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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.

Editorial Reviews

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“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

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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425254653
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,354,771
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 4.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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

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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Shifting Plains 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
cindymac More than 1 year ago
Ignore the review from harriet klausner. I don't know what book she read but it wasn't this one. This is a very good book as usual from Jean Johnson, it's a woman who is a shifter in the plains and has a another tribe of shapeshifters save her and falls in love with the leader. I love Jean's writing, she makes you feel that you are watching the story instead of reading it.
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Laura Anderson More than 1 year ago
I just can't wait for another installment! I least I really hope will be another! I couldn't put it down until it was done and then I was sad when it was done!
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I really liked the Sons of Destiny Series by this Author. It was 8 books long and so had a great overall plot that ran throughout those books. So when I read this one I was expecting the same kind of detail plot and scenarios. I was completely wrong. It was more of a "I don't have anything else to read" kinda book. We meet the character, she is rescued in two seconds, and then all is well. It was not hard to figure out the ending. I do enjoy the world that the author has created in this book and the Sons of Destiny so I am hoping the author will continue to use this world as a basis for further stories...maybe continue on with the Sons of Destiny. They have to have kids we can use!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Caracole Erik Thorensen is known as the Godlen due his sensual Voice that seduces innocent women. However, he went too far with his seductive Voice and stole the soul of an innocent. Erik is attracted to the Garden of Nocturnal Delights business manager Pruella Takimori McGuire. She is a bottom line type of woman and not fantasy Magick lover. His efforts to win her love is frustrated by her ignoring the Voice as it has no effect though she conceals her attraction to Erik the person and not his Golden persona. However, Erik is soon in deep trouble when the Necromancer has evil plans to use the Golden Voice to devour the souls of the innocent. This is an enjoyable romantic fantasy starring two likable lead characters and a sinister villain. The Golden one finds his charming seductive voice fails him with the woman he wants and who might be the one to bring him redemption. Besides his failure with Prue, he now has a kick butt evil necromancer determined to use his seductive skill to steal souls. Fans will take pleasure in Denise Rossetti's return to the realm of the Four-Sided Pentacle (see The Flame and the Shadow). Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His ghost appeared beside her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*she wakes up from her nap nd fell out the tree she was in* "i fine... im okay... i hope"
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She pads out