I am already longing for the next episode some Arabian Full Moon Night story somewhere in the world chasing criminals and hunting bad guys But the funniest element of this story is the role of China in fact Asia in that 19th century world it is the land of all colonial adventures and the provider of the common drug of those days ie opiumToday nothing has changedApart from heroin and cocaine or less coming from Latin America opium in the form of opioids has become the most common rampant and dangerous addiction in America and since they are medical drugs you just need a prescription and money – or a health insurance – to pay for them The perfect drug for the middle class And where does it come from? Not China any but mostly Afghanistan the first producer of opium in the world But maybe they have synthesized these opioids to make them legal medical and of course a lot expensive since they are covered then by some pharmaceutical patents Can you see the pharmaceutical varcolac rising behind? As for adventure if we follow Trump the descent onto Beijing starts in North Korea in less than a week hence before the end of August 2017 Or it might start too in Venezuela and go on in Afghanistan Ira Syria and who knows where in the world In the imperialistic West nothing changes ever They need their slaves and their wars all the time The werewolves are only the spice of the soup or the story As for the latest example of that western curse recently in Lincolnshire England they voted for Brexit there a gang of slave owners have been sent to prison“A BRITISH family kept 18 homeless people some with learning disabilities as slaves for up to 26 years and spent the money they earned on luxury holidays and cosmetic surgeryThe Rooney clan trafficked its victims aged between 18 and 63 and forced them to live in cramped caravans without water or heating while they enjoyed a life of luxury”Really what kind of varcolac has seized power in this world? You will like the story of this Dorian Gray But Oscar Wilde must be stirring in his tomb “What have they done with my story of sexual and social vice?”Dr Jacues COULARDEAU


  4. says:

    Well it would have helped if i had read or listened to book 1 However this audio book was very very well done and i didn't have any trouble following along with what was happening in this one the story is good but I had some time connecting with Dorian Gray i don't like him He's a very complex character and Brain does a good job showing that Alex Hyde White is a superb narrator i would listen or read by this author i would listen to books read by Alex Hyde White i received this audio book in exchange for a honest review this is it


  5. says:

    Dorian wakes with a weird dream he was destroyed by a large wolf but here he was in the forest naked bloody but alive He could not really understand what was going on He feels renewed healthy and whatever scars he had were now gone So starts the Purgatory of the Werewolf the second in the Wolf of Dorian Gray series I have not read number 1 but I was allowed to review an advanced copy of this book for an honest review The book held my interest which is saying a lot as I am not much of a horrorsupernatural reader I may have to track down book number one for a look at it to see how Dorian got this way in the first place Dorian does realize that he is the beast and with help takes steps to distance himself from the population so as not to kill anyone else It takes him to a British ship where he helps to battle the Chinese during what is the Opium wars of the late 1800's The author takes time to set each scene up painting it with enough words but not too many as to over do it Likewise the points of view of each person telling the story ring true to the person they are It was clear that the author took some time to put thought into each person While there is a small amount of violence in the story that would be expected when you are telling a story of a werewolf There are also some battle scenes All of the violence is necessary to advance the storyline I would recommend this to anyone who likes horrorsupernatural types of story but would not limit it to them I did find it an enjoyable read


  6. says:

    Other reviews here have covered the story probably better than I could I hope to cover the feel of this workThis is a fantasy that uses several gothic characters creatively Imagine that a portrait of a wolf cub and a man could act as a mechanism to meld fatesDorian is the benefactor? of the melding of wolf and man Now rock out a story or series Brian has managed this in a very entertaining seuel to The Wolf Of Dorian Gray Brian brings the other classic gothic characters together seamlessly He gives a backstory to Van Helsing that adds life to that character not evident in Stoker's Dracula Well doneOther authors have been successful in bringing some classic characters such as Theodora Goss in her Extraordinary Adventures Of The Athena Club series Brian's writing plotting and characters are every bit as good as Goss's He paces the story and action well without losing the gothic feel I hope he gets recognition and is rewarded for his workI don't want to slight the narrator Alex Hyde White has a voice as compelling as George Guidall He is a perfect performer for this audiobook I truly hope to here much from him I use Goodreads extensively and he has not been credited on his efforts I will begin to correct that with this entry


  7. says:

    As someone who typically reads crime fiction and thrillers reading Purgatory of the Werewolf was something of a change for me but having been offered the chance to get a free advanced copy I thought I'd give it a try I loved it and wouldn't hesitate to read of the authors' workThe story begins with Dorian Grays' horrified realisation of what has happened to him and follows his attempts to outrun his fate From his unforeseen enlisting in the Navy and adventures on the voyage to China to the battles on the fleets arrival the vivid descriptions fully immerse you in Dorians' world and have you living his adventures alongside himThe parallel story of how Van Helsing came to become a monster hunter provides an interesting side line and helps to build the tension towards the final climax as Dorian returns to England to try to reclaim his life once and for allA thrilling read well told which leaves you desperate to get the next book to follow the ongoing adventures of all the main characters


  8. says:

    I am duly obliged to inform you that I received a copy of the the book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review And so forthThis is the seuel to the excellent Wolf of Dorian Gray The original mostly followed the plot of Oscar Wilde's classic so I was intrigued to see where the author would take this The answer? Borrow from another classic novel namely Dracula The cast of characters who survived the first novel return but we also meet Nicolai Van Helsing a famed monster hunter who is called upon to handle London's wolf problem Lady Helena sends Dorian to war in China under the watchful eye of Lord Crawley to get him away from both Van Helsing and intrepid Detective Inspector Gerald Clarke continues to put the heat on The story is well written the characters suiting the era the book is set and the plot continues to engage setting up an exciting end I assume to the trilogy I liked it less well than the first book but it was certainly an enjoyable read


  9. says:

    Kindle Unlimited but was told it was on freebie day been looking was about to pop it on ku since had read the other one This is not one of my 'lighter' reads can get detailed and have to keep up suggest if possible read book 1 first but it's not ku got it on a freebie dayWhen troubled and timeless Dorian Gray mysteriously survives being eaten alive he is given a second chance at life and vows to change his ways Now with the werewolf killing again time is running out to save himself and his loved ones He flees England and enlists with the Royal Navy hoping to escape the monster But will his ship carry him to a new life before the full moon or plunge him into the horror of war?The Wolf of Dorian Gray A Werewolf Spawned by the Evil of Man Purgatory of the Werewolf The Wolf of Dorian Gray Series Book 2


  10. says:

    This is the second book of the series it starts out with a very well done explanation of the first book so that if had not read the first book you would not be a loss to understand this one Does it deal with Dorian after the events in the first book and how Lady Helena attempts to help him or is she after something else? Since she goes to such great lengths to help him Along with Lord Crawley's help or is he only trying to find a way to get back what was lost through his dealings with Dorian?The book takes you from England to China and back along with some very interesting people on the way And maybe one of the interesting players added to the story is Van Helsing and some gypsies All in all a great book that keeps your interest to the end Can't wait for the next one to see what happens to Dorian