There is a new novel out from a hugely respected author, known for reinvigourating the vampire legend, and creating a series of highly romantic, thoughful, reflection and engaging novels that have influenced many over the last few dacades. Author of INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, QUEEN OF THE DAMNED, and others, creator of LESTAT, ANNE RICE is returning now, but leaving her vampires to one side, is focusing her attention on another classic horror icon-the werewolf. The book in question is called THE WOLF GIFT and is currently recieving growing praise for the different bold structure and writing from RICE.
Is this something ANNE RICE can successfully pull off? After so many novels which have so deeply explored the lives and dark tales of many undead fanged creatures for so long, and then even produced a couple of books reinterpreting the life of JESUS CHRIST, is this an author who can give us a tale of lycanthrope horror?
Mostly very likely the answer will be yes. Already some reviews are praising this new unexpected path from RICE, possibly allowing her fresh freedom and adventure in writing once more. Though her other characters and tales have been highly rewarding, stunning and original classic novels mostly, she should certainly have the right to break away from what people, even her loyal goth styled fanbase expect and usually wish from her.
I hope to read this new novel-THE WOLF GIFT-very soon myself, and know to expect a great work and tale of werewolves better than many others out in the bookshops.