Title: Blood Trail
Author: Tanya Huff
Publication Year: 1992
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library
From the cover:
For centuries, the werewolves of Toronto have managed to live in peace and tranquility, hidden quietly away on their London, Ontario farm. But now, someone has learned their secret — and is systematically massacring this ancient race.
The only one they can turn to is Henry Fitzroy, Toronto-based vampire and writer of bodice rippers. Forced to hide from the light of day, Henry can’t hunt the killer alone, so he turns to Vicki Nelson for help. As they race against time to stop the murderer, they begin to fear that their combined talents may not be enough to prevent him from completing his deadly plan.
The first thing I thought when I started reading this book was that I was so over the whole vampire and werewolf storyline. It’s just been done to death. Once I got into the story, though, I realized that it would be different than the others.
For starters, the mythology surrounding the werewolves was a fair bit different than what I’d seen before. I also really liked the way that Celluci was forced to interact with everyone and to finally figure out what’s going on with Henry. It was interesting to watch him try to figure out all the supernatural stuff.
Without giving away any spoilers, I also really liked the resolution to the story. It was unexpected and a very unique way of finishing off a “villain”. In that way, Blood Trail was much different than I was expecting it to be, and a pleasant surprise for a second book of the series.