The Night Lies Bleeding by M D Lachlan

Publisher - Gollancz

Published - Out Now

Price  - £9.99 ebook

I thank the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

The world is at war again. London is suffering from the German Blitz. For an immortal werewolf, the war means little. He knows he will soon have to give up his identity once more, begin a new life. Before the wold emerges. But a chance conversation leads him to the scene of a gruesome murder, and the realisation that another war is being fought. The runes want to be together, and when they are the wolf’s story will end.

This was a very rare DNF for me (a Did not Finish) I always think this is more my fault than the books and so for me I think I hold my hands up and as it’s the fifth book in a  series over a thousand years I realised I’m coming late into the tale so some elements gave me a sense of having missed the party.  The other main issues for me was the main character of Craw the immortal was he didn’t feel much of a character I struggled with a thousand year old character who still felt he was a noble man’s son and hadn’t adapted to changes.  The use of the SS seeking out dark magics was a familiar trope, but I felt it was more for shock effect than any real examination of a true force of evil. Rather noticeably well over a quarter of the book for more than one female character to appear. Not for me