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Clan of the Shape-Changers
     

Clan of the Shape-Changers

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by Robert Levy
 
In Levy's second book set on Enstor, those with the elders' mark are be-ing hunted down and killed. In the upheaval, clan member Susan, her wolf, and a young boy find themselves thrown against the powerful forces of greed, hate, and magic. "Levy's alternative world is thoroughly described, and he portrays the shape-changers so realistically that readers will forget

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In Levy's second book set on Enstor, those with the elders' mark are be-ing hunted down and killed. In the upheaval, clan member Susan, her wolf, and a young boy find themselves thrown against the powerful forces of greed, hate, and magic. "Levy's alternative world is thoroughly described, and he portrays the shape-changers so realistically that readers will forget that this is a fantasy." -- Booklist

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-8-Now that Ometerer rules the kingdom of Reune, it isn't safe to have green eyes. The head shaman, fearing the green-eyed clan's mysterious powers, has declared its members witches and ordered that they be wiped out. What the shamans don't know is that only some green-eyes have the power of the Clan of the Elders-the ability to shape shift into animal forms. Susan, 16, is one such person, as is Jeffrey, the 12-year-old she rescues from the shamans. As they learn more about their clan and the political situation that threatens to destroy it, their escape to safety turns into a quest to save their people and the rest of Reune from the sinister control of Ometerer and his followers. The concept of genocide offers food for thought and discussion, but the emphasis is on action rather than philosophy. Susan and Jeffrey, at times in human form and at times in various animal guises, have one hair-raising close call after another as they are pursued and occasionally captured by their enemies, until their final brave and surprising triumph. All ends well, with great hope for the future of Reune, as well as for the possibility for sequels. Although this fast-moving adventure concludes satisfactorily, there is much more to be explained about this interesting planet and its inhabitants. Still, the book should appeal to animal lovers and fantasy fans alike.-Susan L. Rogers, Chestnut Hill Academy, PA
Chris Sherman
Sixteen-year-old Susan must undergo her testing at a most inopportune time: The evil shaman Ometerer is questioning all green-eyed inhabitants of Reune, supposedly to rid the country of witches. Although many green-eyed people do not have power, Susan does, and as she leaves her village, accompanied by her wolf, Farrun, she knows no one must see her change shape. Despite the danger, she exposes herself to save two children, one of whom, Jeffrey, is an orphaned shape-changer unable to control his power. When Jeffrey and Susan discover Ometerer's real intentions, they decide they must stop him. In the process, they experience a series of hair-raising adventures. The suspense builds steadily to a dangerous climax that will satisfy fantasy and adventure lovers. Levy's alternative world is thoroughly described, and he portrays the shape-changers so realistically that readers will forget this is a fantasy. The book begs a sequel, though--Levy has left lots of questions unanswered and lots of possibilities to explore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395666128
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
690L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Clan of the Shape-Changers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, i've read it at least 7 times it is rather neat. Confusing, but it needs a sqeual, for fun, it was really cool. I love it Sorry for the bad spelling