Talulla Rising by Glen Duncan is the sequel to The Last Werewolf. In the novel, we find a pregnant Tallula Demetriou, the girlfriend of Werewolf’s protagonist Jake, on the verge of delivering twins. This should be a happy occasion, except she is still grieving Jake’s death, and is on the verge of turning into a werewolf. Being the first know werewolf to ever give birth, there isn’t a lot of information on the subject to help Tallula. All she has is her familiar, Cloquet. In the synopsis according to Goodreads:
The woman is Talulla Demetriou. She’s grieving for her werewolf lover, Jake, whose violent death has left her alone with her own sublime monstrousness. On the run, pursued by the hunters of WOCOP (World Organisation for the Control of Occult Phenomena), she must find a place to give birth to Jake’s child in secret. The birth, under a full moon at a remote Alaska lodge, leaves Talulla ravaged, but with her infant son in her arms she believes the worst is over—until the windows crash in, and she discovers that the worst has only just begun . . . What follows throws Talulla into a race against time to save both herself and her child as she faces down the new, psychotic leader of WOCOP, a cabal of blood-drinking religious fanatics, and (rumor has it) the oldest living vampire.
I actually enjoyed this novel more than the first, The Last Werewolf. I guess because the characters had already been developed, the rules established, and the foe introduced. Now the action could begin from the start. And it did. In the novel, you got to see what Talulla goes through, and the new characters introduced were interesting. Though some of the twists I saw coming, I was thoroughly entertained the entire time, making this book hard to put down.