Excellent news for Anne Rice fans – Anne has announced that she is writing a sequel to her bestselling werewolf novel The Wolf Gift! Titled The Wolves of Midwinter, the upcoming novel will be released October 2013. Yes, that’s a long wait, but it definitely gives werewolf fans something to look forward to. Check out below what Anne said about the book.
What Anne wrote on her Facebook page:
“The Wolves of Midwinter” will be my next published book, coming out in October of 2013. It’s a sequel to “The Wolf Gift,” focusing on how Reuben and the Morphenkinder of Nideck Point celebrate Christmas with their human neighbors and loved ones, and how they celebrate their own secret Yuletide rituals deep in the Nideck forest. New characters, new secrets, new mysteries will be revealed. It’s a pleasure to be able to announce the book.
YAY! I can’t wait! How about you? Are you excited about the sequel to The Wolf Gift?
For those new to Anne Rice’s The Wolf Gift, below is the description and HERE is my review:
“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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Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of folklore with coffee in hand. You can stalk her via her Twitter.