WHO: Anne Rice
WHAT: THE WOLVES OF MIDWINTER, a novel
WHEN: Published by Knopf October 15, 2013
WHERE: Set in Northern California.
WHY: “The queen of otherworldly darkness
continues The Wolf Gift Chronicles.
Rice reunites readers with Reuben Golding and his fellow werewolf companions as they prepare for their Midwinter festivities. Reuben is stunned to discover that his girlfriend, Laura, has decided to receive the Chrism that will turn her into a werewolf as well. He is further shocked to learn that his hostile ex-girlfriend, Celeste, is pregnant with their child, and he marries her so that the child won’t be born out of wedlock. As if Reuben’s love life weren’t complicated enough, he starts seeing the ghost of Marchent, the lover whose brothers turned Reuben into a werewolf after they murdered her. Reuben realizes that Marchent hasn’t let go of the physical world, and he has to persuade the Forest Gentry, a group of old and powerful ghosts, to aid her.
“Readers crazy about The Wolf Gift will enjoy seeing Rice flesh out and expand Reuben’s world on northern California’s misty coast.” —Kristine Huntley, BOOKLIST
“Rice, in her signature elegantly descriptive style, does not disappoint in this follow-up to The Wolf Gift.” —Amanda Scott, LIBRARY JOURNAL
“Fans will welcome Rice’s return to the realm of eccentric immortal predators.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS
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