By Blood We Live

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2014 - Fiction - 357 pages
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First Glen Duncan gave us his monstrously thrilling, genre-reinventing The Last Werewolf: the tale of Jake, a werewolf with a profoundly human heart, considering bringing to an end the timeless legend of his kind . . . Then Talulla Rising: Jake's werewolf lover, mother to newborn twins, on the run from those who want her destroyed . . . And now By Blood We Live: a stunningly erotic love story that gives us the final battle for survival between werewolves and vampires, and one last searing--and brilliantly ironic--look at what it means to be, or not to be, human.

The story opens: Talulla has settled into an uneasy equilibrium. With her twins safely at her side, and the devotion of her lover, Walker, she has what appears to be a normal family life--except for their monthly transformation into werewolves hungry for human flesh. But even this hard-won, tenuous peace is undermined for Talulla by nagging thoughts of Remshi, the twenty-thousand-year-old vampire who haunts her dreams. For his part, Remshi can't escape the feeling that he knows Talulla from many (many, many) years before. Still, they have their distractions: Talulla is being pursued by a fanatical, Vatican-based Christian cult, and Remshi is following a trail of reckless feedings by a newly turned vampire bent on revenge. But, as the novel unfolds, Talulla and Remshi are inexorably drawn to each other--and toward the moment when an ancient prophecy may finally come to pass.

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User Review  - IrishHolger - LibraryThing

The last of the (spoiler alert) not-quite-so-last-werewolf trilogy is also the worst. Still entertaining but it has lost some of its magic by not having a single unique voice as in the previous books ... Read full review

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

With By Blood We Live, Glen Duncan’s dark and literary Bloodlines trilogy comes to a close. Although not the strongest book of the three, I felt this was a satisfactory closing to the story. Rather ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

GLEN DUNCAN is the author of nine previous novels. He lives in London.

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