The Top Ten Best Werewolf Novels

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1. Werewolves can be found in nearly all literature dating back even as far as about 60 AD, when they were mentioned briefly in The Satyricon by Petronius. For anyone with a serious interest in werewolves, this may be a good book to read, though it doesn’t contain vast amounts of werewolves.

2. What is perhaps the first novel entirely about our present-day interpretation of werewolves is the 1857 novel of Dumans, The Wolf-Leader, making it a must-read for werewolf fans.

3. Contemporary works exist in great abundance about the fantasy creature, including the famous Terry Pratchett series, Discworld, that features many werewolves.

4. While it refers to them as Wolves, a novel co-written by Stephen King called The Talisman is about werewolves, as is another novel by King entitled Cycle of the Werewolf, which is illustrated.

5. Pat Murhpy’s Nadya – The Wolf Chronicles mixes fantasy with historical fiction, detailing a family of werewolves that moves to America in the nineteenth century.

6. Another popular historical fiction work dealing with werewolves is Alice Borchardt’s The Silver wolf, which shows them in Ancient Rome.

7. Jim Butcher’s well-known series, The Dresden Files, features two books (book two and four) that prominently feature werewolves.

8.Vampire chronicler  Anne Rice finally explores the world of werewolves with the Wolf Gift

9. Werewolves take on a modeern feel as Were Wolves the Mix Tape by A J Harper features werewolves that are Filipino, Latina and African American

10. Finally, Stephenie Meyer’s recent Twilight series features a wide array of fantasy creatures, including werewolves.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Megan says:

    I like your list 🙂 If you haven’t already I would also suggest that you try reading the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. The first book of that series is Moon Called. I think all the books are very engaging and being a fan of all the books on your list, I thought you might like one of the books in my top ten.


    1. ajharper says:

      Thank you, what ten books would you list?


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