The Wolves of Midwinter (Paperback)
Random House Large Print Publishing, 9780804121101, 577pp.
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
For Reuben Golding, now infused with the Wolf Gift and under the loving tutelage of the Morphenkinder, this promises to be a Christmas like no other . . . The Yuletide season, sacred to much of the human race, has been equally sacred to the Man Wolves, and Reuben soon becomes aware that they, too, steeped in their own profound rituals, will celebrate the ancient Midwinter festival deep within the verdant richness of Nideck forest. From out of the shadows of Nideck comes a ghost--tormented, imploring, unable to speak yet able to embrace and desire with desperate affection . . . As Reuben finds himself caught up with--and drawn to--the passions and yearnings of this spectral presence, and as the swirl of preparations reaches a fever pitch for the Nideck town Christmas festival of music and pageantry, astonishing secrets are revealed; secrets that tell of a strange netherworld, of spirits other than the Morphenkinder, centuries old, who inhabit the dense stretches of redwood and oak that surround the magnificent house at Nideck Point, "ageless ones" who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and who taunt with their dark magical powers . . .
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Praise For The Wolves of Midwinter…
"Anne Rice is back with the bad guys."
"Her wolves are worth catching up to."
-Alan Cheuse, NPR
"Her books are scary and mysterious and mystical, filled with thrills and danger, frightening fun, and ardent passion."
-R. L. Stine
"The series mythology is fascinating."
"Fans will welcome Rice's return to the realm of eccentric immortal predators."