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The Wolf Gift - Anne Rice
The Wolf Gift
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A daring new departure from the inspired creator of The Vampire Chronicles (“unrelentingly erotic . . . unforgettable”—The Washington Post), Lives of the Mayfair Witches (“Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature”—San Francisco Chronicle), and the angels of The Songs of the Seraphim... show more
A daring new departure from the inspired creator of The Vampire Chronicles (“unrelentingly erotic . . . unforgettable”—The Washington Post), Lives of the Mayfair Witches (“Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature”—San Francisco Chronicle), and the angels of The Songs of the Seraphim (“remarkable”—Associated Press). A whole new world—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.   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 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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307595119 (0307595110)
ASIN: 307595110
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
Series: The Wolf Gift Chronicles (#1)
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Midnight Mood Swing
Midnight Mood Swing rated it
3.0
I was really excited about this because I love Anne Rice (having read her books all throughout middle school and high school) and I also love werewolves. It took me awhile to get through because some parts really dragged with not a lot happening or it was just more of the same. But it's an interesti...
sensitivemuse
sensitivemuse rated it
1.0 No. Just No.
Nope. Just nope. What the heck was I thinking. Oh my did life mock me. As I progressed further into the book at first, I thought hey! This is not bad. Reuben of course, could be worked on...maybe with a couple of bats to the face, groin...maybe hear a bone crack or two for his incessant stupidity bu...
Ryane's Reading Room
Ryane's Reading Room rated it
3.0 The Wolf Gift: The Wolf Gift Chronicles (The Wolf Gift Chronicles ,#1)
Not even sure where to go with this. I enjoyed the story, not how it was told.
XOX
XOX rated it
2.5 Wolf Gift is a woof sleep
Anne Rice was a pretty good writing vampire stories. Now, coming to wolf man, I'm expecting a juicing story. No. Not happening. There is no plot. Nothing much is happening. The only interesting part of the wolf man is him being unusually handsome and take selfie when he changed to man w...
Po drugiej stronie lustra
Po drugiej stronie lustra rated it
5.0 Dar wilka
Książka Anne Rice jak zwykle mnie poruszyła. Z jednej strony jest bardzo bogata pod względem głębi. Kiedy każda postać z osobna ma własną historię i bagaż doświadczeń. Z drugiej doskonale widać w niej osobę samej autorki. Swoją serią o wampirach stworzyła wręcz kanon. Co warte odnotowania pisarka mi...
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