Now that October is over, we should have time to tear into The Wolves of Midwinter, Book 2 of Anne Rice’s The Wolf Gift Chronicles, especially since the author has confirmed Book 3 is definitely coming. Read on for a few early details.
On Halloween night Ms. Rice appeared on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and along with discussing her book tour with son Christopher, the influence of Dracula’s Daughter on her writing, and her addiction to “Game of Thrones,” she and Ferguson touched on the sense of menace in her writing and what’s ahead for the Morphenkinder in Chronicles.
She promised “more menace” in Book 3 with “some Louisiana wolves in there this time.” After Ferguson joked about setting it in a Harry Potter-type school for young werewolves, Rice revealed that Stuart, the young gay teenage wolf in The Wolves of Midwinter, is “just coming into his own” and in the third book will “have a lot of great adventures.”
Watch the full often hilarious interview below, and look for a review of The Wolves of Midwinter soon.
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The Wolves of Midwinter 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…
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