The first book in this new series, The Last Werewolf, was one of our 'stand out reads' for 2011, so getting the sequel to review was an exciting event in the office and it doesn't disappoint. The page-turning plot and suspense continue but the beautifully brutal story has more confidence and purpose, told through the voice of Talulla, female werewolf and now mother!. We recommend you read The Last Werewolf before Talulla Rising, there is a little bit of recap in the second book but not enough to stop the questions raised getting in the way of the story.
Talulla Demetriou is the definitive twenty-first-century female of the species: fearless, sexy and in control. Besides being a werewolf and the last of her kind, she is carrying a child. Her offspring could continue the bloodline that WOCOP want wiped out. But in the middle of giving birth, the door flies open. It's not medical backup this time. Instead, one of her oldest enemies has come to claim her baby. Plunged into a race to recover her lost child, Talulla comes head to head with a psychopathic government operative, a coven of blood-drinking religious fanatics and (rumour has it) the oldest living vampire on earth.With all the filthy, frantic energy of The Last Werewolf, Talulla Rising is a monstrous hellride of a novel.
'Loaded with beautifully constructed lunatic ravings... It is a horror that never shies from the human side of lycanthropy; it is a disquisition on the nature of werewolf stories; it is a sublime study in literary elegance. It is bloody (and) brilliant.' - Independent on Sunday
'Duncan is the cleverest literary horror merchant since Bram Stoker.' The Times
Publication date: 05/04/2012
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
|Publication date:||5th April 2012|
|Publisher:||Canongate Books Ltd|
Glen Duncan was born in Bolton in 1965 to an Anglo-Indian family. He studied Philosophy and Literature at Lancaster University In 1990 Glen moved up to London, where he worked as a bookseller for Dillons for four years. In 1994 he travelled to India with his father before continuing on to America, where he travelled around on Amtrak trains. His first novel, Hope was praised on both sides of the Atlantic when it was published in 1997. He currently divides his time between New York and London. Author photo © Kim TeasdaleMore About Glen Duncan