Warlock

Warlock is a difficult book for me to discuss. It is very powerfully written, perhaps so much so that it affected my enjoyment of the novel. A sub-plot about animal abuse was so colorfully done that I had difficulty in continuing with the novel at one point. The abuse scenes are apparantly intended as a statement against use of animals in product testing, but the characters performing the testing are drawn in such a way as to suggest that they are enjoying themselves rather than simply justifying their choices as science. I thought that weakened the author's message. The main protagonist's pro-drug legalization speech in his "villain tells all" speech near the end was another problem spot for me: legalization of alcohol and tobacco certainly have stopped abuse of them, hasn't it? In the end, these quibbles were not enough to overcome the pure power of the text, and I am glad to have read the story. It certainly is not for everyone, but if you don't mind being disturbed,, I suggest you give it a try.

Recommended with caution.
Contains violence.
Companions: Benny and Ace.

Other books by Andrew Cartmel:

Warhead
Warchild

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Warchild

Warchild is a sequel to Warlock , and completes the trilogy begun with "Warhead." This book makes interesting, if sometimes quite surprising, use of characters from the previous books. It continues some of the darker themes of temptation that run through "Warlock," and is a worthy successor.

Contains some strong themes.
Companions: Benny, Roz and Chris.

Other books by Andrew Cartmel:

Warhead
Warlock

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