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W20 The Song of Unmaking
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/30/2017 22:26:06

I seriously did not want to put this book down. It has a quality similar to the tribe novels, albiet in a more compact form. Shorter isn't a bad thing though, as the auther paced the story progression well. The dynamics that made the novels based on Werewolf the Apocalypse so enjoyable to me are all there in sufficient details without dragging out and slowing down. The interplay of werewolf society, mysticism, and the raw power. All of it is there.

More importantly, the author displayed their creativity and skill in telling the story. I had my guesses as to how the story would end and what the final events would be, but when it happened I was suprised. Yet at the same time I thought to myself, "Of course, that makes perfect sense." It was a very satisfying conclusion to a very satisfying book.



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W20 The Song of Unmaking
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Anna R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/25/2017 15:40:51

World of Darkness, and especially Werewolf the Apocalypse novels aren't uncommon. However, one issue they all tend to share is a very varying view on the setting. While minor omissions and mistakes can be forgiven, there are times that the novels' world does not match the Werewolf-setting enough for the reader to understand things in context.

This is not the case with Song of Unmaking. The book takes pains to include things important to the Werewolf the Apocalypse setting and make sure they all matter. The Litany is there, Rank among the garou is there, as are challenges. The reader can easily use their knowledge of the setting to understand the gravity of each scene and the politics present in the sept the story is set at.

However, if the book was just accurate to the setting, it would at max get three stars from me and mostly because setting accuracy is so rare. But Song of Unmaking is also a good story, using the setting material masterfully to craft the story, rather than be hindered by it.

The motif of the novel is loss of a loved one and how grief can drive a person to do awful things. Both One-Song and Czajka have spent years trying to escape their grief in unhealthy ways, and both have to face their faults by the end. The novel does not point fingers on either, however, instead showing how one can heal from their trauma. Or how toxic people can make use of your loss to their own ends.

In the end, even if the book has a lot of violence and gore, the Unmaker and how it is defeated are both spiritual.



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W20 The Song of Unmaking
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Marcin K. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/15/2017 14:12:47

It's the best Werewolf the Apocalypse fiction I ever read and I have read them all. Plot, main antgonist, plot twist, exciting combat scenes, excellent garou stories - it's all there. I want more.



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