The Wolf Gift

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Synopsis of The Wolf Gift

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.

Synopsis of The Wolf Gift taken from Amazon

Synopsis of The Wolf Gift

The Wolf Gift is entertaining but very similar to “Interview With the Vampire” and “The Vampire Lestat“, though these two are better. I think it’s an attempt to find her new gold mine, the werewolves, after exhausting the vampire theme, squeezed to the max.

My general impression: Rice plagiarizes herself.

I don’t know if she plans to continue or it will be left as a stand-alone novel like “The Mummy or Ramses the Damned“, whose English edition had a “to be continued” that she never wrote or, at least, never saw the light of day.

We’ll find out…

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Series:  The Wolf Gift Chronicles; 1

Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Year 2013
ISBN 9781448135318

Language: English
Format: eBook

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