Review of Fury of the Orcas ~ Two Bloggers, One Book

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Fury Of The Orcas by Hunter Shea
Genres: Thriller, Action
Published by Severed Press Pages: 150
Format: eARC
Source: Author

Buy on Amazon
Goodreads

They call them the wolves of the sea.

From marine parks to the deepest oceans, the world’s killer whale population has turned against man and beast alike. Orca show trainers are ripped to pieces before stunned audiences. Ships are capsized. Oil rigs are bashed without mercy. What has driven the apex predators stark raving mad?

Chet Clarke has dedicated his life to preserving the health and dignity of orcas in captivity. Along with orca trainer Rosario Benitez, he embarks on a whirlwind journey across the globe to witness unconscionable carnage and uncover the mystery for the sudden outbreak of mania. Is this the start of a catastrophic pandemic? Or do the clues lead to an enigmatic experiment in the wilds of Alaska and shadow operations in a Russian ghost town? Time is running out faster than the lives of those in the path of the orcas.

Also by this author: The Jersey Devil, Just Add Water, Optical Delusion, We Are Always Watching, Money Back Guarantee

Here is what I thought

I am a huge fan of Hunter Shea’s but even with your favorites there comes a book that you don’t necessarily like and this was one of them. I am use to his straight up horror novels and this one wasn’t really a horror and I had a hard time classifying it so I think it was more of a thriller.

Something has happened to all the Orcas, they are turning on their trainers in marine parks but they are also going crazy out in the ocean as well. The first episode happens in a park where Chet and his assistant/lover Rosario were working and they had to witness some horrible things. They have never been a fan of Orcas in captivity and are more on the side of the Killer Whales but they also know something is not right.

Episode after episode happens sending them from horrible scene to another as they try and figure out what is going on. Huge mega pods of Orcas are ganging up on oil rigs, boats and other animals of the sea. A guy in Alaska thinks he knows what is going on and tries to get Chet’s attention but it all sounds crazy to Chet.

I found this book to be interesting at times but I also was a fan of it at the same time. I think a lot of animal lovers might now care much for this as I really was rooting more for the killer whales than the humans. I just sort of felt like this book was about killing Orcas and sex, not knocking the fact it had sex in the book. It just seemed like a lot of unnecessary I am so exhausted from all this mayhem but lets have sex. (I don’t even like that in movies…lol) There are a lot of great reviews for this book so I am chalking it up to it wasn’t the book it was just me.

The ending was a bit strange as well and I short of felt that it was a bit rushed and then just ended and I was kind of left feeling let down a bit.

I love this authors books and will continue to read his books but like I mentioned even a favorite can have that book that you just don’t click with and I think this one was it.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2017 New Release

1 COMMENT

  1. Thank you much for this timely review! As many here are aware I’m sure, U.S. TCM Silent Sunday Nights grandly returns this evening (after the usual Oscar pause) with a flurry of Roach shorts starring… guess who. Have gotten together a small viewing party in honor of the occasion, as well as to try out that sandwich of decadence, L’Inhumaine’s Toast au Fromage. Et bien sûr, there will be white and red wines to accompany the laughs!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here