Red Moon could change the werewolf genre for ever. This is lycanthropy with some serious literary clout, as author Benjamin Percy breaks boundaries to drag werewolves from realms of B-movies and pulp novels into a new genre of “literary horror.” “If George Orwell has imagined a future where the werewolf population had grown to the degree that they were colonized and drugged, this terrifying novel might be it,” reckons The Cider House Rules and The World According To Garp author John Irving.
Red Moon is a terrifying, apocalyptic vision reminiscent of Stephen King and Justin Cronin; an alternate history that transcends its genre trappings to read as a provocative reflection on the contemporary world. And yep, the film rights have been snapped up already.
Red Moon is published for the first time in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton on 9 May. Get a taste for the book by watching the trailer below, or visit the info packed Tumblr at www.redmoonbook.co.uk to discover more about the world the novel is set in.