Passion, The

The Passion
Review by Harriet Klausner, submitted on 28-Mar-1998

Donna Boyd
Avon, May 1998, $15.95, 400 pp.
ISBN: 0-380-97449-5

In Manhattan, a serial killer has seemingly emerged. The three victims have all been brutally murdered and are all loupgarous. Nicholas Devoncroix announces what he plans to do to the culprit when he captures the human. His father, Alexander, already extremely worried over what is happening to his pack, is now concerned with his son's cavalier attitude about one more dead human. He decides to tell his son about his own personal disaster with the humans.

In 1897 Paris, Tessa Laguerre tries to murder Alexander because the werewolf left her father to die in the American jungle. Instead of eliminating her enemy, Tessa fell in love with him. He, in turn, introduced her to his world of wonder. However, the werewolf Queen Elise and Alexander's own brother lead Tessa into a situation with dire consequences for one and all. Nicholas is brilliant, but will he understand Alexander's hard learned experience?

If Anne Rice wrote about werewolves, the novel would be similar to this brilliantly erotic tale. The poignant story line rapidly moves forward and the protagonists are a wonderful pack. Readers will passionately howl for Donna Boyd to follow up with a sequel to THE PASSION.

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As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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