The Hunter from the Woods

The Hunter from the Woods marks the much anticipated return of Michael Gallatin, the lycanthropic hero of Robert McCammon s 1989 classic, The Wolf s Hour These all new, interlinked stories offer a full measure of McCammon s trademark narrative excitement, and comprise a fascinating composite portrait of a unique fictional creation.The volume opens with a pair of brief gliThe Hunter from the Woods marks the much anticipated return of Michael Gallatin, the lycanthropic hero of Robert McCammon s 1989 classic, The Wolf s Hour These all new, interlinked stories offer a full measure of McCammon s trademark narrative excitement, and comprise a fascinating composite portrait of a unique fictional creation.The volume opens with a pair of brief glimpses into Michael s early life in Russia and his initial recruitment into the British Secret Service It ends with a haunting vision of the werewolf at twilight In between, McCammon gives us three stellar novellas depicting different phases of Michael s long, brutal war against Nazi Germany Sea Chase is a nautical tale about the hazards of transporting a defecting German scientist to a place of sanctuary in England The Wolf and the Eagle is the account of an unlikely friendship between rival men of action and a harrowing portrayal of a lethal forced march through the North African desert The Room at the Bottom of the Stairs tells of an impossible, ultimately tragic love affair set in the embattled city of Berlin during the latter stages of the war.Erotic, visceral, and filled with moments of desolating horror and unexpected warmth, The Hunter from the Woods is a triumph of imaginative storytelling Like the best of McCammon s earlier work, it offers intelligent, world class entertainment In the process, it shines a welcome new light on one of the most uncommon heroes in contemporary fiction.
The Hunter from the Woods The Hunter from the Woods marks the much anticipated return of Michael Gallatin the lycanthropic hero of Robert McCammon s classic The Wolf s Hour These all new interlinked stories offer a ful

  • Title: The Hunter from the Woods
  • Author: Robert McCammon
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  • Page: 359
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    1. This is a collection of stories about Michael Gallatin, the protagonist from The Wolf's Hour. This gem fills in some of the holes in Gallatin's life.I knew this book would be coming out, so a few months ago I re-read The Wolf's Hour to again familiarize myself with the star, Michael Gallatin. It's not every day that one reads a book about a werewolf/spy in WWII, but I originally read it over 20 years ago. I enjoyed the second read as much as the first and this time, I had the added excitement of [...]

    2. This is Part 2 of my Fall Wolf-a-thon, a sprint on four legs through six werewolf novels before the arrival of Halloween.Twenty-two years after unleashing one of the great pulp novels on fans of history and high fantasy, Robert McCammon returned with a sequel (of sorts) to The Wolf's Hour, his thrilling hybrid of World War II espionage action adventure and werewolf tale that under-promised and over-delivered in every sense. My expectations were high for this novel, three novellas and spare chang [...]

    3. The Hunter from the Woods fills in the back story to the protagonist of Wolf's Hour, Michael Gallatin. What you have are six stories, 2 of which are short story length and three are novellas and they follow in chronological order. First up is "The Great White Way" where a young Michael Gallatin is working in a circus in the vast interior of Russia. The story follows his ill-fated liaison with one of the circus performers. 3/5 The second is called "The Man From London" and follows on some months [...]

    4. I loved this book of stories about one of my favorite characters, Michael Gallatin and if you've read Robert McCammon's The Wolf's Hour I believe you will too. It starts at the beginning and fills in all those gaps of how he became a master spy/wolf man and had what I thought was a very satisfying ending. Anyone who hasn't read The Wolf's Hour (though I totally recommend that you do) would still enjoy these stories, you don't necessarily have to be familar with the character to understand it. I [...]

    5. This is a series of stories, three novellas and three short stories, taking place in the same universe as Wolf's Hour, my personal favorite werewolf novel. It follows the adventures of Michael Gallatin, lyncanthrope and secret agent. Think James Bond meets Lon Chaney Jr as the werewolf. Gallatin is a tortured man who battles The Change. The stories in this collection are presented in chronicle order beginning with "The Great White Way" - before the war a young Michael faces a lover's husband in [...]

    6. Having read Robert McCammon’s outstanding WWII/adventure/thriller/werewolf/spy novel The Wolf's Hour earlier this month I knew I had to find and read the “sequel” as soon as possible. The character of Michael Gallatin and his story was just so rich with possibilities that I was thrilled to discover there was another book. And, still, to this day, I have yet to read a disappointing book by Robert McCammon.This book is not another novel however. It is a collection of 6 stories, all very much [...]

    7. A teller of tales, Robert McCammon delivers again. The Hunter From the Woods is collection of tales intertwined of missions for Michael Gallatin, the man wolf from Russia. This tale all began in the first book Wolf's Hour, where Michael has been transformed into lycan. He has been drawn in as a secret weapon to infiltrate and exterminate the Nazi's with extreme prejudice. The characters are well developed and driven. Both books are written with great prose with violence and passion. Riveting thr [...]

    8. Three novella's telling of three events of Michael Gellatin's life as a British Spy. If you liked the character in Wolf's Hour and want more this is the book to read.

    9. I enjoyed this story immensely . A very clever story told in interconnecting short stores of the background of Michael. I won't reveal the plot of this novel except to say it is well worth a read

    10. This book basically has five novellas, involving the adventures of our favorite lyncanthrope, Michael Galitinov. Four of the five stories are amazing. All taking place in different settings, and slightly different time frames. The only reason this book isn't a five star is, the one substandard story, was basically like reading soft porn. Way to many sex scenes, in what should have been a more adventurous setting.That said, the ending of the final novella, is PERFECT. The absolute only way this s [...]

    11. The Hunter from the Woods by Robert McCammon was a great sequel to read from its predecessor, The Wolf's Hour, which was a fantastic novel and by far one of my favorites written by McCammon. I really liked The Hunter from the Woods however it did leave me at times scratching my head jumping from one area to the next. Which is why I gave it a four star rating instead of a five. I understand it pertained flash backs which liked like in The Wolf's Hour but this time I feel it just didn't run as smo [...]

    12. This was an excellent book. Michael Gallantin is my favorite character in any of Robert McCammons books. I have read mostly all of them. I could not put this one downI would love to see more of Michael's stories in the future. Here's hoping the author will add more for us.

    13. Not his best effortAs usual this book is well written. It held my interest until half way through. No real plot. Just the wolf's life journey. I love Robert McCammon. Normally writes 5 star worthy books. Love the Matthew Corbett series. This book, however, didn't do a thing for me.

    14. Great Ending Best Fairy Tale ever are these Wolf books. Evil defeated by unlikely Hero. So not wanted Tale to end with death of valiant Michael, and pleased with bittersweet ending. Thus, can image the Stories to go on with new Hero Peter, both man and wolf.

    15. This is a collection of connected short stores following the main character from Wolves Hour. Each of the stories was quite good, but I think there was a real missed opportunity to draw a novel together. The longest story starts slow, but push on through. It is well worth it.

    16. Hunter!If course i loved this book but was wanting more of the wolf. I wanted more action and investigation. I hope his Son Peter turns into a book as good as The Hour of the Wolf.

    17. I love werewolves.I love World War 2I love Robert McCammon. All of this should have led to a gigantic love fest of reading. What I got was an ok tromp through a familiar world that McCammon introduced us to back in the Wolf's Hour. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with the book. It presents us with three short stories, along with a prologue and epilogue, about Michael Gallatin, the master spy and werewolf. The stories themselves are pretty good, if somewhat anti-climatic.One of main problems [...]

    18. A werewolf-themed bodice-ripper, except targeted toward men. Not that it's terrible, but it is representative of the genre. Skilled and debonair gentleman is successful in his missions against all odds; is betrayed by woman1, helps woman2, falls in love with woman3 but has to kill her for duty, falls into funk, snaps out of it to save world, lives reclusively until something happens to extend the conceit to more books. Opening chapter has the detached narrative style of a nature documentary or a [...]

    19. Arrrrgghhhh!This is the second book in a row now that I have read from McCammon that ends on a cliffhanger. No fault of McCammon's as the last Matthew Corbett book - River of Souls & this one were written years apart.So much fun hanging with lycnathrope Michael Gallatin again in The Hunter From The Woods again. Gallatin represents McCammon at his WWII pulpy best! This book is a string of short stories and novellas that map out Gallatin's life after the event's of 1989's - The Wolf's Hour. Fi [...]

    20. More people should read McCammon. He was my first favorite author from back when I was a teenager. As I have grown so has his writing. The first of his I read was Wolfs Hour. A truly original werewolf adventure. In it Michael Galantin is a man in control of his lycantropy. He changes when he wants to uses it to his advantage, and the British army recognizes his skill and puts him to wrk fighint the Nazi's.This book is a quasi sequel taking us on a few more adventures of my favorite werewolf. He [...]

    21. The Hunter From the Woods brings back Gallatin from The Wolf's Hour in 3 novellas and 3 short stories that begin when he was adolescent werewolf in a Russian circus and end with him as a world-weary agent facing one final peril in 1958. The stories are good, but lack some of the narrative punch of the original novel. Two stand above the others: “The Wolf and the Eagle,” where Gallatin and a downed Nazi air ace—hunters of land and air--struggle to survive a trek across North Africa; and the [...]

    22. Full disclosure: I did not finish this book. I got to over 230 pages before I just had to stop. This is my story.A better name for this book would be "Manpain with occasional Werewolves - the Werewolves are Manpain". McCammon is by no means a bad writer, anything but. However, I simply can't stand the themes of this book. Manpain around every corner, manpain as far as the eye can see. So hard to be a man. How can I be attracted to this woman, this femme fatale of the enemy? How can I control thi [...]

    23. I read The Wolf's Hour when it first appeared and was excited to read this when I discovered it. McCammon was one of my favorite writers before his hiatus, and when he returned I was not a huge fan of Matthew Corbett. These stories, however, returned me to one of the worlds I enjoyed. They wrap The Wolf's Hour showing us Michael's beginning, some of his adventures as a troubleshooter, and the event's following the war. There is even a hint of other stories past these six and I for one would jump [...]

    24. An excellant collection or related stories all around the character of Michael Galatin. First introduced 25 years ago in the Wolf's Hour, everyone's favorite spy/werewolf is back. Finally! and Wonderfully! In all his novels, this is Robert McCammon's best character in every sense, most well rounded, most complex, most feeling, most dangerous and yet most sensitive. Robert McCammon cannot write enough stories featuring this character. These are all great stories some long, some short over the coa [...]

    25. This was a collection of short stories with the first and last story being the best. The first one is where the British find Michael Gallatin living in a derelict building in a Russian village. After proving his abilities, the British officer takes Michael to civilization and trains him. The last story is about a much older Michael, retired to his home in Wales, where he is harassed by local folk who want to trap him. during the battles he meets a black wolf with bright blue eyes named Peter. Be [...]

    26. The first part 'The Wolf's Hour' is definitely more engaging. The Hunter from the Woods, is a collection of stories depicting the various missions Michael Gallatin has undertaken during his stint with the Allied Forces in the Second World War. There is some additional details which fill out Michael Gallatin past, when he was a part & parcel of a small Werewolf clan in old Russia.Overall it is an average read. The end indicates another book on the same series, as Michael Gallatin is re-united [...]

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