Vampires In The News - Anne Rice Does Werewolves
Yes, Yes, Yes, I know... we are a sight dedicated to vampires HOWEVER every once in a while we cross over to werewolves or zombies if the news is exciting or pertinent. Well, this news to both exciting and pertinent. Anne Rice, author of the vampire chronicles and Vampire Empire's favorite vampire author has written a new book titled The Wolf Gift
Are you blinded by the light coming off of my permanent since I heard the news cheesy grin? I am reminded of an old Disney commercial where the young kids inform their mother the night before their highly anticipated trip, "we're too excited to sleep." And, indeed we are, too excited to sleep.
The Wolf Gift
is set in present day. As quoted on Barnes and Noble... it is modern, sleek, high-tech—and at its center, a story as old and compelling as history: the making of a werewolf, reimagined and reinvented as only Anne Rice, teller of mesmerizing tales, conjurer extraordinaire of other realms, could create.
If Anne Rice uses only a portion of the emotionally gut wrenching visuals she used when writing The Vampire Chronicles, The Wolf Gift
should be a real treat for us all!
...more info on Anne Rice herself.
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 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 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 threatens 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 may be others like him who are watching—guardian creatures who have existed throughout time who 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.
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