"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting.
The Wolf Gift
by Anne Rice
Expected Publication: Feb 14, 2012
Summary (from Goodreads): The time is present.
The place, the rugged coast of North Carolina. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering red forest.
A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer...an older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency...A chance encounter between two unlikely people... Am idyllic night - shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked - bitten - by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness... A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation, as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing what he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift.
As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delight in the power and (surprising) capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and desperate rescue and is desperately hunted as "The Man Wolf" by authorities , the media, and scientists (evidence of DNA threatens to reveal his dual existence)...As a new profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious world: questions of why and how he has been given this gift; of it's true nature and the curious but satisfying pull toward goodness; of the profound realization that there may be other people like him that are watching - guardian creatures who have existed throughout time who possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge. And throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating journey, still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.
Anne Rice has brought us some amazing work! Now, she's diving into a new branch of fantasy, and I for one, am super excited!
What new release are you looking forward to?