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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 (“I devoured these pages . . . As solid and engaging as anything she has written since her early Vampire Chronicles fiction”—Alan Cheuse, The Boston Globe; “A delectable cocktail of old-fashioned lost-race adventure, shape-shifting, and suspense”—Elizabeth Hand, The Washington Post), readers were spellbound as Rice conjured up 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 takes us once again to the rugged coastline of Northern California, to the grand mansion at Nideck Point, and further explores the unearthly education of her transformed Man Wolf.

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 promises to be a Christmas like no other . . .

The Yuletide season, sacred to much of the human race, has been equally sacred to the Man Wolves, and Reuben soon becomes aware that they, too, steeped in their own profound rituals, will celebrate the ancient Midwinter festival deep within the verdant richness of Nideck forest.

From out of the shadows of Nideck comes a ghost—tormented, imploring, unable to speak yet able to embrace and desire with desperate affection . . . As Reuben finds himself caught up with—and drawn to—the passions and yearnings of this spectral presence, and as the swirl of preparations reaches a fever pitch for the Nideck town Christmas festival of music and pageantry, astonishing secrets are revealed; secrets that tell of a strange netherworld, of spirits other than the Morphenkinder, centuries old, who inhabit the dense stretches of redwood and oak that surround the magnificent house at Nideck Point, “ageless ones” who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and who taunt with their dark magical powers . . .

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The Wolves of Midwinter
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3.8 / 5
Meh :S
April 2nd, 2015
Are they sure Ann Rice wrote this series? Lacks her usual depth. (Having a minimum characters requirement on a review is silly)
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Good sequel
March 13th, 2015
I was finding this hard to put down as I was reading this. Its a great continuance to The Wolf Gift. Anne Rice is the first author who is responsible for my first book read by my own choice and decision outside of school as a teen. I am grateful and appreciative. Still loving her work.
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Wonderful and hairy
December 7th, 2014
Rice once again constructs a beautifully descriptive tail of the distinguished gentleman and their lives at Nideck Point. Chilling in places while being gloriously warm in others, the story is balanced between the moral and biological wonders of the wolf gift and the way the various characters deal with situations. I hope this isn't the last in the series.
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The Wolf Gift, part two!
May 29th, 2014
Wow, what a great story! The end leaves you wanting to know more! A must read!
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A GREAT READ FROM BEGINNING TO END
March 15th, 2014
I enjoy the book immensely from beginning to end and look forward to a third one if Anne Rice is planning on one.
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January 30th, 2014
Not bad but a bit difficult getting into it. Was not my favorite Anne Rice book,
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Not her best
December 17th, 2013
Came across as a book that was written because she had been paid to write a sequel. You can tell she isn't "into" the characters of this book as she has been in other books.
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The Wolves of Midwinter
November 28th, 2013
I was disappointed in this book, I hope if there is a follow-up it is much better
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A disappointment
November 10th, 2013
I kept at it. Through the endless descriptions of every meal, every setting, every interaction waiting for the novel to become interesting. It never did. Truly the most awful novel she has ever written and I have ever read. What was the point? Where was the story line? The plot? None of it was there. It was page after page of a story going nowhere.
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The Wolves of Midwinter
November 10th, 2013
As good as the first wolf book and not as repetitive as some of the witch and vampire books.
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The Wolves of Midwinter
November 10th, 2013
As good as the first wolf book and not as repetitive as some of the witch and vampire books.
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