(PRWEB) February 5, 2009
Author Ralph Berg captures all the horror of this nether-world universe of werewolves and vampires in his latest novel, Wolf Shield. It is an epic tale of an epic struggle: shape-shifting vampires, preying upon human blood and human flesh for their sustenance; shape-shifting werewolves, the mortal enemies of the vampires, doing what they can to protect and shield those humans, to keep them out of harm's way, to keep them alive.
And all of this set against the backdrop of time -- a never-ending struggle that began thousands of years ago and continues unabated to this very day.
Berg's werewolves and vampires in Wolf Shield can take on the human form. They live and love as humans do -- but only to a point. When a werewolf is out to avenge the loss of a loved one who died at the hands of a vampire, all hell -- literally -- breaks loose. The deadly pursuit, the ensuing battle of vengeance between werewolf and vampire extends over the centuries through the British Isles, across continental Europe and into the Americas.
In Wolf Shield, Berg manages to create a parallel universe -- civility and harmony on the human side of it, a rampant lusting for blood and battle among the vampires and werewolves as they struggle for dominance. It is a dark, deep nightmare sprung to life, a tale that will curdle the blood of the engrossed reader.
Wolf Shield is a fantasy novel with a cat-and-mouse plotline that spans the centuries. But these are not cat and mice -- these are werewolves and vampires, the horrifying, ghoulish beasts that live deep within the imagination. And only one of them will survive.
Read this book -- but be sure to keep the lights on.
By R.G. Berg