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The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles) Hardcover – 9 Feb 2012
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`A very moral tale turns out full of hope, love and gore. Utterly splendid' --Daily Express
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The characters are dull and lifeless, I kept reading hoping this was a slow starter, I was wrong.
Seems like Rice is now just milking her name by writing any old drivel and selling it
Hours of my life I will never get back!
As for the cosmetic appearance, it was rated as good-very good but I would of labeled it as Good-Acceptable because the binding feels loose and the cover was banged up a bit and it has a sticky feeling plastic covering on it. Aside from that, I love it and it fits nicely in my collection-who cares about a few bumps and nicks? It looks loved and read!
It ended up being a fantastic read and I can't wait for the second in the series to be available as I'm left wanting to know more and wanting to find out about Laura too.
A great book from Anne Rice and for the first book I've read from this author, I'm glad to say that it ended up better than I expected. I would definitely recommend this book and am most definitely looking forward to reading more from Anne Rice.
For me the familiarity of Annes writing took me back to when I first read the vampire series, the writing felt familiar and comfortable, and drew me into the story as inevitably as I expected.
This is a wonderful story full of twist and turns, and yes, for readers of supernatural fictions, some of it was predictable, but not at all in the way expected. (Predictable without being predictable). Now i know that doesn't make much sense to those who haven't read this book, but I cant really expand on it without giving away a fairly important plot point. However, the way in which Anne expands upon legend and develops the charachters through it, interweaving love, trust, friendship and even faith makes this an enthralling read.
People have complained about the final 3rd of the book saying it was rushed. To me it didn't feel that way, instead it was filled with teasers, and the beginnings of other tales (much in the way of the vampire chronicles), enough for any reader to expect a number of sequels. For me I always feel a bit sad when I reach the end of a good book and often wait a day before I read the last chapter, just to delay the inevitable end, but with this there was so much going on, i didn't have to wait, because I know the stories not done, there are more to come.(Please Anne !)
Anne has a way of making you fall a little bit in love with the characters, of making you feel like you know them. Its what makes her writing so great. You can empathise with the frustation and love that Marchent feels for her brothers,the underlying moral dilema for Reuben, especially in relation to his brother, and even with the struggle Grace Golding feels in relation to Reuben. Graces emotions and fears are very understated and are felt more than read. And there is so much more to Phil (Reubens dad). Not to metion the histories and emotions underlying the wolves.
I so want to tell you all the story, but I never read the blurb on books, I think it spoils the story so I won't do that to you. Instead it is enough to say that this book is about a young man who encounters a life changing event, and his struggle to deal with it. But this book is so much more as Anne Rices' books always have been.
I wish I had the words to properly do this book justice, but the words I hold feel inadequate to the comfort and strength of feeling it raised in me.
Don't be put off by the nay sayers.
This book is a marvellous read, it is enthralling and accomplished. This book is suited to all readers. There is enough 'science' in it for people who enjoy Kathy Reichs books, enough 'love' for those who enjoy Karen Rose, enough 'thrills' for those who enjoy Stephen King, and enough 'human interest' for those who enjoy Jeff Abbott. There really is something for everyone.
If you are unfamiliar with Anne Rices works, this book will make you want to read all the others. It truly was a joy to read. Welcome back Anne Rice.
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