Waiting on Wednesday: The Wolf Gift (35)

Posted February 1, 2012 by Carmel in / 18 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday
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I used to be an Anne Rice fanatic back in the day and I’ve read all of her Vampire Chronicles series. So I was thrilled when I learnt that she’s coming out with her very own werewolf book! If it turns out to be even half as good as her vampires we’re in for a real treat! The Wolf Gift is scheduled to release on Valentine’s Day. I’m hoping that this is the start of a new series for Rice.

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The time is the present.

The place, the rugged coast of northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest.

A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer. . . an older woman, welcoming him into her magnificent, historic family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency . . . A chance encounter between two unlikely people . . . an idyllic night—shattered by horrific unimaginable violence. . .The young man inexplicably attacked—bitten—by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness . . . A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing who—what—he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift.

As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights in the power and (surprising) capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and dangerous rescue and is desperately hunted as “the Man Wolf,” by authorities, the media and scientists (evidence of DNA threaten to reveal his dual existence). . . As a new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new world: questions of why and how he has been given this gift; of its true nature and the curious but satisfying pull towards goodness; of the profound realization that there are others like him who may be watching—guardian creatures who have existed throughout time and may possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge and throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating journey, still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.

What book are you waiting on?

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18 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Wolf Gift (35)

  1. I have been out of the loop for so long that did not know about this, thanks so much for bringing it to my attention and my wishing to read list Carmel. I am still a huge fan of Anne Rice’s Vampire series, still consider Armand to be my very favorite although Louis and Lestat are not far behind!

    I no longer do a WOW post but am looking forward to Night Seeker by Yasmine Galenorn, Samurai Game by Christine Feehan and Shadows Before the Sun by Kelly Gay just off the top of my series next in line to release list. And of course watching your books scroll you reminded me that Patricia Briggs has Fair Game releasing in the Alpha and Omega series this year too.

  2. Looks interesting. I don’t tend to read Anne Rice books because I’m not that into vampires – but werewolves? Yay. I’m glad to see that she’s moved on to werewolves now. I used to read her sister’s work (Alice Borchardt) and was sad to find out that Alice passed away a few years back without finishing her Arthurian trilogy. If Anne Rice’s take on werewolves is as good as her sister’s this book should be great.

  3. Anne Rice! Omg I have her original vampire series pack at home and I have never read them! EEEK I really want to though.

  4. I didn’t know Anne Rice was getting back into the paranormal genre…YAY! I love her vampires and can’t wait to see how she views werewolves…thanks for sharing!