Oh my God, the Queen's army is making Worgens! I knew it. Someone call Blizzard. They can have a party over this, discuss the different attributes each version has, compare and contrast physical characteristics, get drunk into the night and then go home and dream about their faux human/faux wolf creations.
That was the first thing that came into my mind as I was reading this short story, but as it progressed I realized this story held a lot more potential than I originally thought. This is not a story recycled around a tried and failed idea - I'm not saying she copied the idea of Worgens, by the way. The Big Bad Wolf had to start somewhere. What I am saying is that Worgens were a fail in World of Warcraft. No offense to Worgen-lovers, but I hate them.- but rather a coming-of-age story that leaves you marveling at the irony and cringing at what is to come.
As a whole, I did enjoy Cinder
, Meyer's novel, but not nearly as much as I enjoyed this short story. I am very much looking forward to Scarlet
now. I hadn't originally planned on reading it, actually. If you were disappointed by the original novel, I recommend giving this short story a go.
I wasn't disappointed, so to speak, and I do think Meyer is a good writer (obviously -- see my five star rating? ;)), but I just hadn't had the inclination to read the second novel. Now I want it. And desperately.
This short story was a fascinating read into the Big Bad Wolf's origins. For such a short story, I think Meyer did very well in eliciting understanding and compassion from the reader. I thought the idea was creative and I'm very excited to read more about the world(s) she has created.