No, I’m not actually this macabre…

Vengeance of the Wolf by Solitaire Parke

I’ve been asked where the inspiration for “Vengeance of the Wolf” came from…so here goes.  When I was a kid my mother died on the operating table for four minutes. When they managed to bring her back, she spun a tale of the afterlife and out of body, that had it not come from my mother, I wouldn’t have believed.  Many years and a boatload of research spawned the books, “Beyond the Astral Planes” and “Threshold of Perception.” While writing “Threshold,” an idea struck me with the strength of an eighteen wheeler. What if you could learn these things – what if the person who learned it was evil, or just riddled with a need for vengeance? Tada! Dorian was born from the recesses of my mind.  (Remember its Dorian who’s macabre, not me)  I chose something that almost everyone, at the very least, has an opinion about. Yep, you guessed it!…politicians. Needless to say, after they killed Dorian’s wolf, Dorian goes about attempting to place justice where open evil and dishonesty seems to abound. Remember, he’s learned how to do things and affect people by using the out of body abilities and manipulating their dreams. Theoretically, a man like Dorian couldn’t be stopped, and it’s up to the protagonists to figure out how to do the impossible. Imagine Dexter from the television series merging with the Zodiac killer, and then add a touch of immortality and you have Dorian Messaurick; a serial killer to pale all of his predecessors. Now imagine him affecting his habits all over the world…oh, and in a very short amount of time.

Once I completed “Vengeance,” it occurred to me that the story need not stop there…Introducing book two – “A Distant Howling.” Coming soon to a home near you!  And as any other self-published author out there knows, it starts off as a great idea and ends up as a herculean effort, not only on the part of the author but all of those who support him/her, as the case may be.  Now that book two, “A Distant Howling” is closing down toward being completed, it has occurred to me that this damn story is still not finished! It will require a book three! (Title yet to be announced)  As you may have guessed, I’m like everyone else, and tend to believe that a good story needs total closure. You gotta dot the I’s and cross the T’s.  As twisted as Dorian is, he still deserves to have his story told.

On a more serious note, I really hope you enjoy the story; and any and all help or ideas are appreciated!  Be sure to read it late at night when you’re all alone.  All the world is but a stage, and we are just players…yada yada yada! Enjoy!

About solitaireparke

Solitaire Parke is the author of the urban fantasy “Dragomeir Books” and the “Larger World” Series, as well as a stand alone thriller, “Vengeance of the Wolf” and a poetry book, “Tapestry.” He was born in Bakersfield, California in 1952. He is an avid reader of science fiction, and at the age of twelve was given a copy of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ book, “A Princess of Mars.” His writing style became Solitaire’s inspiration and evoked a passion for the written word. He has a degree in Music Theory, a Masters in Photography, and has spent many years in Graphic and Web Design. He resides in Arizona with his family, an Australian shepherd named Mika, and is the proud owner of Tairobi . . . his Manx cat, who has been a huge help in the writing process!

Posted on April 6, 2012, in Vengeance and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great story! Keep writing.

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