Wolf's Hour

Wolf's Hour

Illustration By Vincent Chong

Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Vincent Chong

Important Update: Robert McCammon has just turned in a brand-new 36,000 word novella, "The Room at the Bottom of the Stairs" about a further WWII adventure of Michael Gallatin that will be included in The Wolf's Hour, pushing the book to just shy of 700 pages. We expect the inclusion of this major piece of new fiction will drive sales of this limited edition, making it a must have for every serious McCammon fan.

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First published in 1989, The Wolf’s Hour remains one of Robert McCammon’s most indelible creations. Ranging freely and with great authority through realms of history, folklore, and myth, it combines two seemingly disparate genres – the World War II action thriller and the paranormal romance – into a seamless, irresistible whole.

McCammon’s hero is Michael Gallatin, embattled inhabitant of two different worlds. Born into the Russian aristocracy, but “changed” and raised by a pack of werewolves, Michael’s journey takes him from the wild regions of his native Russia to the battle-scarred landscapes of a world at war. Offering his unique talents to the Allied cause, Michael becomes a sort of secret weapon aimed at the destruction of Hitler and his “Thousand Year Reich.” His adventures take him from the deserts of North Africa to the German-occupied countries of Western Europe. There, with the aid of a vivid assortment of friends, comrades, and lovers, he uncovers a horrific conspiracy known as “Iron Fist,” which threatens to disrupt the Allies’ long-planned invasion of Europe and to alter the very outcome of the war.

Both a scrupulously researched historical thriller and a brilliant re-imagining of the traditional werewolf tale, The Wolf’s Hour offers pleasure, excitement, and illumination on virtually every page. Exotic, enthralling, and endlessly inventive, it is the work of a master storyteller in full command of his matchless narrative gifts.

The Subterranean Press edition of The Wolf’s Hour will feature an original introduction by Robert McCammon, as well as a full-color dust jacket and a number of color plates by Vincent Chong, including a gatefold illustration depicting the novel’s famous “death train” scene.

Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies
Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom trayase

From Publishers Weekly:
“Originally published in 1989, this powerful novel fuses WWII espionage thriller and dark fantasy. Richly detailed, intricately plotted, fast-paced historical suspense is enhanced by McCammon’s unique take on the werewolf myth… The limited edition hardcover reissue includes color illustrations from renowned artist Vincent Chong as well as a never-before-published companion novella, ‘The Room at the Bottom of the Stairs,’ which will raise interest in a planned collection of stories featuring Gallatin. McCammon’s fans will cherish this lovingly produced reissue of a werewolf classic that deserves to be unearthed and rediscovered.”

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Vincent Chong
Robert McCammon
560 pages
United States
Out of Print