ABOUT RUN WITH THE WOLVES
It is the fifteenth century, and three kingdoms are caught up in the dire conflicts of their time. As the possibility of a peaceful resolution provides hope that a decade-long war will finally end, no one realizes that dark forces are waiting to invoke chaos as a full moon rises.
On a farm nestled beneath the Euralene Mountains along the western border of Medinia, young Willie works for the Smythes as a serf. One moonlit evening when the Smythes are gone to a neighbouring village, Willie hears the terrified cries of animals in the pastures. When he goes to investigate, he discovers that this wolf pack attack is like no other. Badly injured during the raid, he survives—but now he is afflicted by the full-moon madness that will soon transform him into one of the wolf creatures he dreads. With his life seemingly warped forever, Willie must face the prospect of a lifelong descent into horror.
In a time of witchcraft, superstitious folk lore, and fearsome creatures roaming the night, Willie struggles with an uncertain destiny and must seek help from the one man he holds most responsible for the dark fate that awaits him during the next full moon cycle.
“Beware of the full moon. This one is for all of the werewolf lovers!”
—Top Book Reviewers
A well-written and addictive first novel.
—Blue Ink Review
A well-developed, tightly plotted fantasy; readers will want installments two and three.
Do you listen to music while writing? If so, what do you listen to?
Yes, I do listen to music while I'm writing. Music was the inspiration for the saga to begin with. For a Halloween concert I wrote a song lyric about a wolf-man which had sort of an Eagles 'Hotel California' feel to it - with a funky 'Monster Mash' chorus. All together I've written about 48 song lyrics throughout the 3 books in the 'Run with the Wolves' series ('The Pack', 'The Oracle', and 'The Beast'). Several of them are featured in each book in the preface and back matter, as well as snippets at the beginning of many chapters where they would occur. I have a vision for a trilogy of films that would have musical asides that various characters would perform throughout the story. The concept I've been working towards involves 3 books, 3 films, and 3 CD's.
Do you have any suggestions for upcoming writers?
It's difficult to make any suggestions for upcoming writers when you are one yourself. All I would say is that you can't write with someone else in mind. You have to write about what inspires you. I've been writing all my life. I like story telling. Lyrics, short stories, observations. It's a way to express myself.
What is it you like to do when you are not reading/writing?
I have a full family life - and all that entails. I also like to golf, skate, travel, explore. I think you need a healthy balance between keeping physically active and exercising your brain.
Is there an author/authors that have inspired you?
I've always loved to read. As a kid - I mostly loved books with young heroes caught up in grand suspenseful adventures - that I could get lost in the world the author created. As an adult, the authors that inspire me most are those who take a setting and explore it from the beginning of time up to the present day. Edward Rutherford - Sarum, London, Dublin, The Forest etc. James A Michener - the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii etc. I find the way they take characters and their families and their offspring and then weave a thread of interactions and conflicts over the centuries a clever way to write and to bring history alive.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I never wanted to grow up. I just wanted to play forever.
How do you/would you react to a bad review of your book?
I'm fortunate in that I've had some really good reviews and positive feedback on my books - both from friends, family, professional reviewers - and complete strangers. People seem to really get involved with my characters and like my prose and writing style. If I got a bad review,it would hurt of course. In writing and publishing your work, or in even trying to get your work published, you put yourself out there and you're vulnerable to criticism. That takes courage - and a thick skin.
ABOUT T C TOMBS
T c TOMBS earned degrees from Trent University and Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. Like many Canadians, he loves hockey and golf, and he has a passion for medieval history, folk lore, literature, film, and music. Terry and his wife, Sandra, live in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, where they have raised five daughters.