First Glen Duncan gave us his monstrously thrilling, genre-reinventing THE LAST WEREWOLF: the tale of Jake, a werewolf with a profoundly human heart, considering bringing to an end the timeless legend of his kind... Then TALULLA RISING: Jake’s werewolf lover, mother to newborn twins, on the run from those who want her destroyed.... And now BY BLOOD WE LIVE: a stunningly erotic love story that gives us the final battle for survival between werewolves and vampires, and one last searing --- and brilliantly ironic --- look at what it means to be, or not to be, human.
The story opens: Talulla has settled into an uneasy equilibrium. With her twins safely at her side, and the devotion of her lover, Walker, she has what appears to be a normal family life --- except for their monthly transformation into werewolves hungry for human flesh. But even this hard-won, tenuous peace is undermined for Talulla by nagging thoughts of Remshi, the 20,000-year-old vampire who haunts her dreams. For his part, Remshi can’t escape the feeling that he knows Talulla from many (many, many) years before. Still, they have their distractions: Talulla is being pursued by a fanatical, Vatican-based Christian cult, and Remshi is following a trail of reckless feedings by a newly turned vampire bent on revenge. But, as the novel unfolds, Talulla and Remshi are inexorably drawn to each other --- and toward the moment when an ancient prophecy may finally come to pass.