The Wolves of Paris

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It's the winter of 1450 and Paris is in a panic. A pack of ravenous wolves is loose in the city, feasting on human flesh. Lorenzo Boccaccio is summoned by a Dominican inquisitor who claims that Lorenzo's business agent is tied to the sorcery behind the wolf attacks. He demands that Lorenzo and his brother Marco help him root out the evil.

Rivals in business and love, the brothers make for a reluctant partnership. Even so, they are confident the...

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Overview

It's the winter of 1450 and Paris is in a panic. A pack of ravenous wolves is loose in the city, feasting on human flesh. Lorenzo Boccaccio is summoned by a Dominican inquisitor who claims that Lorenzo's business agent is tied to the sorcery behind the wolf attacks. He demands that Lorenzo and his brother Marco help him root out the evil.

Rivals in business and love, the brothers make for a reluctant partnership. Even so, they are confident the wolves are a natural phenomenon, not men or demons traveling in wolf form.

But events soon prove that the monks and peasants are right. These are no ordinary wolves. And if they are not defeated, the city's filthy alleys will be awash in blood.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781493737376
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/11/2013
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 1,304,116
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Wallace was born in California and raised in a small religious community in Utah, eventually heading east to live in Rhode Island and Vermont. An experienced world traveler, he has trekked through the Andes, ventured into the Sahara on a camel, and traveled through Thailand by elephant. In addition to working as a literary agent and innkeeper, he previously worked as a software engineer for a Department of Defense contractor, programming simulators for nuclear submarines. He is the author of more than a dozen novels.
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  • Posted March 7, 2014

    Entertaining take on the werewolf genre. Likeable characters, F

    Entertaining take on the werewolf genre. Likeable characters, Florentine brothers in Paris on family business, plus a strong, independent heroine love-interest. Mix in Dominican blackfriars, claims of sorcery, possession and transformation, a few brutally ravaged bodies, and the squalor of mid-15thC Paris; and you find a tale with intrigue, adventure, realistic personal peril and a satisfying ending. Certainly not profound literature, but entertaining enough to be well worth the read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Newt

    Really enjoyed this book. Well written and kept me hooked from the beginning. Looking forward to read more from Michael Wallace

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    The book, The Wolves of Paris, grabs you and doesn't let go... ¿

    The book, The Wolves of Paris, grabs you and doesn't let go...
    ¿A voracious reader, and one who has enjoyed other Michael Wallace books, I ¿was excited to read his ¿¿The Wolves of Paris. I didn't particularly like the beginning but I soon found myself becoming more and more absorbed and staying up way too late, hungering to finish at least the next chapter... To me, wanting to know what happens next and not falling asleep while reading late at night is one of the hallmarks of a good book. I did manage to tear myself away, three hours after I should have gone to sleep, but even then had to force my mind to stop puzzling over the story.  The next day,I kept thinking about it during lulls in my work day and couldn't wait to devour the remaining pages.

    I wasn't disappointed.  The depth and  detail describing this black period of history were fascinating. I still have the urge to research myself to see what was true  and what was imagination.  The tale seamlessly blended fact and fiction into an intriguing and realistic tale, revealing glimpses of life shortly after the Black plague, hints of the horrors of the Inquisition, riveting moments of rivalry and brotherhood, and the fear  and terror of wolves tearing through the country side and stalking city streets, along with surprisingly poignant moments of romance and bravery.

    I mentioned that I didn't really like the very beginning of the novel.  Yet, thinking back on it, after persevering just a little longer until I couldn't put the book down, I have concluded that the start of the story had merit, too. In a way, it reminded me of pictures by 15th century painter ¿Bruegel, depicting the boisterous and brutal activities of everyday people as they lived and died during the Middle Ages. I didn't really like those paintings ¿ either¿, seen over thirty years ago in museum¿s¿ in Europe, but the images have somehow stayed in my head and  Michael Wallace's descriptions in his first few chapters, and periodically through the book, bring back those images of the ¿M¿iddle ¿A¿ges and enhance his successful and engrossing tale of the Wolves in Paris. 

    If my review made you curious, look up Breugal and the Middle Ages, and  look at a painting or two, but whatever you do, I recommend that you read this book, it'll grab you and won't let you go until the last page is read...and ¿even after you are done reading it, you will find yourself wanting to go back and tear into portions of it again.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I¿d previously read Michael Wallace¿s book The Righteous, a thri

    I’d previously read Michael Wallace’s book The Righteous, a thriller set in a bizarre place where people had strange religious beliefs (a Utah polygamist community). It turns out that The Wolves of Paris shares these same qualities. The wolves (actually werewolves) intensify the bizarre setting.




    I found much to like in this story. The stakes for the characters were high (many life or death decisions and situations). The historical setting was one I hadn’t experienced through fiction before, and I found quite interesting. I especially found the power held by the church and the arbitrariness of what might cause someone to find themselves at odds with them during the Inquisition was frightening to consider. An intense read much different than anything I’ve read before.




    **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. ** 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Not your typical werewolf story...

    I very much enjoyed this book. The first I've read from Michael Wallace and I look forward to reading more.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Jdhgdbhbdbb

    I bdhdhbsbdb hate hdhdbdbd grass

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Is storm here?

    Tell he g to camp res 4

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    TO GRACE PACK

    You are hereby invited to join the Exceed Packs. Don't know what that is? Go to "exceed" and read reses one and two to find out! ~ Andromeda, Alpha Female of Nebula Pack

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Sylum & Tayla

    Sylum smiled and nodded, his eyes flashing a dark blue before returning to his normal eye color. He looked at his daughter.
    <p>

    Tayla caught his eyes flash a dark blue, a smile creeping to her face as she nudged him lightly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    FennecFox

    (Kk) FennecFox lies down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Storm

    Sighed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Cherry

    Dang thats amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Fang

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Moon

    Licks her paw. Looked around for someone to talk to

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    TO ALL

    Move to grace all res

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Reaper

    Of course you may

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Emmett

    We need more hunters to come with us.(And I hafta go for now but I'll bbs. )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Greywolf

    "Bios next res."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Dream

    Dream clenched her teeth and stared at the pack, hoping that the sight of it would cheer her up. "What am I sapposed to do when I'm all choked up and you're ok..." she murmured to where only she could hear. <p>
    &star||~Dre&alpha{\/}~||&star

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Nighthowl inportin

    I am going on a trip for 2 weeka

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