In this prequel to Geonn Cannon's popular "Underdogs" series, a 19th century human soldier joins forces with a canidae in order to prevent a genocide targeting both species.
After leaving Prussia disguised as a man in order to fight in Napoleon's army, Leutenant Johanna Brion returns home in disgrace. Driven to prove herself and restore her dignity, Johanna begins investigating reports of children from surrounding villages being slaughtered by packs of canidae, humans with the ability to transform into wolves. Though parents struggle to keep their children safe, the long winter nights provide ample cover for the beasts, and there seems to be no end to the mutilated bodies discovered in small towns throughout the forest.
Joining forces with a group of hunters, Johanna quickly falls for their leader Jacob while honing skills learned from her grandfather to become a ferocious hunter. Johanna's bloody campaign leads to a confrontation with a canidae called Agatha who believes the killings are due to a fringe sect of wulves who are determined to pit the two species against each other. Joining forces for the greater good, the two warriors must overcome their distrust and hatred of each other to prevent the coming slaughter. The two slowly come to trust one another and eventually discover something deeper, a love as terrifying as the beasts they hunt and could be equally as destructive.
|Publisher:||Supposed Crimes, LLC|
|File size:||666 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Geonn Cannon was born in a barn and raised to know better than that. He was born and raised in Oklahoma where he’s been enslaved by a series of cats, dogs, two birds and one unexpected turtle. He’s spent his entire life creating stories but only became serious about it when he realized it was a talent that could impress girls. Learning to write well was easier than learning to juggle, so a career was underway. His high school years were spent writing stories among a small group of friends and reading whatever books he could get his hands on. Geonn was inspired to create the fictional Squire’s Isle after a 2004 trip to San Juan Island in Washington State. His first novel set on the island, On the Air, was written almost as a side project to another story he wanted to tell. Reception to the story was so strong that the original story was put on the back burner to deal with the world created in On the Air. His second novel set in the same universe, Gemini, was also very well received and went on to win the Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Best Novel, Dramatic/General Fiction. Geonn was the first male author to receive the honor. While some of his novels haven’t focused as heavily on Squire’s Isle, the vast majority of Geonn’s works take place in the same universe and have connections back to the island and its cast of characters (the exception being the Riley Parra series). In addition to writing more novels based on the inhabitants of Squire’s Isle, Geonn hopes to one day move to the real-life equivalent to inspire further stories. Geonn is currently working on a tie-in novel to the television series Stargate SG-1, and a script for a webseries version of Riley Parra.