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From Booklist: (Kristine Huntley)
Rice weaves her trademark meditations on the role of supernatural creatures in society into an often thrilling, page-turning yarn. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: News that the legendary vampire chronicler has written a novel about werewolves is mobilizing Rice's multitude of library-card-carrying fans.
From Library Journal:
Writing this book was a pure joy. It was a return for me to gothic motifs --- the old dark house, a mysterious death, the promise of family secrets, and the supernatural monster as hero -- that I had used in the Vampire Chronicles, and the Tales of the Mayfair Witches. And once again, I felt compelled to create an origin story and a cosmology --- this time for my protagonist, Reuben Golding, who finds himself periodically turning into the werewolf of legend. Only unlike the doomed werewolves of so many popular films, Reuben retains full awareness during the transformation and a keen enjoyment of his immense wolfen powers. He never becomes a four footed animal, but remains a deeply conflicted, fierce but compassionate beast-man, hungry for power, and for answers as to the mystery of what he has become. Though similar in many ways to my vampires novels, Reuben's story is almost entirely contemporary. And for the first time in my writing career I explored the haunted atmosphere of California's cold, mist shrouded redwood forests, and the romance of the windswept northern California coast. I lived in northern California for over thirty years, and it was a great pleasure to get back to it, to have my hero dining in San Francisco's North Beach, or meeting his lady love in the quaint town of Mill Valley for breakfast, or driving his sports car north on Highway 101 as he pushes deeper into a grim but at times glorious adventure. ------ I've been asked: will this be a series? I don't know. I held nothing back in the writing of The Wolf Gift, but the characters are alive in my imagination, as vividly as any I've ever created, and I see the grand house of Nideck Point looming against a leaden sky, beckoning me just as it beckoned my hero, Reuben.See all Editorial Reviews
Ive been a fan of Rice for years snd enjoyed this new story. Its very disappointing though to wait so long for the third installment. Read morePublished 7 days ago by mel
Loved it!!! I can't wait to read the next book in this series!!! Hope there will be more like this book!!!Published 9 days ago by Kakes7959
Half of the ratings on Amazon are five stars? I guess Anne's name alone is enough to convince some that they "should" love this.
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I have not read any of Anne Rice books before. My daughter is a big Fan of Anne's. I loved the story and characters. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Sandy M
Excellent example of a master story teller. I just couldn't put it down. Ms. Rices' gift is in creating such likeable characters that we become more and more vested in them as the... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Rosemary Jantz
I loved this book. Anne Rice never fails to use the English language to beautifully bring to life her imagination. As with her Vampire series, she makes werewolves enchanting. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Kristi Romero
I am a Huge fan of Annes Vampire books and Her Beauty books... but this just didnt strike the same cord of interest for me.Published 26 days ago by Angel
outstabging... transports you to a magical world - you just want to keep reading....and love the characters!!!Published 1 month ago by carrie