​My all-time favourite fantasy book.

cover The Wolf's Hour Robert McCammon

I have loads and loads of books. Like most writers, I love to read. I devour books, mostly thrillers and cross-genre or crossover books. The combination of suspense and fantasy really sparks my interest. Besides these I also have the complete oeuvre of an English writer called Terry Pratchett, but more about him in a later blog.

The Wolf’s Hour There is one book that I keep coming back to. One book that I can read time and time again in the suspense-fantasy or Urban fantasy crossover genre. It’s old and worn in places. But it still manages to captivate me. I guess in hindsight, it was also an example of what and how I wanted to write, even then. The book is “The Wolf’s Hour” by Robert R. McCammon.

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