Yes, I am only 33 years old and about to say those dreaded words… ”In my day…”
So here we go,
In my day… Vampires didn’t sparkle, or date high school girls or order blood out of bottles at the local bar. Well ok, there was Angel who was probably a little hold to be dating Buffy, but allow me a little artistic license here. Although I do enjoy some of those fluffy supermarket trash vampire novels out today, in my day, the Queen of all paranormal novelists was Anne Rice. Does anyone even remember Lestat and Louis people? Come on now, those weren’t just vampire books, those books were true art.
And for the love of all that is truly dark and broody, the Queen is back! Anne Rice is about to release a new paranormal novel, The Wolf Gift. I was truly blessed to be able to get an advance copy to read, which I devoured eagerly in only two days.
The Wolf Gift made me remember why I started reading paranormal fiction in the first place. I’m sorry to disappoint people, but there are no sticky high school love triangles in this one. Instead there is a whole lot of thoughtful, brilliant writing by one of the best authors around. Anne Rice has given us intelligent adult werewolves and realistic situations (well, as real as they might be should a man wolf be traipsing the night of your neighborhood).
Rice has written this in her style, giving us an incredibly good story interspersed with theology, philosophy, science and emotional thoughtfulness, with a touch of romance thrown in. The Wolf Gift comes out on February 14th, 2012 and is truly a valentine’s gift of love to Anne Rice fans everywhere.