By Anne Rice
A bold new departure from the encouraged writer of The Vampire Chronicles, Lives of the Mayfair Witches, and the angels of The Songs of the Seraphim. a complete new world—modern, smooth, high-tech—and at its heart, a narrative as previous and compelling as historical past: The making of a werewolf, reimagined and reinvented as in simple terms Anne Rice, teller of enchanting stories, conjurer extraordinaire of different geographical regions, might create.
The time is the current. where, the rugged coast of Northern California. A bluff excessive above the Pacific. A grand mansion packed with good looks and tantalizing historical past set opposed to a towering redwood forest.
A younger reporter on task from the San Francisco Observer... An older lady welcoming him into her extraordinary relatives domestic that he has been despatched to jot down approximately and that she needs to promote with a few urgency... an opportunity come across among not likely people... An idyllic night—shattered through terrible incredible violence, the younger guy inexplicably attacked—bitten—by a beast he can't see within the rural darkness... A violent episode that units in movement a terrifying but seductive transformation, because the younger guy, stuck among ecstasy and horror, among embracing who he's evolving into and fearing what he'll develop into, quickly reviews the fun of the wolf gift.
As he resists the paradoxical excitement and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights within the strength and (surprising) potential for reliable, he's stuck up in an odd and unsafe rescue and is desperately hunted as "the guy Wolf" through gurus, the media, and scientists (evidence of DNA threatens to bare his twin existence)... As a brand new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new global: questions of why and the way he has been given this reward; of its actual nature and the curious yet gratifying pull in the direction of goodness; of the profound attention that there's others like him who're watching—guardian creatures who've existed all through time who own old secrets and techniques and alchemical wisdom. And all through all of it, the quest for salvation for a soul suffering from a brand new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating trip, nonetheless to return, of being and changing into, totally, either wolf and guy.
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There was much giggling, name-calling, teasing, talk about television shows and homework, joke-telling, riddle-making, exaggerations about just how much snow they were supposed to be in for, and whispered conspiracy, the rustle of coats being shed, the slap of books on benches, the clank and rattle of metal lunchboxes. Page 48 Standing with her back to the whirl of activity, stripping off her gloves and then pulling off her long woolen scarf, Penny noticed that the door of her tall, narrow, metal locker was dented at the bottom and bent out slightly along one edge, as if someone had been prying at it.
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