The Wolf Age, by James Enge
Why have I never heard of this guy? James Enge has been praised by author Lev Grossman, and Tim Pratt of Locus, and apparently, his werewolves are something to write home about. This is the third book in a series about magic, madness, and of course, epic battles between good, evil, and ambiguous. According to Monsters&Critics, the plot goes something like this:
“…set in and around the werewolf city of Wuruyaaria with enough battles, blood and mayhem to satisfy. After orchestrating a riot within the werewolf prison where he had been held captive, Ambrosius along with an assortment of other convicts manages an escape. Before long, Ambrosius becomes embroiled in the complex politics of Wuruyaaria which may be unfolding according to the plans of the Strange Gods of the Coranians. As a ragtag group of outcast werewolves work to further their cause during a bloody election year, two powerful forces will clash and the results could change everything.”
The author of the review also states that the book takes effort to follow, but then again, the ability to follow a story is relative to the reader. Also, several reviews claim that the book adds a sci-fi touch by using science and physics as a foundation for the use of magic in the series, instead of the pure, unprecedented fairy tale stuff. Either way, it sounds like a damn good read, and personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Look out guys, this is yet another book to add to your werewolf fantasy shopping list.