Talulla Rising [ TALULLA RISING BY Duncan, Glen ( Author ) Jun-26-2012[ TALULLA RISING [ TALULLA RISING BY DUNCAN, GLEN ( AUTHOR ) JUN-26-2012 ] By Duncan, Glen ( Author )Jun-26-2012 Compact Disc
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Talullah Rising begins in the aftermath of the gory ending of the Last Werewolf with Talullah pregnant and looking for somewhere to give birth away from the werewolf hunters at WOCOP and the vampires who are after her due to the potentially light-resistant properties of werewolf DNA. It's a great set up for the story and within 15 pages I was sucked in and put the book down once before I finished it. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone, and am already counting down to the final book in the trilogy.
Glen Duncan writes this in first person again, using more sharp observations, humour and occasional pop culture references to ground the book and give it a sense of realism. It worked brilliantly in the first story so I am very glad he stuck with that style for the sequel.
Obviously this whole first person approach hangs on the main character being interesting and she certainly is that, perhaps even more so than Jacob was in The Last Werewolf. The author does a brilliant job of describing the problems and solutions of being a werewolf parent, the badly timed birth scene is particularly well described and the sense of the power of Talulla's emotions towards her babies is very real.
As with the first story this held my interest throwing in plenty of character developments, action and pretty shocking twists that I never got close to getting bored once. The mostly quite short chapters as before helps keep the momentum of the story going and often made me try and read "just one more" chapter.
I also really like how as before the quality feel of the hardback, binding and the edging to the pages just shouts quality to me.Read more ›
If anyone had told me I would happily read this kind of book, I'd have baulked. But then one of my favourite writers, Glen Duncan, decided to write a horror story called The Last Werewolf and Tallulla Rising is the sequel. It turns out that Jake, the hero of the first book, is not, after all the last werewolf, but Talulla may be, until the birth of her twins. A warning, however, there is bad language and sex scenes within. If such offends you, do not read this book.
So, why isn't Jake the last werewolf? In fact, due to some of the activities in this book, there are more werewolves than we started out with. Talulla, as a new and somewhat bewildered werewolf has read The Occult Phenomena journal which tells her:
"Werewolves do not reproduce sexually... If you haven't had kids by
the time you're turned you're not having any, get used to it.
Lycanthropic reproduction is via infection: survive the bite and
the Curse is yours.
But here's the thing, the old news, the stale headline: no one
Is surviving the bite any more."
"Thanks to a virus. For which WOCOP has found a cure. A cure they'd shot into me the night I was bitten."
Why has the World Organisation for the Control of Occult Phenomena found themselves facing an insurgent offspring dedicated to the Creation of occult phenomena? And how come Talulla holds the key to these strange developments? The book will tell you very entertainingly, without dissimulation and at satisfying length. I'm half-horrified to find myself enjoying this kind of thing, but enjoying it I am. Glen Duncan is an unusually versatile, unaccountably wonderful and accomplished writer.
After that though, it would be nice if Duncan could leave horror behind and return to the themes of some of his earlier work, particularly Hope and Love Remains. If you liked The Last Werewolf you will love this. And if you prefer literacy fiction, it's still worth a try but maybe start with one of his earlier novels.
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A sort of gluttony accompanied the anticipation and then the reading of this. Totally addictive, relentlessly entertaining.Published 15 days ago by Sandra Davies
I devoured books one and two with more gusto than I had expected. I don't 'do' werewolf stories - or so I thought. Read morePublished 3 months ago by lindseyclarke
This was as good as the first one and I found Tallula definitely growing on me, probably due to the fact that it was written from her point of view. Read morePublished on 7 April 2014 by Jacqueline Farrell
Very enjoyable but took a while to get into it.
I gave it three stars as the story line seemed to jump around and at times seemed a slow read at the end of each chapter it... Read more
Werewolf Talulla is pregnant and greatly suffering, but not nearly as much as she will when giving birth. Read morePublished on 12 Mar. 2014 by Mr. D. L. Rees
I liked this one, read it over a couple of evenings. At first I didn't warm to Talulla, after all she's a werewolf and a lacking a conscience at the best of times. Read morePublished on 18 Jan. 2014 by L. Thompson
I enjoyed this book more than the first which I found slow in parts. This moved along briskly with an engaging plot and has left me intrigued over the next book which I will... Read morePublished on 13 Jan. 2014 by Oscar
I really enjoyed this book. The language is totally different to the norm for this genre, & the consideration of the werewolf psyche is compelling. Read morePublished on 11 Dec. 2013 by Amazon Customer
This is a good second novel in what is turning out to be a good series.
For those that like it ( and I an one !!!!!!! Read more