Ways he could never have imaginedAnne Rice's Vampire Chronicles defined a genre but now she has another age old story in her sights the terrifying werewolf legend The classic monster of horror fiction is here reimagined and reinvented with all Rice's supernatural sympathy and inventiveness as a. I feel like there was a good book in here somewhere She had a plot with a beginning middle and end Well the plot arch ended and the antagonist was resolved and then the book went on for another 100 pages just talking about the history of this wolf gift It was so long Anne put a lot and I mean a lot of theology discussion in here that wasn't very relevant to the story It simply bogged it down Where was her editor The middle part of the book that had the actual story was a decent story Anne's books always had a streak of theology in them but I don't remember them bogging down the story so much It seems to me that since she did her Jesus series the theology in her stories got out of controlThe story is about the wolf gift or Anne's story of a werewolf The change is not tied to the moon and of course they only like to kill evil people She has upped their power to god like status like she did in the Vampire chronicles and she has tried to make them very sexy It did NOT land sexy with me It became bestiality and it just grossed me out I didn't find the wolf people sexy in any way but Anne tried to make them that way These Man wolves were having sex with people and it bothered me I was thinking it felt so pointless I don't think they needed to be so overpowered They can heal most any wound and run too fast to see basically I have read most of Anne's works and maybe she was an author I needed in my 20s but the last few stories I have read I haven't been the biggest fan of This book became somewhat of a slog for me at times I enjoyed the beginning to middle and then I just couldn't wait for the thing to end

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The Wolf GiftRomantic being a potentially tragic figure bestowed with the gift of transformation and transcendence The Wolf Gift is a glorious celebration of storytelling of possibility of truths revealed in the half light And in The Wolf Gift's Reuben we have a brand new hero for a brand new Anne Rice wor. Wow Just wow I had no idea Anne Rice had fallen so far I used to really like her Scratch that I loved the Vampire Chronicles and the Mayfair Witches I stopped reading her after Blackwood Farm and when she was in her God phase I disowned her completely So when I learned she was back and with a supernatural themed book to boot I was so excited Yeah not so fastThis book was terrible Simply terrible I dragged through reading it for weeks just because I felt I owed it to her from past love of her writing but it was painful The characters were so boring they had zero substance and weren't all that likeable And seriously we're supposed to believe that Reuben was just magically okay with the fact he turned into a Man Wolf And he magically and immediately has an understanding of this gift and races off to be a 4 footed Batman every night Without ever getting caught LAME And we're supposed to believe he was able to just jump into the sack with Marchent within 2 hours of meeting her Oh and within 5 minutes of meeting Laura in the woods a Man Wolf in his 'wolf form' She just has no fear of this manwolf hybrid and is willing to have womanwolf sex with him Seriously And after sleeping with him twice she's willing to move in with him and risk her life with him Ugh Oh yeah and all the nasty talk about his 'man parts' in wolf form or all the disgusting descriptions of him eating a bobcat and a mountain lion YUCK and how 'orgasmic' everything always is It was just stupid I thought the whole supernatural part was slighly interesting with the chrism and such but it was carried out so poorly I really have never seen such terrible writing from Anne Rice It was painful I will not be recommending this book to anyone I can't wait to get it off my shelf


FREE DOWNLOAD ã The Wolf Gift Ç When Reuben otherwise known as Sunshine Boy was sent to write a piece about the uncertain future of the giant house on the cliff he wasn't expecting to warm so instantly to elegant heiress Marchent Nideck Nor was he expecting to get caught up in a violent attack which will leave him changed in ways he could never have iWhen Reuben otherwise known as Sunshine Boy was sent to write a piece about the uncertain future of the giant house on the cliff he wasn't expecting to warm so instantly to elegant heiress Marchent Nideck Nor was he expecting to get caught up in a violent attack which will leave him changed in. A young reporter narrowly escapes being mauled by a man wolf and soon finds himself changing into a man wolf by the light of the moon He begins taking the law into his own hands and soon has a horde of police and scientists looking for him as well as others of his kindEver run into an old flame and try to rekindle the spark For years I was a devout Anne Rice fan wolfing down the Vampire Chronicles and the Mayfair Witches books with reckless abandon After a few years of that I started seeing changes in our relationship After a few disappointing books like Blackwood Farm Anne and I parted ways Late last year Anne's path crossed with mine once again when I learned of the Wolf Gift Could we recapture the old magicNO And here's what went downI really wanted to like this book but there are many reasons why I didn't First off I didn't care about the main character at all His name is Reuben he's 23 and he drives a Porsche While I'm sure there are likeable 23 year old Porsche drivers Reuben is not one of them He's a really bland character with no real traits other than inexplicably having sex with women who aren't his girlfriend and talking like a 45 year old philosophy majorThe rest of the characters are similarly thin I know I'm supposed to think it's interesting that Reuben's brother is a priest or his mother is a doctor but they are pretty much definied by their jobs The other man wolves are pretty interchangeable as charactersThe writing isn't very good either It's clunky and chock full of infodumps Maybe I'm looking back at Anne Rice's previous work through the rose colored glasses of nostalgia but I can't remember her earlier work being this badly writtenAll that being said I did find some things of value in The Wolf's Gift I actually like the mythology she's created for her werewolves the Chrism and so forth as well as the origin of the species I also like that Reuben was accepting of the change and started acting like a werewolf version of Batman The rest of the book just didn't do it for me It was obviously meant to the be the first book in a series and the climax of the story occurs way before the endSorry Anne maybe we'll try again in another ten years 2 stars