Talulla Rising (The Last Werewolf, #2)
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Talulla Rising (The Last Werewolf / Bloodlines Trilogy #2)

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When I change, I change fast. The moon drags the whatever-it-is up from the earth, and it goes through me with crazy wriggling impatience . . . I’m twisted, torn, churned, throttled—then rushed through a blind chicane into ludicrous power . . . A heel settles. A last canine hurries through. A shoulder blade pops. The woman is a werewolf.

The woman is Talulla Demetriou.
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Knopf (first published January 1st 2011)
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Willow
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Lou
In the authors first werewolf novel 'The Last Werewolf' I liked the way he put you in P.O.V mode of the character and the memoir way we learned of the werewolf. I liked The whole interview with a vampire styled way it read like. There was more a faster pace change and was written differently with a stronger male character. Here in this novel, which can be read without reading the first, the werewolf is a female protagonist Talulla who's expectant. Most of the story captures your interest in the...more
Michael
Glen Duncan’s back with the follow up to the brilliant 2011 novel The Last Werewolf. I’ve been looking forward to see how the story continues as I personally felt the last novel left off with a bit of a cliff-hanger. Talulla Rising continues the story, now from the point of view of Talulla Demetriou; an exciting strong female protagonist, whom I loved simply because she is both kick-ass and full of inner torment. The novel kicks off with a brief look back at Talulla’s life before being turned, a...more
Leah
Despite its flaws, I enjoyed Duncan’s THE LAST WEREWOLF and looked forward to a sequel about a character who was less of a Gary Stu. I think what Duncan is doing—melding genre fiction’s plotty thrills with literary styling and depth—is important work. There’s no law saying genre fiction can’t be literary; sadly, Duncan is one of the few with the chops to pull it off. He’s far better than your typical “literary” writer who overwrites, thesaurusizes, and crams smirky, self-indulgent similes into c...more
Chris Wolak
Jun 27, 2012 Chris Wolak rated it 2 of 5 stars Recommends it for: horror fans
Shelves: horror, review-copy
Talulla Rising is book two in Glen Ducan's The Last Werewolf trilogy. The first book, The Last Werewolf, came out in 2011 to much fanfare. I didn't think it lived up to the hype, but I still think it's a book that horror fans might like to check out. It's certainly nowhere near the literary heights of horror classics like Dracula or Frankenstein, but it does bring a grown-up werewolf to the contemporary literary scene.

Let me start with what I liked about Talulla Rising:

I like the world Duncan ha...more
Rabindranauth
The saga 0f the last werewolf approaches your typical paranormal porn. But stops just short, thankfully. Still, it’s too close a shave for comfort.

Talulla Rising picks up almost immediately after the events of The Last Werewolf. Talulla Demetriou, Jake’s mate, is on the run from WOCOP [World Organisation for the Control of Occult Phenomena], and being eight months pregnant, she also has to find a safe place to give birth soon, in addition to avoiding their clutches. This brings her to a little c...more
Jadranka

Iako sam došla do zaključka da mi vukodlaci izgleda ne leže, moram da priznam da je "Talulin čopor" uzbudljiviji i zanimljiviji od svog prethodnika "Poslednjeg vukodlaka". Poslednjih 50 stranica su ODLIČNE, tako da sad jedva čekam treći deo.
Debbie
This took me forever to finish and I am a fast reader - I just kept putting it down and days would go by before I picked it up again..it is the 2nd in a trilogy and overall the first (The Last Werewolf) was a better read. In this one Tululla, a werewolf, has two kid/werewolves and one is stolen by a secret society trying to strengthen an ubervamp.. anyway Talulla and her gang plot, get caught, plot, get caught, plot, get caught...etc. And through-out their efforts to retrieve the stolen baby/wol...more
Laura
This book had such promise: a world where vampires hunt (or is that breed) werewolfs (or werwulfs) and other oddities. The problem is the writing. I know this is a sequel, and perhaps that's the problem (I haven't read the first book). On the other hand, it could also be the writing style.

Here's what I mean: far too much is alluded to in one place, with bits and pieces of explanation leaking out in a sort-of "nyah nyah I know what's going on and you don't" manner. Take Talulla's nightmares as an...more
Luke
I give this book ALL OF THE STARS. It was great, and even better than the first which I already loved. I won't talk about it too much since it's the middle of the trilogy and practically everything that I could talk about involves spoilers, but this is everything a sequel should be. The action was non-stop, the characters well drawn out (we get a different narrator here and it works brilliantly), and the story showed progress towards a definitive ending.

This is really shaping up to be one of my...more
Janette Fleming
TALULLA DEMETRIOU, YOU HAVE BEEN A VERY ...BAD ...GIRL

When I change I change fast. The moon drags the whatever-it-is up from the earth and it goes through me with crazy wriggling impatience . . . I’m twisted, torn, churned, throttled—then rushed through a blind chicane into ludicrous power . . . A heel settles. A last canine hurries through. A shoulder blade pops. The woman is a werewolf.

The woman is Talulla Demetriou.

She’s grieving for her werewolf lover, Jake, whose violent death has left her
...more
Nadine X
I'm really going to miss this 'series', if it can be called that. This is only the second (and presumably last) book, but it feels like it could go on. Perhaps Duncan will return to it.

Although not as stellar as the first, 'Talulla Rising' does offer something really unique and interesting- a sympathetic female protagonist that really shouldn't be. Talulla is a werewolf, and she kills without remorse (mostly). Her victims are not necessarily always innocent, but they aren't deserving of the fate...more
Flora Bateman
Loved this! as much as the one before it, The Last Werewolf. Talulla Rising doesn't pick up immediately where The Last Werewolf left off. Talulla is almost 8 months pregnant and is starting to have trouble with the pregnancy as well as full moon coming. In the throws of labor she is found by the vampires seeking her blood for the Helios project.

Told in Talulla's point of view, the story sweeps you in and flows like water. Talulla is a strong female character that knows how to take charge and be...more
Jill
Note: There are necessarily spoilers for Book One in this series, The Last Werewolf, but none for this book, the sequel.

Talulla is a female werewolf who survived the murder of her werewolf lover Jake, killed by WOCOP, an anti-supernatural organization. WOCOP is still in the picture, but under new leadership and more outrageous than ever. The operatives of WOCOP seemed almost rational in Book One; in Book Two, the members are too deranged to be believable.

Talulla was left with a surprise by Jake...more
Katy
Apr 16, 2014 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: fans of werewolves, Duncan
Recommended to Katy by: Amazon Vine
Book Info: Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: fans of werewolf stories, those who like Duncan's style, those who find werewolves tragic and might like to see a different type.
Trigger Warnings: Lots of “Mommy” triggers. If you have children, be prepared to cringe a lot. Rape (male, female). Murder.

My Thoughts: This book is a sequel to The Last Werewolf (that review linked here where formatting allowed). Even the synopsis for this book has spoilers for the last, so if yo...more
Madeleine
Flashback to more than a year ago, when I found out that Glen Duncan's next book was a werewolf tale: I balked at the news that one of my favorite living writers was poised to take on a genre that thoroughly disinterested me. It's not that my faith in Duncan isn't unwavering -- because it is, completely and infinitely -- but rather because I'm still not keen on this whole paranormal-beasties fad that's producing oceans of unreadable dross. And when I found out that the expected novel was the fir...more
Mish
Talulla is in an Alaska cottage to have her baby. She is in hiding from WOCOP organisation and vampires who want to use her kind as a scientific experiment and assessment. But her life, and the life of her baby, is soon threatened when her hiding place is discovered and she needs to use every ounce of her being to fight to protect her family.

Talulla Rising is the 2nd book in the Last Werewolf series by Glen Duncan and I felt this book was very different. In the Last Werewolf you meet Jake who de...more
Michael Pfyl
Dreadful. Basically twilight for adults with a bunch of gratuitous, graphic sex and a ridiculous plot. I liked the first one, but this was a huge disappointment and I won't be reading the next one.
Jake Gest
Wonderful Read. Engrossing, driving force, very difficult to put down. Arguably as good as the first installment.
Emily Crowe
Finally getting around to starting my copy of this book. Knopf didn't see fit to provide me with an ARC on this one (despite the fact that I was an early and avid reviewer of the first book, damn their eyes), so this one had to wait until I had a big enough gap in my reading to fit this one in.

Let me start off by saying that apparently Jake *so* wasn't the last werewolf, as the children in my life might put it. There're werewolves a-plenty in Talulla Rising and they're not taking "no" for an an...more
Ann Collette
I know better than to criticize a book for what I wanted it to be, rather than for what the author was trying to accomplish. Still, I was disappointed by this sequel. THE LAST WEREWOLF was brilliant -- genre busting category fiction that was incredibly smart, witty, sophisticated and with a philosophical bent that gave the book unusual depth for a category novel. But I didn't feel the author brought that same sensibility, one that refused to be contained by the restrictions of genre fiction, to...more
Jen A.
Feb 22, 2013 Jen A. rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Patty
Talulla Rising
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Glen Duncan

My " in a nutshell" summary...

Werewolf girl is preggers by her dead werewolf boyfriend...chaos ensues!

My thoughts after reading this book...

Lu is in hiding in Alaska until her baby is born. Her pregnancy sounds horrible and she can't wait until this wolf baby is born. Lu is in hiding because vampires want her baby...

OMG...I was not even remotely prepared for this...the eating humans thing once a month when Lu becomes an actual werewolf? Raw and vivid and almost made m...more
Patrick
Oct 26, 2012 Patrick rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Werewolf fans
After reading The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan and having a hard time getting into the story at first, I was a little hesitant to pick this one up. BOY AM I GLAD I DID!!!

I have always loved werewolf stories, but of late, they seem to only be in romance novel disguised at horror or silly teenage heart-throb tales with shiny vampires... Though there is plenty of romance, this is not a PG-13 tale of teenage longing. It is a visceral, violent adult story with true horror, lust, sex and gore.

Followi...more
Dan
This is a fantastic sequel to The Last Werewolf featuring the werewolf Talulla. After the events of the afore mentioned book, Talulla is the last werewolf in existence but she is pregnant with another. She gives birth to twins though the first is snatched by a vampire cult. Talulla is determined to get her son back but this is no easy task in a world with the occult hunt in disarray, vampires getting more powerful and the gradual increase in werewolves.

A superior sequel is a rare thing but Dunc...more
Hugo Emanuel
I had read three of Duncan's novels before he released his first "Werewolf Novel" - "I, Lucifer", "Love Remains" and "Weathercock". I though they were very good. In fact, I have read "I, Lucifer" at least three times and "Weathercock" about two times. His prose is both elegant and modern, his insights on human behaviour quite perceptive and unflinching, dwelling on both the good and the bad facets of our nature (mostly the bad ones, actually). I though also that it was very brave writing; the th...more
Sam
This book is not half as good as the first one in Glen Duncan’s werewolf trilogy, The Last Werewolf. I had a number of problems with Talulla Rising:

1)Most of the time, the story evinced pretty shoddy writing and the choices the author made about what to include in the story were puzzling:

--The book seemed fixated on sex. This is not a criticism put forth due to prudery; its treatment just seemed so artless. It seemed as if every fourth thought in Lu’s head was about sex—nothing enlightening that...more
Kerry
"Talulla Demetriou, you have been a Very (pause) Bad (pause) Girl". Glen Duncan creates literary magic again with his sequel to "The Last Werewolf".

I'm sure that I mourned Jake's death as much as Talulla did when the first book ended. Gone was the perspective of a two hundred year old werewolf who had spent most of his life in solitude, writing journals and speculating on the meaning of his existence (in between full moons). With my attachment to this guy, I was not sure that I would enjoy th...more
Derrick
This is the sequel to The Last Werewolf where Jake's lover, Talulla, is know pregnant with Jake's baby and on the run from both vampires and WOCOP, the government agency out to destroy her.

*Glen Duncan's way of writing is amazing and is really what made The Last Werewolf for me. The way he writes is so intelligent that half the time I have to look up words in the dictionary so I can understand just what the hell he's talking about. And I love it. I feel like I learn something from his books not...more
STM
The Last Werewolf was damn-near pitch perfect: a valiant attempt at a literary version of the supernatural craze that ended up being a guilty pleasure read despite itself. As a sequel, this satisfies a reader's curiosity; we learn what happens to Talulla and her pregnancy. But on its own as a novel it's a bit sloppy: Duncan insists on making a New Yorker talk and think in British dialect, which nudged me out of the story almost constantly. And although we get to see more of Talulla, she's still...more
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Glen Duncan is a British author born in 1965 in Bolton, Lancashire, England to an Anglo-Indian family. He studied philosophy and literature at the universities of Lancaster and Exeter. In 1990 Duncan moved to London, where he worked as a bookseller for four years, writing in his spare time. In 1994 he visited India with his father (part roots odyssey, part research for a later work, The Bloodstone...more
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