CRRL Picks: Werewolves: Running with the Pack
Annotation:A collection by an award-winning author includes ten short tales, eighteen poems, and the title story in which a child survives a plane crash and enters a Dream Time of primitive myths and an all-knowing coyote. The included werewolf tale is from the wolves' point of view.
Annotation:Jacob Marlowe has lost the will to live. For two hundred years he has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime. Now, the last of his kind, he contemplates suicide -- until a violent murder and an extraordinary meeting plunge him straight back into the desperate pursuit of life -- and love. Note: Contains explicit violence and sexual content.
Annotation:Classics from the master of psychological fantasy: Professor Gottesman and the Indian rhinoceros -- The last and only -- Come Lady Death -- El Regalo -- Julie's unicorn -- The last song of Sirit Byar -- Lila the werewolf -- What tune the enchantress plays -- Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke and the angel -- Salt wine -- Two hearts -- Giant bones -- King Pelles the Sure -- Vanishing -- The tale of Junko and Sayuri -- The rock in the park -- We never talk about my brother -- The rabbi's hobby.
Annotation:In a war waged against Black Magic, the fact that Steve is a werewolf and his wife is a highly skilled witch is not unusual. But their adventures prove very unusual, even for their world, when they are given the task of neutralizing an enemy's ultimate weapon--the world's most powerful demon. Also look for the sequel, Operation Luna.
Annotation:In modern day Manhattan, Alexander Devoncroix tells his son and heir to the pack the disastrous tale of his love for a human in 1890s Paris. These werewolves are not the typical breed, but rather a superior life form to humans who designed the pyramids, live hundreds of years, and secretly control human civilization.
Annotation:This horrific tale, set against the backdrop of the bloody Franco-Prussian War in the 1840s, pulls no punches as it delves into the heart of the beast and begs the question, what is the nature of true evil. A classic of its kind, in many ways comparable to Stoker's Dracula.
Annotation:After suffering a near-fatal snake bite while visiting Egypt, young David Lydyard finds himself experiencing strange visions and is quickly thrust into the center of the secret war of werewolves, occultists, and fallen angels in Victorian London.