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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.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Knopf (first published 2011)
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Jeffrey Keeten
Jun 04, 2015 Jeffrey Keeten rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
”Life's generally artless ... but it does get these occasional hard-ons for plot. It connects things, nefariously, behind your back, and before you know it you're in the final act of a lousy movie.”

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Talulla is eight months pregnant, on the run from an organization called World Organisation for the Control of Occult Phenomena (WOCOP), and trying to stay under the radar of a nest of vampires. Yes, vampires, which would be weird enough, but what makes things even weirder is:

Talulla is something spe
Talulla Demetriou, you have been a Very... Bad... Girl

I felt like I was literally on a roller coaster while reading this book. I have to admit that did I have my doubts before reading. Hearing from Jakes POV in the first book was fun and interesting, so I felt iffy with this one because Duncan decided to switch up to Talulla's POV. But I ended up liking Talulla's voice even more than Jake's. I felt that Talulla brought something to this book, something that first book kind of lacked, and that is
Jun 02, 2015 Phrynne rated it it was amazing
Wow that was good! I really enjoyed the first book in this series The Last Werewolf but this was even better. Talulla is a magnificent creature - a werewolf of course but we mostly see her as a human and one who is dealing with major issues. I loved the idea of baby werewolves, babies who turn into wolf puppies when the moon is full. And they have the same dietary needs as the adult werewolves. Sometimes this book gets a bit gruesome but then these are werewolves we are talking about. Lots of va ...more
Mar 05, 2013 Willow rated it really liked it
Shelves: werewolf
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Jul 23, 2012 Lou rated it really liked it
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
Feb 23, 2013 Michael rated it it was amazing
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
Chris Wolak
Jun 27, 2012 Chris Wolak rated it it was ok
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
Mar 05, 2014 Jadranka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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.
Jul 09, 2012 Debbie rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal-stuff
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 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
May 02, 2014 Vladimir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, owned-read
Mislio sam da ću poslednjih stotinak strana ostaviti za sutra ali đavo mi nije dao mira i morao sam završiti knjigu večeras.

Koliko god je Glen Dankan bio odličan narator u prvom delu, pišući u prvom licu ispovest poslednjeg vukodlaka, mužjaka, toliko je njegova transformacija u vukodlaka, ženku bila još bolja. U "Talulinom čoporu", Dankan nam je opet pružio jednu sirovu, prljavu, neuvijenu ali ovoga puta mnogo emotivniju priču u kojoj opet nije štedeo nikoga. Svako poglavlje/stranica bukvalno pu
Sep 15, 2014 Chris rated it it was amazing
In this sequel to The Last Werewolf, we follow Tallula Demetriou as she, pregnant and close to giving birth, to her deceased lover's (the aforementioned last werewolf, Jake Marlowe, or so he thought in the previous book, until he ran into recently Turned Lulu and they fell in love) child. That is, until she gives birth to twins. On the run from Hunters (part of WOCOP, a global organization bent on destroying vampires and werewolves), and vampires determined to capture her and her child, for thei ...more
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
Jun 05, 2012 Laura rated it did not like it
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
Mar 21, 2014 Luke rated it it was amazing
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
Janette Fleming
Nov 25, 2013 Janette Fleming rated it really liked it

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
Mar 10, 2013 Sony rated it really liked it
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
Flora Smith
Oct 28, 2012 Flora Smith rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, horror, erotica
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
Dec 09, 2012 Jill rated it it was ok
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
Ann Collette
Aug 21, 2012 Ann Collette rated it liked it
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
Apr 16, 2014 Katy rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Oct 26, 2012 Patrick rated it it was amazing
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.

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
Dec 08, 2013 Mish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mish by: Michael
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
Sep 24, 2015 saradevil rated it did not like it
I hate this book. I hate every second I have spent reading it. I refuse to waste one more minute of my life hating this so hard. What did I hate? I hated reading over a 100 pages of a male author trying to mansplain how a woman might feel if she is not immediately connected to her motherhood. Trust me, I get it, not all women are born to nurture, but sweet jumping cupcake, man! The woman has like fifty other things going on that she needs to worry about, maternal angst seems like it should be th ...more
Michael Pfyl
Nov 19, 2013 Michael Pfyl rated it it was ok
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.
Amanda Prado
Apr 30, 2016 Amanda Prado rated it really liked it
The first book really DOES feel like just a very long prologue for this one, where the real story begins. Who tf is Jake? Talulla is the protagonist we deserve.
All good things that were already present in the first book (prose, gore, dark humor, werewolf mythos) only get better here, but I'm honestly surprised by how GOOD glen duncan is at writing a believable woman. Don't get me wrong, but I think most ladies will agree with me here: some (a LOT of) male writers really don't know how to write
Dec 30, 2014 Raina rated it really liked it
This series is basically a supernatural soap opera masquerading as High Literature. Do not be fooled by the philosophical musings! Hand this book off to Shonda Rimes and she wouldn't have to change a thing, except that Tallula would probably be some fabulously coiffed black woman from Chicago. I'm surprised at how well Glen Duncan writes Tallula, mainly because Jake was such a pretentious sad old werewolf that I got tired of him halfway through the book, but all throughout this one I found mysel ...more
Emily Crowe
Aug 15, 2012 Emily Crowe rated it liked it
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
Jen A.
Feb 22, 2013 Jen A. rated it liked it
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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,
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