The Beast Within

Just as Gabriel Knight is finally settling into his ancestral home in Germany, he is called upon in his role as schattenjagger, or shadow hunter , to help solve the savage killing of a young girl The authorities claim it was a wolf escaped from the zoo, but the townspeople say it is a werewolf Gabriel soon becomes certain the answer lies within an exclusive hunting clubJust as Gabriel Knight is finally settling into his ancestral home in Germany, he is called upon in his role as schattenjagger, or shadow hunter , to help solve the savage killing of a young girl The authorities claim it was a wolf escaped from the zoo, but the townspeople say it is a werewolf Gabriel soon becomes certain the answer lies within an exclusive hunting club in Munich that celebrates the nature of the beast As his loyal assistant Grace delves into the past to discover the truth, Gabriel finds himself ensnared in a sinister trap, in which the beast within himself becomes the greatest threat of all
The Beast Within Just as Gabriel Knight is finally settling into his ancestral home in Germany he is called upon in his role as schattenjagger or shadow hunter to help solve the savage killing of a young girl The

  • Title: The Beast Within
  • Author: Jane Jensen
  • ISBN: 9780451456212
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Beast Within”

    1. Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within is clearly miles ahead of its predecessor. I hadn't read this one that much (twice, at most, really), and I didn't remember much of it except for the general story of the game. I didn't recall it being SO good and entising.One of the best things in the book is how the story is told from two points of view: Gabriel's and Grace's. They're both working on the same case, but start off at different backgrounds, so that makes them both important characters, and the "he [...]

    2. It's a better-than-average little Werewolf story, I think. Unlike "Sins of the Fathers" which read very much like a walkthrough of the game, this one concentrates a little harder on actually working as a novel. Don't get me wrong, the game was an absolute blast, but I'm glad Jensen worked around the ol' adventure game logic in this novelization. No cuckoo clocks and pigeons being pulled out of hammer space in the book, thankfully. I'd have liked a lot more character development, but overall, it' [...]

    3. I have been searching for a copy of this book for years, originally it was pack in with the video game of the same title and released in limited print copies for sale. Powell's Books is usually my go to for out of print books, but was unsuccessful over the years trying to locate a copy. I lucked out and was able to get an eBook copy as one of the rewards from a Kick-starter by the author. I loaded it up on my Kindle and went to town.This book follows the events portrayed in the 1996 computer gam [...]

    4. Jane Jensen's The Beast Within is a novelisation of the 1990's video game Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within. Game tie-in novels are known to be rather low quality reads, but - to my utter surprise - The Beast Within ended up being the exception to the rule. The story takes place in Bavaria, Germany, where Gabriel has moved to live in a castle that he's inherited from his uncle alongside the title of Shattenjager - Shadow Hunter.Overall, I found the novel very engaging and a veritable page turner, [...]

    5. Brilliant sequel to 'Sins of the Fathers', which now finds Gabriel in Germany in the family home, trying to write his latest novel. However, work is soon halted when people come seeking his services as the 'Shadow Hunter'. He must now set out on a hunt for a ferocious werewolf that murdered an innocent child and stop it before it can kill again. Meanwhile, Grace is not content to be running the bookshop anymore and sets out to Germany to join Gabriel in the investigation, only to be impeded by G [...]

    6. Unlike the first book, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, Jensen does something different with The Beast Within and abandons the PC game sequel's plot in lieu of a novelization that stands both as a strong supplement to the game and an epic stand-alone book. You don't need to read the first one to follow this one, in other words, but some of the characterizations may be lost, most notably in the relationship between Gabriel and his assistant Grace. Jensen's unique take on werewolves is refresh [...]

    7. The novelization of the second Gabriel Knight game is a hard to find collector's item, but worth owning for the Gabriel Knight fan. Jane Jensen really fleshes out bits of the story for the novel, especially the parts dealing with homosexuality. The novel was sort of a confirmation of everything I always assumed was true of the game, but wasn't spelled out explicitly.

    8. This book was more interesting than Sins of the Fathers because rather than doing a straight forward adaption of the game, it departs from it. The story is still the same but this time it's a bit more different

    9. No great fiction, but a fun little extra for fans of the game. It's a fast read, but it could use a bit more detail here and there.

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