THE WOLFSHADOW TRILOGY
The Wolfshadow Trilogy by D. T. Neal features three werewolf novels, SAAMAANTHAA, THE HAPPENING, and NORM. Starting with a fateful interaction with the werewolf, Ansel Rupino, the title character of SAAMAANTHAA becomes infected with lycanthropy, which she eventually sees as a means of unique artistic expression. This view causes chaos, bloodshed, and death in her life, particularly among her closest friends. It also leads to the infection of Zooey Hummel, who gleefully starts a lycanthropic insurrection in THE HAPPENING. Her infectious revolution tears through both Chicago and the country at large, eventually reaching a climax in NORM, where vicious lycanthropic factions secretly vie for power and influence in a world ravaged by the Lupine epidemic, and Ansel fights for redemption for all the trouble he’s caused, while the title character seeks to end the lycanthropic epidemic for good.
The Wolfshadow Trilogy runs wildly in a world of darkly comic horror, scathing social commentary, pop-cultural references, and horror-thriller territory that will dazzle both casual readers and thrill fans of werewolf fiction everywhere.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR, D.T. NEAL
D. T. Neal is a fiction writer and editor living in Chicago. He won second place in the 2008 Aeon Award for his short story, “Aegis,” and has been published in Albedo One, Ireland’s premier magazine of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. He received honorable mentions by Ellen Datlow for his short stories “Aegis” and “Rotgut.”
He is the author of Saamaanthaa, The Happening, and Norm—The Wolfshadow Trilogy. He’s also written the vampire novel, Suckage, as well as the Lovecraftian cosmic horror-thriller, Chosen. He has written three creature feature/eco-horror novellas, Relict, Summerville, and The Day of the Nightfish. He continues to work on several science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thriller stories.
“Successful horror tale, insightful social commentary, and a great ride.”
THE WOLFSHADOW TRILOGY 1
Set in Chicago in 2007, Saamaanthaa follows Samantha Hain, a 28-year-old performance artist whose pretentious peers include poets and painters who see themselves as cultured subversives in a world full of ordinary people. Sam encounters Ansel Rupino, an artist, a werewolf, and is infected by him during a one-night stand. She sees her world turned inside out as she struggles to reconcile her artistic persona with her lycanthropy, and finds artistic inspiration and expression, both creative and destructive, through her infection. As the story propels her through the city, the unpredictable and gruesome consequences of her malady become increasingly dire for Sam, her friends, the city, and even the world. Saamaanthaa explores lycanthropy-as-art, the effect of Sam’s disease on her relationships, and what it means to be a monster, and a woman, in a world of men.
Part black comedy, part satire, all horror novel, Saamaanthaa offers a uniquely literary take on the werewolf mythos, and builds to an unforgettable, grisly climax.
- Paperback: 450 pages
- Language: English
—Riley, Amazon review
“A brilliant followup to SAAMAANTHAA.”
THE WOLFSHADOW TRILOGY 2
Zooey’s werewolf insurrection has exploded beyond the confines of the city of Chicago, appearing throughout the country, with only the members of a secret government agency to stop it. Meanwhile, Polly seeks to rebuild her life in the wake of her own infection, and Ansel recovers from his near-death at the hands of the werewolf killers who stalked him. While Zooey fights to make her lycanthropic revolution spread, her adversaries work together to try to overcome it, and the monstrous evil that grows inside them. But will they be too late?
- Paperback: 310 pages
- Language: English
THE WOLFSHADOW TRILOGY 3
It’s been eight years since Zooey’s lycanthropic insurrection—known as the Happening—broke out across the country. Werewolves are everywhere and nowhere at once, ignored and disregarded by the media and officially denied by the government. Norm Stockwell, an elite, paranormal counterinsurgency agent, is desperate to reclaim his former life in the face of the ongoing lycanthropic epidemic. Working with members of the secret society of the Synowie Srebra, Norm hunts down the ever-elusive Ansel Rupino in an effort to put an end to the Happening once and for all. All that stands in his way are highly organized pack-gangs of Lupines who prowl the bloody streets of Chicago by the light of the moon, in their relentless, instinctive search for prey.
Available October 31, 2021 in paperback and ebook formats.
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OTHER WOLFSHADOW BOOKS
LUPINIA: The Selected Poems of Polly Drinkwater, 2007–2015
A WOLFSHADOW BOOK
Lupinia is a collection of Polly Drinkwater’s darkest and most intimate experiences as a lycanthrope, captured in poems of loss, love, lust, longing, and loquacity. Seeking an elevated understanding of her condition, she finds she is at war with her body, her identity, even her soul. The duality of the human condition through the lens of lycanthropy offers insight into the liminal animality of herself as a living thing. The story of one woman’s struggle to define herself through her own paranormality, Lupinia offers a voice in the wilderness across fecund fields of feral ferocity, through the mind-fire of her ongoing affliction.
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1, 2021