The Wolf Gift: The Wolf Gift Chronicles (1), Book 1

Front Cover
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 14, 2012 - Fiction - 400 pages
1927 Reviews
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.

This edition features an excerpt from Anne Rice's latest novel The Wolves of Mid-Winter.

Look for Anne Rice’s new book, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, coming November 29, 2016.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
661
4 stars
305
3 stars
297
2 stars
300
1 star
364

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - idiotgirl - LibraryThing

Fun. Audiobook. Maybe not quite 3 in the larger world. But I can give Anne Rice quite a bit of room. This one set in the Bay Area. That is fun. And I'm glad she's back to weird creatures that like blood. Read full review

Man Woolf

User Review  - babylove1958 - Overstock.com

If you enjoyed Ann Rices vampires and witches you will probably enjoy this book too. Read full review

All 14 reviews »

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
33
Section 3
38
Section 4
41
Section 5
62
Section 6
78
Section 7
87
Section 8
101
Section 22
204
Section 23
214
Section 24
223
Section 25
236
Section 26
239
Section 27
243
Section 28
261
Section 29
277

Section 9
115
Section 10
131
Section 11
138
Section 12
145
Section 13
148
Section 14
159
Section 15
167
Section 16
170
Section 17
176
Section 18
180
Section 19
184
Section 20
191
Section 21
196
Section 30
283
Section 31
288
Section 32
301
Section 33
318
Section 34
325
Section 35
339
Section 36
346
Section 37
358
Section 38
361
Section 39
371
Section 40
395
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Anne Rice is the author of thirty-one books. She lives in Palm Desert, California.
 
www.annerice.com

Bibliographic information