Dark Cry of the Moon

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Dark Cry of the Moon [BOOKS] ✯ Dark Cry of the Moon Author Charles L. Grant – Polishdarling.co.uk Nebula Award winning author Charles L Grant returns readers to the spirit laden town of Oxrun Station where a half human beast, bound by the moon, houses an insatiable hunger to kill and kill again Nebula Award winning of the eBook ´ author Charles L Grant returns readers to the spirit laden town of Oxrun Station where a half human beast, bound by the moon, houses an insatiable hunger to kill and kill again.

  • Paperback
  • Dark Cry of the Moon
  • Charles L. Grant
  • English
  • 01 October 2019
  • 0425105024

About the Author: Charles L. Grant

Charles Lewis Grant of the eBook ´ was a novelist and short story writer specializing in what he called dark fantasy and quiet horror He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Geoffrey Marsh, Lionel Fenn, Simon Lake, Felicia Andrews, and Deborah LewisGrant won a World Fantasy Award for his novella collection Nightmare Seasons, a Nebula Award in for his short story A Crowd of Shadows , and another Nebula Award in for his novella A Glow Dark Cry PDF/EPUB ² of Candles, a Unicorn s Eye, the latter telling of an actor s dilemma in a post literate future Grant also edited the award winning Shadows anthology, running eleven volumes from Contributors include Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, RA Lafferty, Avram Davidson, and Steve Rasnic and Melanie Tem Grant was a former Executive Secretary and Eastern Regional Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and president of the Horror Writers Association.



10 thoughts on “Dark Cry of the Moon

  1. Thomas Thomas says:

    Like The Soft Whisper of the Dead, The Dark Cry of the Moon doesn t bring anything new to the werewolf tale we all know, but Grant isn t trying to break new ground here He s taking the classic werewolf tale mysterious deaths, howling wolves, servants from the old country who know what s happening but won t tell the new world people about it until they ve hemmed and hawed and dropped hints about it for about half of the story and dropping it into his town of Oxrun Station in the 1800s But Like The Soft Whisper of the Dead, The Dark Cry of the Moon doesn t bring anything new to the werewolf tale we all know, but Grant isn t trying to break new ground here He s taking the classic werewolf tale mysterious deaths, howling wolves, servants from the old country who know what s happening but won t tell the new world people about it until they ve hemmed and hawed and dropped hints about it for about half of the story and dropping it into his town of Oxrun Station in the 1800s But his retelling is a good one, thanks in part to his skills at characterization and atmosphere.I think the reason this book and The Soft Whisper of the Dead appeal to methan Grant s other novels is because he steps away from having a singular point of view in the novel, and brings in multiple characters with whom we interact Previously, he established his point of view character at the start of the book and never veered from that viewpoint in these last two books, he allows other characters to offer their perspectives It allows for different responses to the same events, and since horror is about coming face to face with the things that scare us, we getexposure to such things.The heart of any werewolf story is Who is it , and Grant does an admirable job of carrying out that thread There sthan one person to suspect of being the werewolf, but Grant throws in enough red herrings to keep you guessing I was somewhat disappointed to see that I had guessed who the werewolf really was, since the prime suspects seemed far too obvious, and it wasn t hard to trace through the rest of the events to figure out who the werewolf was It probably doesn t hurt that I have about 30 games of Werewolf under my belt, too I was surprised to see that this novel actually takes place before The Soft Whisper of the Dead I m not sure why Grant chose to take a step backward in time in this case all of the other Oxrun Station books were written and published in chronological order , but it was fun seeing Grant go in the other direction for a change If nothing else, it was neat to see Lucas Stockton when he first became Chief of Police.I liked this book as well as I did The Soft Whisper of the Dead It ended a bitabruptly, which I ve somewhat grown to expect, but it also ended with the appropriate touch of dread, of knowing that the evil might still lurk in the town of Oxrun Dead, biding its time to reveal itself once again I m looking forward to seeing how The Long Night of the Grave will wrap up this series of books

  2. Randolph Randolph says:

    Grant is back in form Much better than The Soft Whisper Of The Dead The earliest Oxrun Station novel taking place in 1862 The suspense is maintained throughout even as the body count piles up and the list of potential werewolves narrows Grant s prose takes a step back up from Whisper as well Ending becomes fairly predictable even as the moronic Stockton can t seem to figure it out Twist end is good and even caught me things never turn out well in The Station.Bonus cover has a standard w Grant is back in form Much better than The Soft Whisper Of The Dead The earliest Oxrun Station novel taking place in 1862 The suspense is maintained throughout even as the body count piles up and the list of potential werewolves narrows Grant s prose takes a step back up from Whisper as well Ending becomes fairly predictable even as the moronic Stockton can t seem to figure it out Twist end is good and even caught me things never turn out well in The Station.Bonus cover has a standard werewolf in a polo shirt in 1862 that has nothing to do with the monster in the novel who is supposed to be 10 feet tall and as white as a polar bear

  3. Matt Midlock Matt Midlock says:

    Fun werewolf story that felt like an old Universal monster movie but with just slightlysex and blood The book was a really quick read and while the plot held very few surprises, it was a quite enjoyable read if you re a fan of classic monster fare Recommended

  4. Kevin Lucia Kevin Lucia says:

    A fun, fast read Some of the reviewers have complained about the quick climax resolution, but I ll always give room for Charles Grant s beautiful prose And, again with the haunting it s not really over endingOf course, things are never exactly OVER in Oxrun Station

  5. Carole Workman Carole Workman says:

    I am in the middle of this book I have not found anything fantastic about this book It is supposed to be a horror and there isn t much horrific about it.

  6. Edward Edward says:

    A old school, universal horror style werewolf story, enjoyable if you like your horrorunderstated.

  7. Tobin Elliott Tobin Elliott says:

    Obviously in the same vein pardon the pun as The Soft Whisper of the Dead Yet another classic monster rolls into town, and the bodies pile up.And while I enjoyed this one as well, with some interesting set pieces and characters, it was very much like Soft Whisper a bit too much, when it came to plot I won t spoil it, but when I found out the end, I will say I was a touch disappointed.Then there s the fact that this book takes place almost twenty years prior to Soft Whisper For me that ca Obviously in the same vein pardon the pun as The Soft Whisper of the Dead Yet another classic monster rolls into town, and the bodies pile up.And while I enjoyed this one as well, with some interesting set pieces and characters, it was very much like Soft Whisper a bit too much, when it came to plot I won t spoil it, but when I found out the end, I will say I was a touch disappointed.Then there s the fact that this book takes place almost twenty years prior to Soft Whisper For me that caused two minor problems.The first is, why wasn t this the first book C mon, Grant, let s get your chronology in order, man The second, though, is that it made me re examine Soft Whisper, wondering why Lucas Stockton, the hero of this book, made no mention of these supernatural events when his son Ned came upon them in Soft Whisper, eighteen years later.Or, oh hell, I don t know, maybe Ned might have referenced the memory of a werewolf crashing into his home when he was just fifteen years old Something Anything My point here is, if you re going to connect the books by placing the same characters in them and placing them in the same unfortunate locale as Oxrun Station, then do the work and link them better.As for the novel itself, however, gotta say, Grant did all right by the werewolves They were vicious, they were evil, and there was no backstory to cast them in a better light again, pardon the pun He wanted them bad, and he made them bad That alone earns the four stars

  8. Shane Shane says:

    Liked this one almost as much as the first in the trilogy It has that same wonderful eerie, gothic atmosphere that you d expect and well rounded believable characters that hold your interest well enough I found this second book a little slower going to start with, but it soon gets into it s stride and although it certainly doesn t hurtle to it s conclusion, it saunters quite nicely to a satisfactory ending I like the open ended hint at something , something lingering that leaves you wonde Liked this one almost as much as the first in the trilogy It has that same wonderful eerie, gothic atmosphere that you d expect and well rounded believable characters that hold your interest well enough I found this second book a little slower going to start with, but it soon gets into it s stride and although it certainly doesn t hurtle to it s conclusion, it saunters quite nicely to a satisfactory ending I like the open ended hint at something , something lingering that leaves you wondering if that s really it, or if we ve only been led to believe it s over, but reallyI ll take great pleasure in diving straight into the third in this trilogy now, and it s one I m particularly looking forward to The Long Night of the Grave Who doesn t love Mummies Great novel Docked one star for the slower build up Still a great novel though

  9. Esai Torres Esai Torres says:

    Werewolves are by far my favorite out of the monsters that we ve created There s just something about a human being transformed into a beast that s just awesome This book is reallysuspense than horror and we see the werewolf only briefly What really attracted to the book was the writing styles of Grant as well as the book s twist If your looking for a simple read and a small but fun adventure this book is for you.

  10. Joseph Joseph says:

    I really liked this book Short, well paced, well written Doesn t cover any new ground if you re experienced with Werewolf fiction, but it is a lot of fun if you like these kinds of stories I found it a very easy book to like, and I got suckered by it, pegging the wrong person as the werewolf, just like everybody else in the book This is one of those old monster movies in novel form, and I think it is a lot of fun, with some good writing and likeable characters.

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10 thoughts on “Dark Cry of the Moon

  1. Thomas Thomas says:

    Like The Soft Whisper of the Dead, The Dark Cry of the Moon doesn t bring anything new to the werewolf tale we all know, but Grant isn t trying to break new ground here He s taking the classic werewolf tale mysterious deaths, howling wolves, servants from the old country who know what s happening but won t tell the new world people about it until they ve hemmed and hawed and dropped hints about it for about half of the story and dropping it into his town of Oxrun Station in the 1800s But Like The Soft Whisper of the Dead, The Dark Cry of the Moon doesn t bring anything new to the werewolf tale we all know, but Grant isn t trying to break new ground here He s taking the classic werewolf tale mysterious deaths, howling wolves, servants from the old country who know what s happening but won t tell the new world people about it until they ve hemmed and hawed and dropped hints about it for about half of the story and dropping it into his town of Oxrun Station in the 1800s But his retelling is a good one, thanks in part to his skills at characterization and atmosphere.I think the reason this book and The Soft Whisper of the Dead appeal to methan Grant s other novels is because he steps away from having a singular point of view in the novel, and brings in multiple characters with whom we interact Previously, he established his point of view character at the start of the book and never veered from that viewpoint in these last two books, he allows other characters to offer their perspectives It allows for different responses to the same events, and since horror is about coming face to face with the things that scare us, we getexposure to such things.The heart of any werewolf story is Who is it , and Grant does an admirable job of carrying out that thread There sthan one person to suspect of being the werewolf, but Grant throws in enough red herrings to keep you guessing I was somewhat disappointed to see that I had guessed who the werewolf really was, since the prime suspects seemed far too obvious, and it wasn t hard to trace through the rest of the events to figure out who the werewolf was It probably doesn t hurt that I have about 30 games of Werewolf under my belt, too I was surprised to see that this novel actually takes place before The Soft Whisper of the Dead I m not sure why Grant chose to take a step backward in time in this case all of the other Oxrun Station books were written and published in chronological order , but it was fun seeing Grant go in the other direction for a change If nothing else, it was neat to see Lucas Stockton when he first became Chief of Police.I liked this book as well as I did The Soft Whisper of the Dead It ended a bitabruptly, which I ve somewhat grown to expect, but it also ended with the appropriate touch of dread, of knowing that the evil might still lurk in the town of Oxrun Dead, biding its time to reveal itself once again I m looking forward to seeing how The Long Night of the Grave will wrap up this series of books


  2. Randolph Randolph says:

    Grant is back in form Much better than The Soft Whisper Of The Dead The earliest Oxrun Station novel taking place in 1862 The suspense is maintained throughout even as the body count piles up and the list of potential werewolves narrows Grant s prose takes a step back up from Whisper as well Ending becomes fairly predictable even as the moronic Stockton can t seem to figure it out Twist end is good and even caught me things never turn out well in The Station.Bonus cover has a standard w Grant is back in form Much better than The Soft Whisper Of The Dead The earliest Oxrun Station novel taking place in 1862 The suspense is maintained throughout even as the body count piles up and the list of potential werewolves narrows Grant s prose takes a step back up from Whisper as well Ending becomes fairly predictable even as the moronic Stockton can t seem to figure it out Twist end is good and even caught me things never turn out well in The Station.Bonus cover has a standard werewolf in a polo shirt in 1862 that has nothing to do with the monster in the novel who is supposed to be 10 feet tall and as white as a polar bear


  3. Matt Midlock Matt Midlock says:

    Fun werewolf story that felt like an old Universal monster movie but with just slightlysex and blood The book was a really quick read and while the plot held very few surprises, it was a quite enjoyable read if you re a fan of classic monster fare Recommended


  4. Kevin Lucia Kevin Lucia says:

    A fun, fast read Some of the reviewers have complained about the quick climax resolution, but I ll always give room for Charles Grant s beautiful prose And, again with the haunting it s not really over endingOf course, things are never exactly OVER in Oxrun Station


  5. Carole Workman Carole Workman says:

    I am in the middle of this book I have not found anything fantastic about this book It is supposed to be a horror and there isn t much horrific about it.


  6. Edward Edward says:

    A old school, universal horror style werewolf story, enjoyable if you like your horrorunderstated.


  7. Tobin Elliott Tobin Elliott says:

    Obviously in the same vein pardon the pun as The Soft Whisper of the Dead Yet another classic monster rolls into town, and the bodies pile up.And while I enjoyed this one as well, with some interesting set pieces and characters, it was very much like Soft Whisper a bit too much, when it came to plot I won t spoil it, but when I found out the end, I will say I was a touch disappointed.Then there s the fact that this book takes place almost twenty years prior to Soft Whisper For me that ca Obviously in the same vein pardon the pun as The Soft Whisper of the Dead Yet another classic monster rolls into town, and the bodies pile up.And while I enjoyed this one as well, with some interesting set pieces and characters, it was very much like Soft Whisper a bit too much, when it came to plot I won t spoil it, but when I found out the end, I will say I was a touch disappointed.Then there s the fact that this book takes place almost twenty years prior to Soft Whisper For me that caused two minor problems.The first is, why wasn t this the first book C mon, Grant, let s get your chronology in order, man The second, though, is that it made me re examine Soft Whisper, wondering why Lucas Stockton, the hero of this book, made no mention of these supernatural events when his son Ned came upon them in Soft Whisper, eighteen years later.Or, oh hell, I don t know, maybe Ned might have referenced the memory of a werewolf crashing into his home when he was just fifteen years old Something Anything My point here is, if you re going to connect the books by placing the same characters in them and placing them in the same unfortunate locale as Oxrun Station, then do the work and link them better.As for the novel itself, however, gotta say, Grant did all right by the werewolves They were vicious, they were evil, and there was no backstory to cast them in a better light again, pardon the pun He wanted them bad, and he made them bad That alone earns the four stars


  8. Shane Shane says:

    Liked this one almost as much as the first in the trilogy It has that same wonderful eerie, gothic atmosphere that you d expect and well rounded believable characters that hold your interest well enough I found this second book a little slower going to start with, but it soon gets into it s stride and although it certainly doesn t hurtle to it s conclusion, it saunters quite nicely to a satisfactory ending I like the open ended hint at something , something lingering that leaves you wonde Liked this one almost as much as the first in the trilogy It has that same wonderful eerie, gothic atmosphere that you d expect and well rounded believable characters that hold your interest well enough I found this second book a little slower going to start with, but it soon gets into it s stride and although it certainly doesn t hurtle to it s conclusion, it saunters quite nicely to a satisfactory ending I like the open ended hint at something , something lingering that leaves you wondering if that s really it, or if we ve only been led to believe it s over, but reallyI ll take great pleasure in diving straight into the third in this trilogy now, and it s one I m particularly looking forward to The Long Night of the Grave Who doesn t love Mummies Great novel Docked one star for the slower build up Still a great novel though


  9. Esai Torres Esai Torres says:

    Werewolves are by far my favorite out of the monsters that we ve created There s just something about a human being transformed into a beast that s just awesome This book is reallysuspense than horror and we see the werewolf only briefly What really attracted to the book was the writing styles of Grant as well as the book s twist If your looking for a simple read and a small but fun adventure this book is for you.


  10. Joseph Joseph says:

    I really liked this book Short, well paced, well written Doesn t cover any new ground if you re experienced with Werewolf fiction, but it is a lot of fun if you like these kinds of stories I found it a very easy book to like, and I got suckered by it, pegging the wrong person as the werewolf, just like everybody else in the book This is one of those old monster movies in novel form, and I think it is a lot of fun, with some good writing and likeable characters.


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