Anne Rice’s next novel in her The Wolf Gift Chronicles series, The Wolves of Midwinter, is releasing October 15th. Great news for fans of werewolf series is that we have both the cover art and the official synopsis to check out.
As some may know, Anne is madly in love with Facebook and posts frequently. On her page she made the announcement by posting this comment and the following photo:
“THE WOLVES OF MIDWINTER is coming! People of the Page, I am delighted to officially confirm that THE WOLVES OF MIDWINTER will hit stores October 2013! Reuben, my manwolf hero, returns for a joyous yet mysterious Yuletide festival overshadowed by the appearance of a tragic ghost. Other surprises await!”
Here is the official synopsis:
The tale of THE WOLF GIFT continues…
In Anne Rice’s surprising and compelling best-selling novel, the first of her strange and mythic imagining of the world of wolfen powers, readers were spellbound as Rice imagined a daring new world set against the wild and beckoning California coast. Now in her new novel, as lush and romantic in detail and atmosphere as it is sleek and steely in storytelling, Anne Rice brings us once again to the rugged coastline of Northern California, to the grand mansion at Nideck Point—to further explore the unearthly education of her transformed manwolf.
The novel opens on a cold, gray landscape. It is the beginning of December. Oak fires are burning in the stately flickering hearths of Nideck Point. It is Yuletide. For Reuben Golding, now infused with the wolf gift and under the loving tutelage of the Morphenkinder, this Christmas promises to be like no other… as he soon becomes aware that the Morphenkinder, steeped in their own rituals, are also celebrating the Midwinter Yuletide festival deep within Nideck forest.
From out of the shadows of the exquisite mansion comes a ghost—tormented, imploring, unable to speak yet able to embrace and desire with desperate affection… As Reuben finds himself caught up with the passions and yearnings of this spectral presence and the preparations for the Nideck town Christmas reach a fever pitch, astonishing secrets are revealed, secrets that tell of a strange netherworld, of spirits—centuries old—who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and taunt with their dark, magical powers…
What are your thoughts on the legend’s upcoming novel? I have mixed feelings. I have adored Anne since I was 14, but her writing gets more and more pretentious. Well, maybe I am simply noticing it more and more. Either way, I look forward to The Wolves of Midwinter.