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Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

Fiction: Romance
Unabridged   10.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 11/14/2017

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

A Novel

Available from major retailers or BUY FROM AMAZON
Audio CD ISBN:9781681689982
Digital Download ISBN:9781681689999


Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn't like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.

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Stopping a tornado was the first of many strange events that seem to follow Weylyn from town to town, although he doesn't like to take credit. As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places. From freak storms to trees that appear to grow over night, Weylyn's unique abilities are a curiosity at best and at worst, a danger to himself and the woman he loves. But Mary doesn't care. Since Weylyn saved her from an angry wolf on her eleventh birthday, she's known that a relationship with him isn't without its risks, but as anyone who's met Weylyn will tell you, once he wanders into your life, you'll wish he'd never leave.

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance tells the story of Weylyn Grey's life from the perspectives of the people who knew him, loved him, and even a few who thought he was just plain weird. Although he doesn't stay in any of their lives for long, he leaves each of them with a story to tell. Stories about a boy who lives with wolves, great storms that evaporate into thin air, fireflies that make phosphorescent honey, and a house filled with spider webs and the strange man who inhabits it.


“The excellent narration for this audiobook is shared by four extremely talented presenters -- Peter Berkrot, Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell, and Piper Goodeve… This shared narration lends itself particularly well to this audiobook.” —Sound Commentary Starred Review

“Read by Peter Berkrot, Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell, and Piper Goodeve, who together provide a gripping style interspersing different readers and perspectives with character Weylynn's emerging extraordinary abilities, which represent an uncontrolled force in his life that doesn't always portend good results.” —Donovan’s Literary Services

"This tale feels comfortable and familiar, imitating Lewis Carroll’s casual, everyday description of magic and starring a sympathetic, mature boy with Peter Pan-like abilities. Original and imaginative, especially in its multifaceted exploration of one extraordinary person, Lang’s novel is a lovely and fascinating feat of magical realism." ―Booklist

"This enchanting title mixes magical realism with romance, humor, and adventure, delighting readers who enjoy strong fantasy populated with quirky characters and events." —Library Journal

"Ruth Emmie Lang's prose has the earthy warmth of a campfire story, best enjoyed in the woods and under the stars. Her contemporary spin on the American folktale, Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, bristles with charm and curiosity, and its oddball hero, Weylyn Grey, will make you want to follow him into the forest.” ―Winston Groom, New York Times bestselling author of Forrest Gump

"Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance is a brilliant button on the coat of American magical realism. Think Charlotte's Web for grown-ups who, like Weylyn Grey, have their own stories of being different, feared, brave, and loved." ―Mo Daviau, author of Every Anxious Wave

Author Bio

Ruth Emmie Lang was born in Glasgow, Scotland. When she was four years old, she immigrated to Ohio where she has lived ever since. Ruth currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and dreams of someday owning a little house in the woods where she can write more books.