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    The Wolves of Midwinter (Wolf Gift Chronicles) (Paperback) By (author) Anne Rice

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    DescriptionThe tale of "The Wolf Gift" continues . . . In Anne Rice's surprising and compelling best-selling novel, the first of her strange and mythic imagining of the world of wolfen powers ("I devoured these pages . . . As solid and engaging as anything she has written since her early "Vampire Chronicles" fiction"--Alan Cheuse, "The Boston Globe"; "A delectable cocktail of old-fashioned lost-race adventure, shape-shifting, and suspense"--Elizabeth Hand, "The Washington Post"), readers were spellbound as Rice conjured up a daring new world set against the wild and beckoning California coast. Now in her new novel, as lush and romantic in detail and atmosphere as it is sleek and steely in storytelling, Anne Rice takes us once again to the rugged coastline of Northern California, to the grand mansion at Nideck Point, and further explores the unearthly education of her transformed Man Wolf. The novel opens on a cold, gray landscape. It is the beginning of December. Oak fires are burning in the stately flickering hearths of Nideck Point. It is Yuletide. 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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    Title
    The Wolves of Midwinter
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne Rice
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 577
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 580 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780804121101
    ISBN 10: 0804121109
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/CALIFO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Libri: I-FA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC V2.8: FIC012000
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NCALIF
    B&T Approval Code: P26304000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26106801
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC024000, FIC009050
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.3.0.0
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3568.I265 W68 2013C
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Random House Large Print Publishing
    Imprint name
    Random House Large Print Publishing
    Publication date
    15 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    ANNE RICE is the author of thirty-two books. She lives in Palm Desert, California.
    Review quote
    "Anne Rice is back with the bad guys."                               -Library Journal "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."                               -Publisher's Weekly "Fans will welcome Rice's return to the realm of eccentric immortal predators."                               -Kirkus