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Nature's Revolt: A Review of 'War of the Animals' by Jonathan Decoteau

In Jonathan Decoteau's gripping tale, "War of the Animals," the age-old struggle between nature and man takes an unexpected turn. The book delves into a fascinating "what if" scenario, exploring the consequences of mankind's attempt to control the animal kingdom through nanobot technology. As nature fights back against the perceived threat, the story unfolds through the eyes of Moon Shadow, an Arctic white wolf, in a chilling narrative that paints a dystopian vision of a world torn apart by war. Discover more about this nature's revolt below and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

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My Review:


"War of the Animals" thrusts readers into a world where humans, now dubbed 'rulku' by the animals, push the boundaries of science to control the animal population. Nanobots unleashed through reckless experiments, spread like wildfire, affecting both domestic and wild creatures. The narrative is skillfully woven, providing a dual perspective from both animals and humans, giving readers a front-row seat to the unfolding chaos.


One of the strengths of Decoteau's narrative lies in his ability to craft a compelling doomsday scenario. The first three chapters vividly detail the nightmarish consequences of the nanobot outbreak, setting the stage for a high-stakes conflict between nature and man. The author's exploration of the animal kingdom's collective struggle for survival, led by characters like Moon Shadow and White Claw, adds depth to the storyline.


While the premise is intriguing, some readers may find the storytelling to be somewhat detached, resembling a history book rather than a tale teeming with emotion. The lack of emotional resonance, particularly from the animals' perspective, might hinder readers from fully investing in their plight. Additionally, the unconventional use of the human character Fowler's last name when referring to himself feels slightly off-putting.

Innovative Solution

The plot takes a unique turn when humans, faced with the overwhelming challenge posed by the animals, devise a solution involving injecting Fowler with the same nanobots that caused the chaos. This unconventional approach aims to bridge the communication gap between humans and animals, creating a complex dynamic that adds layers to the storyline.

Noteworthy Characters

The enigmatic character Nurvlyn, formerly known as scientist Nathan Trola, injects a mystical element into the narrative. Part animal, tree, and earth, Nurvlyn serves as a guide to the animals, warning them of impending human actions. This character adds a touch of the supernatural to the already multifaceted plot.


"War of the Animals" is an enthralling exploration of the consequences of man's tampering with nature. Decoteau's tale raises thought-provoking questions about the delicate balance between humans and the animal kingdom. While the emotional depth of the characters might leave some readers yearning for more, the book remains a compelling read for those intrigued by the clash between nature and civilization.

In the end, as the world teeters on the brink of a cataclysmic war, "War of the Animals" prompts readers to ponder whether humanity will triumph or if nature will ultimately reclaim its dominion. I suppose we must read all 3 books to find out!


2 комментария

Jonathan DeCoteau
Jonathan DeCoteau
27 дек. 2023 г.

Thanks for the thought you put into reviewing my book. Happy 2024 to anyone reading this post!

Kim Bartosch
Kim Bartosch
18 янв.
Ответ пользователю

You're welcome. Happy 2024 to you too!

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