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5.0 out of 5 stars A SEQUEL TO HOWL ABOUT...
The author, Donna Boyd, is to werewolves what Anne Rice is to vampires. With her lyrical use of language and her deeply sensuous imagery, the author contines the tale that she began in her first book, "The Passion". It is a tale of a subculture of wealthy, urbane, highly intelligent, well educated and charismatic werewolves who live amonst humans unbeknownst to them. They...
Published on 24 Nov 2002 by Lawyeraau

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite Interview With a Wearwolf
If you enjoyed the Vampire Lestat then you may well enjoy The Promise, because it is the Wearwolf equivalent in many ways.
A gothic romance dressed up as horror, the promise is a love story between brother and sister and the introduction to a Wearwolf clan that will no doubt spawn some more interesting sequels.
The premise is wonderful. Wearwolves are superior...
Published on 6 Feb 2001 by theTramp


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A SEQUEL TO HOWL ABOUT..., 24 Nov 2002
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Lawyeraau (Balmoral Castle) - See all my reviews
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The author, Donna Boyd, is to werewolves what Anne Rice is to vampires. With her lyrical use of language and her deeply sensuous imagery, the author contines the tale that she began in her first book, "The Passion". It is a tale of a subculture of wealthy, urbane, highly intelligent, well educated and charismatic werewolves who live amonst humans unbeknownst to them. They are the movers and shakers of society, the quintessential beautiful people. In this manner, they informally and secretly rule humans, directing our world peacafully and enriching it. These shape shifting, sensuous creatures are truly benevolent rulers and are led by a member of the aristocratic Devoncroix clan. When their leader, Alexander Devoncroix, dies, their son, Nicholas, must now lead the pack. He is hellbent, however, on changing that benevolent philosophy.
When Nicholas is critically injured in a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness, he is found in his wolf form, battered, burned, and bloody, by a reclusive scientist, Hannah Braselton North, who has an affinity for wolves and treats his wounds in her small cabin. Having pulled from the wreckage a diary, she hunkers down to read it, while her "patient" recuperates. What she reads is the ostensible memoir of someone named Matise Devoncroix. It is an erotic and sensuos tale tale of star crossed lovers who are members of a race of werewolves who live secretly amonst humans. Drawn into the tale, and at first imagining it to be fiction, she soon realizes that this is no mere tale but a revelation that is somehow connected to her mysterious "patient".
Beautifully written and suspenseful, the book, a story within a story, is riveting and will keep the reader turning the pages. It is an excellent sequel to her first book, "The Passion". While not absolutely necessary, it is recommended that one first read "The Passion", as it will undoubtedly enhance the pleasure of reading "The Promise".
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite Interview With a Wearwolf, 6 Feb 2001
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If you enjoyed the Vampire Lestat then you may well enjoy The Promise, because it is the Wearwolf equivalent in many ways.
A gothic romance dressed up as horror, the promise is a love story between brother and sister and the introduction to a Wearwolf clan that will no doubt spawn some more interesting sequels.
The premise is wonderful. Wearwolves are superior to humans and always have been. As such they have for years been our elite and in recent years they have taken to becoming the ruling elite as well and they use money to rule. Now the pack leaders are dead and a new leader steps forward, their son. But the road to leadership is paved with troubles. He has a mysterious murder to unravel, pack politics to master and the guilt of his parents death resting on his shoulders. All of this as he lies wounded in a cage treated by the very creatures wearwolves think of as their inferiors. A human. And worse still, she is reading the very book that holds all the answers.
Perhaps the Promise suffers because it hints at more interesting tales to tell. Perhaps it is just too romanntic and loses the 'horror' edge that the Wearwolf should embrace. This is not Interview with a Wearwolf and never will be, but that doesn't mean that the next book won't be and I shall certainly be reading it....just incase.
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