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The Realms of Animar

The Realms of Animar

by Owen Black
The Realms of Animar

The Realms of Animar

by Owen Black


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Life is Cruel for the Hunted

Animar is a fascinating yet perilous medieval world unlike any that has ever been imagined. Setting Animar apart is the curious fact that all of the inhabitants of this world have two forms that they can change between at will - one human and one animal. Unfortunately this incredible ability comes with a painful price, a price most often felt by the weaker inhabitants of the world.

Although the ability to transform (referred to as "morphing") is commonplace, magic itself, at least in the form of spells and supernatural abilities, is not something known to exist on Animar, at least not initially. The people of Animar live in a world where homes are built by hand and wars are fought with the most primitive of weaponry. The rules that bind them are few but one that is most critical is that they cannot morph when in contact with anything metallic in nature. Other materials such as cloth and wood can shift with them but if bound by shackles or adorned in jewelry they are blocked from the transformation process. This rule plays a huge role in times of battle and only the most skilled of warriors are able to combine weaponry with their animal forms effectively.

The people of Animar have naturally divided into "realms" known as the Herbivore, Carnivore, Avian, Aquan and Reptilian. The existence of these realms, and the allies they offer, are keys to survival, necessities in a world where life is dominated by the strong and cruel for the hunted. Understanding the nature of the various realms is important in order to grasp the conflicts woven throughout this book.

In a world with no true animals the thirst for blood is the central conflict that connects all others. The craving for meat means murder to some and to others is simply a natural way of life - an excuse to enjoy the thrill of the hunt. Who to love, where to live and, most importantly, what to eat are all common issues that shape the lives of the characte

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432786595
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Owen Black was born and raised in Texas where he lives today with his wife and two adventurous boys. The Realms of Animar is Owen's first novel.

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