Shifting Plains

Shifting Plains

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by Jean Johnson
     
 

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Centuries before the time of the Sons of Destiny, a female shapeshifter became the leader of the people of the Shifting Plains…

Tava Ell Var never really knew her mother, but she did know her tragic fate at the hands of a band of cruel shapeshifters—a history set down by Tava’s father as a warning about life on the Shifting Plains. But

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Centuries before the time of the Sons of Destiny, a female shapeshifter became the leader of the people of the Shifting Plains…

Tava Ell Var never really knew her mother, but she did know her tragic fate at the hands of a band of cruel shapeshifters—a history set down by Tava’s father as a warning about life on the Shifting Plains. But after her father is murdered, Tava encounters a Shifterai warband fighting to rid the Plains of the terrorizing bandits.

Shifterai leader Kodan Sin Siin is sympathetic to Tava’s suffering, but he’s determined to bring the wary young woman to the Plains. Because he knows her secret: She, like he and his men, is a shapeshifter. Once she joins them, he knows that she will see for herself the true fate that awaits her on the Plains, and most of all, lose her fear of his people. And, in time, he knows she will find her place is in their fight—and by his side.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Johnson's fluffy prequel to the Sons of Destiny romantic fantasy series (The Sword, etc.) focuses on Tava Ell Var, child of a human woman raped by were-tigers. Orphaned when her adoptive father is killed by bandits, shunned by the people of the only home she has ever known, Tava is unexpectedly rescued by bookish, hunky Kodan Sin Siin and his Shifterai warband. Remembering her mother's fate, Tava initially resists joining Clan Cat, but she soon finds herself at home and realizes her shape-shifting powers are well beyond the ordinary. Johnson welds together light fantasy and romantic fiction, roughly meshing them into a simple, almost sappy conglomeration. The basis for the fantasy shows great promise, but the gaping plot holes and sudden alternations between tender romance and rough sex may turn many readers off. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
“Jean Johnson’s writing is fabulously fresh, thoroughly romantic, and wildly entertaining.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Jayne Ann Krentz 

“Brings you into brand new fantasylands that are filled with wonderful characters.”—Night Owl Reviews

Shifting Plains…luxuriates in a level of world-building few authors investigate.”—Errant Dreams Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425230862
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/03/2009
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
338,776
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jean Johnson is the author of fantasy romance and military science fiction, and has been nominated for the Phillip K. Dick Award for distinguished science fiction.

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