Four hundred years ago a Scottish cargo ship fell prey to a Wendigo at an early settlement on the Hudson River. Now a team of archaeologists have uncovered the boat, and let loose the evil.
Soon Manhattan is hit by an ice storm like no other. Besides the wind and ice, there is something else moving in the storm. Blue, cold things, with razor sharp teeth.
To say I really loved and enjoyed William Meikle’s latest novel “Night Of the Wendigo” would be something of an understatement, it is everything a great story should be. It is filled with great characters, great settings and atmosphere, and most of all a great creature in the form of the legendary Wendigo.
This was one hell of a thrill ride, and a lot of fun to read. The book grabs your from the very first page to the last with plenty of action, frights and blood.
The story starts out with an archeological dig on the Hudson River after the discovery of a 400 year old boat had been found under the dock when it was being taken down to rebuild it.
Mike Kaminski is on his way home after spending a night with Mina when he gets a call about trouble down at Hunters Dock on the Hudson River where the dig is taking place. What he finds there…well, you will have to read the book to find out.
Mr. Meikle manages to blend the past with the present beautifully as he relates the tale of the ancient ship’s crew and what happened to it from a journal by the captain discovered on the ship.
This isn’t always easy to pull off, shifting back and forth from the past to the present and in the wrong author’s hands it can be disastrous to a story. This is not the case here, as Mr. Meikle is able to keep the story flowing beautifully and I never thought he lost control with all the shifting back and forth.
He also manages to tie in reports from various end of the world, conspiracy theorist websites into the story giving the story an up to date modern feel without without taking anything away from the legend of the Wendigo and any of the horror that is taking place. It actually is a nice touch that I enjoyed very much, it added a dose of realism to the tale.
“Night Of the Wendigo” is one hell of a story by one hell of a storyteller at the top of his game and is a tale that is not to be missed and I give it my highest recommendation.