THE WOLVES OF MIDWINTER
Rice is skilled at bringing the gothic to life. The sequel to The Wolf Gift does just that, while bringing in serious existential questions and Rice’s trademark for spiritual searching. Descriptive passages are lovely and long, and most of the characters are easily loved. Although the detail and dialogue can sometimes be overblown and overdone, Rice’s attempt to do with werewolves what she has done before with vampires and witches seems to be successful. Jim, Reuben’s brother, takes a large role in this novel and is a character well worth the study.